Monday, April 8, 2013

Super Science in Room 210

Last week Miss Pavlicek came to our classroom to teach the children about maple sugaring.  They reviewed the layers of the tree with a fabulous tree costume and were taught about various tools used to tap a tree (spile, hammer, hand drill & bit, wire, and plastic bottle).  Once students were introduced to the basics of maple sugaring they went outside to measure and tap a maple tree!  Below are some pictures of the tree tapping process.

Last week we also received frog eggs to help kick off our upcoming science units of amphibians and reptiles.  The children were so excited to see the jelly like eggs and were surprised to see tadpoles swimming around this morning.  We will keep the tadpoles until they begin to develop lungs and then they will be let go in a pond nearby.  Check out the video of Miss Pavlicek and Mr. Musselman collecting eggs for the elementary school classrooms!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Recent and Upcoming Events!

Harlem Super Stars!
Yesterday the Harlem Super Stars came to Pine Glen and talked to the students about the importance of education, making "smart" choices and respecting each other's differences.  We had a great time as students played "Showtime" Says for a chance to win tickets to last night's Teachers vs. Harlem Super Stars Game.  To conclude our assembly the students participated in the "Harlem Shake" dance.  What a blast!

Pine Glen Carnival (Tomorrow-Saturday, April 6)
The Pine Glen Carnival is tomorrow from 9AM-2PM.  I will be selling tickets at the door from 9:00-10:45.  Stop by and say hello if you are here early!  There are lots of great raffles, games, and activities.  The RE/MAX hot air balloon will also be back this year from 9AM-11AM (weather permitting).Check out the Pine Glen Carnival blog for more specific details.   I hope to see you all there!

Pine Glen Math Mixer (Thursday, April 11)
Pine Glen is hosting a Math Mixer night from 6:00PM-7:30PM on April 11th.  This event is free to all Pine Glen families.  There will be many fun and exciting math games, ipad apps, literacy make & takes, and movement activities. There will also be an estimation station where you could win prizes!  Come join the Pine Glen community for a fun family night and discover exciting ways to bring math learning home!