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02/01/2022

The Riverside Roar – January 31, 2022

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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. 

The deadline for early re-enrollment with incentive is February 28, 2022. As always, if you have questions, please call the office at 513-921-7777.

Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is…

Josie Parsons

Mr. Fahrmeier says, “Josie has been working hard at learning and always comes into class with a smile and is always willing to help her friends when needed.”

Congratulations, Josie!


Upcoming Events

February 3
Interim Report Distributed

February 4
No School
Professional Development Day

February 21
No School
President’s Day


Classroom Updates

Mr. Fahrmeier – 1st Grade
rfahrmeier@acariverside.com

First Grade has been doing great with learning measurements with centimeters. We have been working hard on our art projects for our February board and we have been discussing how to identify fiction and informational books. We are improving at working as a team and learning how to resolve conflicts.

Mrs. Zajac – 3rd Grade
mzajac@acariverside.com

This week 3rd grade is continuing to adjust to Mrs. Zajac being in the classroom and developing a new routine. We are practicing multiplying to find the area and why that is important in real life. In Grammar, we are working on punctuating sentences correctly. We are practicing writing opinion pieces every day and getting faster at our writing. We are also working hard at introduction and conclusion sentences. We are going to keep practicing our spelling words and using them in our writing. We are learning about the importance of order in a story and paying attention to order as we write.

Mrs. Williams-Coble – 4th grade
wwilliamscoble@acariverside.com

Ms. Jaimee Hebert – 5th Grade
jhebert@acariverside.com

This week has been busy in 5th grade. In math we have started a fraction project. The students are creating their own ice cream shop. In ELA we ended our Unit with an end of unit assessment. The students did a really nice job with this. We have also been working on our final drafts of our love paper. In social studies we finished up our unit on Mexico and took our final test this Friday. In science we have been talking about food chains and food webs. Please make sure you have access to our class dojo as I post pictures and reminders daily! 

Ms. Arriane Brents – Middle School Reading
adbrents001@acariverside.com

This week in the sixth grade we will be working on standard R.L.6.6 which addresses perspective. Perspective is a character’s stance or point of view on a given topic. As you are listening to music on the way to school or watching tv, ask your child to describe the perspective of the character, and what background information is presented to support their reasoning.

In the seventh and eighth grades we assessing claims made in texts, and determining whether or not the claim is properly supported by relevant evidence.

Mr. Stephen Voegele – Middle School Math
Smvoegele001@acariverside.com

It has been cold around here lately.  Let’s make sure that we are dressing for the weather but staying in uniform at the same time.  Also don’t forget re-enrollment.  Also 8th graders start thinking about what high school you are going to attend next year.  Mount Auburn is one of our sister schools that you can think about attending.  On to the work at hand.  6th grade has started algebra with expressions and variables.  7th grade is working on scale modeling and 8th grade will finally finish up linear equations with an end module assessment next week.

Mr. Voegele out

Ms. Jamie Isidore – Middle School Writing and Social Studies
jisidore@acariversidec.com

This week in Ms. Isidore’s ELA and Social Studies class my amazing scholars have worked on their February writing piece on an inventor who has invented a product that assists us today. I cannot wait for the final piece! Some of my scholars are showing off their crafty side! They are making mini models of these inventions! The anticipation of this completed writing assignment and artwork has me on edge! Next week each class is going into a different direction in their writing. I am excited to see how scholars will argue their way out of writing this coming unit! 


Intervention Specialists

Mrs. Deborah Glosson
dglosson2@acariverside.com

Mrs. Morgan Ragle
mragle@acariverside.com

The special education department is happy to introduce our new intervention specialist, Mrs. Kristi Flannery. She has many years of experience as an intervention specialist and is excited to join the team! Mrs. Glosson has new Valentine’s Day décor up this week outside of her classroom made by her talented students. Swing by to see some super adorable robots! In Mrs. Ragle’s room you can find a nice new calming corner to come take a break. Calming corners are beneficial resources to have in the classroom for break times and cool downs. There are many wonderful ideas on Pinterest to make your very own calming corner at home. 

01/31/2022
01/25/2022

The Riverside Roar – January 24, 2022

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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. 

The deadline for early re-enrollment with incentive is February 28, 2022. As always, if you have questions, please call the office at 513-921-7777.

Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is…

Sophia Ellis

Mrs. Coble writes, “Sophia is a self-starter that is always willing to help her elbow partners or serve as an expert in a topic. Sophia shows great leadership skills and is a great friend to have in your corner.”

Congratulations, Sophia!


Upcoming Events

February 3
Interim Report Distributed

February 4
No School
Professional Development Day

February 21
No School
President’s Day


Classroom Updates

Mr. Fahrmeier – 1st Grade
rfahrmeier@acariverside.com

First grade has been working hard on continuing to write about who they love and why and is making great strides in sounding out words and using each other as a resource. In Math we have been starting on measuring items and working with non traditional measurements. We are working hard on following instructions the first time and getting along with each other.

Mrs. Zajac – 3rd Grade
mzajac@acariverside.com

Third grade has been preparing for our SCA at the end of this week. We are adjusting to a new routine with Mrs. Zajac and getting lots of learning in. We are focusing on measurement and finding the area in math. We are looking at complete sentences in grammar and writing a beginning, middle, and end. 

Mrs. Williams-Coble – 4th grade
wwilliamscoble@acariverside.com

Hello Riverside Parents & Family! Our fourth grade students have been working really hard since returning back from Winter Break. In math, we are working on how to measure the degree of an angle using a protractor along with reviewing how to multiply two digits by a single digit number. In science, we are reviewing the process of the water cycle and celebrating National Energy Conservation Day, exploring different ways we can save energy in our homes and at school! To end the week, our fourth graders will begin writing their multi-paragraph essay that answers the following prompt: “When I grow up, I want to be…”. I look forward to learning all about our students’ dream jobs and what they want to become when they grow up!

Ms. Jaimee Hebert – 5th Grade
jhebert@acariverside.com

The 5th grade has been busy. In social studies we took our unit 8 test and have started talking about the physical geography, history, and culture of Mexico. In Language arts we have continued talking about perspectives and viewing different perspectives. In writing the students have been working very hard on opinion writing. Make sure to ask your student what their opinion is on dogs and cats! In math we have been working on adding and multiplying fractions with like and unlike denominators. In Science we have continued talking about energy and the students are doing an AMAZING job with this concept. 

Ms. Arriane Brents – Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies
adbrents001@acariverside.com

This week sixth grade  will be wrapping up their study of standard R.L.6.5. They’ve told me they are familiar with working with plays and are looking forward to our more in-depth study this year. The eighth grade is also working with a similar standard ( R.L.8.5). In our eighth grade studies we’ll be analyzing allusions found in literature. In the seventh grade this week we are working with standard R.L.7.6 which looks at how different sections of a text relate to the whole.!

Ms. Jamie Isidore – Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies
jisidore@acariversidec.com

Mr. Stephen Voegele – Middle School Math
Smvoegele001@acariverside.com

This month has just flown by.  We are nearing the midterm of third quarter.  There are a lot of students with a lot of missing work.  I hope everyone gets healthy and back so we can get caught up.  6th grade is continuing to work on functions, 7th grade is working with percentages and interest and have a mid-module next week, 8th grade is wrapping up linear equations and about to have an end module assessment.  If you need make up work email me or call the school.


Intervention Specialists

Mrs. Deborah Glosson
dglosson2@acariverside.com

Mrs. Morgan Ragle
mragle@acariverside.com

The SPED department has been working hard with many of our students completing testing. Our students have been working hard to put forth their best work!  

Our resource rooms are fully decorated for Valentines. Our younger students are reading and participating in a variety of academic activities using the book “Robot In Love”.  We will be doing a fun writing assignment using special vocabulary words from the book. It’s a great book to borrow from the library. The children love that the robot falls in love with a toaster!

01/10/2022

The Riverside Roar – January 10, 2022

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Dear Riverside Academy Families,

We are pleased to provide your scholar with this complimentary long-sleeved uniform shirt! These were graciously donated by our friends across the street at Amazon. We are thankful for our partnership with Amazon and enjoy being able to pass the shirts along to our scholars. Shirts will be distributed on Monday.

Please enjoy this gift, and we look forward to a wonderful 2022!

Students pose with Amazon business partners and Principal Lucas. Students pictured are Camerin Leary, Jasmine Knowles, Roxanne Fain, William Edwards, Oren Gill, and James Tomas Bernardo.
Staff Shout Outs

Since the middle of November, Mr. Fahrmeier and with immense support from Mrs. Herzner have been teaching both kindergarten and first grade. Mr. Whisenhunt and Ms. Rashad have been performing an incredible tag-team effort teaching second and third graders.  Students have been continuing to meet and exceed academic and behavior expectations. Thank you so much for all your efforts!

Welcome to the new addition to Mrs. Wechselman’s family, Brina Hannah! We look forward to Mrs. Wechselman’s return to Riverside and wish her and her family all the best.


Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is…

James Brown!

During the first week of the semester James Brown exercised self-control in reading class by raising his hand and making good choices in the hallway. He also was a great help to the substitute teacher on Thursday during the Science period. He also was vocal about his need for assistance, which is a mature quality to have.

Congratulations, James!


Upcoming Events

January 10
2nd Quarter report cards distributed

January 17
No School
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 4
No School
Professional Development Day


Riverside Welcomes New Staff

Mr. Timothy Bishop is Riverside’s new behavior intervention specialist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and has experience working with children through Lighthouse Youth Services and Children’s Hospital.

Mrs. Eleanor Gaston comes to us with experience in Princeton City School and teaches art to students in all grades.

Mrs. Whitney Williams-Coble is a writer with teaching experience in Cincinnati Public Schools. She is serving Riverside as a fourth grade teacher.

Mrs. Ebony Stutson is our new school counselor. She is a licensed professional counselor with experience in a variety of public and private care settings.


Classroom Updates

Ms. Jaimee Hebert – 5th Grade
jhebert@acariverside.com

Happy New Year! We jumped right back into things this past week in 5th grade. In ELA we began working on opinion writing and talking about similarities and differences in the topics we read about. In math we continued talking about multiplying fractions and we took a short cycle assessment on it. In social studies we have started to talk about the early civilizations of Latin America. In science we have continued talking about gravity and motion. We will begin our next unit on energy next week. Please make sure you are asking your student about homework and any papers that may have been sent home that day. If you have not been able to get on DOJO please let me know as I am posting pictures and messages daily.

Ms. Arriane Brents – Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies
adbrents001@acariverside.com

New Year, new opportunities for growth ! For the first two weeks of the semester we are revisiting procedures we need to sharpen up on and working on the standards R.L.6.4, R.L.7.5 and R.L.8.5. Attendance on Friday’s is imperative to your student’s grades, because Friday is the day we submit the majority of the work for the week, and it’s the day we take assessments. If your student is not going to be present on Friday, they can still submit their assignments via the acariverside.com website, under the resources tab. Each class has had instructions on the steps to submit assignments. I can also send home step by step guidance on how to submit the assignments, that includes pictures of the given screens. If a family is having a difficult time submitting assignments, feel free to call (513-921-7777 EXT 4-0926) or email me. I will return the call or email during my planning period (2:00-2:50pm daily). I’m looking forward to academic excellence semester two!

Mr. Stephen Voegele – Middle School Math
Smvoegele001@acariverside.com

I hope we all had a restful break and are ready to get at third quarter.  Man time is flying.  Speaking of time, time is valuable. So that being said please make sure your students are at school regularly.  I know with Covid and weather coming things are hard but we all have to do our best to stay healthy and get to school. Make sure we wear our masks and hand sanitize or wash our hands regularly.  On to the work at hand.  6th grade is winding down their latest module and we our doing graphing on coordinate planes.  7th grade has just started percentages, decimals, and fraction conversions.  8th grade is still working on linear equations.  As always stay safe and healthy.

Ms. Jamie Isidore – Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies
jisidore@acariversidec.com


Intervention Specialists

Mrs. Deborah Glosson dglosson2@acariverside.com

Staff Contacts

Behavior Specialist                     Mr. Bishop                                    tbishop@acariverside.com

Counselor                                      Mrs. Stutson                                estutson@acariverside.com

Art                                                  Mrs. Gaston                                 egaston@acariverside.com

Kindergarten/1st Grade             Mr. Fahrmeier                             rfahrmeier@acariverside.com

2nd Grade                                       Mrs. Wechselman                      awechselman@acariverside.com

3rd Grade                                       Ms. Zajac                                       mzajac@acariverside.com

4th Grade                                       Mrs. Williams-Coble                 wwilliamscoble@acariverside.com

5th Grade                                       Ms. Hebert                                   jhebert@acariverside.com

MS reading                                   Ms. Brents                                    adbrents001@acariverside.com

MS writing/SS                              Ms. Isidore                                    jisidore@acariverside.com

MS math                                        Mr. Voegele                                 smvoegele001@acariverside.com

12/02/2021

Mask Mandate Beginning December 6, 2021

Dear Riverside Families, 

Riverside Academy is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff. With the emergence of new and yet unpredictable variants to Covid 19, Riverside Academy will be requiring that all students and staff wear masks beginning Monday, December 6, 2021, and until further notice. Please see guidance for masks and other precautions below. 

Face Masks 

Students can bring their own cloth face coverings, so long as they meet Center for Disease Control safety guidelines. If a student does not have access to or forgets their face covering, the school will provide one mask per day. 

Symptom Screening 

  1. Passive Screening – Parents will be required to screen students before leaving for school (check temperature to ensure temperatures below 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, observe for symptoms outlined below) and to keep students at home if they have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or if they have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. 

Symptoms consistent with COVID-19 include: 

Fever above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or chills                  
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
Cough                                                                                    
Fatigue 
Muscle or body aches                                                            
Headache 
New loss of taste or smell                                                     
Sore throat 
Congestion or runny nose                                                     
Nausea or vomiting 
Diarrhea  

  • Students who develop symptoms of illness while at school will be separated from others right away and isolated which others do not enter or pass. If more than one student is in an isolation area physical distancing measures will be in place. 
  • Students will remain in isolation with continued supervision and care until picked up by an authorized adult. 
  • Every enrolled child must have at least three approved contacts on file who can pick up the child within one hour of receiving a call home.  
  • Schools will follow established guidelines for triaging students, recognizing not all symptoms are COVID-19 related. 
  • Parents will be advised of sick students and that students are not to return until they have met the criteria to discontinue home isolation. 

Hand Washing 

Handwashing protocols will include: 

  • Providing regularly scheduled opportunities for students and staff to meet handwashing frequency guidance. 
  • Ensuring sufficient access to handwashing and sanitizer stations. Portable handwashing stations will be located throughout the facilities and near classrooms to minimize movement and congregations in bathrooms to the extent possible. 
  • Ensuring a fragrance-free hand sanitizer (with a minimum of 60 percent alcohol) is available and supervised at or near all workstations. Children under age nine will use hand sanitizer under adult supervision. 

Communications 

Communications will be in place if a school has a positive COVID-19 case. The school will address its role in documenting, reporting, tracking, and tracing infections in coordination with public health officials. The school will inform sick staff members and children not to return until they have met the health and safety criteria to discontinue home isolation. The school will inform those who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 to stay home and self-monitor for symptoms and to follow health and safety guidelines if symptoms develop. If a person does not have symptoms follow appropriate health and safety guidance for home isolation. 

Visitors 

Access to campus for parents will be limited and based on the school’s evaluation as to whether and to what extent external visitors can safely utilize the facilities and campus resources. All individuals that use the facilities will be required to follow the school’s health and safety plans and Department of Public Health guidance. 

If you have any questions, contact Riverside Academy at 513-921-7777, or the Cincinnati Health Department at 513-357-7462. Thank you for helping to keep people safe and to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and school. For an additional resource, you may call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634) or visit coronavirus.ohio.gov

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you or a loved one are experiencing anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic, help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call the COVID-19 CareLine at 1-800-720-9616

Sincerely, 
Elizabeth A. Lucas 
Riverside Academy  
Principal 

11/15/2021

The Riverside Roar – November 15, 2021

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Thanksgiving Meal Distribution Information (PDF) »

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…

J’amarion Davis!

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! 

Congratulations, J’amarion!


Upcoming Events

November 22 through 26
Thanksgiving Break

November 29
No School for Students
Professional Development Day

December 17
Last Day of 2nd Quarter

December 20 through 31
No School – Winter Break



Teacher Updates

Mrs. Kelsey Carter – Kindergarten
kcarter@acariverside.com

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
rfahrmeier@acariverside.com

Mrs. Amoy Weschelman – 2nd Grade
aweschelman@acariverside.com

Mr. David Ladner – 4th Grade
dladner@acariverside.com

Ms. Jaimee Hebert – 5th Grade
jhebert@acariverside.com

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
adbrents001@acariverside.com

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
Smvoegele001@acariverside.com

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
jisidore@acariversidec.com

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. 


Intervention Specialists

Ms. Burns aburns@acariverside.com
Mrs. Frohlich cfrohlich@acariverside.com
Mrs. Deborah Glosson dglosson2@acariverside.com

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:

www.happyhooligans.ca/sensory-bins/

www.artfulparent.com

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!


Specials

Ms. Katherine Howell – Art
khowell@acariverside.com

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
tbuckley@acariverside.com

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. 

10/18/2021

The Riverside Roar – October 18, 2021

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Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is…

Oren Gill!

Mr. Voegele said, “Oren has put in an extreme amount of extra effort in understanding his transformations in math class.  He has not quit even when it was a struggle.  I am very proud of the extra effort!”

Congratulations, Oren!


Upcoming Events

October 18-25
3rd grade OST Reading Test

October 20
School Pictures

October 29
No School for Students
Professional Development Day


Teacher Updates

Mrs. Kelsey Carter – Kindergarten
kcarter@acariverside.com

This week we reviewed our narrative writing so we can move on to the next unit! In math, we continued learning about numbers through 10! In ELA, we covered letters e and r. We learned about plants and animals and their parts in science. We also learned about the different rules we have at home and at school. Have a lovely weekend!

Mr. Robert Fahrmeier – 1st Grade
rfahrmeier@acariverside.com

First Grade had 100% attendance several days this week and we are so excited. We have starting writing a story about fall and we have a cool art project we will start next week to go with it. In math we are learning about different ways to solve subtraction problems. I was so happy to meet and talk to some of you on Monday to talk about your children.

Mrs. Amoy Weschelman – 2nd Grade
aweschelman@acariverside.com

Mrs. Wendy Apperson – 3rd Grade
wapperson@acariverside.com

Mr. David Ladner – 4th Grade
dladner@acariverside.com

Unfortunately, I’ve had to be away from the classroom for a couple of days this week.  All Ladner’s Landers have been working with substitute teachers in strengthening their multiplications skills.  4th graders have explored fossils and how they help scientists to see into the past.  5th grade science scholars have started a study on the food chain.  The 1st quarter of explorations are coming to an end and the countdown to 2nd quarter mission has begun. 

Ms. Jaimee Hebert – 5th Grade
jhebert@acariverside.com

Your kiddos have been busy this week.  Your students will be switching to gym this coming Monday. They are all very excited! In reading we have started talking about comparing and contrasting. The kiddos have done a great job with this concept. In writing we have started writing our essays and we will begin our spelling homework next week. In social studies we finished our unit 2 section and took our test Friday.  I have been very very proud of the fifth grade. They have all stepped up and completed their work and have had amazing behavior! 

Ms. Arriane Brents – Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies
adbrents001@acariverside.com

It was a pleasure meeting and speaking with all the parents last week. Putting names with faces is such a treat! This first quarter has been fantastic, and I’m looking forward to helping your scholars development academically and emotionally.

The week we are wrapping up our study of theme (7th grade) and interactions in fictional text (8th grade). We will have a short cycle assessment on Friday. I’m excited to see how far they’ve come from their preassessment, the post assessment on the 22nd!

Mr. Stephen Voegele – Middle School Math
Smvoegele001@acariverside.com

It has been a busy week. Hopefully I got to meet your parents or guardians during conferences.  Man first quarter is now done and it’s been fun.  Now on to second quarter.  6th graders we are moving on to fractions.  7th graders we are continuing with positive and negative numbers.  8th graders continue working on transformations. 

Ms. Jamie Isidore – Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies
jisidore@acariversidec.com

We are closing out the last of this first quarter with a bang! The writing on Demand writing series showed me that my scholars have evolved into mini writers! Ms. Isidore classes are ramping up their curiosity for the new quarter!  They are wondering what’s in store for the new quarter. 6th graders are working on how they can fix the Earth and composing a story about it!  8th grade scholars are researching the history of Thanksgiving!  Once the new quarter starts October 17th, both classes are going to show how much they have grown as writers!  Big shout out to Riverside Post! They show so much work ethics and they are taking accountability seriously!


Intervention Specialists

Ms. Burns aburns@acariverside.com
Mrs. Frohlich cfrohlich@acariverside.com
Mrs. Deborah Glosson dglosson2@acariverside.com

It’s fall! The leaves are changing and soon there will be a “cool” breeze in the air. The resource room has been “buzzing” with lots of activities and engaging learning. Our younger children have enjoyed an “apple” unit. We have been reading, writing, rhyming and creating everything about apples. The students enjoyed making applesauce and doing a fine motor skill art project with paper. We have enjoyed some rich literature about fall and all the changes it brings. 


Specials

Ms. Katherine Howell – Art
khowell@acariverside.com

Dear Riverside Community and Families,

In class we are exploring new ways to safely create fun art projects. 

I’m so excited to be able to get to know my new art students for this next quarter. We will be reviewing expectations and safety procedures in the classroom, while exploring different art making mediums each scholar likes to use.

Mr. Thomas Buckley – Physical Education
tbuckley@acariverside.com

This week in PE, we wrapped up our first quarter for the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8A group. We played games that they picked for the final week such as Kickball, Football, Sharks and Minnows, and Speedball. The students were very energetic this quarter and we look forward to working with the Kindergarten, 2nd, 5th, 6th and 8B classes next quarter. 

10/04/2021

The Riverside Roar – October 4, 2021

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Thank you to all families who participated in the book fair!  It has been a long time since we have had one at Riverside and the kids really enjoyed it. It was exciting to see students looking at books and seeing things they liked to read.  Thanks to the parents and relatives who stopped in to shop at the book fair with their scholars.  Every item that was purchased earned us scholastic dollars that we can turn around and use to buy books for the school.  At this fair we raised over $700 in scholastic dollars!  Way to go, Lions!

Thank you, Mrs. Yates, for all your hard work on the book fair. You created a fantastic experience for our students while expanding their love of books!


Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is…

Kyla Queener!

Mr. Ladner said, “Kyla has a desire to help classmates achieve, and as always, very creative in her artistic skills.”

Congratulations, Kyla!


Upcoming Events

October 11
No School for Students
Parent-Teacher Conferences 10:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.

October 21
School Pictures

October 29
No School for Students
Professional Development Day


Teacher Updates

Mrs. Kelsey Carter – Kindergarten
kcarter@acariverside.com

This week we continued adding to our narratives. In math, we continued learning about numbers through 10! You can help your child build on this knowledge by asking your child how many of an item they see. You can also ask them if there are 2 of an item and 3 more of an item then how many does that make? For example: there are 2 trees here and 3 trees there! 2 and 3 makes? (5). In ELA, we covered letters a and g. We continued our living and nonliving science unit. Have a lovely weekend!

Mr. Robert Fahrmeier – 1st Grade
rfahrmeier@acariverside.com

First Grade has had a great week. We have been learning the sight words “to” “into”, “as” and “has”. We have also been talking about the diagraphs sh, ch, wh, th & ck. In math we are working hard finding different ways to add. In science we have been talking about plants their different parts. In social studies we have been discussing people who have moved from different countries and how life might be difficult when they get to a new country. We have also been really interested in reading a book about butterflies and moths.

Mrs. Amoy Weschelman – 2nd Grade
aweschelman@acariverside.com

This week in 2nd grade we have continued to learn new glued sounds and introduced R controlled vowels in our Fundations lessons. In math we have started a new unit on measurements, we learned how to identify inch and centimeter markings on a ruler and measure items using rulers and yard sticks. In writing we are developing opinion pieces and informative texts using personal experiences or researched based facts to support our opinions. We also continue to review sentence structure and punctuation usage.

In science, 2nd grade has been learning about how animals use adaptations and camouflage to protect themselves from predators. Our scholars were very interested in learning about chameleons and the type of camouflage they use.

Mrs. Wendy Apperson – 3rd Grade
wapperson@acariverside.com

Our week was filled with exciting things including going to the Scholastic Book Fair. Our 3rd grade class learned about stories by writing answers to comprehension questions through asking and answering questions about stories in ELA. In Math, our 3rd graders completed a Short Cycle Assessment on the computer covering the concepts of multiplication and division. (Please work with your Riverside scholar on the multiplication tables up to 10 at home.) It has been an interesting week in Science as the class finished illustrating a writing project concerning the Giant Madagascar Chameleon. Social Studies in 3rd grade had to do with learning about the different types of communities such as urban, suburban, and rural. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns by e-mail, on DoJo, or by phone message. 

Mr. David Ladner – 4th Grade
dladner@acariverside.com

This week, Ladner’s Landers have been exploring subtraction and environments in nature.  4th Grade has been rediscovering and extending their knowledge in regrouping and borrowing in order to subtract whole numbers to the hundred thousands place value.  In science, they have learned about the adaptations of animals in different environments.  5th Grade has been rediscovering and extending their knowledge in regrouping and borrowing in order to subtract decimal numbers to the hundred thousandths place value.  Their science studies likewise have been in the exploration of animal environments and adaptations.  Missions continue to be accomplished!

Ms. Jaimee Hebert – 5th Grade
jhebert@acariverside.com

Your kiddos have been busy this week. In Language arts we have been studying for our unit test that we will take next week. We have practiced writing summaries, finding the main idea, and supporting details. Your students are going to do an amazing job on the test. In social studies we have been studying for a test that they took on Friday this week. We played Kahoot and worked in groups to study. In art they have continued to work in their groups to finish their robots. They are looking so good, and the students are really working hard on them. This week we also got the chance to go to the book fair here at school! The students were so excited to go shopping for some new books. I cannot wait to get back to learning next week! 

Ms. Arriane Brents – Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies
adbrents001@acariverside.com

This week we are moving into fictional text and all of the classes are excited. The seventh grade will be working on standard R.L.7.3 which involves interactions in text, and the eighth grade will be working on R.L.8.1. R.L.8.1 centers around finding evidence to support your answer. This is an important standard because all essays require students to find evidence to support the theses students create.

Mr. Stephen Voegele – Middle School Math
Smvoegele001@acariverside.com

We have had a busy week this week in math.  The 6th grade is nearing the end of their first module.  Which will end next week and we will have an End Module assessment in 2 weeks.  We continue to work a rates, ratios and proportions.  Keep practicing and doing your best.  7th grade just we just ended module 1 and are moving into module 2.  We will be working on rational and irrational numbers.  8th grade we continue to work on transformations.  Please remember to bring rulers, compasses and protractors.  First quarter is winding down and it is not time to slow down.  If you have earned a grade that you like you must maintain your effort.  If your grade is not where it needs to be at you need to put in a little more work.  Have a great weekend.

Ms. Jamie Isidore – Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies
jisidore@acariversidec.com

 

The 6th and 8th graders in ELA/Social Studies continue working hard on their writing skills! The 8th graders are expressing their style by writing different articles for the Riverside Post. The 6th graders are writing up amazing narratives! As we continue to educate our scholars, the 6th and 8th graders are finalizing writing for their bulletin board along with an art display. Scholars are gearing up themselves for their Short Cycle Assessment coming on the 1st of October.  Scholars are pushing through with GRIT and EXCELLENCE!!! I am very proud of how much these scholars have shown enthusiasm. Their hard work will be displayed in the month of October!


Intervention Specialists

Ms. Burns aburns@acariverside.com
Mrs. Frohlich cfrohlich@acariverside.com
Mrs. Deborah Glosson dglosson2@acariverside.com

Meditation is a skill that can benefit our students who struggle with things such as 

  • Various behavioral concerns
  • Stress/anxiety
  • Signs of depression
  • Difficulty focusing/Concentrating
  • Managing intense emotions
  • Exercising self-control versus reactivity

Meditation is a highly researched practice that emphasizes students pausing to take deep breaths and listen to guided instructions that help them shift their thoughts towards awareness and a healthy perspective on life, themselves, and others. Meditation teaches students to observe feelings and thoughts without judgement and in turn allows them to gain control over difficult emotions. This skill helps kids to practice the benefits of being present in the moment. Meditation is something that takes practice. It is beneficial to slowly introduce students to the idea and purpose of this skill. Then begin practicing together starting with exercises that are just 1-3 minutes long and gradually spending extended amounts of time. It is important to begin practicing this skill regularly at times that students are already calm/happy. This way when they really need it in times of high stress or emotion, they can use this skill naturally, willingly, and effectively. Use the QR codes below for some resources to help you get started introducing your students to meditation at home:

7 tips to teach Children Mindfulness and Meditation:

Headspace Meditation Website Introduction and Free Trial:


Specials

Ms. Katherine Howell – Art
khowell@acariverside.com

Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th graders will draw self-portraits with shading pencils and add paint.

5th grade will create self-portraits using mixed paper collage and magazines.

8th graders are constructing large African inspired masks out of cardboard. Our artist for inspiration in Pablo Picasso.

Mr. Thomas Buckley – Physical Education
tbuckley@acariverside.com

09/29/2021

The Riverside Roar – September 28, 2021

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RIVERSIDE ANNUAL TITLE I PARENT MEETING

Receive important information about how we use Title I Funds to support your scholars!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
4:30 P.M.
Riverside Academy
Auditorium

We will also be hosting a book fair on that day from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Consider purchasing a book as an incentive or reward for a scholar who is attending every day, trying their best, or completing their work.

See you there!


Due to a national shortage of school bus drivers, school bus service has been severely delayed. In Cincinnati, this issue is affecting both public and public charter schools, as Cincinnati Public Schools is seeking to fill a number of open positions. Currently, our yellow bus service is through Universal Transportation System (UTS). To speak to Cincinnati Public Schools Transportation Customer Service, call 513-363-7433, option #1 for vendor, and option #6 for UTS.

While we wait for additional students to receive bus routes, the parent pickup line with remain long. To alleviate the situation, we are beginning dismissal to parents at 3:15 P.M. instead of 3:25 P.M. We are doing our best to facilitate this at quickly and as safely as possible. Beginning on September 7, 2021, there will be cones blocking the driveway on the west side of the building. All cars will need to exit by driving through the parking lot, turning left on the alleyway, and then onto River Road.

Thank you for your help and continued patience!


Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is…

Leanna Glover!

Ms. Brents said, “Leanna Glover has made a great effort this school year to keep the classroom environment tidy and orderly. She is one of three students I have entrusted the responsibility of managing the Chromebook cart. Leanna is also making a concerted effort to have body language and speech reflective of a respectful scholar.”

Congratulations, Leanna!


Upcoming Events

September 27-30
Book Fair

September 28
Title I Meeting at 4:30 P.M.
Book Fair 4:00-6:00 P.M.

October 11
No School for Students
Parent-Teacher Conferences 10:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.

October 21
School Pictures

October 29
No School for Students
Professional Development Day


Teacher Updates

Mrs. Kelsey Carter – Kindergarten
kcarter@acariverside.com

Mr. Robert Fahrmeier – 1st Grade
rfahrmeier@acariverside.com

In first grade we are doing awesome at putting together new words. We are learning how to read tricky words like “and” & “the” and we are learning all about the parts of a plant. In math we are doing great at finding all the ways to make numbers all the way up to 10. We are also counting by 1’s, and 10’s.

Mrs. Amoy Weschelman – 2nd Grade
aweschelman@acariverside.com

This week 2nd grade has been learning about glued sounds like unk, ong, ink and bonus sounds such as ff, ll, ss in Fundations to build and read words. We have also been reviewing digraphs, blends, and vowel teams. In Math we have been working on taking from 10 within 100 to solve equations. Science we have been focused on the life cycles of animals such as tigers, pandas, butterflies, and chickens. The students have been learning how to make prediction using graphic organizers and to compare animals with Venn diagrams. In social studies we have been talking about communities and neighborhoods. In writing the students have been editing their writing piece about Fall activities by focusing on sentence structure and punctuation.

Mrs. Wendy Apperson – 3rd Grade
wapperson@acariverside.com

It’s been a great week with super attendance! Our 3rd grade class learned a lot of new vocabulary words in Science, Social Studies, and ELA. We are talking about practicing reading at home with by reading to our siblings, with our parents, and to our stuffed animals. We will soon start writing book reports with recommendations for our favorite books. In Math we are just beginning the concept of division. Please practice the times tables at home with our scholars. We hope to know our multiplication facts by the end of the year, and practice makes perfect! Riverside Academy will have a Scholastic Book Fair next week. Our class will get to make a wish list from the flyer sent home, view the books at the fair on Monday, September 27 and purchase them on Wednesday the 28th.  

Mr. David Ladner – 4th Grade
dladner@acariverside.com

Ladner’s Landers, those scholars in 4th and 5th grade math and science, have been busy accomplishing missions.  4th Grade has been exploring place value, rounding, and addition.  In science, they have explored the work of scientists inclusive of their research methods, tools, and data.  5th Grade has been exploring place value with decimals, rounding, and addition.  Their science exploration has taken them to learning about ecosystems.  Missions are being accomplished each day, and all are adjusting more and more daily school life at Riverside!  Way to Go, 4th and 5th Grade Lions!

Ms. Jaimee Hebert – 5th Grade
jhebert@acariverside.com

I can’t believe that we are almost in week 7 of the school year. Your students have been busy this week. In language arts we have been talking about cause and effect. This week we have also been reading historical texts this week. In social studies we have been talking about the landforms, water, and different parts of the Earth. Your students will be taking a test over unit two in social studies next Friday.  Your students are still in art and have been working very hard on their robots. Next week is the book fair at school. On Tuesday we will go down to the book fair to “window shop”.  We will then go back down to the book fair on Wednesday to do our actual shopping. As always please reach out to me with any comments, questions, or concerns! 

Ms. Arriane Brents – Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies
adbrents001@acariverside.com

This week we  are wrapping up our essential essay question for September in  Social Studies. If your student is a 7th grader ask them to talk to you about the major accomplishments of Mesoamerican societies and early people. If your student is a 8th grader, ask them why historians, archeologist, and geographers use different methods to help the public understand history.

This week we are wrapping up our study of standards R.I.7.3 & R.I.8.3. We will have a short cycle assessment on Friday.

Mr. Stephen Voegele – Middle School Math
Smvoegele001@acariverside.com

Happy Friday Riverside!
We have had a busy week in math.  8th grade had an end of module assessment.  Good work to those of you who took it. 7th grade you have you next assessment on Tuesday!  So prepare.  Great job to the 6th graders on converting ratios to rates.  Also don’t forget that BOOK FAIR is next week.  YEAH!  On to next week 6th grade is continuing on rates and ratios, we will be adding speed and distance.  7th grade we are going to start positive and negative integers.  8th graders will be more than meets the eye, Transformations.  8th grade please remember your rulers, protractors, and compasses.
As always stay safe,
Mr.  Voegele

Ms. Jamie Isidore – Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies
jisidore@acariversidec.com

In ELA and Social Studies in Ms. Isidore class this week; scholars continue to work on their writings. 6th Graders are writing a “someone” special narrative piece and working on their upcoming writing display on the second floor. 8th Graders have been working hard on their journalist pieces. They are now implementing their learning into the Riverside Post. The Riverside Post is an informative newspaper article(s) that 8th graders are doing their best to show off their writing skills each week! They also want to inform others; let their voices/imagination be seen and heard! Next week we are diving deeper into analyzing how a test makes connections among ideas, people and or events!


Intervention Specialists

Ms. Burns aburns@acariverside.com
Mrs. Frohlich cfrohlich@acariverside.com
Mrs. Deborah Glosson dglosson2@acariverside.com

“The resource room is buzzing with activity.  The Intervention Specialists work hard to use a variety of resources and tools to meet the needs of the students. We love our fidgets!  Fidget toys are great self-regulation tools to help with focus, attention, calming and active listening. A fidget can do many things like…

  1. Create movement to alert the brain
  2. Offer deep pressure which is calming or grounding
  3. Give tactile input which is brain engaging
  4. Allow for repetition which is grounding

Riverside SPED team uses a variety of “fidgets” but homemade ones are just as good like rice in a balloon, pony tail band, pipe cleaners (cut of sharp end) or beads on a string.  Using a fidget at home to do homework can help all students stay focused and engaged!”


Specials

Ms. Katherine Howell – Art
khowell@acariverside.com

2nd grade and Kindergarteners will read “Where The Wild Things Are” to depict and draw inspirational scenes from the book and create 5 monster drawings.

5th grade has added paint to their Waste not Robots and will continue to add final details and finishing touches before being voted for best robot!

6th and 8th graders are recreating a work of art from one of the master artists of their choosing. Students will start with a large drawing and continue by adding color next week.

Mr. Thomas Buckley – Physical Education
tbuckley@acariverside.com

This week in PE we learned the rules and the game of basketball. We worked on skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. We were able to play games to show our skills. The students have done a terrific job learning the structure of PE and it’s been so much fun watching them be competitive but also be good teammates.

09/21/2021

The Riverside Roar – September 21, 2021

Download The Riverside Roar for the week of September 21, 2021 (PDF) »

RIVERSIDE ANNUAL TITLE I PARENT MEETING

Receive important information about how we use Title I Funds to support your scholars!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
4:30 P.M.
Riverside Academy
Auditorium

We will also be hosting a book fair on that day from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Consider purchasing a book as an incentive or reward for a scholar who is attending every day, trying their best, or completing their work.

See you there!


Due to a national shortage of school bus drivers, school bus service has been severely delayed. In Cincinnati, this issue is affecting both public and public charter schools, as Cincinnati Public Schools is seeking to fill a number of open positions. Currently, our yellow bus service is through Universal Transportation System (UTS). To speak to Cincinnati Public Schools Transportation Customer Service, call 513-363-7433, option #1 for vendor, and option #6 for UTS.

While we wait for additional students to receive bus routes, the parent pickup line with remain long. To alleviate the situation, we are beginning dismissal to parents at 3:15 P.M. instead of 3:25 P.M. We are doing our best to facilitate this at quickly and as safely as possible. Beginning on September 7, 2021, there will be cones blocking the driveway on the west side of the building. All cars will need to exit by driving through the parking lot, turning left on the alleyway, and then onto River Road.

Thank you for your help and continued patience!


Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is…

Lyric Burkett!

Ms. Howell said, “I would like to nominate Lyric Burkett. She goes over and beyond in art class. She is always excited and passionate about what she creates.” 

Congratulations, Lyric!


Upcoming Events

September 20
Professional Development – No School for Students

September 27-30
Book Fair

September 28
Title I Meeting at 4:30 P.M.
Book Fair 4:00-6:00 P.M.

October 11
Parent-Teacher Conferences 10:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.


Teacher Updates

Mrs. Kelsey Carter – Kindergarten
kcarter@acariverside.com

This week we continued adding to our narratives. The class’s writing has improved tremendously. I love getting to see how far they have come in such a short time. In math, we continued learning numbers. We learned how to write numbers 0-6 and recognize groups of items within those ranges. In ELA, we covered letters c and o. We started a new science unit about living and nonliving things. 

Mr. Robert Fahrmeier – 1st Grade
rfahrmeier@acariverside.com

Mrs. Amoy Weschelman – 2nd Grade
aweschelman@acariverside.com

Mrs. Wendy Apperson – 3rd Grade
wapperson@acariverside.com

This week our class is starting to really work well together. We have been learning more ways to read with greater fluency and comprehension through applying phonics strategies. In Science class, students read about the Giant Madagascar Chameleon. We are learning about the Scientific Method and how to prove that a hypothesis is correct. In Social Studies our class is learning about community and how to interpret a map based on the map key and directional features. The class is excited to learn about tardigrades in ELA. They are writing a masterpiece about how animals can survive in extreme habitats. In Math we’re working on repeated addition, number bonds, and learning the multiplication table. Please quiz your scholars at home over their multiplication facts. Our major ELA goal is to get ready for the 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee test. We read books and write written answers to prepare for this important test. Once again, we’re learning a lot, making friends, and enjoying 3rd Grade!   

Mr. David Ladner – 4th Grade
dladner@acariverside.com

Ms. Jaimee Hebert – 5th Grade
jhebert@acariverside.com

These past few weeks have flown by! In fifth grade we have been learning so much. In social studies we finished up our lesson on geography and took our end of unit test. We are now starting to talk about Earth and the sun’s energy and the water on Earth. In language arts we are reading scientific text and talking about how the how to find cause and effect relationships. The students are enjoying being able to switch after lunch and complete their math and science with Mr. Ladner. Your students are still in art until October. Please continue to check our class dojo as I have been adding pictures and stories on there. If you have not connected with our class on Dojo, please let me know and I can help you do that.

Ms. Arriane Brents – Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies
adbrents001@acariverside.com

The seventh and eighth grade students have done a fantastic job with being great decision makers and being respectful to their classmates. The classes have had to work more independently and I am super impressed by their work ethic. This week, both grades will be working on finding connections within non-fiction texts. The standard the seventh graders are working on is R.I.7.3 and the eighth is working on R.I.8.3.

Mr. Stephen Voegele – Middle School Math
Smvoegele001@acariverside.com

So at this point every grade has taken an assessment.  8th grade you are having your second assessment next week.  I want everyone to say this with me. MATH IS NOT HARD.  We need to change our mindset and our culture of math.  Start talking to your children about math.  Have them add the numbers of license plates or house numbers.  Have them watch shows about numbers.  On Netflix and You Tube there is a great series called the Number Blocks.  Also on You Tube our math series Eureka has homework helpers.  Just search Eureka Math Grade level find the module and lesson number.  Also old fashion flashcards to get faster.  There are some hints to help with math.  Next week 6th grade continues with Ratios.  7th grade continues with Ratios as well.  8th grade we will start module 2 on Translations.  We might have to talk about Tik Tok, but you need to be in class.

Ms. Jamie Isidore – Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies
jisidore@acariversidec.com


Intervention Specialists

Ms. Burns aburns@acariverside.com
Mrs. Frohlich cfrohlich@acariverside.com
Mrs. Deborah Glosson dglosson2@acariverside.co

Parents and Guardians,

The 4th, 5th, and 6th graders are creating a recycling program here at Riverside and we hope to have it up and running by early October. We are excited to see how much paper and metal we can recycle and keep out of landfills. We are collaborating with the Hamilton County Recycling program and all of their help is free to schools. We are going to keep track of how much paper each grade recycles and reward the class with the most items recycled every month. We will be incorporating STEM, [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math] activities in our recycling program. This will be a fun way to learn Science and Math and help the environment at the same time. We will keep you updated as we begin our program.


Specials

Ms. Katherine Howell – Art
khowell@acariverside.com

2nd grade and Kindergarteners will read Where The Wild Things Are, to depict and draw inspirational scenes from the book.

5th grade will continue to build waste not robots out of cardboard and hopefully this week add paint. Students are learning how to work as a team to build their robots.

6th graders are continuing to complete architectural drawings and designs of different cities. Our cityscapes will show our knowledge of texture, pattern and design.  

8th graders will start their new art project and recreate famous works of art from a list of master artists.

Mr. Thomas Buckley – Physical Education
tbuckley@acariverside.com

This week in PE I wanted to carry over from last week where we had a fun upset in class with the 8th grade girls beating the 8th grade boys in football. This week we have learned how to control our body through different motions and games. We learned what balance means as well as how to calculate your heart rate. The students have done a terrific job learning the structure of PE.