Category: News

Don Quijote Graphic Novel

Don Quijote Graphic Novel
February 20th, 2020
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Sixth Graders are reading a graphic novel version of Don Quijote in Spanish. They were asked to pick a scene and draw a comic of their own.

Cookie Math

Cookie Math
February 12th, 2020
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  Cookie Math Second Grade used the picture book The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins to launch their study of division. In the book, children must figure out how to share a dozen cookies as more and more friends come to the door. Second graders were asked, “How can you divide twenty cookies equally among five friends?” …

First Grade Explores the City

First Grade Explores the City
February 5th, 2020
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First Grade was so excited to take a train to Center City. They had a great time exploring the city (walking over 2 miles!), seeing a production of The Snow Queen at the Arden Theater, and having lunch at the Bourse. They saw murals and mosaics, counted bricks, compared buildings, saw homeless people and buskers,…

Art Teacher Gillian in the News

Art Teacher Gillian in the News
January 29th, 2020
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PMFS Art Teacher Gillian Pokalo is in the Times Herald this week for an art project about immigration she is doing in collaboration with an artist from Iceland. Read the article below: Phoenixville exhibit connects women immigrants across borders MediaNews Group Jan 28, 2020 PHOENIXVILLE — No matter where one is in the world, no…

Play-Inspired Learning

Play-Inspired Learning
January 22nd, 2020
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Pre-K Teachers Courtney and Kate find creative ways to enrich their students’ learning with themes that “emerge” out of play. Recently they presented their class with a table covered in paper, a mess of paint, and some brushes. From there, a group of children came over to paint during free play and turned the table…

Learning Where our Food Comes From

Learning Where our Food Comes From
January 15th, 2020
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As part of their study of city planning and the journey food takes to reach our plates, Fifth Grade visited the PA Farm Show in Harrisburg last week. They got to meet a farmer, pet cows, and see a calf being born. Students also enjoyed a scavenger hunt around the farm show, pretending to drive…