Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ice Skating

The Ice Skating Program will take place on 
Thursdays during January. 

Dates: Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30th
Time: Bus leaves at 8:25 and returns at 10:00

Parents will need to be there from 8:30-9:30
If you can skate, you can teach!
Fill out the bottom form of the permission slip if you'd like to volunteer. This program will not run without volunteers.

Thank you! 

Used Book Swap

To celebrate the spirit of giving, our class will be having a book swap on Friday, December 19th. Each child has randomly chosen another student to give a book to next week.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Take a look at the books you have at home that you are done reading.
  • Think about which book you think your person would enjoy.
  • Choose a book that you’ve read and that is in pretty good shape.
  • Wrap your gift or put it in a gift bag (let me know if you need help with this! I have plenty of wrapping paper)
  • Make a homemade card. Write them a thoughtful note, including a compliment to your friend. Remember that it needs to be an inside compliment! Also, explain why you chose this book for your friend.
  • Bring in the gift on Friday, December 20th.


The iMovies are available to view on 

Be sure to check them out! 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is here! 

Book Fair Dates: 12/2-12/9
Shopping Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Special Events: Open all day during conferences (12/5)

Online shopping is available!
Orders ship to school for FREE :)
Click here to shop online

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thank you!

Dear Room 235 Families,

Thank you to everyone who came to listen to the speeches today. Words can't describe just how proud I am of each and every student. My heart is so full! 

Each speech truly showed the child's personality. I am so impressed by the voice in their writing! Thank you for filling up our classroom to show support. All too often, we are going about our busy days & we don't take the time to reflect on all the wonderful things in our lives. It's amazing that the kids were able to do this so easily. 

I am truly fortunate to spend each day with your children! I hope that your Thanksgiving is filled with happiness, laughter, and loved ones. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Thankfulness Speeches

The fifth graders have been reflecting on the things in their lives for which they are thankful. They are working in class to write speeches to share with you just in time for Thanksgiving.

We’d like to invite you to hear their speeches and celebrate this holiday with us. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 26th at 9:30am in your child’s homeroom. Any family member is invited. Siblings from other grades are welcome to join with permission from the teacher. If you cannot attend, we will do our best to film the speeches so that you can see it. 

We look forward to this special event!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

enVision Math Parent Night

Burlington adopted a new math program this year. We have started using a program called enVision Math. There will be an information session next week for parents only (no children, please). Please consider attending this event to get more information about the new program. 

When? Wednesday October 23th 7-8pm
Where? Francis Wyman auditorium 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013


It was great to see so many families at Open House! I hope that you enjoyed seeing your child's classroom. I am working with Mrs. Floyd to upload the iMovies to her YouTube channel. I will let you know as soon as that is done. I wanted to let you know the available times I have for conferences. Please e-mail me if these times work for you: 

Tues. December 3rd- 7:30 am, 4:30

Wed. December 4th-  4:15, 4:30

Thurs. December 5th- 9:15, 9:30, 9:45, 10:30, 10:45, 11:30, 11:45, 1:15, 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30

Monday, September 16, 2013


We are very much looking forward to our trip to Camp Bournedale this Thursday and Friday. 
Here are some reminders so that the two days 
will go as smoothly as possible:

  • All students going must be at school no later than 7:45. Drop off is on the side of the school by the playground & big tree.
  • Any medication must be in a plastic zip lock bag labeled with the child's name. Medication bags must be given to a teacher Thursday morning.
  • Label all luggage with child's name and school.
  • Pick up is at Memorial at 1:30 on Friday

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Day One

I am sitting here after our first day just thinking about how excited I am for this upcoming year! We had such a wonderful first day. We started with an all school assembly with Mrs. Dressler. The class then went to music (please note the specialist days on the right side of this page). We did a lot of organizing! We spent a good amount of time getting to know each other. One highlight from the day was our "Carousel Walk." I posed a variety of questions and each student responded on a post-it note. This will help us build our Classroom Constitution. Check out some of the responses below: 

history, math, long division

calm, safe, fun, quiet

 encourage us, help with math skills, help me be a better reader

be respectful, follow rules, be nice, listen

 be supportive, help with homework, help me study 

listen to all teachers, be kind, put in my best effort 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Setting up!

Welcome Room 235! 

I hope you enjoyed reading my letter and that you're gearing up for the wonderful year we have ahead of us. Here are the things you need to bring with you on the first day of school: 

  • A positive attitude, determination, curiosity, and respect.
  • A brown paper bag filled with 5 items that explain something about you (a picture, a sea shell, a brochure from somewhere…anything that you think represents you! )
  • Your summer reading assignment 
Here's what our classroom looks like right now! It will look much different on September 3rd. Look at all of those new supplies waiting for you :)