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Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Submitted by angela.killian on Wed, 01/08/2020 - 17:51

Principal Moment

I’m a grandmother.  Students hear that and think I am Mother Time.  It is kinda depressing to see the wrinkles and gray appear.  I don’t feel old.  Makes me think of a line from the book Goodbye, Mr. Chips.  It is a book of an old teacher and school master who remembers his career and his personal life over the decades.  There is a line in the book that illuminates how I feel about my job…”It must be tremendously interesting to be a schoolmaster…I don’t see how you could ever get old in a world that’s always young.”  

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Submitted by angela.killian on Wed, 12/18/2019 - 11:22

Principal Moment

I wish the Riverview families a glittery, sparkly, joyful Christmas.  May the holiday season become merrier for you with good health and lots of smiles!  Have a wonderful Christmas! 

Food Drive-Cans for Kids

We truly appreciate the tremendous support!  The supply of food and clothing this year has been the best we have had yet! 

Learner Powers/Animal Characters

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Submitted by angela.killian on Tue, 12/10/2019 - 18:12

Principal Moment

I consider myself a classroom teacher.  I am constantly asking myself: Have I taught them

Have I taught them how to think when the answer isn’t right there? 

Have I taught them the joy of learning? 

Have I taught them the satisfaction you feel when you do your best?  

Have I taught them that it is OK to make mistakes?

Have I taught them that learning is lifelong?

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Submitted by angela.killian on Thu, 10/10/2019 - 18:58

Principal Moment

Monday is Columbus Day.  On Columbus Day, I used to tell my students about the discovery of America.  Everyone knows the story, of course – how Christopher Columbus sailed the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria in 1492 in search of a shorter route to the Indies.  Columbus kept a log during his voyage.  He reported that when the wind was strong, his ships made a lot of progress.  When it wasn’t, they made very little.  As the weeks went on, the crews grew restless.  Storms brought trouble.  Supplies became limited.  Some of the food went bad.

Third Grade Scientists!

Submitted by misty.jones on Mon, 10/07/2019 - 19:01

Thanksgiving Point visited Riverview third graders. Third graders were scientists as they observed and investigated mealworms and tulip bulbs. They discussed the differences between living and nonliving things. The third graders loved being scientists and learning new things! Be on the lookout for our classes’ new terrariums (featuring mealworms)!

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Being Determined!!!

Submitted by misty.jones on Mon, 10/07/2019 - 18:51

Kade Hall a 4th grader at our school showed what being determined really looks like on Saturday when he ran with his dad the full 26.2 miles in the St. George Marathon!  His determination in school and out of school is inspiring and proved to all of us we can do anything if we put our minds to it!  He was the youngest of thousands to run that race and we all couldn't be prouder!! Way to go Kade!

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jones

Riverview Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Submitted by angela.killian on Tue, 10/01/2019 - 17:27

Principal Moment

Why?

Why will kids ask ten times when recess is but then want to stay in for the whole break to organize markers?

Why do kids forget where to indent in a letter but remember the name of my guinea pig I had when I was in the third grade, and why my dad washed my mouth out with soap when I was eight?

Why do kids write “THE END” so big?

Why do kids know precisely how many days, hours, and minutes are left till their birthdays but still ask, “When’s lunch?”