Monday, March 16, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Please listen to this StoryNory and then answer these questions:


Monday, March 9, 2015

What makes a legend a legend?

5th graders, what is a legend?  How is it different from a nonfiction or fiction text?  Why do we know more about someone like Henry Knox than Betsy Dowdy?


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Henry Knox

5th graders, you've now read two books about Henry Knox.  Which one would be more helpful to you if you were writing a biography of Knox?  Why?



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

And the winners are...

I am excited about the new Caldecott and Newbery Medal winning books!  What do you think of the choices?

The Newbery Medal winner!


The Caldecott Medal winner!

Monday, February 9, 2015

A Skype Visit with Suzanne Selfors

4th graders, it is so exciting that we get to Skype with Ms. Selfors!  I can't wait to meet her. 

Use this link to read her biography.  Is your question for her a question that is answered in her biography?  If so, how can you change your question to something that only she can answer?


Friday, January 23, 2015

Lulu and the Brontosaurus

4th graders, what do you think is going to happen when Lulu meets the brontosaurus and tries to make him her pet? 


Monday, January 19, 2015

3rd Grade Immigration

3rd graders, now that we've read The Matchbox Diary and thought about the question "How can stories help us understand why immigration is worth risking danger and difficulty?" we can almost imagine being immigrants ourselves.  What would you put in your matchbox diary to represent your life here and now?



Thursday, January 15, 2015

One Book One Shool is coming to PES!

I am so excited about this year's One Book One School celebration!  We will be reading Judith Viorst's wonderful book Lulu and the Brontosaurus.  5th graders, can you use your online information-seeking skills to discover some interesting facts about Ms. Viorst?