Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The board came complete with a snowman and two snow-women bearing an uncanny resemblance to our office staff.
Thanks to our clever and talented artists for decorating the main office as we get ready for the winter weather!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
She is the author of more than a dozen biographies written especially for children.
Jane's visit will be made in conjunction with Connecticut's "Tis the Season to Be Reading" celebration.
The story is about a wild little troll named Rollo who runs away from home because he doesn’t want to do his chores. Rollo tries living with various woodland animals, but he finds out that there is no place like home, and returns to his family just in time for “the best Christmas ever.”
Monday, November 21, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Today, musicians David Greely and Joel Savoy, both from the Bayou country in Louisiana came to Macdonough to play a couple Cajun songs for the 3rd graders. Students even had the chance to get up and dance to a song sung in French. Thanks to Ed McKeon, parent and Board of Education member, for arranging the concert.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
They will be seeing Hello My Baby, a brand-new, all-American musical valentine for all ages, at the Goodspeed Opera House. It is a comic romance about a song-plugger who meets a factory girl in Tin Pan Alley, in the early 20th century, when the songs of such great composers such as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and more filled the streets.
Here are Josh and Cristine from the Goodspeed Opera House.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Kindergarten, First grade and Special Education teachers at Macdonough
participated in a workshop during professional development on The Story Braid,
Braidy Doll. The doll helps teach and understand character, setting,
plot, and sequence of events in a story. Above, Miss Vullo is sporting her
very own Braidy Doll. While Mrs. Spaman excitedly volunteered to
read-aloud "The Paper Bag Princess" in order to demonstrate
the use of the Braidy Doll.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Reading teacher, Miss Michele Lavoie, took third place in her age group at the ninth annual Middlesex Community College Foundation $cholarship 5K Road Race. Despite the frigid temperatures, Miss Lavoie was excited and ready to run her very first 5K race. She was also joined by Miss McKenzie, Principal Romeo, and Miss Claffey. Special thanks to Mr. Nelson for cheering on the runners.