Thursday, February 20, 2014

Book Orders

Did your family order a book that was back ordered?  A shipment arrived....  let me know if one of these belongs to you!  :)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

I love to Read and Write Week!

Mr. Ryan stops by as the "pop-up poet"
 The kids design book themed doors!


 Sam G. took this!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Skating rescheduled for tomorrow morning!

Dress warmly tomorrow to walk to the high school for skating.   We leave at 8:30 sharp, and if you don't have warm clothes, you won't be able to join us!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Young Writers Project Publications

We have had several kids published in the Burlington Free Press and Essex Reporter this year, many of them from the Mountaineer team. Congratulations to Faith Hammond, Cameron Guntulis, Adeline Deming, Keane Mahoney, Sydney Stammelman, Patrick Meskill, Michelle Essien, and Anaya Morales!

Anaya and Cameron's poems will be performed at the Winter Tales production at the Flynn Space this weekend!

The Ice
By Anaya Morales

At the rink
I lace up my skates
And I almost fall over
with the new feeling
Of walking around
With ice skates
My ankles are wobbly
My eyes are wide
And I am preparing myself
Because
For the first time ever,
I’m actually going in that
“Accident waiting to happen”
They call a rink
I start
W-a-d-d-l-i-n-g
Slowly
I'm filled with terror
Am I sure I can do this?
I step out on to the ice,
Feeling minuscule
I instantly grab the wall
And almost slip on that
Cold, hard, scary looking ice
And then I realize
I FORGOT A CRATE!
I try to edge my hand away
From the wall holding me
And before I know it
THUMP!
I'm on my butt
but I get up
and try again

Shoveling
By Cameron Guntulis

I look out the window
Another snow storm
Has come
I go outside
With my shovel
My dog Lucy
Is behind
Me
Poking my leg
With her nose
Telling me
To shovel faster
I scoop up a big pile of snow
Looking at lucy
I throw it
To the side
I look at lucy and say
“Happy?”
She nudges me
Again
Impatient
She dodges around me
Running for the woods
I look at her jumping in the snow
Her ears are flapping
Up and down
I laugh so hard
I keep on shoveling until
My back and arms hurt
I fall to the ground
Looking at the sky
Lucy bounds back
And licks my face
With her slimy slobber
I smile and

We go for a walk



Friday, November 22, 2013

Movies

Throughout the year, I like to expose the students to movies that they would most likely not choose on their own.  I show them classics, like Oliver Twist(?), Annie (pg), and Anne of Green Gables(g)!  I especially like the musicals!  We tie these into the curriculum whenever possible, plotting points on plot lines and tying them in with genre studies.  Please let me know if you do not wish for your child to watch any of these films.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Healthy Snacks

Hi All!  Some of the kids are complaining about being hungry around 2:15, so if you'd like to send in a healthy snack for your child to snack on during flex time, it is okay with me.  This will not be a break time; rather, it is a working snack.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Conferences!

Conferences are being held on Wednesday evening and Thursday.  Hopefully you found your time verification sheet in your child's planner.  It is completely up to your family whether you want a parent-teacher conference, or if you want to include your child.  I'm happy either way, and I'm looking forward to seeing you!  Thank you for this important time together!