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I am incredibly proud of our students and staff this year.  No matter where or how they were learning, our students demonstrated incredible resilience.  In spite of many changes, they have grown so much as readers, writers, mathematicians, and thinkers.  Our staff has remained dedicated to our student learning and has worked tirelessly to make learning meaningful.

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Read More about Jackson Weekly Wrap-Up!, May 28, 2021

On May 18, 2021 at approximately 3:20 p.m., the Elmhurst Police Department notified the Bryan Middle School and Jackson Elementary School Administration of an incident near the school communities, requiring the schools to initiate a soft lockdown. The lockdown was in place briefly but was lifted by 3:38 p.m. the Elmhurst Police Department, allowing for dismissal to proceed as normal. 

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Read More about Area Incident Prompts Brief Precautionary Soft Lockdown at Jackson Elementary & Bryan Middle Schools

As we head into the last three weeks of school, we are excited to finish the year strong with meaningful learning and some fun events to celebrate our school community.  Throughout the next few weeks, we will be updating reading benchmarks for students to measure their growth as readers this school year.  These assessments are given to each child in a one to one setting. 

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Read More about Jackson Weekly Wrap-Up!, May 7, 2021

It is hard to believe that we are headed into the final five weeks of the 2020-2021 school year. We continue to focus on learning and look forward to some celebratory events at the end of May. Your child’s teacher will be in touch with you about field day and a class party so you can make sure your in-person learner is prepared for those events. If we can support you and your family in any way in the coming weeks, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

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Read More about Jackson Weekly Wrap-Up!, April 23, 2021

Author Luke Flowers

The Kindergarteners - Third graders had a great time with Luke Flowers. He signed their books & drew with them. It was a fun time!

Weekly wrap up of some photos. Remember to check IG and FB for more photos!

Third graders are launching book clubs and setting norms for their meetings!

4th graders are synthesizing their research into rough drafts for their “Who Was...” passion project and will be writing their own books. Cover art to be done in @jacksonartspace !

Third graders are using graphic organizers to curate their country research and draft their informational writing.

Lots of activity this week. More photos are on FB and IG.

 

4th graders playing a game for an organized, indoor recess. All students participate! It’s a great team builder!

Fifth grade has started printmaking in Art and it’s all about those intricate details!! Sketch, transfer, reveal, cut and use...can’t wait to see their finished products!

Second graders are activating schema by connecting what they already know about crocodiles to what might happen in their new book 👏🏻📚

 

Fifth grade has started printmaking in Art and it’s all about those intricate details!! Sketch, transfer, reveal, cut and use...can’t wait to see their finished products!

It's been a great week!

Third graders are sharing their backpack designs in See Saw! Today the class watched one example!

Blended learning in @jacksonartspace! 5th graders watching their next steps on video!

Kinder students are predicting which kind of salt will melt the snow first. Making predictions in their inquiry based unit!

3rd graders are learning fractions! Small groups and games are helping build number sense!

Lots of learning this week! There are more photos on IG and FB

5th graders posing questions they want to answer through their explorer research. Next one was: What was the effect of their trip?

5th graders posing questions they want to answer through their explorer research. Next one was: What was the effect of their trip?

Our kinder cuties explored snow today and discussed what they notice/wonder. One asked, “why is the snow still white even though the sun isn’t shining on it?” (They previously learned snow is clear.) 💚 this problem based learning experience and our teachers for trying something new!

Our kinder cuties explored snow today and discussed what they notice/wonder. One asked, “why is the snow still white even though the sun isn’t shining on it?” (They previously learned snow is clear.) 💚 this problem based learning experience and our teachers for trying something new!

3rd graders are in the final phases of design on their Defined STEM backpack project!

First grade tackling three steps to solve math problems: Read, Draw, Write! One student told another, “Don’t be scared! Think positive!” 💚💚

Adding 2 addenda by making a new ten! Conceptual math helps students understand place value and expand number sense!

Fun times this week! Checkout more photos on IG and FB

Our day started with lots of work as readers and writers. 3rd grade researching countries, 2nd graders using non fiction text features, and kindergarten readers’ workshop!

Kicking off passion projects for 2020 in 4th grade! All students are channeling passion focused on a historic event or person. Love this amazing start!

Kindergarten got right to work writing today! They will be ready for 1st grade before we know it!

5th graders find main idea using different strategies and reflect on what works for them as readers.

What better way to celebrate coming together to meet a goal for Kindness than Fort Reading! 🙌🏻 Ms. Q’s 4th graders were giddy with delight in their cozy spaces. 📚📖📚

2nd graders are getting ready for their human body unit! 🤣 We had lots of fun tracing today!

Learning about Simple machines is so much more fun and engaging when the Dupage Children’s Museum comes to us!! 3rd grade kicks off their unit with some really cool authentic exploration!

Nora Friend Visit

4th graders are sparking new friendships during our first @thenoraprojectngo visits this year!

You can see more photos on Jackson's FB and IG page

 

Welcome Jaguars!

So much fun on our first day of school. Check out more photos on our IG and FB page.

Ice cream social was a blast!

What a fun way to start the new year! A fun time meeting up with old friends and making new ones.

Celebrating a great school year!

Great time celebrating the school year. The kids clapped for the 5th graders, we had our last school assembly for the year and kids are excited to have their year books signed! Thanks for a great year. Enjoy your summer!

Field Day

The kids had a blast on Field Day!

Giving Garden

Our Jackson Giving Garden is officially growing! Thank you to our wonderful parents! These pictures don't even show a fraction of the work they have done!

Nora Celebration!

Here are some of our Nora friends walking the red carpet at their celebration night.

Celebrating Arbor Day

The City of Elmhurst planted a tree in front of our school in celebration of Arbor Day. The 2nd grade class celebrated by singing songs, presenting cards to the city and putting the finishing touches to plant the tree.