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!


Thursday, December 5, 2013

One Book, One School

I am so thrilled that the PES community is going to be reading Kate Dicamillo's Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures together!  We have such a wonderful line of up guest readers and I know that the book is going to be loved by all.



In the first part of the book we discover that Ulysses might, in fact, have super powers.  Who's ever heard of a super hero squirrel??  Well, now you have!  On our board below, please share what super power you'd like to have if you could have just one.


Monday, December 2, 2013

Happy Hanukkah!

We love Eric A. Kimmel's Hanukkah books here at PES, especially Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Dewey and the Aliens

4th graders, here's a great story that helps us understand the Dewey Decimal System: