Monday, January 30, 2017

National Geo Bee Update

Here are our 5 finalists continuing on in the National Geo Bee this week:  Alex M, Shyam, Lachlan, Riley and Lauren.  Our next competition will be Thursday, February 2nd- Wierd but True.  On Monday, February 6th, we have our two finalists compete to see who will be the Memorial Winner and take the state qualifying test.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

5th Grade Valentines Coupon Project

This letter went home today:

January 24, 2017

Dear Snoopy Squad Parents (Room 232),

Valentine’s Day is around the corner.  Instead of engaging in the traditional exchange of valentines the Fifth Grade team has decided to create compliment books for every student.  Over the next weeks the students will be working to write a compliment for everyone of their classmates.  Our compliments will be based upon specific actions or traits that have been observed this year.  Our goal is to recognize those things that are on the inside that make a person special.  The compliments will be specific and avoid superficial statements like “you are nice” or “I like your shirt.”  

We will be working on “how to give a compliment” lessons, writing our compliments and putting our books together as our morning work for the next few weeks.  Students will receive their compliment books on Valentine’s Day instead of store bought valentines.  Some students who arrive on late buses or arrive late in the morning may need to complete some of their compliments at home. Please remember not to bring in any food items to give away.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Mrs. Burns


Monday, January 23, 2017

Nat Geo Bee Continuing Finalists

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Congrats to the 11 Finalists continuing on in the National Geo Bee: Talia, Lauren, Maddi, Natalie, Riley, Shyam, Alex M, Thomas, Alex L, Lachlan  and Souhil.   Next practice session will be Thursday, January 26th in Mrs. Burns room during lunch.  Next competition day is Monday, January 30th in Mrs. Burns room.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

National Geography Bee Finalists

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Congratulations on being a finalist !
These 5th Graders below are Memorial's National Geo Bee Finalists and will continue onto the next round.

Alexavier L Lauren N Talia M

Alex M Maddi H Tessie S

Connor L Natalie S Thomas P
Hunter S Nolan M Riley R
Jack C Pari A Shyam P
                                            Lachlan H                                        Souhil Z

Our next Competition will be Monday, January 23rd
On Thursday, January 19th at lunch (Mrs. Burns Room) we will be doing a practice run of how the oral competition will be held on January 23rd.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bruins FIT Program Visits Memorial Today

Memorial 4th and 5th graders had fun with the Bruins FIT team and Blades the mascot today.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Kid Jam Program from Burlington Rec

KidsJAMS at Burlington Rec Dept Recommended by Ms. Bannon and Mr. Peterson

Kick it with your friends! This after school dance fitness program is a fun fusion if the latest dance styles
and music. We dance, we sweat and most importantly we have fun!! Get funky and move with attitude! We’ll learn new steps, create our own moves, and dance as a team—including a performance on the last day of class! Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

Mondays Jan 23rd - Mar 6th (6 weeks; no 2/20) Grades 2-5 3:30-4:30pm ~ Recreation Gym $77
Register with the Burlington Rec Dept : 781-270-1695 - YOUTH PROGRAM Activity 232901-A
Pediatrician endorsed KidsJAM has been featured at Lexington & Bedford Schools PTA Fitness events and in the Burlington, Lexington, Carlisle, and Bedford Public Schools PE curriculums.

Kid Jam Program Flyer

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Boston Bruins Are Coming to Memorial!!

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From Ms. Bannon and Mr. Peterson:

The Memorial School 4th and 5th graders will have a terrific assembly presented by the Boston Bruins Organization.  The assembly will be on Tuesday, January 17th. An expert speaker will present a program on nutritional eating habits and the importance od daily physical activity. The students will be put through a fitness routine during the program.  There will be small prizes handed out to the children and photo opportunities. In order for your child to participate in this awesome program, we need the participation waiver and photo release signed and returned by January 10, 2017. Your child will need to wear PE attire and sneakers on January 17th. We look forward to hosting the Boston Bruins.