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The Riverside Roar – April 11, 2022

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Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is…

Brydgit Richardson!

Ms. Hebert says, “Brydgit has been absent for a little bit, but she came back and completed all her missing work and has gotten caught up, Brydgit has also been asking questions when she does not understand and has been kind and caring to her classmates!” 

Congratulations, Brydgit!

Upcoming Events

April 15
No School

April 19 and 20
Math OST Testing
Grades 3 through 8

April 26 and 27
Science OST Testing
Grades 5 and 8

Coming in May…

May 25
8th Grade Celebration
6:30 P.M.

May 26
Kindergarten Promotion
10:00 A.M.

8th Grade Field Trip

May 27
Last Day of School
Field Day

Classroom Updates

Ms. Fisher – Kindergarten

We have been working extremely hard in kindergarten the past two weeks since spring break. We are memorizing more ‘trick words’ every day and becoming better and better at sounding out CVC words such as cat, hat, mop, hip and ted. Contrastingly, in math we are becoming experts at addition and slowly but surely working on mastering the concept of subtraction. Every day is exciting and eventful in room 103! I am so proud of your children! 

Mr. Fahrmeier – 1st Grade

This week we are starting our monthly project of writing instructions. We have been talking about writing First, then, next and Last. We are working on the sight words “Mr. and Mrs.” We are also practicing learning how to read 2 syllable words especially words that end in “ic.” In math we are practicing how to add 2 digit numbers. We are using number bonds and tape diagrams.

Mrs. Wechselman – 2nd Grade

This week 2nd grade is finishing their lesson on prefixes and suffixes in Fundations. In math we are still in our unit on money. Our scholars are learning about the value of coins and how to add coins together to find the total amounts. In our Ready Reading lessons we have been reading folktales from around the world and using Venn diagrams to compare and contrast each story. In writing were are learning how outlines can organize our information.

Mrs. Zajac – 3rd Grade

3rd grade did a great job utilizing our testing strategies last week in math. This week are focusing on math and will be reviewing for our math test next week. We are specifically focusing on measuring, fractions, shapes, and multiplication. We want to make sure all our skills are fresh in our minds. 

Mrs. Williams-Coble – 4th grade

Greetings & Salutations Riverside Parents & Family! Our fourth grade students are rocking out after a long week of State Testing in English Language Arts! In math, we are reviewing the order of operations in addition to calculating elapsed time to prepare for the Math State Test next Tuesday and Wednesday. Congratulations to the students that have finished writing their very first fable story, which can be read outside the 4th grade classroom. Each fable has its own comic strip to match their story. In Science, we are learning about how mountains are formed along with the traits of the Appalachian & Rocky Mountains. To end the week, our fourth graders will begin practicing how to write about what they think as they read and how to write annotations!

Ms. Jaimee Hebert – 5th Grade

This week has been packed full of learning in 5th grade. We took our ELA Ohio State Test this week. I was very proud of each and every student for how hard they worked on these tests. We will take our math OST the week of April 18th. In science we reviewed our unit on scientific experiments and the students took their test on Friday. In social studies we began our next unit that discusses World War 2. The students have been doing a great job with these past few social studies units. In ELA we have been talking about how authors use evidence to support their points. In math we have been reviewing for our math Ohio state test. Please make sure that you are on DOJO as that is where I post updates and pictures! 

Ms. Arriane Brents – Middle School Reading

One week of testing down, two more to go ! This past week, the Middle school completed Ohio State Testing in English Language Arts. It was very nice meeting a couple of the online students in person. If you haven’t come to take Part I and II of the English Language tests please contact the school so arrangements are made. This week we’ll be supporting the math test. There is a writing rubric for math extended response questions similar to the Reading test version. We are practicing writing explanations for math questions so we can excel in all portions of future test!

Mr. Stephen Voegele – Middle School Math

One week from now your students will be taking the Ohio State Test for math.  In all my classes we are in serious review mode.  Every day we will be reviewing approximately 10 questions.  I ask the students to try their best and pay attention.  Every day’s participation is worth 9 points and which will total 100 at the end of our review.  This will be their largest grade for 4th quarter.  So every day ask what they reviewed in math.  Also don’t forgot we still need to hit our iReady goals.

Ms. Julia Whapham – Middle School Science

Hello Riverside Families! Your students have been doing an amazing job this week with their first two Ohio State Tests AND in science class. 6th graders have finished unit 4 on kingdoms + classification (animals, bacteria, plants, etc) and have started working on their end of unit poster. This poster is in lieu of a test and brings together everything we have been learning from the start of March until now. It is due on Monday, 4/11, and they have had class time Monday-Friday this week to complete it. 7th grade students just finished unit 7 on atoms, the periodic table, and chemical reactions. They are also completing a poster project that will be due on Wednesday 4/13. They will have class time to complete it as well. In 8th grade, we have been reviewing for the science state test they will take at the end of April. This week has been all about forces. We completed a simulation about gravity, friction, and other applied forces they learned about. We also have been reviewing state prep questions they might see on the test in a few weeks. Next week we will switch gears to review erosion, deposition, and the geologic column. Hope you all are having a wonderful week!

Ms. Jamie Isidore – Middle School Writing and Social Studies

Mr. Taron Jordon – Art

Mr. Patrick Sawyers Physical Education

Intervention Specialists

Mrs. Kristi Flannery

Mrs. Deborah Glosson

Mrs. Morgan Ragle

8th Grade Recognition

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 25th

TIME:  6:30 P.M.

WHERE:  Riverside Auditorium

WHO:  8th Graders and their families

WHAT:  Celebrate the completion of Middle School.

Awards given and refreshments served.

8th Grade Field Trip

WHEN:  Thursday, May 26th

TIME:  10:00 A.M.—2:00 P.M.

WHERE:  Mt. Echo Park

WHO:  8th Graders and their teachers

WHAT:  Celebrate the completion of Middle School.

Fun time with friends!  Lunch provided.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for trusting us with your children every day. Like every school, there are things we do well and things we need to improve. What makes Riverside different then? We use data to make our decisions, and we embrace change when it needs to be made!

With that in mind, we truly hope that your children will return to Riverside next year. Early re-enrollment provides us the data we need to purchase supplies and alter staffing to meet our scholars’ needs.  Please let us know if you have any questions!