Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Storyteller Comes to Macdonough

This week a storyteller named Tom Lee visited Macodnough School. He spent time with each of the classes. His visit was funded in part through the Middletown Cultural Council.

Tom Lee has told stories professionally for fifteen years. His interest in traditional stories began while he was working as a cook in a tiny fishing village in Scotland. In the United States, Tom has worked in classrooms with children of all ages. "When it comes to stories," he says, "children have taught me everything I know."

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

3rd Grade Studies Middletown History

The 3rd graders have been learning about the history of Middletown and today they were lucky enough to have Kay Shaw, parent, share photos she had taken of some of the important buildings and compared them to photos of the same buildings from the late 1800s. It was fascinating to see how the buildings changed, how Main Street has changed and how the people have changed over the last 100 years.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Knowledge is Power at Kids Korner Too!

The recently-modified version of Macdonough's school song, "Knowledge is Power" can be heard on the Middlesex YMCA website.

To hear the song, just scroll down on the home page to "What's New @ YMCA." The second entry in this section features a media player with the song, as well as the awesome student-created CD cover.

"Knowledge is Power" is an incredible song, originally written by Teresa Jennings, with a fantastic "stay-in-school" message. The song now features an original "Macdonough School" skit and refrain performed entirely by students from our school.

The song was unveiled to the school at the final SURFS Up Celebration of the school year and now you can hear it here!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Macdonough School Field Day - 2009

Thanks to our physical education teacher, Miss Erin McCann, and our wonderful parent volunteers for another terrific field day event. Children and teachers were dressed in red or blue to show their team spirit and participate in a variety of fun-filled events!

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