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Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Our two day week was packed full of Thanksgiving learning! We've been busy learning about the first Thanksgiving and sharing what we're thankful for. Today we completed a STEM project. We worked together with a group to build a Mayflower Ship that held the most Pilgrims (pennies.) Congratulations to George, Tanner, Finn and Karla! Their boat held over 200 pennies! We also made bracelets that help us to retell the story of the first Thanksgiving. Also watch for a Thankful Turkey book to come home in your child's backpack. Enjoy the break! 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Veteran's Day

Quinn, Owen, Ayanna and Karla did an excellent job with their speaking parts today at the Veteran's Day program. Thank you Veteran's! 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Veteran's Day Program

Tomorrow is the Veteran's Day Assembly. Please have your child dress in red, white and blue! 

Fire Department Visit

The Wautoma Area Fire Department visited Riverview Elementary today. Students at Riverview learned about what a volunteer firefighter does, ways to prevent fires and the importance of having a plan. They also received a few surprises from the firefighters.

Monday, November 6, 2017

PTO Meeting Reminder-Tomorrow

PTO Meeting 

Where: Riverview Library 
When: Tuesday, November 7th at 5:30 p.m.  

Remember, by attending you earn $5 for our classroom! 

Responsibility Trait Winners

Congratulations to Jennifer, George and Tanner for being selected as our responsibility trait winners this month. Keep up the good work! 

Caramel Apples and Science

Thank you to Mrs. Fischer for coming into our classroom last week to do a caramel apple sundae bar. As you can tell from the pictures, we really enjoyed it! 

We also ended the week by getting our hands dirty in science. We've been talking about the needs of living things. We planted six different flowers and will be watching them to see which ones grow best. Ask your child for more details about this project! 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

October 31st

Halloween was a success in room 2! We celebrated by reading books, having snacks and completing a STEM project. For our STEM project, we had to work in groups to construct a spider web bridge using only tape, cups and yarn. The goal was to construct the bridge that held the most weight (blocks) when tested. Congratulations to Quinn, Aidin, Destiny and Karla for being the winning group. Their bridge held 48 blocks! Thank you to Gabby and Tanner for bringing in some special snacks for our class. Also, thank you to Cameron for bringing in a special treat last week. 


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Reading Homework

You will be seeing reading homework come home in the next few days. Students will show that they have reading homework by writing "read" in their agendas. They need to read the book that comes home in their bag each night and return both the book and bag the next day. The book in their bag will either be a book that they chose based on their interests, or a book we read together in guided reading that week. If you see the same book come home twice in one week, I most likely asked them to take it home more than once. However, if your child brings home the same book more than twice please remind them to switch it out during pack up time. This is their responsibility and sometimes they forget. :) Please let me know if you have any questions. Happy reading!  

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Note from Dairy Queen

Just a reminder that all kids who come in dressed in a costume on 10/29 will get a free cone! 

Monday, October 9, 2017



   Riverview PTO is an organization of teachers and parents dedicated to making our school the best it can be.  We know you can help us with this mission and here’s how:

 Find BOX TOPS on hundreds of products, clip them from each package and send them to school.  Box Tops are each worth $0.10 for our school.

 Buy your milk from Kwik Trip and collect the caps. Our school will earn five cents for every cap and bag top you submit. As for the total amount we can receive, that’s up to you. There is absolutely no cash limit with Milk Moola. The program will only accept specially marked caps and bag tops that feature the Milk Moola symbol. Collect them and send them to school.

  ATTEND PTO MEETINGS!    Every time you attend a PTO meeting you will earn $5 for your child’s classroom.  Meetings are held in the Riverview Library the 1st Tuesday of every month at 5:30p.m.  We can’t wait to see you there and help you get involved in your child’s future. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Fluency Homework

Fluency homework will start tonight. Please understand that this sheet is to be completed throughout the week, not all in one day. They will be due to me on Thursday. On weeks where we aren't at school for a full five days, I won't be sending this homework home. Please assist your child with completing this-I promise it will get easier each time you do it! Please let me know if you have any questions. 


Please remember to get your conference sheets in. I schedule them on a first come, first serve basis. When I have received all of them I will send an additional note letting you know when I've scheduled your conference for. If you have any questions please let me know! 


We had a blast celebrating homecoming on Friday. Our day started with the WHS band and athletes visiting our school. We then had a pep rally and watched the teachers play some funny games and get very messy! We made hats, took a spelling test and wrapped up our day with the parade. Thank you to the parents that joined us. It was a great day! 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Homecoming Week!

Homecoming week is off to a great start! 

Fairy Tale/Villain Day

Woody's Western Wednesday

Inside Out/Class Color Day 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Homecoming Week!

Next week, September 25th-29th, is homecoming week! We will celebrate by having the dress up days that are listed below. On Friday we will have a pep rally and watch the parade at 1:45. Please let me know if you'd like to join us for the parade! 

Homecoming '17 theme: Once Upon a Time

Monday, Sept. 25: Monsters U Monday
             -Wear blue and green or a shirt/colors of your favorite college team  
               or professional sport team
Tuesday, Sept. 26: Fairy Tale Tuesday
              -Dress as your favorite fairy tale character or villain
Wednesday, Sept. 27: Woody’s Western Wednesday
                   -Jeans, boots, hats, flannel...anything western works for today!
Thursday, Sept. 28: Inside Out Thursday
4K - Yellow
1st Grade -Green
2nd Grade -Red
3rd Grade - Blue
Friday, Sept. 29: Spirit Day
                -Orange and black attire

Monday, September 11, 2017

Our First Week

Our first week of school consisted of lots of learning! We are learning all about the routines and rules of first grade. These first few weeks might seem long for your child, but are necessary for a higher level of thinking and learning in the coming weeks. Here we are counting our Lego's from open house. Congratulations to Quinn for guessing the closest! 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! Thank you for visiting the blog. Check in often to see what's going on in First Grade! 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Congratulations Claire and Carson!

Congratulations to Claire for being the first overall first grader to cross the finish line on our 1/2 mile run in gym. Claire beat the first grade record! Also congratulations to Carson for coming in second place and being the first boy to finish the race. So proud of you both! 

W Day

We worked very hard to research and complete our wax museum projects. Here are a few pictures of us after we had turned to "wax" I love the serious faces! Thank you to those of you who came and helped make our Wax Museum special.