ELEMENTARY 4TH & 5TH GRADE TAG 4th and 5th grade Talented and Gifted students spent a day at the Administration Center learning how to write short stories from author Mike Graf. Over 80 Identified talented and gifted students from grades 4-8 had an opportunity to work with Mike Graf, an author in residence for the week. While Mike was here, students learned about a process for writing realistic fiction, including character development and cliffhanger storylines. Students wrote drafts of a four chapter story and will send their final drafts to Mike for a critique.
Mike is an author of a 12 book series of national park adventures called TheAdventures with the Parkersseries. This series has already received national attention, awards, and excellent reviews. (Return to Table of Contents)
ELEMENTARY 4TH & 5TH GRADE FAMILY MATH NIGHT Thank you to all students, parents, teachers, and administrators that attended the MCSD 4th-5th Grade Family Math Night on October 5. Approximately 150 students and parents had a great time learning about math together. Congratulations to the Madison Mustangs for winning the traveling trophy for participation. Thanks to Oak Creek Engraving for providing the plaque and to the Muscatine Journal for publishing a story in the newspaper. We look forward to seeing you at next year's Family Math Night! (Return to the Table of Contents)