Hi my name is Lauren and I’m the humans of Pinewood reporter and I am in third grade and I am in Mrs.Veldinks and Mrs.vantimmerens class and I am interviewing Mrs.Veldink and she is the best teacher ever 😇her favorite sport is tennis 🎾 and her favorite food is pizza 🍕 and her Fav book 📚 is the hate you give she had three kids Abby,Kate and Olivia sadly Olivia died of AT 😭😪and Kate still has AT.
Abby just got engaged a few weeks ago.And they have one dog.And she is married.Her dream place is Israel.She has two sisters and one of her sisters is a professor at Eastern Michigan University and the other sister works as a nurse at the Holland Hospital.She traveled to Africa and Australia 🇦🇺 .
Mrs. Richey’s Rock stars had a special visitor come on Halloween, along with our special parade and party. Mr. Louisell came and sang Halloween songs, as we listened, danced and laughed. He even included all of us in a Halloween song about trick or treating. We also enjoyed walking the parade with our 4th grade buddies. Our party was filled with a lot of snacks, putt putt into a Jack O Lantern (Mrs. Richey really like this one), and making skeletons out of Q tips.
The staff and students had a wonderful time on Friday, October 27 celebrating TLAP day! I overheard students saying they wanted to skip recess to attend a class. I had parents tell me that their child could not wait to come to school! How awesome! The students who attended the TLAP lesson in Room 13 would like to give a huge shout out to Walmart and Kapteyn Farm for their generous donations of pumpkins and the supplies to decorate them. This lead to a creative writing assignment.
We just finished up our introduction unit with Pinewood’s own STEM prize! Every class had the chance to enter a 3D sculpture using minimal amounts of tape, and 3 different attachment techniques. These could range from hole punch and wire, to L-braces, fasteners, flanges, and many more! Students created a variety of items, from zip-lines, to ships, cars and tire swings! It was awesome to see their creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication all at work! Each class voted on their favorite projects and then our final judges picked the top 3 from 1st-3rd grade and 4th-6th grade. Everyone did an awesome job!