Thursday, December 20, 2012

Bakers' Dozen Play

Mrs. Burns Reading Class performed a short play titled, "A Baker's Dozen" for their second grade book buddies on Wednesday.  The story tells of a legend regarding St. Nicholas Day and a baker and his cookies. The students enjoyed dressing up and performing their play for their book buddies.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Caroling 232 Tiger Style!

Students enjoy some Christmas Caroling during library time with Mrs. Maglozzi!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A BIG Thank You

Many Thanks to All the Parents You Were Chaperones at Camp Bournedale!

We could not of gone without your time and effort!

Many Thanks!

Memorial 5th Graders!  :)

Picture Retakes

School picture retakes will take place on
Friday, November 30th.

If you are unhappy with your child's picture,
please send in the original copy on 11/30.
If you ordered a class photo, they will be made available after the retakes.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Annual Memorial School Vocabulary Parade

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

 5th Grade and Taylor Swift?
TAYLOR SWIFT A Live Classroom Webcast
Scholastic Hosts TAYLOR SWIFT
A Live Classroom Webcast About the Power of Books & Reading
Hosted by Trey Morgan
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT

After reaching 2 million students with her Fall 2010 Live Webcast, “Read Now with Taylor Swift,” one of the world’s most successful singer-songwriters returns to in a LIVE Webcast about the power of literacy. In this new 30-minute online classroom event, hosted by national radio personality Trey Morgan, Taylor Swift shares “where reading can take you” and how great literature has inspired her writing. Taylor will also answer questions from students and perform a song from her new CD, Red.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Trial of Alexander T. Wolf

Today our reading class took part in the trial of Alexander T. Wolf.  Our class has been learning about point of view in literature.   As one of the lessons, students compared and contrasted the point of view in the classic tale of the Three Little Pigs and the book, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka.  Below are some photos of the two teams: (Team Pig, Team Wolf) that includes lawyers, defendant, witnesses and expert witnesses as well as our jury and judge!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Global Read Aloud Light T-Shirt Global Read Aloud Comes to Burlington!


Dear Families,

My reading class will be participating in the Global Read Aloud Project! We will be reading The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate and sharing our thinking about the book with other classrooms from across the world. We will be connecting with classrooms in Florida, Texas, and Saskatchewan, Canada to name a few.

We will be using a primary form of electronic communication, Edmodo to share with other students.  Students will share questions, answers, and thinking using on  a safe social learning network designed specifically for classrooms. Students are not able to join groups unless they have been given a code, so only those teachers who I have connected with and shared our code with can join our discussion group. In addition, we will holding Skype sessions to discuss the book as a class and share activities and projects we are working on.  We are ecstatic about this project and the learning ahead. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!                                                     Mrs. Burns

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Open House Information

This is a copy of an e-mail that I sent out today if you were unable to open it:

Hello Fifth Grade Families,

We are looking forward to seeing you this Thursday night. We will be spending the
majority of the half hour meeting as a grade level team in the Art room. After
we give our presentation, we will walk down to the fifth grade classrooms where
you can casually look around at your child’s classroom and their work.  The homeroom classrooms will be displaying your child's Hopes & Dreams as well as some of their artwork.
While you are in your child’s homeroom, you will have the chance to sign up for conferences which will take place on Monday, December 8th. We will be doing conferences differently this year. Because your child has different teachers for the various subjects, you can make a choice with which teacher you would like to conference. For example, if your priority is to discuss your child’s math
progress and he/she has Mr. Rabazzi for math, you might want to set up a conference with Mr. Rabazzi. If you’d like to meet with more than one teacher, you can set up an additional meeting at another time. We are also offering phone conferences this year. 
We  wanted to give you this information so that you can think about with which teacher you’d like to meet. Please contact your child’s homeroom teacher if you need more information about which teachers your child has for which subjects.


The Fifth  Grade Team
Val Burns (
MaryKathryn Conceison (
Paul Rabazzi (
Amanda Wiernicki (

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Attention Fifth Grade Families!

The NEW Camp Bournedale dates have been chosen. FoxHill and Memorial students will be going on Thursday, November 15- Friday, November 16th.

* If your child was already signed-up you will NOT need to sign up again.

*If your child WILL NOT be attending the rescheduled trip please contact Mrs. Burns ASAP. You will receive a refund.

*All chaperones were already chosen. If chosen chaperones cannot attend this rescheduled trip please let Mrs. Burns know ASAP.

Thanks to all for your patience and understanding throughout this process. Please contact Mrs. Burns by email with any questions or concerns. A notice will go home tomorrow in all the backpack folders.

P.S. All cabins are heated!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Camp Bournedale Update!

  It is with disappointment that I write this to inform you that Camp Bournedale has been postponed due the the "high" risk/threat level of EEE in Plymouth and the surrounding communities.  Based on this newly announced "high-risk" and for the safety of all Burilngton students, the Burlington Public School administration has decided to reschedule the trip.  I am not positive about the new dates but it will most likely be in November, if not, sometime in mid-late October.  I realize that this may cause many inconveniences as many of you have volunteered your time and taken days off work to chaperone for this trip. I am sincerely sorry for any problems this has caused.   Kids will not need to re-sign up, nor will chaperones.  We should have more information on Friday.
Camp Bournedale is still on!  More to come....Mrs. Burns

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day A Success!

Welcome Back!

Room 232 had a great first day!  Students had a whole school meeting, their first gym class, organized their supplies, and played many games/activites to get to know their classmates better.

Tomorrow, they will have gym again and start working on thier Hopes & Dreams for this upcoming year.  Each student went home with a Backpack Folder full of forms to be completed by parent and/or guardians.   Thanks!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

5th Grade Supply List

If you have not already pre-ordered a supply kit from the PTO, please purchase the
following items and bring them with you on the first day of school.

zippered pencil pouch
5 folders: yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, red
4 notebooks: yellow, green, blue, red
black and white composition book

Please keep in mind as you purchase the following items that they will be
contributed to the classroom supplies:
invisible tape
box of tissue
3 x 3 post-its
1.5 x 2 post-its
glue stick
skinny markers
thick markers
colored pencils
pens- red and blue
yellow highlighter
thin dry-erase marker
optional: thick Expo markers, paper towels, hand sanitizer

Thanks! –The Fifth Grade Team

Monday, June 11, 2012

Important Dates This Week:

Thursday, June 14th
Moving On Ceremony 7-9PM Invitation went home Monday 6/11
Students report to Gym at 6:45 PM. Ceremony 7 PM, Dance in Gym 8PM

Friday, June 15th
Cedardale FieldTrip - Students need to be picked up at 3:45 PM
Look for Packing List this week!
Spirit Week This Week:

Monday- Field Day
Tuesday- Crazy Hat Day
Wednesday-Sports Team Day
Thursday- America Day
Friday- Cedardale

Friday, June 1, 2012

Civics Poster Projects

Students have been assigned a Civics Poster Project this week as part of our study on the Freedom documents and the three branches of government.  Students will have the option of bringing in a posterboard from home and completing the project at school. They will be given time during Social Studies and at extension times.  Posters are due June 11th for 5B and June 12th for 5C. See the Social Studies tab on this blog for more information.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Important Dates
June 5th Family Picnic
June 7th Field Day
June 11/12 5th Grade  SS Civics Presentations
June 14th 5th Grade Moving Up
June 15th Cedardale
June 21rst Last Day of School

Sunday, May 6, 2012

May 4, 2012

5th Grade Goes Revolutionary on Concord Bridge!

 Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes!


 Lady Ingram speaking to some of her townfolk about the difficulty about being a Tory in Concord with so many rebels amongst us.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Celebrate Green Day

Green T Shirt Clip Art 

Remember to Bring in Your Green Shirt  5th Grade will be having a Green Day on Monday, April 23rd to demonstrate "respect" for our school.  The students are asked to bring in a Green Shirt to keep in their lockers over vacation so they will have ther shirt for Monday.  The students will be filming a short piece on "cleaning up" the school's grounds for a whole school assembly later that week.  GO GREEN!

Monday, March 19, 2012

March Dates To Remember

Wednesday, March 21, Reading MCAS
Thursday, March 22,  Reading MCAS
Friday, March 30,  DARE Pizza Party, Fox Hill
Saturday, March 31, Toast to Memorial Fundraiser

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

5th Grade Photos Needed by March 1rst!

5TH GRADE “MEMORY BOOK” This is an exciting time for our children as they enjoy their last year at Memorial School. We are in the process of creating a Memory Book and our focus is on gathering photographs for it. If you have photos of our current 5th graders from grades k-5 – individual, small group, or large group – at Memorial or a previous school – sharing them with us will help to make the book even more special for our fifth graders. We will be taking pictures of the fifth graders at school for their personal memory book page, but we also ask that you send in a baby picture or toddler picture and a favorite photo of themselves from any time or place or age (vacation/school/sports, etc.). We ask that you send in the pictures by March 1st in order to get them formatted into the Memory Book. (Please see today’s backpack folder for additional information.)
If you would like to be involved in the Memory Book Committee, please contact Susan Lavacchia at Thank you for your help and cooperation in making this year’s Memory Book an extra-special one for the first fifth grade class to “graduate” from the new Memorial School! -- Fifth Grade Memory Book Committee

Winter Recess

Winter Recess

Dear Parents,

Winter Recess comes with students sometimes falling in the snow and mud.  Sometimes this results in wet pants, socks, etc.  Please send in an extra pair of pants to keep in their locker....just in case :)

Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately (hat, mittens, winter jacket) for outdoor play at recess. The children will be going out each day, unless temperatures are unreasonably cold.