First grade students were thrilled to participate in a hands on exploration of maps. After completing their unit on maps, the students worked in groups to make maps with food.
MES students and their families had a wonderful time during our Reading Night this week. Students were able to create projects with music, STEM, or art while the teachers shared their love of reading. In the music group the students created homemade harmonicas.
Kindergarten students completed their unit on winter and hibernation by playing the part of an animal as they get ready for a long winters rest. The students started by eating a snack to represent the animals eating extra before they begin their slumber. Then the students found “dens” around the classroom and snuggled up with blankets and books while sounds of winter forest filled the classrooms. When “spring” came, the classroom returned to a bright, cheerful place with plenty of well rested “creatures”!
The fourth graders at MES had a treat this week when meteorologist, Mike Goldberg, came in to discuss how meteorologist use tools to determine the patterns that predict the weather. The fourth grade classes had been learning about different weather patterns and tools. The students were excited for their learning to come to life with this interactive presentation.
MES hosted their end of semester award ceremony Friday, January 19th. Students were recognized for perfect attendance, positive behavior both in the classroom and in specials, outstanding academics, and putting forth their best effort. The administration and faculty were thrilled to share the students accomplishments with the families and friends present! We are charting a course for an even more successful second semester!