Monday, April 25, 2016

A Springtime StoryWalk

Thank you PreK for the wonderful StoryWalk with Lynn Plourde's Spring's Sprung!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

And the winners are...

The Chickadee Award and Maine Student Book Award winners have been announced... the kids of Maine have spoken, and the winners are:

The 2016 Chickadee Award Winner

The 2016 Maine Student Book Award Winner

Sunday, April 3, 2016

April is National Poetry Month

I love poetry!  I love the way sounds come together to make words, the way words come together to sing, and the way poems can be written and enjoyed by everyone.

After reading Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, can you and your partner make your own animal/object poem?

Friday, April 1, 2016

Battle of the Books

Our Battle of the Books participants represented PES so well at this year's Battle of the Books!  Bravo to all of the students who took part.

Monday, March 21, 2016


It's Chickadee Award Week at Phippsburg Elementary School!  We have some exceptional books to read and share this week, but it sure is going to be hard when it comes time for our K-3 students to vote!  Which one is YOUR favorite?

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

World Read Aloud Day!

Hip hip hooray, it's World Read Aloud Day!  

Here at PES we are SO lucky because we get to Skype with two authors today:

Robin Yardi
Denis Markell

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Fairy Tree

In Chapter 9 of Piper Green and the Fairy Tree, Mrs. Pennypocket explains that the fairy tree works like this: "You take a treasure and you leave a treasure" (p. 79).

What treasure would you leave in the tree?  And what treasure would you hope to be able to take?  Why?

Monday, February 8, 2016


4th graders, we are going to practice creating bibliographic citations for images and information today!

Learning targets:
I can explain why it is necessary to cite my sources.
I can create a citation for an image I found online.
I can create a citation for an article I found in MARVEL.

Your mission:
  • Choose an animal that you are interested in.
  • Use MARVEL's Britannica Online School Edition database to find an article about your animal.
  • Use Pixaby to find an image of your animal.
  • In Google Docs, write one sentence about your animal, insert your image, and create a bibliographic citation for the information and the image.