Thursday, November 26, 2015

This Week in Our Schools - 11/23 - 11/25

Scroll down to view pictures of students and staff engaged in learning this past week throughout our district! We have a lot of exciting learning opportunities happening district-wide!

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Colorado Elementary

Mrs. Hines' kindergarten class enjoyed a Thanksgiving Feast!

Mrs. Schumaker's kindergarten class also enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal in their classroom.

Mrs. Hartman's 5th grade class participated in Mustache Monday!
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Franklin Elementary

The following photos are students in Mrs. Week's 2nd grade class. The students with white boards are completing the "word work" daily 5 rotation. Students on the bean bags are "reading to self." The students at the desk working with rulers were learning how to measure the length and width of their desks.  

...and enjoying the snow that fell over the weekend!

Mrs. Hawkins hardworking special education students wrote about Thanksgiving Dinner. They made a paper turkey and wrote Thanksgiving words (word bank) to inspire their writing capabilities.

Jefferson Elementary

Central 6th grade students came over to Jefferson to read 7 Habit stories to 3rd graders in Mr. Loos' class.

Madison Elementary

Mrs. Morters 5th graders collaborated on posters that display their learning of the Mayflower. Each group shared their learning through a presentation to their peers. 

Ms. Maida offers lunchtime Harry Potter Club for 4th and 5th graders at Madison School. Students enjoy really getting to love the series of books by J.K. Rowling, as well as the book characters! Madison School is also always trying to be Blue Zone friendly and get kids active and healthy. Mrs. Eserhaut, Ms. Maida, and the students teamed up to learn how to play the game of Quidditch. The students are enjoying the after school program once a week, are having a great time, and getting some healthy exercise. Go team Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Slytherin, and Ravenclaw!
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Mulberry Elementary

Kindergarten and 3rd grade buddies had a Thanksgiving feast together in true Thanksgiving spirit!

Students in Mrs. Dindinger's 2nd grade class have been determining the purpose of different pieces of text using the PIE strategy - (Persuade, Inform, or Entertain.)  To celebrate the mastery of this strategy, they had a pie party where they were able to sample many different kinds of pie.  Who knew learning could be so sweet? 

Central Middle School

Keira Kreuzenstein was principal for the day with Mr. Hogenson. She earned this reward for being respectful, responsible, and ready to learn!

7th graders in Miss Walgren's math class worked on multiplying and dividing integers using questions on JENGA blocks.

Miss Walgren's 8th graders used Cheez-Its to understand how and why the pythagorean theorem works!
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West Middle School

7th grade students at West celebrated their use of Spear Awards for PBIS with pizza!

Pictured below are West students who will have their art work displayed in the new Hancher Auditorium when it opens!

Muscatine High School ESL

On Wednesday, November 25th, twenty-four MHS students in grades 9-12 who participate in the Muskie ESL program shared their personal narrative stories with classmates and staff. All hands were on deck to help out for this culminating celebration of learning, as MHS ESL teachers, Linda Brecht-Kwirant, Olga Johnson, and Christina Walker arrived early to buzz about the auditorium, setting up this opportunity to showcase writing projects students had been working on as part of their first ELA unit this 2015-2016 academic year. (For more on this story, go to: MHS ESL Students Share Personal Stories).

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District-Wide Staff

Muscatine School Counselors participated in a photo booth at the Iowa School Counselors Association Conference in Des Moines.

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