2022-2033 Back to School Newsletter 

Lesson of the Week Winner for 9/19/2022 - 9/23/2022

Congratulations to 
Mrs. Aubrey!   

Aubrey LOTW

Mrs. Aubrey’s first-grade class has the “write” stuff! This week, students began working on the early stages of writing sentences. To kick off the lesson, students started on the carpet for a brief choral reading and brainstorming warm-up activity that centered on the word family “it.” Then, after a short brain break, students returned to the carpet so that Mrs. Aubrey could model how they would use their starter sentence strips to create their own individual sentences. After modeling the sentences and the happy star rubric for the group, students returned to their tables to get writing. In order to help students excel, they were given a manipulative that helped them manage their spacing between words. Students were seated in groups, and a picture rubric was taped on each child's table so they could self-evaluate their writing progress and mastery. The rubric showed a five-star progression, with each star looking increasingly happy. Once students were done writing their sentences, they were given the opportunity to share their work with their peers. Not only were students working efficiently, but Mrs. Aubrey was also effectively using her brand new FM system to project her voice around the room effortlessly as she circulated to monitor progress and provide encouragement. Ultimately, this was a five-star lesson! 




Key Dates 

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Date

Time/Place

     
 RHS Homecoming Events  Saturday, October 8

Approximate Times: 

Homecoming Parade 11:00 am

Homecoming Skits: 12:00pm

Homecoming Football at Riverside this year: 1:30 pm
Dance: 7:00pm


 SEA Meeting
(Formally SEAT)
Thursday, October 13   Mrs. Swenson, director of special education, will be presenting "comparing 504 to IEPs" on Thursday October 13 between 5:00pm and 6:00pm in the Elementary School Media Center
 Elementary School and Family Meeting  Thursday, October 13  The Elementary School and Family meeting begins at 6:15 pm in the Elementary School Media Center.
 October BOE Meeting  Thursday, October 13  The Board of Education meeting begins at 7:00 pm in the Elementary School Cafeteria. 
 Elementary School and Family Event  Wednesday, October 26  The Elementary School and Family Pumpkin Night is from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on October 26.
 RMS Halloween Social  Friday, October 28  2:00 pm in the Courtyard and Cafeteria
 RES Halloween Parade  Monday, October 31

1:35 pm at Spring Garden Park

(If raining: The parade will be held inside; all parents/families can attend and watch the parade inside RES at 1:35 pm)




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