Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
|At Freeman, they saw detailed embroideries of landscapes, leaves, and more.|
|Here they are learning about printmaking! |
|Here they are making their own works of art!|
|At Davison, they saw the prints of of Julie Mehretu, which were on display. |
Scholar's Academy has begun for some of our 2nd and 3rd grade students. Our dedicated students are coming in twice a week at 8:00 in the morning for extra special reading and writing support. On Fridays, the computer lab will be open for these students to strengthen their computer skills. Congratulations to these scholars!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Several students from each class were also recognized as the SURFS Up honorees. These children demonstrated Self-Responsibility, Understanding, Respect, Fairness, and Safety throughout the month. The families of these SURFS Up winners were also honored!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Kindergarten had a field trip to Rose's Berry Farm. Kindergarteners got to ride through the farm on a hay ride. Each student picked their own pumpkin to take home! The teachers even got to pick a BIG pumpkin to go in their classroom to share. Be sure to stop by and see the pumpkins in each classroom!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Many Macdonough students and faculty participated in Saturday's ING Hartford Marathon. Runner's ran anywhere from 2 miles to the full half marathon (13.1 miles!). Boys and girls from the third, fourth, and fifth grade classes all took part in the race. About 16 Madonough teachers participated and ran a total of 121 miles combined! The perfect fall weather and fun atmosphere made it a morning to remember. Congratulations to all who participated!
We would like to introduce a new member of our custodial staff, John Giuliano. John is very excited to working at Macdonough. He is getting to know all of the students and staff, and is so far loving his time here. Welcome, John!
Friday, October 14, 2011
Fourth grade students attended a field trip to Bluff Point in Groton as part of BioBuddies, a program sponsored by LEARN. Children were taught about salt water ecology. The students participated in net dipping and caught many creatures including shrimp, snails, flounder, green crabs, spider crabs, and blue crabs.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Kindergarten learned how to stop, drop and roll today. Students used felt as the fire and practiced. Don't forget to cover your face. Students also practice calling 911 on a toy phone. Students used their full name and address to tell the "operator" where they lived.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Teachers who will be running include Miss Antonucci, Miss Weindruch, Mrs. Raney, Miss Claffey, Mr. Nelson, Miss Erasmus, Miss McKenzie, Miss Lavoie, Miss DiBacco, Miss Maletta, Miss Caamano, Miss Grossman, Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Oszurek, and Mr. Ferrero. Added together, the Macdonough teachers will be running a total of nearly 100 miles!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Kindergartners have made it through the alphabet. Every day they learned a new letter and made a display for the classroom. They glued keys on for k, leaves for L, q-tips for q and tooth brush for t. The students also made a ABC book for their own to keep at home. Happy reading.
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Macdonough staff
teamed up wearing Pink shirts for the first Friday of October.
(Mr. Nelson, Salmon pants count too!)
In 2011, there will be 230,480 new cases of breast cancer in women.
There will be 2,140 new cases of breast cancer in men.
Today showed Macdonough's awareness and support
of those touched by breast cancer.
The two first grade classes took a nice walk today to the North End's Farmer's Market. The children were able to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from the vendors. Each child was able to take the home their nutritious purchases. When we got back to school, all of the students got to eat one of their snacks. The rest of the food will go home with them today! Thanks to everyone who helped make this trip possible for us!
Thursday, October 6, 2011
On this historic day, one amazing book was read aloud in classrooms, libraries, and homes from Japan to Germany, from Belgium to Brazil, to cities and rural communities across America and right here at Macdonough School!
Ms. Waterman's class is lucky to have Police Chief McMahon back for a second year in a row as their class mentor. Chief McMahon comes in during the reading block to read with the kids. We're lucky to have such a great mentor.