We are off to a fantastic start in STEM.  During our introduction unit, students are focusing on a different theme or concept each week.  These include creativity, communication, critical thinking and collaboration.  Each week students are engaging in team work and hands on projects.  Below are some “creative accessories” students built during our Creativity week!


Humans of Pinewood by Griffin

IMG_1001IMG_1003IMG_1004IMG_1006Hi my name is Griffin and I’m interested to learn about Micah? A student in Mrs Lemmen 3rd grade classroom at Pinewood elementary school in Jenison school district.So here’s some facts about Micah.His favorite sport is swimming.His favorite food is pizza.His favorite candy is a Hershey bar🍫.His favorite color is blue.He has blue eyes and brown hair.He likes to play prodigy and animaljam.
He likes to travel to Florida and Chicago.He likes to play Pokémon with Hunter I. and Elliot.He likes to play Gaga ball to.These are some facts about Micah.Here are some facts about Micah at school.He likes to play frisbee in gym.He likes stem classes.His birthday is March 26th.His favorite season is fall.He likes to read .His favorite professional football team is the Chicago cubs and the Detroit lions.His favorite stores are Chicago stores like the mall and target.He likes to eat at is Olive Garden and he likes to eat Red sticks there.He has 4 people in his family his brother name is Mason his mom and dad’s names are Tod and Sunshine.He likes to doodle on his paper 📝. I chose Micah because he was a very interesting person and I thought you’d like to see what he was all about.He likes to visit Minnesota.He likes to play minecraft even when he should be sleeping.That’s Micah.This has been a great interview.👋



International DOT Day!

On Friday, September 15, classrooms across the world were celebrating International Dot Day. Pinewood Elementary was quick to jump in and make it happen for our kids too! You may be thinking- what in the world is Dot day?! Well, let me explain.

“Dot Day” is named after the children’s story of The Dot, written by Peter Reynolds. It is about a young girl, who cannot think of anything to draw on her paper in art class. She angrily makes just a “mark” on her page. Her kind teacher is thrilled at her “dot” and celebrates her inspirational creativity and “making her mark” in the world. Classrooms celebrate this day by inspiring their students to make their “own” creative mark.

Check out some of the captivating work our Pinewood Wildcats produced:

Author Shelley Johannes Visiting Pinewood September 27, 2017

Pinewood Families we are happy to share that author Shelley Johannes is coming to Pinewood to talk about her new book Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker.  Shelley lives in the Metro-Detroit area and is excited to come to Pinewood and share her book with us.

The main character of Shelley’s book is Beatrice Zinker.  Beatrice is just starting third grade and is trying to figure out  how to handle the changes that come with starting school, having a new teacher, new students, and new friendships.  Visit Shelley’s website to learn more about the book.

Please watch this short video to learn more about Shelley’s visit and the opportunity to purchase the book.

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