Proud Mother Moment….Mary Brooke, my oldest daughter, got into the University of South Carolina Nursing Program Early Decision in December; got into Longwood University this spring; and was on the wait list at JMU and VT. We got the call last night that she did the impossible and got into JMU which is her #1 choice! We are very proud to be Dukes, even though I am a University of Richmond Spider…HA! I wish you all a Happy Mother’s Day and know that these years go by in a blink, so make memories and enjoy each second! Hope you are pampered and loved this weekend!
Thank you all for a terrific Teacher Appreciation Week! It’s always nice to feel appreciated!
As we persevere to do our best and survive our busy, last nine weeks together, please make sure you are checking your child’s agenda, my emails, and our blog daily. Most importantly, your child should be bringing home a packet called, “Are You Smarter Than A 4th Grader?” This needs to be reviewed, signed and returned each Monday. Ms. Boyer and I are collecting all 6 review packets. We will send them home prior to their SOLs, so that all materials are located in one place. Hope this helps and thank you for your continued support! We can make it!!!!
Thank you for wearing GREEN in honor of our Arbor Day celebration on April 17th. We researched and learned many interesting facts about this holiday, like one million trees were planted in Nebraska for this occasion. Our class read quotes, poems, and even rapped about trees, did a choral reading of The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, and performed a Reader’s Theater script about Arbor Day. Our guest, Barbara McGarry from the Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District, enjoyed our special presentations before we planted a dogwood tree right outside our classroom window. We hope you will have these memories forever and will visit your special tree for many years to come!
The SCA and River Runners are working together to promote our final community service project of the year. We have a two-part plan to support the wonderful childhood cancer foundation, ASK, based right here in Richmond. Our school-based project will be a collection of items that will simply help local pediatric cancer patients smile during their multiple visits to the hospital. The ASK wish list consists of the following items:
• Toys under $5 so patients can pick a treat from the treasure box when they have to go for treatments.
• $5 or $10 gift cards to Target, iTunes, Walmart, or GameStop
• Individual, long-lasting snacks such as crackers, granola bars, or gummy snacks
• Small Lego kits
• Individual art kits (no beads, please)
• Foam figures for art projects
• Tacky glue
The River Runners are also promoting the ASK Fun Walk & 5K on Saturday, April 27 to celebrate the strength and courage of our local children who are battling cancer. Every dollar raised will provide them and their families with assistance, support, and kindness through the ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation.
The event starts with a 5k walk/run around Short Pump Town Center at 8:00 a.m. and ends with a morning-long celebration with live music, fun and awards. We’re hoping to see lots of Rivers Edge Eagles there to join the fun. More information and online registration can be found at http://www.askwalk.org.
Happy Spring Break to all of my lovely families! Enjoy making memories and spending time with your family and friends.
For the field trip to the Capitol on Wednesday, March 20, please make sure that your child brings a bag lunch on that day. We will not be eating in the cafeteria, so the students will not be able to purchase a lunch. The students will also need to bring a drink in a plastic bottle with a cap (such as a soda bottle, bottle of water, etc.). The students will also need to be dressed in sneakers and clothes appropriate for being outside part of that day. Finally, the students may bring a snack, but that will be eaten in the classroom prior to the field trip.
Children are not to bring any electronics, money, or cameras. As this is a field trip on a school bus, the Code of Conduct prohibits any electronics for this trip. The itinerary is already established, and there will not be any opportunities to spend money. Finally, cameras have become a distraction on field trips, and often times they fall under the category of electronics. The cameras become a distraction to the students taking the pictures (since they are not able to take pictures and listen at the same time), they can be a distraction to others, and cameras can get lost or broken. I will bring a camera and make sure that there are plenty of pictures of this field trip available to anyone who would like to see them.
Well, we finally got a SNOW day, but I think now we are all ready for SPRING!!! Only 11 1/2 more days until Spring Break, so let the countdown begin!!! We are looking forward to replacing this photo of a new one in front of our Sensory Garden coming soon to REES!
It’s a WINTER WONDERLAND at Rivers Edge!
Support our very own, AnnaCate by going to this site for an adorable t-shirt!!!
Happy New Year and Best Wishes for a healthy and blessed 2013! This time of year brings many challenges as we move forward and prepare our students for 5th grade. Please continue to use our Portals, Blogs, Study Books, and so forth to review daily. We expect one hour of time spent on homework to read, review, and reinforce skills in all subjects daily. Please take this opportunity to replenish any supplies your child may need and to send in more tissues, antibacterial wipes/sanitizers, colored copy paper, etc. As always, thank you for all you do to support us as we GET FIT!
Sending out extra XOs to my families, students, and all classrooms in our country this morning! There is no place I’d rather be than at my school with my sweet, smiling “babies” today! Thank you for sharing your child with me during this challenging time!
PAY IT FORWARD WITH RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS: Sandy Hook Elementary School 12 Dickenson Drive, Newtown, CT 06470
Happy Holidays to my Fabulous Fourth Graders and Families! This is the time of year to reflect on your accomplishments; to be thankful for your blessings; and to cherish special memories. I hope you each enjoy this special holiday season and the time you share together with family and friends. I have enjoyed learning about the variety of interesting and exciting holiday traditions you celebrate! As always, I am overwhelmed with your generous and kind gifts, cards, and emails! My heart is filled with love!! MERRY! MERRY!
Well, I took our class theme “GET FIT” to a whole new level……I persevered and completed my first Half Marathon this weekend! My daughters cheered me on and encouraged me to keep moving, so I hobbled to the finish line finally!
Welcome to our blog where we all FIT in! Ms. Boyer and I are looking forward to a fabulous 4th grade year! We have been teaching together in Henrico County since 1988. That’s a long time!
I am your language arts (reading, writing, and word study) teacher this year. In case you haven’t already heard, we have a treadmill, 2 stationary bikes, 3 pedal bikes, and 25 stability seats in our classroom which help us exercise our brain and our body. Check out my “Read and Ride” program at this link to see how we will be staying FIT!
We will also be using a valuable resource called “My Portal” often. Please browse these folders and bookmark this link on your home computer now! What’s your favorite site?
You are superstars! Visit our website where your videos from the school year will be posted.