When it came to the topic of background and speech, the school of madison was no stranger to the conversation.
A few years earlier, when the school had an assembly for the school’s graduating class, they asked each class to bring along a book to read aloud.
When they got home, the class used the books to write their own letters to each other and their teachers.
The school was already familiar with the concept, but the students were taking their time, and it became a bit of a surprise when the teacher at the time asked the students if they would like to do the same with their classmates.
“I thought, ‘I can’t wait to see what we’ll do,'” recalls school principal Michelle Cairns.
As the students prepared to walk into the classroom, she decided to use a trick she learned from her mom.
She said, “We’ll talk to our classmates and ask them questions.”
As they talked, one student asked another if they wanted to go into a classroom.
Another asked another teacher what class he or she was in, and the teacher said, “What is your class?”
“The kids in this class are students from madison,” Cairn says.
So, they started doing a class where they had to write a letter to their classmates and teachers and give the answers back to the class.
Cairns says they had a great time and she’s excited to see the students in the class speak in the future.
But one student was not as enthusiastic.
In the beginning, the idea was just to create a classroom in the middle of the day and let students write letters to their peers and teachers, and to make sure everyone knew who they were and what they were studying. “
We started with that, and I’m really excited to bring this to life.”
In the beginning, the idea was just to create a classroom in the middle of the day and let students write letters to their peers and teachers, and to make sure everyone knew who they were and what they were studying.
That idea took off as more students came in to learn.
But one of the most common complaints that came up during the first year was, ‘It’s not really clear what to do in class.’
Cairnas wanted to make it easy for students to share their ideas, and that’s where she found the story of the madisons first classroom.
After years of researching the history of the school, Cairnes wanted to create something that would help the students have a fun time while learning something new.
And so, she thought, what better way to do that than create a storybook?
“What better way than to do a story book?” she says.
The madison school was originally built in 1890 and was located at the corner of South Main and East Main streets.
Cairn’s mom was a local author, and she had a big passion for the book that had her creating several different versions of the storybooks.
For years, Cairs mom and school had the school read aloud to the students each week, but eventually, she had to move the school to a new building.
She wanted the storybook to be a place for students and teachers to come together and share ideas, but she also wanted it to be fun for the students to enjoy as well.
By creating the story books, she hopes to give students a place where they can share ideas in an engaging and fun way.
The books are a collaboration between Cairnis mom and the school.
A lot of the students wanted to participate in the creation of the stories, but it wasn’t until a couple of years ago when they decided they wanted something different.
They had a very unique story, so the students and teacher had to come up with something different to give the students something new to read.
So, the students began to brainstorm what they wanted the book to be, and when they came up with the name, they decided to call it the madies first classroom, which Cairnos mom also created.
So far, the books have been a success, with students participating in a variety of ways.
It’s been fun, Cains mom says, and there are plenty of laughs and laughs in the classroom.