4th graders are working in "expert groups" to research and learn about a poet of their choice's life and what inspires this poet to write poetry. This will prepare them to not only write an essay about their poet, but will also support students in thinking about what inspires them in preparation for writing their own poetry in the coming weeks.
5 months ago, Mokena School District 159
4th grade poets
4th grade poets
4th grade poets
4th grade poets
Second grade students visited Kindergarten to share the books they made as part of their end of module performance task. The books showcased informational writing comparing and contrasting MES to a school they researched from across the world. As a bonus, they also performed Readers' Theaters about incredible and unusual schools around the world! Way to go Stars!
5 months ago, Kristin Johnson
kinder and 2nd grade
kinder and 2nd grade
kinder and 2nd grade
Boomwhacker and keyboard fun in music class with Mrs. Cheney!
5 months ago, Mokena 159
music
music
music
music
music
Mrs. Arduino's class has been using habits of character to make a magnificent thing!!
5 months ago, Mokena 159
magnificent thing
magnificent thing
magnificent thing
magnificent thing
The "Painted Essay" is an organizational structure to support informational writing in our new ELA program. This patterned structure is tied to certain colors so that students are able to use and internalize a template for thinking – and therefore, writing.
5 months ago, Mokena School District 159
painted essay
painted essay
painted essay
The MES library is the perfect place to watch the playground construction in action. Mrs. Andresen has curated a collection of books for students to read to learn more about the equipment they might see.
5 months ago, Mokena School District 159
librray books
Congratulations to our new NJHS inductees! We can't wait to see the ways to shape MJHS and the Mokena community!
5 months ago, Mokena 159
njhs
njhs
njhs
njhs
njhs
njhs
njhs
mjhs njhs
njhs
5th graders in Mrs. Huerta's class learned about rising action, exposition, climax, falling action, and resolutions in the novel "Esperanza Rising". Great work, Rockets!
5 months ago, Mokena 159
read
read
reas
read
read
read
read
read
Kindergarteners used their imaginations to design and create a toy from objects found in the classroom and at home just like the character in the book they are reading. Then, they asked each other questions about the toys to practice speaking and listening standards. Great work!
5 months ago, Mokena School District 159
toy project
toy project
toy project
toy project
toy project
MES students wore orange on Friday for childhood cancer awareness!
5 months ago, Mokena 159
childhood cancer awareness
childhood cancer awareness
childhood cancer awareness
childhood cancer awareness
Our PreK friends are having a blast!
5 months ago, Mokena 159
prek
prek
prek
prek
Attention Preschool-Age Parents!
5 months ago, Mokena Elementary School
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🚨 Impressive work alert! 🚨 5th graders are learning to analyze why characters react differently to events in a novel and how those reactions reveal more about the characters. Students are making inferences and quoting directly from the text to then construct character reaction paragraphs! WOW!
5 months ago, Mokena School District 159
Analyzing text
Analyzing text
Analyzing text
Analyzing text
Teachers do WAY more than just teach. 2nd grade teacher Mrs. Meehan has mastered the art of getting knots out of shoelaces! 😂
5 months ago, Mokena 159
teacher untying a knot
We’d like to thank our IT professionals for all they do for our students and staff! Their role is incredibly important to our District! You are appreciated! #ITProfessionalsDay
5 months ago, Mokena 159
it professionals day
2nd graders came up with a "minion" ways to Be The Yellow this school year!
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minion
minion
minion
minion
minion
minion
MIS students have been having a blast learning how to play tchoukball!
5 months ago, Mokena 159
gym
gym
gym
gym
gym
gym
gym
gym
gym
At the State IESA Golf Meet, Grace shot her best round of golf this season and ended with an 86. Her 86 placed her 12th at the out of 77 golfers. Way to make us all proud, Grace!
5 months ago, Mokena 159
Grace at golf state meet
golf state meet
More Kinderbuddy photos! Our kindergarteners had a great time meeting their 8th grade buddies!
5 months ago, Mokena 159
Kinderbuddy
Kinderbuddy
Kinderbuddy
Kinderbuddy
Kinderbuddy
Kinderbuddy
Kinderbuddy
Kinderbuddy
Kinderbuddy
Kinderbuddy
Our very own Grace Chandler is competing at the IESA State golf tournament today! Good luck!
5 months ago, Mokena 159
grace chandler