Lead the way Miss. Reese!
Friday, September 27, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
We have a group of young ladies who are raising money to purchase additional swings for our playground. Last year they hosted a "hot chocolate stand" and raised close to $100!
Today, our group reconvened and began brainstorming fundraising ideas. Be on the look out for a beautiful bracelet sale and a delicious bake sale.
One small smiley group can help big dreams come true!
(I just love these ladies!)
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Our 4th grade students are completing their Art Benchmark Exam. Students are challenged with creating a self portrait and writing about it. Once the assessment is carefully reviewed and scored, the data gathered is used to guide Mrs. Patry's instruction. The students are given the same assessment at the end of the school year so that actual student growth can be determined.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
At all three elementary buildings our new K-5 math program includes a district wide approach to teaching math. Within the curriculum teachers conduct lesson openers that involve quick counting and skip counting that support the development of math fact fluency. Another instructional component in the math program is something called a, "Sprint". Almost every day students will engage with a Sprint activity. The instructional goal of our math "opener" and a "Sprint" is to build fast, thoughtful, thinking skills and math fluency.
The teachers and the students are just learning how to participate in the opening activity and the classroom "Sprint'. The exciting thing is that all students K-5 are participating in similar activities. As a result, the strategies, routine, and lesson structure of our math block is now seamless from grade level to grade level. Here is short clip showing one 2nd grade classroom participating in their opening activity and a 2nd and 5th grade classroom finishing up their "Sprint". Given only one minute to complete the Sprint - today - a clap or a "whoop" meant they got the answer correct!
Monday, September 9, 2013
It never ceases to amaze me how quickly everyone falls right back into the routine of "school". This morning, in every room I entered, students looked like learners
teachers looked like they were
right where they were suppose to be!
3rd Grade Math
3rd Grade Math
First Grade ELA
School started off with a bang this year! Welcome back signs lined our sidewalk and students were greeted by excited teachers.
At 1:30 we gathered in our gym for our First Day Celebration Ceremony. Mrs. Sadlocha and the Riverside Action Hero introduce our school theme...
A Riverside Hero is Character in Action!
Jared Cambell, a professional performer, then engaged the audience with interactive songs and stories.
It was a fantastic start to our school year.