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Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

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Principal Moment

Over the years teachers get quite good at telling when a child will be sick.  You see, germs are sequential.  They tend to travel side to side.  Seldom do they jump to the student behind or in front.  And rarely do they skip rows.

If Ronny sits next to Emily, and Emily sits next to Anthony, and Ronny gets sick; teachers know that Emily will be sick in a day or two.  And when Emily is out, they know that soon Anthony will be watching cartoons and eating popsicles at home. 

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Principal Moment

Back from Christmas Break; as I have been popping into the classrooms many students’ have been writing their New Year’s resolutions.  New Year’s what?  It turns out that the term ‘New Year Resolution’ is a bit of a head-scratcher for some kids.  “What is that?” said one bewildered little guy.

When asked more simply about their goals for the New Year, the kids gave thoughtful-and adorable-answers.  “I can get more 100’s on my tests,” “Try and be a little nicer to my sister,” “More money is a good goal,” and “Get more better at listening.”

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

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Principal Moment

During the last week before Christmas Break some students bring in gifts for their teachers.  It is very sweet.  Sometimes you’ll find a gift mysteriously placed on your desk at recess.  Sometimes they’ll hand it to you and say, “My mom told me to give you this.  I don’t know what it is.”  And sometimes the gifts come wrapped with lots of love and masking tape.  Those were my personal favorite.

I use to try to wait till vacation to open my presents, but students always beg you to unwrap them. 

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

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Principal Moment

In the spirit of Thanksgiving,  some Riverview kiddos wrote what they are thankful for.  There’s nothing more real than asking a student a serious question to see what their response will be.  Kids don’t have to try very hard to be funny-they just are.

“I’m thankful for guys!…like Spiderman guys, like Superheroes!  

“My bey blades!”

“I’m thankful for my family and Thanksgiving and even you, teacher!.”

“I’m thankful for X-Box and everyone who brings food.”

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

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Principal Moment

There are certain triggers that always wind children up: rain clouds, wind, a close game in PE, and – the week before Halloween.  The closer the calendar gets to that day, the more bonkers children become. 

To be perfectly fair, it’s not completely the kids’ fault that they can’t stay focused.  Teachers are partly to blame.  We read aloud Halloween stories, draw haunted houses, sing “pumpkin carols,” and graph candy corn. 

Mrs. Hyer's a.m. Kindergarten

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Article by Mrs. Hyer

Our class has been learning about fall leaves, apples and rocks. We went on a nature walk around the the sports park. We found acorns, rocks, and cool shaped leaves with different colors. We did some neat leaf rubbings in our journals.

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