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December 2012

When What to Our Wondering Eyes...

Submitted by amy.nelson on Fri, 12/21/2012 - 19:32
Lisa Muirbrook

This morning, after the school had gathered together for the second grade program, Mrs. Muirbrook received a call from Sparkle the Elf explaining that Santa needed to land somewhere, and QUICK!  She said he could make a stop right there at Riverview. Students heard bumps on the roof as Santa landed his sleigh safely.  He came in to say hello to all of the students.  He reminded them that Christmas is a special time and to give their parents extra hugs and love.  He told everyone to continue being good, answered some questions, and then said goodbye, as he is very busy.  Everyone again heard the bumps and bangs of the reindeer and sleigh taking off.  It was a magical morning at Riverview!  We've been good this year, Santa! Come back and see us again soon!

What Happens When You Read?

Submitted by amy.nelson on Fri, 12/21/2012 - 12:25
Lisa Muirbrook

In just 3 weeks, our first graders read 5,105 books!  The goal to earn a Polar Express party was for each student to read 15 books, or 2,079 books for the entire grade!  That goal was easily surpassed by these readers!  The first graders were treated to their party and had a great time.  Mrs. Olson promised her class that she would dress up if their students read, and she kept her promise as she showed up today as a Grinch character.  Way to read, First Grade!

Students pictured are the top two readers from each first grade class.

Cutest Show on Earth!

Submitted by amy.nelson on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 21:11

Second graders provided some fantastic entertainment when they performed their Christmas program for their parents on Wednesday.  The songs were fun to learn and were all about having a "Nice, nice Christmas."  Students had so much fun singing about decorating trees, and asking Santa for what they wished for.  One of the highlights was watching these students groove as they sang about reindeer dancing on their days off from work!  They were invited to sing for Superintendent Nielson and friends at the district office, too.  They will perform their show again tomorrow morning for the rest of the school.


Submitted by amy.nelson on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 21:39
Stephanie Galt
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Second graders in Mrs. Galt's class learned about Michelangelo and his painting from their art docent this month.  Students mapped out their drawing for their Sistine Chapel-like painting- on the "ceiling" under their desks!  They discovered that this work of art was a giant undertaking for Michelangelo.  These second graders designed their own version of Santa's Workshop.  Great job! 

First Grade Learns Fire Safety

Submitted by amy.nelson on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 21:28
Jessica Riley
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First graders learned about fire safety from Mr. Jensen from the Murray Fire Department.  He showed them in a fun way who fire fighters are and what they do.  He demonstrated all the equipment and why they must wear what they do to protect themselves.  Now the first graders know how to be safe and how to let the firefighters help them if they should ever need it. 

The NED Show!

Submitted by amy.nelson on Mon, 12/03/2012 - 08:52

NED came with a fabulous show on Friday!  We learned a lot about life skills and in a fun and fantastic way with yo-yos! 

NED stands for Never give up, Encourage others, Do your best. This reminds us to be the best Riverview Rams that we can be. 

Yo-yos are on sale for $6.50, $10.00, and $15.00.  They will be sold all week at recess time. 

Bully Blocking at Riverview

Submitted by amy.nelson on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 21:53

Our amazing counselor, Mrs. Smith, has been coming to our classrooms to share with us Part 2 of our Bully Blocker lessons.  We began the year learning what bullying is, how to recognize it, and what to do to stop it from happening.  Being a Riverview Ram means a lot.  We have a big responsibility to help Riverview be a great, safe place to learn. 

For our Bully Blocker lesson 2, Mrs. Smith shared a story with us about students who decided to be bully blockers.  This taught us that if we see bullying happen, that we can make a difference by helping as an individual or team of students to stop what is happening.  Thank you Mrs. Smith for helping us make Riverview a Bully-Blocking school!

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