Riverside Academy Holiday Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Closed Thursday and Friday
Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday!
Student of the Week
The Student of the Week is…
Ms. Hebert said, “I nominate J’amarion Davis for student of the week. He has been a great addition to the 5th grade. He is respectful, kind, and helpful. He has completed all his homework and asks questions when he doesn’t understand something!
November 22 through 26
No School for Students
Professional Development Day
Last Day of 2nd Quarter
December 20 through 31
No School – Winter Break
Mrs. Kelsey Carter – Kindergarten
This week we wrapped up shapes. Next week we will begin learning about measurement. We continued learning about true stories and how we can write them. We continued learning about living things and their structures. We also discussed our world’s water! In ELA, we covered the letters x and y. Next week we will be wrapping up our letters!! That means we will have learned ALL of our letters.
Mr. Robert Fahrmeier – 1st Grade
Mrs. Amoy Weschelman – 2nd Grade
Mr. David Ladner – 4th Grade
Ms. Jaimee Hebert – 5th Grade
The 5th grade has been busy! In social studies we have been studying for our unit 5 test. Next week we will begin learning about physical geography. In ELA we have been talking about themes and what a theme is. The students are doing really well with this. Next week we will be learning about how to use details to support inferences. They have been enjoying gym and playing kickball. We have also started eating lunch in the classroom and the students have done a GREAT job adjusting to this change.
Ms. Arriane Brents – Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies
Both eight grade classes have been joined as one for the last two weeks and it’s been going super well. I have to give 8th grade B a shoutout for jumping right in with the procedures and engagement activities I’ve been working on with my homeroom since August. I am very impressed with how quick they catch on, and how serious they are about becoming better students! This week the eighth graders will have a short cycle assessment on standard R.I.8.4 and I can wait to see how they demonstrate all of the new things we’ve learned!
The seventh grade has been working on standard R.I.7.5, and will have a short cycle assessment covering this standard on Friday. The standard addresses how authors use specific structures to help their audience comprehend their text. If you want to help your seventh grader get prepared for their short cycle, ask them if they can tell you the signal words for problem and solution, compare and contrast, description, chronological, sequence and cause and effect texts. They should also be able to tell you their go to transition words for their essays.
Mr. Stephen Voegele – Middle School Math
We are just flying along in second quarter. Midterms are coming out soon. Keep an eye out for those. I have contact most parents already of those in danger of failing. But things change especially since 8th grade has a test this Friday and 6th next Tuesday. BTW Fridays are busy days at school please make sure that your child is here on those days. 6th grade is working on number sense and equations. 7th grade is working on algebraic equations. 8th grade will be moving from geometry to linear equations.
Ms. Jamie Isidore – Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies
In ELA and social studies scholars are continuing to work on their writing prompts. Scholars come to school everyday, doing their best to complete their tasks or assignments. Looking forward to a fresh start with my scholars and I await to see how they will flourish with argumentative writing! The 6th graders wrote an extraordinary essay on how we can save the earth as well as how we destroy the earth. I am proud to say that our scholars are showing tremendous growth! As we continue to educate our scholars, the 6th and 8th graders are finalizing writing for their bulletin board along with an art display.
The special education team at Riverside Academy uses a variety of tools to encourage and cultivate learning. Sensory bins is an activity that stimulates young children’s senses including touch, smell, taste, movement, balance and sight. A sensory bin can encourage children to naturally explore and investigate. You can make your own sensory bins at home. Please check out the websites below to create your own bins:
The Dollar Tree is a great place to start or you may have things in your cupboard already like rubber bands, paper clips, noodles, string, rice and a little food dye.
Have fun and make memories!
Ms. Katherine Howell – Art
I’m so excited to be able to roll out the next week of art with 7th and 8th exploring architectural designs and trying to draft cityscapes of Ohio and New York City. In 1st, 3rd and 4th grade students will create their own wild things painting inspired by the beloved children’s book “Where the wild things are.”
Mr. Thomas Buckley – Physical Education
Students this week learned the rules of soccer. What the sport of soccer is. What you can and can’t do? We learned drills such as passing and dribbling. We played cornerball soccer, backwards soccer, and actual soccer games. The kids seemed excited about the game and playing it. Some of them for the first time. We look forward to starting to play more games next week in PE class.