March Picture Book Madness 2018

March Reading Madness

Pinewood students are participating in our March Reading Madness bracket. We started with 16 “sweet” children’s books this week and we are now down to the Elite Eight. Students will continue to support their top choices by voting for them next week, and then we will be down to the Final Four!

Elite Eight Bracket

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beatty and David Robert


Mother Bruce by Ryan T, Higgins

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Feared Scientist by Jess Keating


Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

Nerdy Birdy by Aaron Reynolds


It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk by Josh Funk and Edwardian Taylor

Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima


I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy and Elizabeth Baddely




Humans of Pinewood by Olivia

Hi my name is Olivia and I’m interviewing Anna for humans of Pinewood reporter.Her favorite color is purple. Her favorite animal in a owl.She is 9 years old and she is turning 10 this year on October 10.Anna’s favorite food is tocos🌮. Her favorite sport is softball and she plays with Olivia.Her favorite song is “call me maybe”.Her favorite show is liv and Maddie
Her best friends are Olivia,Lauren,Rylee and Kamy. Her favorite teacher is Mrs Veldink. Anna’s favorite book is remarkable . Her favorite subject is reading 📖.Her favorite thing to do at home is play with her brother.Her favorite season is summer.Her favorite holiday is Christmas Her favorite special is gym.Her favorite drink is 7up.Her favorite treat is a cupcake and ice cream and donuts
Her favorite store is target.She likes to go on vacations with her family and here’s some places she went Disney world ,great wolf lodge ,Zenderthe sand dunes ,California and Grand Rivienes,crafts,playing outside, and reading.Her favorite candy is lollipop . This was my first report on Anna ohm thank you for reading!D8B562F3-59BE-4938-B4D2-88ED7D731AFD28233B67-8A43-432C-832D-C30325FAB836

Global School Play Day!

Students at Pinewood enjoyed participating in Global School Play Day this week! Classes participated by allowing students to bring in their own toys, or have extra time with classroom toys and games! Teachers kicked off this awesome idea and special day by having play time at their staff meeting!


Mrs. DeLeeuw Humans of Pinewood

B9A09842-59F6-46DD-B30B-81D99F4897997A1C58AC-9661-448E-84E5-25F3560A01B1Hi my name is Mrs.DeLeeuw if I could eat anything for dinner I would eat crab legs 🦀.if I could go anywhere I would go back to Honduras 🇭🇳 to do mission work. I like to spend time with children because I enjoy helping them learn and they make me smile 😃.my favorite color is yellow because it’s the color of the sun ☀️.my favorite thing to do on a Saturday is to spend time with my family.
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First Grade Coders!

Mrs. Palmer’s class got to learn coding from West Michigan Tech Talent! First they learned what coding is and then they practiced their direction following by building Lego sets. Finally, they got to create code to move Moana along multiple paths and go fishing! Each student got a pair of ear buds too! There is definitely a future coder in this class of kids! They will be coding our future technology for sure!