During Writer’s Workshop, we have spent a great deal of time talking about why writers write (to teach or to entertain) and what we should include in our writing pieces. We have discussed that writers choose topics that they know something about. We have created a rubric that we use as a guideline to determine when a writing piece can be “done”. As a class we decided that a writing must have include detailed picture (with or without color), one specific topic, and labels or words.
Disclaimer: When you do something together as a family whether it be fun, happy, exciting, scary, or even sad, please encourage your child to write about it at school. This will allow them to becomes authors!
MathOver the past few weeks we have covered two new concepts. The first concept we learned was patterns. We have learned that patterns are everywhere. We have explored with patterns in many different ways. We now know how to create patterns, finish patterns, and even name patterns along with the pattern core. Finding patterns around the house or riding in the car can be a great deal of fun for the family!
Our second concept is numbers 0-10. We broke this concept up into two different parts. We first worked with number 0-5. We created these numbers in different ways, composed and decomposed these numbers, practiced one to one correspondence with these numbers, as well as created and solved simple word problems. Once we mastered our numbers to 5 we deepened our study of number to 10. We should now be able to not only work with numbers to 10 but write them neatly and correctly.
We have had an absolute blast getting to know our buddies. One of our favorite activities with our buddies this month was chopping vegetables for out Empty Bowls night. It is so much fun to be a part of such a meaningful project. Recently, we got assigned our very own buddy to get to know better. Our first activity together was the game "Roll a Turkey". It was really fun and we love getting to spend time with our big kid friends!
Portfolio Night, Empty Bowls and Rise Against Hunger
Thank you so much to all that joined us for our Fall Portfolio night. Your children have worked so hard to create meaningful and purposeful work and seeing their faces light up showing you their hard work is just priceless. Your support means more than you know.
Rise Against Hunger is always an exciting and rewarding day for Riverview. We are proud to say that we were able to send 40,000 meals to those in need. I hope these pictures show you just how much fun we had! Thank you to those that contributed and/or attended this special event.
Madagascar Field Trip
We have spent time studying each one of our Core Values one at a time. Our goal is for the children to be able to name each core value, describe what it means and showcase and recognize that Core Value in our lives. We have now learned all eight of our Riverview Core Values and love getting to find them throughout our day. The Core Values are: Integrity, Empathy. Mindfulness, Cooperation, Perseverance, Gratitude, Optimism and Stewardship. We have made a banner for each one and decorated these banners as appropriate based on the meaning of the Core Value.