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Persuasive Pumpkins

posted Oct 15, 2020, 9:13 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Oct 16, 2020, 6:55 AM ]

Students wrote persuasive essays to persuade a customer in a pumpkin patch not to pick them.  They used reasons with details and powerful words to get the customer to walk away.  Students brought in pumpkins and used the Cricut to design them.  They used the green screen for their pumpkin's photo and a video that they narrated. You can find their creative pieces here. You can find their written stories here.

Maine 2020 3D Expo - Fairfield, ME

posted Mar 11, 2020, 5:04 AM by Gina Jandreau

Three students represented Madawaska Elementary School at the 3D Design Challenge and Expo at Kennebec Valley Community College this weekend.  Hailey Thibeault, Dasha 
Danilichava, and Lucy Hartvigsen won a 2nd place prize for their project creating soap screens using the school's 3D printer.  The project was developed to assist local entrepreneur Julie Rayder, who makes nutritional soaps for her company Nutritious Skin.  Julie needed soap screens to create unique patterns she could use to make her soaps.  Mrs. Gina Jandreau's students were up to the task.  They used the engineering design methods learned in class to help come up with their solutions.  Take a look at the YouTube video of their impressive presentation here: and photos of the weekend here:

Skating in Phys. Ed

posted Feb 26, 2020, 11:33 AM by Gina Jandreau

Students in grades 3-6 went skating on Monday, February 24, as part of their phys. ed curriculum.  Mr. Dan Cyr organized the activity along with the recreation department. Third and fourth graders skated in the morning and fifth and sixth graders skated in the afternoon. All photos can be found here.

5th Graders Visit Ridgewood

posted Dec 18, 2019, 11:59 AM by Gina Jandreau

Fifth grade students went to Ridgewood with Ms. Connie Cloutier to help residents with their Christmas Bingo game.  Students had a great time helping and the residents had smiles on their faces when they saw those students' smiling faces!  Pictures are posted here.

Shop With a Copy

posted Dec 17, 2019, 4:14 PM by Gina Jandreau

On December 17, twelve students had a chance to participate in the third annual Shop With a Cop.  The students got a chance to shop with customs, border patrol, and Madawaska town police officers for gifts for their immediate family.  They shopped for their gifts at Marden's. Packages were wrapped at the Safety Complex by the students and their escorts.  Students were returned to school after they were served a lunch of pizza. See photos here.

Little Owl Press & Channel 16 Visit

posted Dec 4, 2019, 8:19 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Dec 4, 2019, 8:26 AM ]

Students completed their Little Owl Press news for the first quarter. Here is a link to the online reports: here  Here is a link to their newspaper: here   Students went to Channel 16 to record their  news broadcasts to be shown on channel 1302. Here is a link to the photos of our visit: here


posted Nov 7, 2019, 8:29 AM by Gina Jandreau   [ updated Nov 7, 2019, 8:30 AM ]

Dinoman visited this morning! He had a presentation for kindergarten to grade 2 students on dinosaurs.  He had a presentation for students from grades 3-6 on the solar system and its impact on dinosaurs.  It was an incredibly entertaining performance!  See photos here.

Cynthia Lord Visits

posted Oct 8, 2019, 5:12 PM by Gina Jandreau

Cynthia Lord, author of children's books, visited MES to share her knowledge about being an author.  She spoke to all students in the library and shared her experiences as an author.  See photos here.

Fifth Graders Fishing

posted Jun 13, 2019, 6:55 AM by Gina Jandreau

The fifth grade students raised landlocked salmon in the mini hatchery in the classroom, took a trip to Micmac Farms to see a real hatchery and released over 200 salmon fry atBirch Point. Their culminating activity was fishing on Wednesday, June 12. Students fished at at Daigle Family Pond located on Gagnon Road in Madawaska.  The activity was planned and supervised by Mr. Tom Gerard and Gina Jandreau.  See photos here

Diorama Book Reports

posted Jun 11, 2019, 3:43 PM by Gina Jandreau

The fifth graders did their last book report of the year!  They read a book and designed a scene from the book in a diorama.  They wrote a scene description and gave a brief oral report summarizing their book.  See photos here.

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