Thursday, June 15, 2017
Monday, June 12, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Today we were lucky to have a special visitor stop by. Mrs. Pietrantoni has been visiting the Memorial School third graders for ten years now. She creates Burlington maps with the students from a blank piece of paper. As she is teaching they are reinforcing map skills that they have been learning about all year long. Students are also learning about landmarks and land forms that are all around them. Here are several pictures of the students working hard on creating their maps.
The Burlington Science Center is looking for homes for some of its animals over Summer vacation.
--Gerbils (easy-low care)
--Box turtles (eats salad and live insects)
--Gecko (eats live insects-shedding issues to be concerned with)
--African Clawed Frogs (eats hand fed worms)
--Tarantula (eats live crickets)
--Salamanders (must be hand fed crickets with hand or
--Possibly cockatiels (messy; high care; needs to be a
teflon/non-stick cookware, scented candles, sensitive chemical
Still waiting back to hear from people so there is a wait list for these animals:
Guinea Pig (large cage and lots of supplies-high care animal; one is elderly)
corn snake (eats mice-needs to be kept in freezer)
--The Science Center will provide cage, STARTER food,
shavings, and care sheet for each animal.
--Call Ms. Pavlicek (781)-270-2928 or e-mail
email@example.com asap if interested.
--Animals are distributed on a first come, first serve
basis.--All animals must be picked up by making an
appointment with Ms. Pavlicek. Thank you.
Monday, May 22, 2017
This morning we were reading around the room! The students are very excited that we have begun to read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl. As students are reading they are answering comprehension questions, working with new vocabulary words, as well as making connections to the text. At the conclusion of the book we will watch the original movie and make a comparison between the book and the movie. Students who have already seen the movie but not read the book are already noticing that there are differences and that the book has more details than the movie!