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Plum Point Elementary
1245 Plum Point Road
Huntingtown, MD
20639
(443) 550-9739

Scenes From The Library

Two students behind their cranberry and toothpick structure

Cranberry and Toothpick Structure STEM Activity Winners!

Congratulations to these two Fourth graders who showed Alliance by working together to build the tallest cranberry and toothpick structure in the class!  10 and a half inches!

Students building squirrel traps

First grade squirrel trap building

First graders repurposed materials and worked together to build Squirrel Traps.  This lesson helped us practice social-emotional skills including planning, accepting others' ideas, sharing materials, accepting disappointment, persevering through difficult tasks and encouraging teammates all of which are very important lifetime skills.

First grade squirrel trap building

First grade squirrel trap building

First grade squirrel trap building

First grade squirrel trap building

First grade squirrel trap building

First grade squirrel trap building

First grade squirrel trap building

First grade squirrel trap building

First grade squirrel trap building

First grade squirrel trap building

First grade squirrel trap building

First grade squirrel trap building

First grade squirrel trap building

First grade squirrel trap building

First grade squirrel trap building

First grade squirrel trap building

What a great squirrel trap!

First grade squirrel trap building

First grade squirrel trap building

Another good one!

First grade squirrel trap building

First grade squirrel trap building

Those squirrels don't stand a chance against these traps!

PPES students reading a notecard and typing on a laptop

Native American Heritage Month Research

PPES 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students learned about one of 22 different famous Native Americans for Native American Heritage Month. 

PPES students reading a notecard and typing on a laptop

Native American Heritage Month Research

Did you know that Will Rogers was a Native American?  He was born to a Cherokee family in what is now Oklahoma. 

PPES students reading a notecard and typing on a laptop

Native American Heritage Month Research

Ira Hayes, a member of the Gila River Indian community, served in World War II and is one of the six soldiers in the iconic picture Raising the flag on Iwa Jima by photographer Joe Rosenthal.  Other famous Native American military members include John Herrington, NASA Astronaut and Navy Commander; Fred Begay, Physicist and Airman in the Korean War; and Ben Nighthorse Campbell, US Senator and Airman in the Korean War among others.

PPES students reading a notecard and typing on a laptop

Native American Heritage Month Research

Other famous Native Americans we learned about include: 

Jim Thorpe - All-American Football Player and Olympian;  Sharice Davids - US Representative; Sean Sherman - Chef and Author; Naomi Lang - Figure Skater; Charlene Teters - Artist, Educator and Activist; Notah Begay III - Professional Golfer and PGA Member; Cory Witherill - Indy 500 Driver;  Joy Harjo - US Poet Laureate;  Tommy Orange - Writer and 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist; Louise Erdich - Author and Pulitzer Prize finalist; Jacoby Ellsbury - MLB Player; Maria Tallchief - Prima Ballerina;  Wilma Mankiller - First Female Elected Chief of the Cherokee Nation; Cheri Madsen - Paralympic Wheelchair Racing Medalist; Mary Brave Bird - Activist and Author of an American BOok Award winning book

Two boys reading

Author Study Book Tasting: Gary Paulsen, Roald Dahl, Patricia Polacco and Donald Crews

Students reading together

Author Study Book Tasting: Gary Paulsen, Roald Dahl, Patricia Polacco and Donald Crews

Two girls reading together

Author Study Book Tasting: Gary Paulsen, Roald Dahl, Patricia Polacco and Donald Crews

Girl reading at a table

Author Study Book Tasting: Gary Paulsen, Roald Dahl, Patricia Polacco and Donald Crews

Two students reading at a table

Author Study Book Tasting: Gary Paulsen, Roald Dahl, Patricia Polacco and Donald Crews

Students reading together

Author Study Book Tasting: Gary Paulsen, Roald Dahl, Patricia Polacco and Donald Crews

Students reading together

Author Study Book Tasting: Gary Paulsen, Roald Dahl, Patricia Polacco and Donald Crews

Students reading a Patricia Pollaco book

Author Study Book Tasting: Gary Paulsen, Roald Dahl, Patricia Polacco and Donald Crews

Student reading on the couch

Author Study Book Tasting: Gary Paulsen, Roald Dahl, Patricia Polacco and Donald Crews

Students reading together

Author Study Book Tasting: Gary Paulsen, Roald Dahl, Patricia Polacco and Donald Crews

Students giving a rating for a book their read

What do you rate this book? Looks like a good one!

A family working to solve a puzzle

Break Out Room fun. This family is working hard to solve a puzzle.

A family solving a puzzle together

Break Out Room fun. Did you solve the puzzles and break out?

Family around a school table

We broke out!

Two girls in front of a Christmas tree

These two brilliant girls BROKE OUT!

Mom and son in front of Christmas tree

One of our Panther News Network crew members and his mom also BROKE OUT!

Three girls in front of a Christmas tree

We unlocked Santa's Naughty and Nice list! We're on the Nice list, of course.

Two boys in front of a Christmas tree

BOOM! We broke out!

Teacher and student in front of a Christmas tree

This little one broke out and Mrs. Nerby broke into her picture!

A Family in front of a Christmas tree making silly faces

The strength. The cunning. The fabulous poses! This family worked together to BREAK OUT!

A family at a table with a boy shining a UV light on a paper

Using the UV light to find the hidden messages and BREAK the code!

Student reading at home

Student reading at home to earn snowballs for the snowball fight

Four 5th graders with laptops that say We Broke Out

Fifth graders worked on a Read Across America Break Out Room

Four 5th graders with laptops saying We Broke Out

Break Out rooms help students develop critical life skills such as collaboration and perseverance.

Three 5th graders pointing at a laptop

Problem solving skills are vital in today's workplace. Break Out rooms are a fun way to practice these skills.

Three 5th graders pointing at a laptop

Nothing better than the feeling of pride in a job well-done!

NEWS

SNOWBALL FIGHT RESULTS:

As a school, we earned 2,529 snowballs!

That equals between 80,928 and 126,450 pages read in two weeks!

Congratulations to the winners, Mr. Digby and Mrs. Costello.Two snowman inflatables and two teachers

 

Up next: Read Across America Week February 28 - March 4

Scholastic Book Fair: March 14 - 18

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