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WEEK FIFTEEN - NOV. 27TH - DEC. 1ST

Submitted by angela.killian on Mon, 11/27/2017 - 18:03

Principal Moment

I remember back in my student teacher days I told my cooperating teacher I wasn’t cut out for teaching.  “Colton is constantly out of his seat, Cameron tried to turn me off with the remote, Nicole is crying again, Nathan drew red dots all over himself and said he has chicken pox, and right in the middle of my math lesson, you know what Spencer asked me?”

“What?” She asked.

“Do you like buhsgetti?”

WEEK FOURTEEN - NOVEMBER 20TH - 21ST

Submitted by angela.killian on Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:14

Principal Moment

In the spirit of Thanksgiving,  Riverview kiddos have been writing 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 zebra!”

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

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

WEEK NINE - OCTOBER 16TH - 18TH

Submitted by angela.killian on Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:00

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.

WEEK EIGHT - OCTOBER 9TH - 13TH

Submitted by angela.killian on Mon, 10/09/2017 - 00:00

Principal Moment

Yesterday was 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.

WEEK SEVEN - OCTOBER 2ND - 6TH

Submitted by angela.killian on Mon, 10/02/2017 - 00:00

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?

WEEK SIX - SEPTEMBER 25TH - 29TH

Submitted by angela.killian on Mon, 09/25/2017 - 00:00

Principal Moment

Mark Twain once wrote that teaching is like trying to hold thirty-five corks underwater all at once.

What exactly is a teacher anyway? A lot of different things. Teachers are like conductors. They try to get everyone to play together harmoniously.

Once in a while they may feel like the jacket on a popular library book – well worn, very touched, more wrinkled this year than last year, close to falling apart.

WEEK FIVE - SEPTEMBER 18TH - 22ND

Submitted by angela.killian on Mon, 09/18/2017 - 00:00

Principal Moment

Beethoven was a child prodigy who changed music forever. Students have been learning about him during music with Mrs. Nelson. Mrs. Nelson taught the students that his formal education ended after elementary school because Beethoven was unable to write fluently and was only able to do simple arithmetic. After learning about Beethoven’s early life one boy responded: “He was in the Learning Pit!”