Monday, June 21, 2010
After school on June 17, 2010 a group of Macdonough fourth graders and Miss Claffey and Mr. Nelson toured WFSB Channel 3 news studios in Rocky Hill with meteorologist Mark Dixon. The students saw how the news programs we see on television are crafted through the cooperation of many professionals behind the scenes. We learned about the computer editing rooms, the mobile broadcasting truck command center, the control room, and the various elements of the studio set. Other highlights of the trip were silently watching the first half of the five o’clock news broadcast live from inside the studio and then observing the second half of the broadcast from the control room where the directors and producers were noisily discussing which stories and shots to call next. We are very thankful to meteorologist Mark Dixon for his informative tour and to Miss Claffey for driving the Middletown Schools carry all van. We certainly look forward to another exciting educational visit to WFSB Channel 3 next year!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Macdonough School students and staff celebrated Flag Day dressed in red, white, and blue! The morning started with a community walk to school as dozens of families traveled down High Street along with teachers and members of the Middletown Fire Department who distributed red, white, and blue balloons.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
The Macdonough PTA hosted an Ice Cream Social on Friday night to welcome new families to the school. Teachers spent time visiting with new students in their classrooms and parents spent time mingling at the book fair. Everyone enjoyed an ice cream treat!
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Second graders met with their NUMBER KIDS buddies on Monday at Harkness State Park. We learned how to build sandcastles with expert Chuck Feld. Each group was responsible for their own castle compound. Teamwork and cooperation were the words of the day! We then enjoyed a picnic lunch with our new friends.