Thursday, September 3, 2015

Day 4 - Supporting Transgender Students - Mr. Mistler - BHS Art Dept.

This post originally appeared on Mr. Mistler's Blog

Thanks to BPSCon 2015, Burlington's three day pre-academic year professional development, I was able to present to colleagues how to support transgender students. Thanks to the success of the presentation and the support of many faculty members, I am posting the presentation for anyone that could not make it. Please ask me if you have any questions. Welcome back! 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Day 3 - First Days of School - Deb Dressler - Memorial Elementary Principal

Look at first graders getting right down to work in Mrs. Burnham's class!

Students in Mrs. Blois/Mrs. Panag's classroom had their first meeting
on the rug.

Students in Mrs. Farrell's classroom learned a new pose 
to get everyone's attention

Fourth grade music class already started on a greeting song

Student in Mrs. Farrand's class read Miss Nelson is Missing 
and created a Venn Diagram 
(Please don't confuse Miss Nelson in the book with Mrs. Nelson our second grade teacher!!)

Day 2 - First Day - John Lyons - Pine Glen Elementary Principal

This post first appeared on Mr. Lyons' Blog

Students had a great first day back to school today. The new tables and chairs in the cafe were well liked by students and staff. It was wonderful to catch up with students and hear all about what they all did this summer.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Day 1 - Art Time @BPSCON 2015 - Christina Chang - BHS Art Department

This post first appeared on Ms. Chang's Blog


It was great to be a part of the 2015 BPS Conference. For the first time I presented at the conference and was impressed with the enthusiasm of my colleagues and willingness to participate in some art making!

I think many of them even wanted to stay and DRAW all day!

Here are the links to the workshops:

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Day 180 - Bubble Man - Sarah Visocchi - Pine Glen Grade 4

Have you worked with bubbles today?  If you have washed your hands, brushed your teeth, and had breakfast (digestion), then you have worked with lots of bubbles according to the Bubble Man!  On Tuesday, we experienced an amazing show all about bubbles.  We learned some of the science behind bubbles, as well as received information about how to build our own bubble makers.  So get some bubble liquid and start making bubbles!

Can you make a snowman with bubbles?
Do you know how to blow a bubble around a dinosaur?  It's a whole new Jurassic World! Try it at home!
Ellie in a bubble!

Ellie even got to try!

Thank you so much to our Pine Glen PTO for enriching our students and teachers with such a fun program!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Day 178 - 103 Creates an Air Conditioner - Mrs. Lynch - Francis Wyman Grade 5

So, it is getting warm outside ...

Our answer to the problem; design our own ac with items we already have.


  • one large styrofoam cooler
  • two elbow dryer vents
  • one small but powerful fan
  • many jugs of frozen water
  • knife for cutting
  • mini vacuum for clean-up
The plan:
  1. line up the fan and dryer vents on the cover to see how they will all fit
  2. trace the items carefully and closely on the lid
  3. remove the items and prepare to cut
    *it is important to cut slowly and carefully
    *cut straight down
    *cut right into the inside of the traced line for the dryer vents
    *cut 1 to 2 cms into the circle of the traced outline for the fan -
    the fan doesn't fit into it but rather rests on top of the styrofoam lid
  4. vacuum away the small particle of styrofoam
  5. place your frozen bottles into the cooler
  6. press the dryer vents into the holes
  7. rest the fan facing down into the cooler
  8. start your engine