Meditation in the Pine Glen Learning Commons

January 19, 2018

“For thousands of years people have used meditation to move beyond the mind’s stress-inducing thoughts and emotional upsets into the peace and clarity of present moment awareness.” (Quote from this article found on the Chopra Center Website.) Every time a class comes into the learning commons, we commence our time with meditation. The amount of time we meditate corresponds to the age of the students, as suggested by the Headspace…


Pine Glen Art Club

January 11, 2018

  Ms. Fallon and Ms. Mills orchestrated this past fall art club. For six weeks, each fourth or fifth grade art club member painted a canvas that corresponds to a collection of books found in the Pine Glen Learning Commons. The paintings look wonderful and brighten up our new space. Please come check them out!


10 Ways to Make SeeSaw Part of Your Daily Routine

January 2, 2018

This post originally appeared on the blog of Jennifer L. Scheffer Since transitioning from Burlington High School to Fox Hill Elementary School, I have spent the past year and a half getting acclimated to a new school culture, developing relationships with students and my new colleagues, and learning the elementary curriculum. My primary goals were to use technology to develop creative, project-based learning opportunities for students and to make instruction…


Pine Glen Children’s Book Discussion Group

December 22, 2017

Fourteen teachers and I are participating in a discussion group to enhance knowledge and appreciation of children’s books while finding ways to connect them to our curriculums as well as to build community. For our classrooms, each group member received the following 22 books that include fiction picture books, nonfiction picture books, graphic novels, and young adult books to use with students.   Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds…


Scholastic Book Fair Success!

December 15, 2017

Our Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success! We sold about $4,000 worth of books so we were able to purchase $2,000 worth of books for our library learning commons. This could not have happened without all of the parent volunteers. Thank you, thank you, thank you!   Thank you, also, for the donations towards the Scholastic All for Books program. We raised $56 and Scholastic matched the $56… so $112 worth…


Pine Glen Fall Scholastic Book Fair

December 4, 2017

An amazing selection of books will be in our library/ learning commons on December 11th-14th! The book fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading. Gift wrapping will be provided for books that are gifts. All proceeds go to the library/ learning commons as well as towards classroom magazines. Below is the schedule that includes the date and time child will be able to purchase books. You…


Veteran’s Day Event at Barnes & Noble

November 8, 2017

Most fifth grade students from Pine Glen Elementary School wrote a letter to a wounded veteran today. Students may read their letters as part of the ceremony on Friday, November 10th at noon at the Burlington Barnes & Noble if they wish. The event will be broadcast on Facebook Live. Students who want to read their letter may ask for Dominic Copeland at the Barnes and Noble customer service desk.  


Who to Call When You Need Help

September 5, 2017

The beginning of the school year is always exciting, but it can also bring stress.  And when technology isn’t working the way you would like it to, that stress is exacerbated.  To get the right help to you in the shortest time, you need to know who is best positioned to help you. First of all, always start with School Dude.  I’ve included the link to Faydeen Sateriale’s email at…