Room 8 gets a visit from Ms. Davis.
On Monday, Ms. Davis read Room 8 a book about bullying and talked with students about how words can hurt just as much (if not more) than unsafe bodies. Students colored pictures of themselves and thought of ways that they can STOMP OUT BULLYING at Madison School. On February 27th, students and teachers will wear pink to support STOMP OUT BULLYING day!
Today, the Madison Super Hawks were delighted to welcome students from Lincoln Junior High as they perfomed a shortened version of Gooney Bird Greene. The students in Room 8 were thrilled by the performance and wanted to thank the cast and tell them what a great job they did. Room 8's students wrote properly punctuated friendly letters (one of the Second Grade Common Core English Language Arts Standards) to our fantastic guest performers We'll finish the letters up tomorrow (and add a little glitter for sparkle) before sending them off to LJH!
One of the 6 Traits of Good Writing is Organization! It’s so important to be able to organize your thoughts and stories so they make sense to your reader. To help us practice, Room 8 read Scaredy Squirrel, a book that shows many different ways to organize thoughts. In this very funny book, Scaredy Squirrel uses lists, schedules, and plans to help organize his day, escape danger, and make decisions. After reading the book, tables worked together on a project to practice this very savvy squirrel’s methods.
Today, the students of Room 8 brainstormed names and voted for their favorites to name our 3 Yellow Poison Dart Frogs (phyllobates terribilis). Please welcome Jay, Bob, and Green Ninja to the Madison School family. They were graciously donated to Room 8 by Miss Miller's brother who raises all sorts of frogs, lizards and bulldogs. Although the name "Yellow Poison Dart Frogs" sounds dangerous, these frogs aren't! To be able to make the "poison" they're named for, they have to eat ant from South America. Our frogs were raised in captivity in the United States and eat only crickets and mealworms. They're perfectly safe! Students in Room 8 have had a great time this week observing our new pets and are so excited to help take care of them this school year!
By: Ms. Sharkey
Madison School students jumped their hearts out in our 5th annual Jump Rope for Heart Event. Jump Rope for Heart is an amazing program that not only raises funds for the American Heart Association to help fight heart disease and stroke, but teaches students the benefits of physical activity and how exercise can lead to a longer, healthier lifestyle.
Madison School raised a grand total of $7,527.55! A BIG thank you goes out to the 116 families that raised money this year and to the parents that volunteered on the day of the event. Congratulations to rooms 16, 21, & 3 for having the most participants in their class and congratulations to our top fundraisers:
Justin Wu (2): $780.00
The Hoffman Family (K,1): $375.00
Leo Tasigchana (K): $305.00
By: Mrs. Godzin
On Wednesday March 14th, our preschoolers and their parents had a chance to learn all about being healthy at our first ever Healthy Kids Night. My Gym Skokie started the evening with a fantastically fun gross motor session in the Madison Gym. After that, families got to explore three classrooms worth of fabulous health promoting activities. In the Eat Well room, students "went shopping" for healthy food, balanced their meals (balance beam included!), and played pyramid bingo. The Keep Moving/Be Safe room featured booster seat musical chairs, exercise dice, and making your heart pump. And last but not least, the Get Sleep/Stay Clean room included glitter germs (pretend glitter is germs and try to wash it off your hands--not so easy), baby bath, and baby bedtime routine practice complete with pajamas, tooth brushes, blankets and books. Families had a terrific time learning about ways to stay healthy and three families who attended won the grand prize of homemade exercise dice so they can keep moving at home, too.
On Saturday, March 2, students from all three schools participated in the all day District 69 chess tournament. Students had fun competing and polishing chess skills.
Congratulations, Super Hawks! Keep up all your hard work!
Thank you so much for your support of DEAR week! The students and staff at Madison had a great time celebrating reading. Thank you for volunteering to read, bidding on cakes, and encouraging your child to explore the magic of books!
In Second Place, Mrs. Jabeen's Ballerina Cake:
In Third Place: Ms. Davis' and Ms. Stovel's Lightening McQueen Cake:
And an honorable mention: Mrs. Marsden's (on behalf of FUND69) Terrible Plop Cake:
What amazing cakes we had this year! Thank you so much for all the time and effort the cake bakers put in!
Lincoln Junior High