The third grade spelling bee was a success this year, and included these winners-
Corbin Jensen- second place, Jacqueline Doty- third place, and Morganne Price won first place. Corbin and Morganne are both in Mrs. Hall's class, and Jacqueline is in Mrs. LaCrua's. The winning word was 'racial'. The competition started with ten kids, two kids from each of the third grade classes. They all had a great experience. Congratulations Corbin, Jacqueline, and Morganne!
Riverview students had a great week of collecting, strategizing, and 'bombing' classroom jars of pennies with their coins. At the end of the week, Mrs. Bufton's class won the upper grade contest with the most amount of money, raising $197.30! Mrs. Jorgensen's class won for the most points- meaning, they had a LOT of pennies in their jars! Miss Nelson's class won the lower grade contest also raising $197.30! Mrs. Miner's class also brought in $150.01. Wow! Mrs. Galt's 2nd grade class earned 3733 points (also many pennies!) and Mrs. Hales' kindergarten class had 1825 points.
The winners received a pizza party for their hard work and awesome strategizing! Thanks everyone for your help. We raised a great amount of money for our memorial bench honoring our friends. Great work Rams!!
Vivian Miner, 5th grade teacher at Riverview, was presented the Crystal Apple Award. She was voted the winner by her colleagues who think she contributes amazing things to educating children. Congratulations Mrs. Miner!
This year I have the great opportunity to stand up here, and tell a wonderful teacher thanks. This special person is Vivian Miner. Vivian is married to Dean. They have 4 wonderful children, Carol the oldest, then Emily followed by Dean 3, and then came Allison. Vivian spoils her tremendous grandchildren. Vivian loves teaching. She’s been at it for 24 years, starting at Santaquin Elementary, after graduating from BYU. Following Santaquin she moved to Park Elementary where she earned her Masters in Math. Then a difficult decision was made to come down to Riverview Elementary. We are so lucky that she did. She spends lots of hours making sure her students receive the best possible education. Her students learn how to work hard and appreciate their education. Just this last week we went to a play for our field trip and a mother of one of Vivian’s former students came up to us and told Vivian how much she appreciated Vivian as her daughter’s 5th grade teacher. The daughter loved Mrs. Miner as her teacher. I felt honored to be standing by such a remembered teacher. I’m so honored to have been standing by her these last 4 years. We have learned so much from this highly knowledged teacher. Thanks, Vivian. (Written by Heidi Bundy)
Mrs. Mejken Lacrua is Riverview's Teacher of the Year! This is Mrs. Lacrua's 6th year of teaching. She has always taught third grade and loves it! She has lived in Spanish Fork for 3 years. She has one sone whom she adores. Mrs. Lacrua said, "I love, love, LOVE my job and think of my students as my kids! They bring me such happiness each day and keep my life interesting. I feel so blessed to be in this profession." She taught at Canyon for her 1st year and has taught at Riverview for 5.
Congratulations Mrs. Lacrua!
Our penny war starts this week- Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6!
Our goal is to earn money for memorial benches for our friends at Riverview that have passed away. We want to remember them with special benches at Riverview. Carol Walker, Carol Condie, Ian Baker-Pierce, Valeria Gutierrez, and Dax Christensen were all a special part of Riverview. We love them and miss them dearly. Help us earn money to remember them and what they meant to us.
Students, bring in your pennies and any silver change you have or find around the house! You can put your pennies in your classroom jars, or any other classroom's jar. You can "bomb" another classroom's jar with your silver change. That class will then lose 5, 10, 25, or 100 points depending on the coin you use to bomb. Your teachers will provide you with more rules.
2 classes will win the most points from pennies, and one class will win with the greatest amount of money earned.
It's easy to be a voracious writer when you get to do fun writing projects such as this! Second graders got to chew up some gum, blow some bubbles, and then teach us how to blow a bubble! Mrs. Smith, a student teacher in Mrs. Galt's class helped them with this fun activity!