Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Popham Colony

5th graders: isn't it incredible that the first English colony in New England was right here in Phippsburg?  We're going to do some online research to see if we can discover why the colony didn't succeed.

The Popham Colony at Fort Saint George

The Popham Colony - The Archaeology Channel

The Popham Colony - The Maine Encyclopedia

The Lost Colony of Popham - The History Channel

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Troubleshooting Technology

PES friends, our new Chromebooks are amazing!  How awesome is it that we ALL have our own laptops to use?

That said, sometimes technology doesn't work.  It can be difficult to know if we've done something wrong, or if there is a problem outside our control.  So, let's see if we can brainstorm some strategies for diagnosing and fixing technology-related challenges.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

MSBA and the Battle of the Books


4th and 5th graders, I am so excited about this year's MSBA list and I know that many of you have already started reading in preparation for the Battle of the Books in April.

This year we're going to use a new (and very cool) tool called BookTaco to help us keep track of our reading and to have fun with the MSBA list.


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sniffer and Tinni


2nd grade friends, after we use the words and illustrations to help us describe the main characters in Sniffer and Tinni: A True Tale of Amazing Animal Friendship take a peek at this amazing video:

Do we have anything new to add to our character description lists after watching this?

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tracking a Message in a Bottle

28008154After reading The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles, you wrote your own message in a bottle.  Why aren't we going to send those messages off in the ocean?

Using PlasticAdrift, let's see where our bottles would end up if we did put them in the ocean here in Phippsburg.

Now, let's use Google Maps to figure out in what country they most likely would end up:

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea

4th graders, we had a most amazing trip to Morse Mountain on Wednesday!  Did you see any sea creatures?  After reading The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea, which creature would you argue is the most amazing?  Please include at least one reason why in your blog comment below.