Friday, January 29, 2016

This Week in Our Schools - 1/25 - 1/29

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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Mrs. Hines' kindergarteners wrote polar animal names for a write-the-room activity. This was done as their Work on Writing rotation during Daily 5 time.

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Students in Mr. Welter-Frost's 4th grade class learned about equivalent fractions with a Minion cake!

Mrs. Calderon's 2nd-5th grade ELL students studied about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his "I Have a Dream" speech.

Miss Dindinger's Begindergarten class at Grant School is doing a study on balls.  This week they worked on finding the answers to two questions: How high do balls bounce and how do balls roll?

Mrs. Zitzow's kindergarteners spent the day learning and snuggling in blankets as a dojo behavior award. (Dojo is a behavior awards system using points.)

Check out Madison Staff's entry in tonight's Muskie Booster Cake Auction!

Mrs. McGill's 3rd graders made water wheels to learn how water can be used to do work.

Mrs. Hill's 5th grade art class took a brain break creating architecture with spaghetti and marshmallows and....

.... with their duct tape wallets!

On Monday, January 29, 2016, Cub Scout Pack 114 held their annual derby races in the McKinley gym. We had a fantastic turn out of family and friends to support our scouts. The overall winner for the derby race was a tie between our very own 3rd grade Jared Dreyer and 2nd grade James Duggan. We are very proud of all of our cub scouts for their hard work and great sportsmanship. Way to go boys!​

Mr. Carlson's 3rd graders used pattern blocks to study areas of plane figures.

Students in Mrs. Hill's 3rd grade art class made paper mache animals to accompany an ELA project.

Students in Mrs. Reinier's reading class worked on sight word fluency.

Mrs. Holcomb's students were getting ready to take the stage for the CMS Talent Show and ...

worked in paired groups, and .....

...participated in the before school morning program playing knock out, and ....

Mrs. Holcomb sporting her super hero outfit with class favorite T.J.!

Students from the math classes of Mrs. Stutzel, Ms. Hogenson, and Mr. Keith were actively engaged in their Simplifying Expressions Scavenger Hunt.  The halls were buzzing with collaborative math talk at West Middle School.

Mr. LeClere's Magic of Electrons students are discovering how static and current electricity works. 

Here is a sneak peak of the MHS Color Guard's cake for the Muskie Booster Cake Auction tonight!

Mrs. Mohapp's Chemistry students performed a chemical inductor lab.

Students in Mrs. Goodale's Economics classes participated in a Mad Money budgeting simulation put on by Members Community Credit Union. Students got a profile for the day and had to budget their money at each of the shops in 'Mad City'. 

Students in Mr. Truitt's 1st period vocational foods class are learning how to cook some awesome meals!

Students in Mrs. Joslyn's AP Physics Class calculated the period of circular toys.

Students in Mr. Paul's Agriculture class are working with cattle in their labs.

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District Science and Math teachers collaborated with Instructional Coaches and CPDLs to develop packaging models for wooden cubes, tennis balls and Play-Doh. They had to consider packaging costs, shipping and product placement as they created their designs. Teachers will take this new learning back to implement STEM activities in their classrooms.