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vo-ra-cious (adj.) 1. craving or consuming large quantities... (in this case- books!) a voracious appetite.
2. exceedingly eager or avid: voracious readers; a voracious collector. (Dictionary.com)
We at Riverview are voracious readers. That's another reason why we LOVE the book fair! So many new and fun books right at our fingertips! Students were able to add to their home collections, and teachers received new and exciting titles for their classroom libraries. Thanks to the PTA for hosting a fantastic fair. It was 'out of this world'!
Our PTA helped us celebrate a week of learning and fun as we talked about how to be safe when we walk to school and ride our bikes. The grand finale of this learning fun was our Walk to School Day where students who walked to school met UVU's Willy the Wolverine and received a water bottle and granola bar. Walking and riding bikes to school helps us keep our fitness goals, and now we know how to be safe while doing so!
Riveriview has added an additional program to help us strive for being fit and active. Introducing Champion Village! We had a fun assembly to help us learn about and kick off the program. We learned what a champion is and how we can all be one. Students have the chance to create an account and log all of their activities with this really fun site! The link is available on our webpage.
The 2011/2012 school year at Riverview will extraordinary! We have new goals and new ways to be extraordinary. Mrs. Jarvis introduced a new story to our school titled "Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed" by Emily Pearson and told us about the 'Power of 5'. The story tells us how a little girl named Mary, who seems quite ordinary, gives her neighbor a basket of blueberries. That neighbor was so excited, she then bakes some delicious muffins and gives them to 5 people. Those 5 people were so excited, they did a good deed for 5 more people, and those 5 did good deeds fpr 5 more! And it didn't stop there! So Extraordinary Mary's good deed went a long, long way. Riverview is adopting the "Power of 5" this year so that each of us can do extraordinary things! When someone has done a good deed for 5 other people, they can fill out a card in the office letting others know how they are being extraordinary. Even though it makes us feel good when helping others, it's also good to hear about additional ways we can be helpful. Be extraordinary!