Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Engineering Dinosaurs

In science students are using their knowledge of animal adaptations and the geologic timeline to engineer dinosaurs that can survive. The dinosaurs have to be designed to be able to get food and survive against predators. 

Friday, February 12, 2016

February Vacation Reading

Everyone was encouraged to bring home at least one book to read over the break.  If they would like, they can post their reading and their thoughts on our Feb. Break Padlet. Just double click, write your name and write your post.

I will be checking it frequently and sharing my own reading throughout the week. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Writing Time!

Students work on stories about life on the Oregon Trail. Please excuse the formatting. I have no idea why there is such a space. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Using Maine Maps

Students in Ms. Tibbitts' class use big Maine maps to find locations. 

A Visiting Storyteller

We were very fortunate to have former Gorham school librarian, Chris Crawford come and tell us Native American folktales last week. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Lynda Mullaly Hunt Surprises Us with a Visit

On Friday afternoon, our classes were treated to a surprise visit from author Lynda Mullaly Hunt! Even the teachers were surprised. Lynda is the renowned author of One for the Murphys and Fish in a Tree. Both of her book have been chosen as Global Read Aloud selections and recently Fish in a Tree received the Schneider Family Book award. She is a very busy person and decided to take the time to see us during her visit to Maine for an author event. 
The students (and teachers) were beyond thrilled to meet Lynda in person. We read Fish in a Tree as a read aloud earlier in the year and loved it. For them to meet Lynda in person was indeed very special and something they are not soon to forget. I wish I could adequately share the looks on her faces as they realized who she was. The bulging eyes, gasps, covered faces and looks of disbelief were priceless. 
Lynda talked about her books, writing and answered lots of questions. I was very impressed with the questions and comments the students had for her. They were hanging on every word. 

 We would like to thank Lynda Mullaly Hunt for taking the time to visit us. It was certainly a highlight of our year!

Some students were able to attend Friday night's author event in Falmouth. 

So much book love!