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…


Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program Grades 1-6

May 24, 2017

The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is available to all students in Burlington. I’m passing out the journals to classes this week and next week. Or you can download one via BN.COM/summerreading. Dear Reader, A book is a magical thing. Once you open up and start to read, you can find yourself transported to any place in the world, any time in history, or any realm of fantasy an author can invent…


Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s The OK Book

April 10, 2017

This week I’m reading The OK Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal aloud to all students at Pine Glen. (We’re in the midst of an Amy Krouse Rosenthal book study to celebrate her life that was recently cut short.) I’m sharing that I’m an “ok” skier, reader, and deep breather and I strive to set goals, reflect, and trust the process to improve. After reading the book, students are brainstorming things they’re…


Read This! Let Room 103 Persuade You to Read A Book!

March 28, 2017

Students in Mrs. Hoyt’s and Mrs. Parnell’s Kindergarten classrooms are in the process of finishing up their persuasive writing unit. Students are hoping that they can persuade you to check out the books they recommend! After creating  posters, kindergarten students were videoed in front of the green screen by Ms. Small and I in the Pine Glen Library Learning Commons. Happy Reading! Mr. Donoff   Hoyt     Parnell  


Barnes and Noble Fundraiser for Pine Glen Learning Commons

March 20, 2017

Stop by Barnes and Noble in Burlington today to purchase some books and beverages…proceeds go to the Pine Glen Library Learning Commons. Tomorrow all students at Pine Glen will see Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen talk about their new book, Triangle. We are so excited and appreciate Barnes and Noble for making this happen! If you go to Barnes and Noble today, please let the cashier know you’re there for Pine…


Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen at Pine Glen!!!

March 9, 2017

Author, Mac Barnett and author/illustrator, Jon Klassen, are coming to Pine Glen on Tuesday, March 21st at 9:00 a.m. for an assembly. This opportunity is brought by Barnes and Noble (Burlington). Students (and staff members) will have the opportunity to have Mac and Jon sign books purchased from Barnes and Noble. The three books Mac and Jon created together are available. As are all three books Jon created by himself…


Read Across America Day at Pine Glen

March 2, 2017

Today Pine Glen is celebrating Read Across America Day and the birth of Dr. Seuss. This morning we had an all school reading celebration in the gym as all students and staff members read independently. Classroom teachers orchestrated guest readers to come into their classrooms. Many classrooms are getting together with other classrooms to read to each other. And the cafeteria is serving green eggs & ham for lunch. What a…


Persistence in Coding

January 5, 2017

A quick Google search returns a definition of persistence as “firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.”   In Mrs. Visocchi’s fourth grade classroom, we say that persistence is, Trying again and again, even when something is very hard. Students begin coding lessons believing that learning the language or commands is the essence of their work.  As our work progresses, they are…