Mr. Miller donned his apron and became king of the kitchen this week in the Montclair cafeteria. He made over 300 freshly baked, mouth watering brownies for a whopping 16 classes! Each of these lucky classes raised over 50 dollars in support of the Montclair Food for Thought Fundraiser. Monies collected from this fundraiser are used for various academically motivating student incentives. Anyone who has had the privilege of tasting Mr. Miller's cooking knows what an amazing reward this is for the winning brownie recipients. Thank you Mr. Miller!!!!
Dr. Seuss is one of the most popular and beloved children's book authors of all time. Yesterday, March 2nd, fans across the United States celebrated his 111th birthday. Ms. Tison, MCE's media specialist, joined in on this celebration by dressing up like the Dr. Seuss character The Cat in the Hat, and reading And to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street to first grade. What a great way to celebrate such an amazing contributor to children's literature.
6th Grade students in Ms. Shannon's Extended Studies class definitely learned what it was like to walk in the shoes of an Egyptian through their recent study of Ancient Egypt. As part of this experience, students worked collaboratively to research a specific list of items including historic Egyptian sites, boats, animals, and cities. Based off of their research, they designed and constructed an authentic 3-dimensional map of Ancient Egypt including models of the specified items. This highly engaging, hands-on activity promoted creativity while granting students with ownership of their own learning. If you are in the area, "walk like an Egyptian," to Ms. Shannon's room and check out their cool 3-D map of Ancient Egypt.
Fleming Island High's Golden "WAR" Eagle NJROTC Drill Team were honored guests at MCE's Flag Pole Ceremony on Friday. The Monclair Family watched in awe as the highly disciplined team demonstrated an exemplary choreographed riffle rountine in precise unison. Watching them in action bolstered school spirit, while inciting patiotism among the crowd. Their performance was certain to recruit future NJROTC members.