Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy New Year!  Mrs. Hoyt and Ms. Bennett are looking forward to seeing everyone next Monday!  Please note change to the school lunch menu.  There will be a different alternate lunch served on Tuesdays.......Chicken Sandwiches!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Sensory Exploration

What a fun day!  We worked alongside friends from the 2nd and 4th grades and explored with our senses!  When visiting room 103 students had to feel an assortment of holiday related items and guess what they were.  In other classrooms they resolved mysteries involving the sense of smell and sight.

Thank you to our parent volunteers who helped throughout the morning.  One of the exciting challenges was testing the sense of taste.  Thank you parents for sending in special testing treats for your children!

We worked in multi-grade teams.  Each team created a fun name.  We had the Pink Cows, the Cookie Crunchers and many more fun names.

Mr. Lyons even stopped by and joined in the fun!

Festive Fun at the LTC

This afternoon Mrs. Ardizzoni and Ms. Carney welcomed us into the computer lab and library for some fun, festive activities. We made gingerbread houses on the computers, watched recordings of Ms. Carney reading holiday stories, and made book marks.  AND, we posed in front of the green screen!  See us at the big gingerbread house?!  We were actually standing in front of a green curtain!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Show and Tell Day

We had a wonderful day celebrating our accomplishments of filling our popcorn jar!

Congratulations room 103!

Thank you parents for filling our party in a bag!  We loved them!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Balancing Dove Photos

Students are already submitting photos of the balancing doves!  Nice job everyone!

Door Decorating Contest

All Pine Glen classrooms were challenged to participate in a door decorating contest.  The results are not in yet, but it is fair to say all are winners.  See all the impressive entries!

Marvelous Monday!

Our morning greeting included wishes for one another that each had a Marvelous Monday and indeed we did!

We started our day with a guest reader. Ms. Sacco, who is a literacy teacher and coach in Burlington, was in and read her favorite version of The Gingerbread Boy.  Then she stayed and helped us write our guesses about the contents of the mystery stocking.  It was a paddle ball game today!

We demonstrated our knowledge of alphabetical order solving a maze and practiced matching sounds of letters at the beginning of words.

Lots of Gingerbread men were made!.....too bad we can not eat this kind!

Our fun poem of the week is about a chubby snowman!

Even Ms. Sacco guessed what was in the stocking!

This afternoon we visited the gym and met Mrs. Ardizzoni's daughter, Anna.  She is a ballerina!

Anna has practiced dancing for many years.  We learned that just like anything else that you want to be good at you must practice a lot.   We learned about pointe dancing- in which a ballet dancer supports all her body weight on the tips of her fully extended feet.  Anna demonstrated moving on the tips of her toes and let us feel the block of wood in her slipper.
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Next she performed a dance.

Anna has also heard that we learned a lot about dancing the Nutcracker and invited us to dance for her.  Mrs. Parnell lead the entire kindergarten in dancing the Spanish Chocolates dance we learned.