Once upon a time, the purpose of children’s books was to model good behavior. Books were meant to encourage young readers to be what parents wanted them to be, and the children in the pages were well behaved, properly dressed and never shed a tear.
Dr. Seuss ignored those rules and he changed children’s books with his vocabulary, his nonsense, his wit. His birthday is Monday, March 2nd. I wanted to share some of my favorite Dr. Seuss quoteisms.
“If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.”
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
“I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.”
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! “If you’d never been born, then you might be an Isn’t! An Isn’t has no fun at all. No, he disn’t”
Riverview Elementary is proud to announce our first read-a-thon fundraiser. We will be holding school wide weekly activities to celebrate reading and encourage our students to get involved in helping to raise money to improve our school. The week of March 2nd will be Dr. Seuss, Read Across America week, when we’ll be doing daily activities to celebrate our love of books. Students will enjoy a full day read-a-thon on Friday, March 6th. They may come wearing PJ’s and bring pillows and blankets to make themselves comfortable while they enjoy reading a good book…or two…or possibly 3!
Riverview Read-a-Thon Activities:
- Feb. 24th – Make Your Own Bookmark: When students go to library, they will get to make their own bookmark! (optional)
- Mar. 2nd – Guess How Many Books: Come to the office to guess how many books are in our school library! The closest guess will get a prize!
Dr. Seuss Activities week of Read-a-Thon:
- Mar. 2nd – Hats off to Dr. Seuss: Wear your favorite hat
- Mar. 3rd – Green Eggs and Ham: Wear Green!
- Mar. 4th – Wacky Wednesday: Wear your hair wacky or like a Who
- Mar. 5th – Fox in Sox: Wear your favorite socks
- Mar. 6th – Sleep Book: This is Read-a-thon day so make sure to wear your pajamas!
Riverview Learning Pit/Learner Powers
Question is our February Learning Power. Meet Debbie Dolphin. Debbie is very happy and playful and loves living in the ocean. She is a quizzical creature who asks a lot of questions. The ocean is a beautiful home and there is much to see and explore. Debbie swims to the bottom of the ocean floor and asks the crabs “How many legs do you have?”, “Why do crabs have teeth in their stomachs?” Debbie dips and dives and bumps into a turtle and asks: “Why do you have a shell?”. She swims into the oyster beds and asks the sleepy oysters, “How long does it take to make a pearl?” Debbie comes upon an octopus hiding beneath the rocks and asks, “Why do you have three hearts and squirt ink?” By asking questions, Debbie soon learns which caves are safe to explore, where to find the best waves, which shrimp and fish taste delicious, how to swim fast and leap high from the ocean water. There is so much to learn. Ask questions like Debbie Dolphin.
When you Question like Debbie Dolphin, you…
- Ask questions
- Notice things
- Look for patterns and connections
- Problem solve
- Think of possible reasons
- Ask “What if...?”
School will be dismissed at noon on Tuesday, March 10th. Lunch will be served at 10:10 am.
Making Up Our Snow Day
Friday, March 20th is designated as our make-up day therefore, March 20th is a day of learning. School will be dismissed at 2:15 p.m.
Are you interested in purchasing Riverview gear for your child or yourself? T-shirts, hoodies, jackets, beanies, caps, and water bottles with the Riverview logo are available for purchase at https://riverviewelementary.axomo.com/.
- 24th – 28th – Kindness week; Design a bookmark – Read-A-Thon Fundraiser activity (optional)
- 28th – Spirit Day; Assembly @ 9:30
- March 2nd – 6th – Read Across America Week with themes for each day
- March 3rd – Clark Planetarium Assembly; Frank L Cole (Author of Potion Masters series) visiting 4th grade
- March 5th – 4th grade Native American Presentation: 10:00 for school, 2:00 for parents
- March 6th – Read-A-Thon Fundraiser/Popcorn Friday
- March 9th – 13th – Box Tops Competition
- March 10th – Minimal day, students dismissed at noon
- March 13th – 5th grade Bean Life Science Outreach
- March 17th – BYU Dunk Team Assembly
- March 19th – SEP Conferences 3:15-8:45
- March 20th – SNOW DAY Make-up Day – School Dismissed at 2:15
- March 23rd -27th – Teacher Appreciation Week
- March 24th – 2nd grade field trip; Kindergarten Picture Day
- March 26th – Kindergarten Field Trip to Zoon; Fiesta Day reading challenge assembly
- March 31st – Maturation program for 5th and 6th grades
Mrs. Angie Killian, Principal of Riverview