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Harold Scoble, Rock Sculptor, Painter, and all-around Artist Comes to Riverview to Teach 4th Graders about Rocks and Minerals
4th grade students were very lucky to have Mr. Harold Scoble come to Riverview Elementary. He is the great grandfather of Madison Welling, a 5th grade student at this great school.
Mr. Scoble displayed hundreds of his rocks and minerals, for the 4th graders to admire, as he talked about them and the history behind them. Some of his rock collection included; alabaster, shale, obsidian, marble, fools gold, petrified dinosaur bone and even petrified dinosaur skin!!! Students were absolutely enthralled. After Mr. Scoble's presentation, he gave each of our 108 students a sack filled with two kinds of beautiful prescious rocks. The students and teachers were very grateful for all of his hard work. He cut rocks for hours and hours, three weeks prior to coming to our school, so he could show the students the inside, or middle, of some of his beautiful rocks.
Mr. Scoble has rock sculptures in New York City. He is a very talented individual. The 4th grade would like to thank him for coming to our school. The 4th grade would also like to thank Maddi Welling and her mother, Molly Welling for helping to arrange everything. It took a lot of time and effort on behalf of the Welling family to bring this display to our school. Thank you so much!!!
Yes, we have our very own "Princess Club" at Riverview, and it is......OH SO CUTE!!! One has to see it to believe it. The room is filled with glitter and glam, perfume, makeup, shimmer, shine, bling, high heels, sparkly purses and all the trinquets and extras any little girl can dream of. Last week, the princess club worked on designing their own hair-dos. They, of course, walked the run-way, and showed of their beautiful new hair-dos that they created. It was quite the fashion show. We took their picture, and they did what all princesses do....they courtseyed.
Thanks to Kelly Albrecht for being the "Princess Club" advisor. We think she is quite a princess herself for taking on the job:0)
The 5th graders recently held their annual wax museum. Students at Riverview were very lucky to meet many famous people all in the same place, and all at the same time. Some of the wax museum figures included: Helen Keller, Amelia Earhart, Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, and Elvis the King- himself. The 5th graders did a great job and the 5th grade teachers did a great job putting the show together. Way to go, 5th grade team!!!
Ballet West came to Riverview Elementary. They taught the students different dance techniques, then asked the students to try them, and TRY them they did! The movements were a lot more difficult than the students thought!
Ballet West performed some of their dances from Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Puss in Boots.The dancers came out in costume, and the students did not make a sound- as the dancers mesmerized the students, with their ability to spin on their toes, maintain perfect balance and leap high into the air.
Afterwards, students were able to ask questions about what the life of a ballerina is like. The dancers told the students that it takes a lot of hard work and dedication! They told the students to work hard and stay away from bad influences.
Thanks, Ballet West!
Kevin Eubank, meteorologist, from channel 5 news, visited the 4th graders at Riverview Elementary School!
He talked about the crazy weather that Utah gets and how much he LOVES it. He talked about the rain, wind, flooding, avalanches, desert sand storms, freezing rain and tornadoes.
He showed the students many pictures where one could see the dramatic effects weather conditions has had on our state. One picture was of an old record album that had been rapidly whisked into the air, by a tornado, and then later sliced through the middle of a telephone pole. Believe it or not, the record album was still in perfect condition.
Mr. Eubank told the 4th graders to follow their dreams. He told them to never give up and choose a carreer that they will love to do.