Students and teachers at Madison School started DEAR Week off with a bang on Monday at a fun-filled assembly. Students watched teachers perform a Reader's Theatre play written by our own Mrs. Rizki! The play explained all about DEAR Week and the fun activities the students will enjoy: surprise 10 minute Drop Everything And Read times, mystery guest readers, a door decorating contest, teachers dressed up as book characters, a PJ party on Thursday from 6:30-8pm, an auction of cakes decorated like teacher's favorite books, our new DEAR song, and more! This week is going to be an awesome reading celebration!
By: Mrs. Amy Byrnes
Kindergarten's unit in Treasures is about food. Room 10 made a strawberry salad
to practice following a recipe and the importance of doing events in a sequence.
By: Mrs. Coy
Two weeks ago we studied different structures and homes from around the world as part of our Treasures unit. We also read the 3 Little Pigs and made miniature homes from that story using different materials (Cheese Its and licorice for bricks; pretzels for sticks; wheat squares for straw). The students had fun "constructing" their houses and it tied in nicely with learning our vocabulary words like construct, materials, and collapse. The finished products are proudly displayed on top of the student's lockers outside the classroom.! Great work!
Mrs. Hoffman, Room 12's picture person, brought in Native American Art for our class to see. We learned about their customs and traditions. We were able to see jewelry, instruments, clothing and other artifacts. Many thanks to Mrs. Hoffman for sharing!
The Kindergarten students have been working hard learning about the Daily 5 (Read to Self, Read to Someone, Work on Writing, Listen to Reading and Word Work). They have also been working hard to build their stamina during their daily work! The Kindergarten teachers are very proud of them! Here are some more pictures of room 12 students busy at their daily work!
One of Madison's beloved custodians is retiring next week. The Caring Community Committee threw Mr. Jose a retirement party on Thursday, November 17th. Thank you so much, Jose for your years of dedicated service to Madison School!
On Monday, October 17, 2011, Madison teachers and staff joined other District 69 staff by wearing pink to work to show their support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Pictured below are a few of our staff members who participated in this event!
Madison School had a very special visit on Wednesday, October 26th from Officers Ronderos, Erwin and Groberski of the Skokie Police Department as part of Red Ribbon Week. Officer Groberski is a K9 officer and he brought along Dino, a real police dog! Students got to see Dino practicing his best behavior, listening to his handler's commands, finding keys that were hidden from him, and playing tug of war as a reward for doing a good job. Thank you so much for visiting us, Dino and the Skokie Police Department!
On Friday, October 21, classes from Madison went outside to enjoy the Niles West Homecoming Parade in the beautiful weather. The Superhawks cheered for floats from various NWHS clubs, the homecoming king and queen, and the NWHS marching band. The band stopped in the circle drive to play a song for the attentive crowd. Thanks so much for coming to see us, Niles West!
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