Monday, April 27, 2015

Trees for our 5th graders from the Reading Rotary

Thank you to the Reading Rotary Club for presenting our 5th grade students with Dogwood Trees in honor of Arbor Day.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Blue Ribbon Learning

The reason that students are dismissed early on Thursday and don't have school on Friday this week is due to the Blue Ribbon professional learning conference within the Reading District.  It is an opportunity for staff to participate in a wide range of conferences and workshops and learn from each other as well as outside presenters.  I was lucky enough to see the Barrows News Channel present yesterday - they did a wonderful job sharing their work and also teaching us how to use some of the applications they utilize (check out my video as I try to learn how to use a green screen:

Well done Barrows students and staff!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

Read-a-thon Assembly

An awesome event celebrating the reading of our Barrows Shining Stars!

Students cheering the our reading amounts:
Blizzard of Books:
We're all about the books:

We're all about the books!

Standing students reached 100 mins. or 500 mins!

Book Raffle Prizes

"Professor Beneke" shares the Books Blizzard

Mr. Herlihy as Cat in the Hat and Ms. Viegas as our Shining Star

Friday, April 3, 2015

Yummy ideas...

I'm planning to use a few recipes from the Barrows 50th cookbook during some family events this weekend!  Don't have a copy?  Don't worry - we still have some available! Just check in at the office with Mrs. Walsh or grab an order form from the PTO bookshelf outside the office and enjoy the yummy ideas from our Shining Stars community.

Student Gardening, a timely blog post!

School gardens provide informal setting for learning
Students more likely are to try fruits and vegetables they have grown themselves, asserts Julia Parker-Dickerson, director of education programs for In this blog post, she highlights how school gardens can provide an informal setting to teach students about nutrition and engage the mind and body. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education (4/2)

Barrows Spirit Days!

Join us on Monday 4/6 in celebrating Red Sox opening day with Red Sox gear!

School Council Spirit week will be the week before vacation:

School Spirit Week
April 13th – Magical Rainbow Monday
Show your shining star spirit by wearing your class color. 
5th Grade – Red                   2nd Grade - Green
4th Grade – Orange            1st Grade - Blue
3rd Grade – Yellow               Kindergarten – Purple

 April 14th – Tropical Tuesday
Appropriate summer attire and creativity is welcomed on Tropical Tuesday!  No bathing suits please!

April 15th – Wellness Wednesday
Today is dedicated to promoting healthy snacks, exercising, and complimenting others.

April 16th – Talent Thursday
Show off your individual talent by wearing something that supports your interest whether it is athletics, musical, academic, artistic, theatrical or other.  Small school-appropriate props are allowed.