Madison students are excited for reading as they participate in our tradition of Reading Buddies! Each month upper elementary students are paired with primary grade students and they practice reading to each other. The students are always excited to work with their buddies and share the new stories they have been reading.
Third grade classes worked on a stem project last week. The students had to create an Egyptian pyramid out of toothpicks and marshmallows. The students enjoyed this engineering challenge.
MES students all participated in STEM projects this week. Students from Pre-K to fifth grade were able to enjoy challenging tasks that promoted critical thinking and problem solving. Some of the projects included building challenges while others involved experiments. The fifth graders were to build a structure that was at least 2 feet tall. They could only use note cards and cardboard rolls. Most groups exceeded the expectations, with one group building a structure that was over four feet tall! Kindergarten classes investigated how candy corn reacted in different solutions and recorded their observations. All of the students enjoyed the hands-on activities and are looking forward to the next school wide STEM day!
In Chess Club students get to work on critical thinking skills and problem solving strategies while learning to play the game of chess. The students are instructed on basic chess fundamentals and have an opportunity to play the game and learn from one another.