Tuesday, March 31, 2009
This year, more than 1000 books were donated to Macdonough School children!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Parents, teachers, politicians, and neighbors had wonderful discussions about their hopes and dreams for our school system.
JCJ will be back in Middletown on April 27th for another workshop. Details will be posted soon!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
In addition to green race t-shirts each child was awarded a race medal as he or she crossed the finish line. Macdonough School's participation in the race was sponsored by the Hartford Marathon Foundation and 21st Century Schools Program.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Students at Macdonough School took the fifth portion of the Connecticut Mastery Test today. Third, fourth, and fifth graders read passages and filled in missing words on the Degrees of Reading Power test.
For those who worked especially hard, the staff arranged for some fun incentives. A few children in each of the classes were selected to play laser tag at A New World Laser Tag in Middletown. The students will be meeting after school for this fun trip at the conclusion of the Connecticut Mastery Test.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Chaelyn Lombardo, from Kids Korner, will be running another "Literature for Lunch"Book Club in collaboration with the Family Resource Center. This club will be for Second Graders. It is called, "Cooking for Literacy!". It is an academic, social, and physical curriculum.
IThere will be two clubs of 7 children each. One club will be held on Tuesdays and the other will be on Thursdays (12:20-1:10). Each club will meet in the FRC for both their lunch and recess period once a week. There will be some instruction and discussion over lunch. After the children are finished and have cleared their trays, they will begin the activity for the day.
The groups will complete several activities and games based upon a popular storybook and they get to keep a free copy of the book at the end of the club. The final club meeting will be the special cooking activity day which is based upon the storybook.
Special thanks to Nat Holmes from the Community Health Center for organizing this visit.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
The field trip, scheduled for May 6th, is being offered to Macdonough School students free of charge!
Friday, March 6, 2009
For those who worked especially hard, the staff arranged for some fun incentives.
Mrs. Waterman's class won a field trip to The Book Bower, a used bookstore located in the Main Street Market. Each student in the class, along with Mrs. Waterman, will have the opportunity to select a free book from this wonderful book store!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
For those who worked especially hard, the staff arranged for some fun incentives. Smiley face t-shirts were provided to students whose hard work brought smiles to our faces!
The shirts were supplied by our friends at Gorilla Graphics of Middletown!
Students at Macdonough joined their peers around the city for the annual PROBE Cultural Fair on March 4th.
Student projects for Grade 4 focused on Ancient Greece and Grade 5 students participated in an activity entitled "Creating Our World."
PROBE, Middletown's Gifted Education Program, is taught by Roberta Avery & Marie Serra at Farm Hill School. Students from Macdonough School travel to Farm Hill one morning each week to participate in activities.