3rd & 4th Grades

Jennifer Burns

Jen Burns 3/4th Grade TeacherMA of Science in Education
University of New Haven 

BA of Arts, Anthropology
Miami University, Ohio

 Certificate, Wooden Boat Restoration
International Yacht Restoration School


I am an enthusiastic, creative and energetic person who enjoys being challenged. If I am not in the classroom encouraging students to discover their passions and hone their academic skills, you might find me outside doing one of the following:
●creating through a variety of mediums  

I look forward to a new school year and being a part of students’ academic and personal growth.

The third and fourth graders ventured with Mrs. Burns and Miss Fay to the Florence Griswold Museum this week where they participated in three activities that focused on visual literacy. Each activity exposed students to developing their artistic vocabulary, learning – to – look strategies, as well as, artist tools and techniques. Students explored the art galleries, Florence Griswold's historic home and then spent time painting outside with Connecticut's Lieutenant River as their landscape. After a picnic lunch, students were then issued digital cameras to take photographs to capture specifics from the Wee Faerie Village. After this trip students were able to apply what they have learned during their day at the museum,  keyboarding and library class, and language arts instruction. Up next; utilize the images to create narratives. Congratulations Anthony, Claire, Ekaterina, Griffin and Isabella on your hard work and willingness to dive into new experiences.

A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Bean for her digital expertise, Ms. Fay for her input and time, the educators at the museum who made this possible and to Mrs. Harris for her presence on this trip.

Mrs.Jen Burns
Grades 3 & 4