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!



Mrs. Richey’s Rockstars finished up their “Super Reader” unit and celebrated with a parade, capes and Super Reader Pointer Sticks.  They worked very hard on all of their reading powers and Mrs. Richey is very proud of them.


Humans of Pinewood by Lauren

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 🇦🇺 .

Halloween Fun!

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.

Time Capsule Items from 1992

Here are a few images that we found in the old time capsule from 1992. So first we have a 6th grade camp hat and shirt. Next, we have a name of the principal from 1967. After that, there is an old safety belt made of plastic. Then, there is a P.M class of preschoolers and an A.M class of preschoolers. Then, there is 2 writings that we picked that we wanted to share. ( Megan and Justin) After that, there is a year book from 1992. Then, there is a map of Michigan on the bottom. Lastly, 1992 made a banner that said ”Hello 2017” that was cool. So take a look at the pictures!

TLAP 2017

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.

Humans of Pinewood by Brynn

IMG_2655IMG_2656IMG_2657IMG_2658Hi my name is Brynn I am interviewing Mr.Beachum. His Favorite sport to watch is college Football. 🏈His favorite sport to play is basketball .🏀Favorite Color is red.
Favorite food is Lobster and his Favorite dessert is Apple pie.🍎 He has one sister named Meghan.👩🏼 Favorite activities, skiing, boating.What I like most about Pinewood…. is the Friendly, respectful students and the fun teachers I get to work with. His Favorite Book is Tuesdays with Morrie. His favorite movie is Mrs. Doubtfire
He is a gym teacher.🏃🏻⛹🏼‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️🤼‍♀️🤼‍♂️🚴🏾🥇🥈🥉
Growing up his favorite grade was 4th grade and his teacher was Mr. Burradell. His closest friends were Brandon and Nick. He grew up in Lowell, MI. He loves to ride his bike around town and be pulled by his favorite dog 🐶 ever on his roller blades. His hobbies are going for bike rides 🚵🏻 and going up north for weekend adventures, taking his dog Elle for walks in the orchard. His favorite person was his grandpa because He was kind to all people he met and his grandpa was the hardest working person he knew. He was a fruit grower and grew apples,peaches and some 🍒. His favorite memories are riding in his pickup truck through the orchards checking on the 🌲. He also loved when he took him for ice cream, but made him promise not to tell his grandma because he hadn’t had dinner. He also taught him how to drive. He is very thankful for these memories.