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!
Riverview Elementary is Happy to Present Stephanie Galt with Crystal Apple Award.
Stephanie is the mother of two, great, wonderful, terrific boys. Needless to say, she is very proud of them. Tyler is her oldest son. He is 18 years old. Cooper is close behind him, at 14 years of age. Stephanie is happily married to Gary and lives in Benjamin.
Stephanie has her English as a Second Language Endorsement (ESL) and is currently enrolled in Riverview's school-wide, BYU mathematics course- where she is learning how to present mathematics effectively- to Riverview's very precious students. Stephanie has taught district-wide, 4th grade social studies courses, and has presented many guided-reading and guided-writing lessons for BYU student- cohort groups, as well as for many other educators. Stephanie also helps with focused observation days.
Some of Stephanie's hobbies include; biking EVERYWHERE. Watch for her, and you just might see her biking all over Utah County. Another hobby that Stephanie is "into" is.... triathlons. She completed her first triathlon last year, and wants to do more. WHAT!?! She is currently training for two other upcoming triathlons.
Stephanie's teaching philosophy is.....HELPING EVERY CHILD REACH THEIR HIGHEST POTENTIAL.
WAY TO GO, STEPHANIE!!!
Wyatt Winters loves America. Ever since Wyatt began school, at Riverview Elementary, Wyatt has shown pride for his country by wearing attire that is appropriate for the holiday. When a patriotic holiday is celebrated, such as Presidents' Day or Veterans' Day, Wyatt comes to school with a big smile on his face. Wyatt's enthusiasm is infectious. His eagerness to show his pride for his country makes the teachers smile and the feeling spreads throughout his classroom. Wyatt is truly an example to everyone at Riverview Elementary.
AND THE WINNERS ARE......
1st Place: Manuel Perez
2nd Place: Kade Winsor
3rd Place: Elijah Winn
4th Place: Andres Ramirez
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL GRADE LEVEL WINNERS OF THE CHESS TOURNAMENTS!
SPECIAL THANKS TO HEIDI BUNDY AND CHARLES THORPE FOR THEIR TIME AND EFFORT IN ARRANGING THE CHESS TOURNAMENT EACH AND EVERY YEAR. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!
AND THE 4TH GRADE CHESS WINNERS ARE:
1st Place- Amanda N. Insaalaco
2nd Place- Keaton Fell
3rd Place- Porter Olsen
4th place- Tristam Bowman.
CONGRATULATIONS ON A JOB WELL DONE!!!
SPECIAL THANKS TO CHARLES THORPE AND HEIDE BUNDY FOR THEIR TIME AND EFFORT IN ARRANGING THE CHESS TOURNAMENT EACH YEAR.