Monday, December 18, 2017

December 2017 -

This month we read books about the gift of giving. We read the following books:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas and How MURRY Saved Christmas 

The grumpy, grouchy, Yule-hating Grinch plots to ruin the Whos of Whoville's Christmas. Can he steal their holiday spirit by stealing their holiday treats? Perhaps Christmas means a little bit more than just presents and candy.

When Santa is put out of commission, deli owner Murray Kleiner reluctantly agrees to take his place, putting a spin on Christmas that's all his own. And with the help of a pushy elf and an eager-to-believe young boy, Murray finds that even though he's not big enough to fill Santa's suit, he's got more than enough heart to get the job done.

I challenged the students to think of one person they could give a gift that would not cost any money. We had Christmas light bulbs to write down the idea. It was very heartwarming to see the spirit of giving in our students at Riverview.

Military Week -

A young boy and his father visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

October Fun!

Creepy Pair of Under Pants: Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He’s not afraid of the dark, and he’s definitely not afraid of something as silly as underwear. But when the lights go out, suddenly his new big rabbit underwear glows in the dark. A ghoulish, greenish glow. If Jasper didn’t know any better he’d say his undies were a little, well, creepy. Jasper’s not scared obviously, he’s just done with creepy underwear. But after trying everything to get rid of them, they keep coming back!

Glow: Why be afraid of the dark when there is so much to see? Whether it's used to hunt, hide, find a friend, or escape an enemy, bioluminescence—the ability to glow—is a unique adaptation in nature. In this fun and fascinating nonfiction picture book, join world-renowned photographers and biologists on their close encounters with the curious creatures that make their own light.

Scholastic Fall Book Fair

Thank you parents for coming out to our fall book fair! It is great to see students get excited about reading. There were a lot of fun opportunities for students to win a book from this book fair. 

Mark your calendars for FEBRUARY 6th - 9th, 2018!

Look for a flyer about more details on the book fair and all the fun opportunities to win prizes from the book fair.

Here are a few pics from the fall book fair.


We read books that connected with being a hero the week of September 11th. 

Seven and a half Tons of Steel: After September 11, 2001, the governor of New York gave the Navy a steel beam that was once inside one of the World Trade Towers. This is the story of what the Navy did with it.

Superhero Instruction Manual: Anyone can be a superhero and this guidebook will show how! Just follow six easy steps and you'll be saving the world in no time. Join an aspiring  hero as he selects a secret identity, chooses, a power, and much, much more. But be warned: it isn't easy being super. And sometimes the greatest acts of heroism need a helping hand to get off the ground.