(Staff photo by Phyllis McLaughlin/pmclaughlin@madisoncourier.com)
(Staff photo by Phyllis McLaughlin/pmclaughlin@madisoncourier.com)
Courage and cooperation were the words for the day for second- and third-graders in Madison Consolidated elementary schools Wednesday. Teams of peer counselors from Madison Junior High School fanned out across the district to teach half-hour “Bear Necessities” lessons. Seventh-grader Morgan Preston and her team work with second-graders in Christi Burnett’s class at Lydia Middleton. The lessons were taught using two books: “What Mary Jo Shared,” in which the main character must learn to share and cooperate with her teacher and classmates, and “The Story of Jumping Mouse,” who had to learn courage. “We like sharing our lessons,” said adviser and MJHS math teacher Maureen Getz, adding that the junior high students particularly enjoy working with their younger peers. Each of the students received copies of the books used in the lesson.