Wednesday, May 21, 2014

3rd Grade Forest Walk

3rd graders, please work with your partner to find 2 forest facts from your book and add one sticky note for each fact. 


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

4th Grade Ocean Research

4th graders, it is so exciting that you are moving along with your ocean research!  Today we're going to use an excellent resource that you will revisit many times over the course of your school career (all the way through high school!). 

It is the Britannica Online Encyclopedia, which you can access via MARVEL

Once you've found some articles or links that will be helpful to you in your research, make sure you add them to your own sticky note on this wall:


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Voting Day!

4th and 5th graders, if you have read at least three Maine Student Book Award titles, you may vote for the winner!  Which one is your favorite?   Let your voice be heard!


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Chickadees Are Coming!

Every year we celebrate the Chickadee Award in grand style here at PES.  I have a definite favorite, but I don't get to vote!  Thus, I can't wait to see which book you all choose as the PES winner.



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ellen Bryan Obed is coming to PES!

Well, the snow is going to delay her visit, but we are still thrilled that author Ellen Bryan Obed is coming to PES!  We have been enjoying her books so much and can't wait to meet her.





The whole school reading Twelve Kinds of Ice


Thursday, January 30, 2014

And the Winners Are...



Just how excited were we at PES when we heard that our One Book, One School book had won the Newbery Medal?  VERY excited!  Bravo Kate DiCamillo!

Every student had an opportunity this week to explore the three Caldecott Honor books and the one Caldecott Medal winner.  While there was some stiff competition regarding the best of the best, we all agreed that the choices the Caldecott committee made were good ones.





Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Our Matchbox Diary

3rd graders, I'm so glad that you enjoyed Paul Fleischman's The Matchbox Diary as much as I did!  I am excited that we're making our own version of a matchbox diary.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Doing the Dewey

4th graders, we are getting SERIOUS about the Dewey Decimal System... which means it's time for the Dewey Rap!