Mustangs Moments of Excellence

All the fifth graders at Madison are excited to start their last year at Madison!  Mr. Fred's class determined to get better everyday!

Good morning Madison Mustangs and welcome to your first full week of school.  Mrs. Duthler's class would like to let you know that, we will be talking about growth mindset all year long.  That's when you work really hard at something, try different ways to figure a problem out, and never give up.  Let's make this our best school year ever!

Good morning Madison Mustangs.  Mrs. Duthler's class is wondering if you enjoy watching sports?  Many of the athletes had dreams of becoming a professional athlete ever since they were young.  They developed a growth mindset when they were your age.  They persevered (which means they kept going when it got tough) and used a lot of grit.  When others told them they couldn't , they said, "Oh yes I can.  Just watch me!".  Their dreams came true.  at school, set a goal, persevere and continue to nurture a growth mindset.  Before the game begins, athletes and fans place their right hand over their heart and proudly sing along to The Star Spangled Banner.  Now imagine yourself achieving your goal and feeling that sense of pride.  Dream big and aim high!

Mrs. Locke's class would like to welcome you back after our long weekend.  In PARRT we are talking about respect and how we can show respect at school.  How do you show respect to your classmates?

The students in Mrs. Locke's class, would like to thank our PTA for Donuts for Dads.  We can't wait to see which team has the most team spirit!  Have a great day and don't forget to do your PARRT!

The fourth graders in Ms. Gerst's class are excited to start their first science unit on Living Systems!  The firs thing we will learn is what makes a system work.  Our school is like a system too because all of us are important pieces of the school that have to work together to make sure everybody is learning every day!  You matter!  When you do you PARRT and encourage others to do the same, we can all have great days!

Today we will enjoy our first Friendship Group of the year!  Ms. Gerst's class would like you to make sure you give someone a smile, say something kind, help someone if they need it, and enjoy getting to know your fellow Mustangs!  In our classroom, we try to treat everyone the way we would want to be treated.  Make this your goal today and every day!

On Friday we had our first Friendship Groups at Madison.  Mrs. Mueller's class hopes you had fun meeting new friends and doing some fun activities.  Remember to be kind and helpful throughout your day.  You never know who could be your new friend!

Mrs. Mueller's class hopes you enjoyed a yummy muffin with a relative this morning.  Thanks for all of your help with fundraising.  Your sales help support PTA events like Muffins with Moms.  Hopefully it was easy and there was "muffin" to it!  Happy Friday Madison Mustangs!

The 2nd graders in Mr. Casey's class have been making a lot of growth this year.  They've learned all their class and school procedures and are following them on the playground, lunchroom, hallways, and many other places.  Great work boys and girls!

Mr. Casey's class has been working hard with their addition strategies.  They have been learning new ones each week and are getting much better at their addition.  The hard work is paying off. 

The students in Ms. Kamhawy's class have been working hard on improving their handwriting.  They know that the expectation is to have legible handwriting on all their school work.  Keep up the good work 2nd graders!

Good morning Madison Mustangs.  Ms. Kamhawy's class hope everyone ad a good weekend!  We hope everyone has a good day and a great week at school.  We want to remind everyone to have a growth mindset in everything that you do and especially when you come across a hard or difficult concept that you are trying to learn.  Remember to believe in yourself and to tell yourself that "Yes, I can do it"!

Good morning, Mustangs!  The students in Ms. Wright's class want to share what they've been studying in math ~ skip counting and addition facts through ten.  They've been working hard on skip counting to 100 by 1's, 5's, and 10's as well as combinations through 10.  Playing many different math games is a fun way to practice these addition skills.  What math goals are you working on in your classes?  We wish you luck in reaching those goals!  have a great day!

Happy Friday, Madison Mustangs!  Today we have Friendship Groups, which is always a fun time.  What a great way to show kindness to those in our community by doing our second service project during Friendship Groups.  Ms. Wright's first graders want to remind you to do your personal best when decorating pumpkins and writing cards for our friends in the Methwick Community.  We're looking forward to seeing all of the finished projects.  have a good day!

Good morning Mustangs!  The students in Mrs. McCusker's class have been working hard n our fact fluency to ten and story problems.  We have spent a lot of time working on problems where we know the answer, but we are missing one of the parts.  This can be tricky for first graders but, we continue to have a growth mindset and realize we will figure them out.  We are just not there YET!

Today is an exciting day for first graders in Mrs. McCusker's class because Navi comes to Madison to listen to some of them read to her!  If you do not know who Navi is, she is the Husky that is in the library every Wednesday and listens to students read and is just the sweetest dog ever!  We are also going to practice what we are going to share with our parents at conferences tomorrow.  It's a good day at Madison!

Good morning Mustangs!  The kindergarteners in Mrs. Engelbrecht's class hope you had a wonderful weekend!  The kids in Mrs. Engelbrecht's class have earned 2 classroom celebrations so far this year.  This is because they have earned 10 blue MME's.  How about all of you?  Are you doing yor PARRT to help your class earn MME's?  Have a super Monday!

Mrs. Engelbrecht's has loved having Mr. Girdner as a guest during the kindergarten's math time.  The students have shown how smart they are with their thinking and sharing about numbers.  They also have enjoyed using new math tools this year like math racks.

Welcome to a magnificent Monday Madison Mustangs!  Ms. Yanda's class hopes you attended the PTA event on Friday, Hall-O-Ween and enjoyed an evening of fun!  With Halloween coming up on Wednesday, kindergarten has been talking about being safe.  Talk it over with your mom, dad, grandma, grandpa or an adult in your house what time and where you're deciding to trick-or-treat.  Remember that sticking close to home is great because then you'll know many of the people and you won't get lost in a neighborhood that you're not used to being in.  People who already know you just might throw an extra treat in your bag!

Kindergarteners in Ms. Yanda's class would like to share this quote with all of the other Madison Mustangs...  "The difference between try and triumph is a little umph."  - Marvin Phillips  What does that mean to you?  Well, in kindergarten, we are always learning, practicing and trying our personal best.  We put effort, or "umph" into whatever we are doing because that is how we get better.  So remember, if you put a little effort, or "umph" into your try, you will come out as  a winner.  Give your personal best today Madison Mustangs!

Mr. Fred's class along with the other fifth graders are having fun playing soccer at recess.  Everyone plays hard but shows great sportsmanship!  When that happens, we all win!  Great job 5th graders!

All the students in Mr. Fred's class are working hard at multiplying.  In fact we can all multiply whole numbers and decimals.