Friday, June 14, 2013
Sadie's grandpa came in today to share his amazing musical talents! He plays the clarinet! He let the students touch the clarinet and request some songs to play. He played Jingle Bells, Happy Birthday, and some patriotic songs as well. The students even got to dance!
Today is Flag Day! We had an assembly and welcomed our local police officers and troops to Macdonough School. Our troops marched in with our flags and then some of the first grade girls sang the National Anthem. Chief William McKenna from the Middletown Police gave us a beautiful speech about the importance of Flag Day and we even got to chant USA!
Ms. Angela Spaman, "Queen of Macdonough," then recognized the hand-picked students that were selected for their citizenship at Macdonough. Each teacher choses 2 students from each class that not only displays SURFS behavior, but also turns their homework in on time, always volunteers when needed, and has a respectful and caring attitude at all time. These students were awarded a certificate and a flag pin.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Friday, Macdonough students kicked off the Middletown Summer Reading Program!
Mrs. Ballachino welcomed us with a slideshow of pictures of Macdonough teachers with their favorite books and then Kate McCarthy Bond, from Russell Library, told us about the importance of summer reading and events happening at the Library this summer. She also read us 2 silly books!
Enza Macri also visited Macdonough and we presented her with a book that will be in our library in her honor.
At the end, we got a plethora of new books to enjoy.
A special thank to Mrs. Ballachino, Kate McCarthy Bond, and Enza Macri for all their hard work!
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Fourth graders had a blast on their last Bio Buddies last week.
We went to the CT River Museum and enjoyed a tour on a boat, as well as learned many things such as how to tie knots and drive a boat, and about animals that live in and around the CT river. We also experimented different ways to keep the water clean.
It was a beautiful day to be on the river that many of us enjoyed a snooze on the way home!
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
More than a dozen Macdonough staff members braved the heat to compete in the 2013 Iron Horse Running Festival. From the 5 kilometer race up through the half marathon, our teachers completed a total of more than 100 miles of racing!