Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Karate pics

Each year the PCPA funds a first grade Artist-in-Residence, and this year our artist is martial artist Shihan Andy Campbell from Dragon Fire Martial Arts in Scarborough.  Check out the pics!  He came for three days this week, and comes back for three more days in early June.  PCPA ROCKS!!!!!!

Monday, May 22, 2017


Our fantastic PCPA arts day included:

  1. Andy Campbell of Dragon Fire Martial Arts 
  2. Frank Stella-inspired Collaborative Art with Kristine Biegel of The Creative Child and Arts Program
  3. Dance with Tessa LaJoie from Dance Moves of Maine

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fun times in first grade

Today we used the games Headbandz to practice missing addends in math.  We also practiced our doubles additon, turn-around facts, and math boxes in our math journals.

Two cuties lost a tooth on the same day!


In the words of Junie B. Jones, "pallies" on the playground!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Math time

Polygons! Are flat, closed shapes with all straight sides that do not cross.
Function Machines!  They provide practice with number patterns and math facts.

Place value! What digit is in the ones place? Tens place? Hundreds place?