First grade is always keeping in mind amazing activities. For example, using a” thinking map” to help organize our thoughts regarding the making of a commercial truck. Students use a variety of geometrical shapes to create this, as well as a variety of colors. Counting the amount of a certain shape used and how many of the same colors about were used/glued to the thinking map in this creation is an important part of this project. Finally, increasing the rigor, students write about something new that they learn from this experience. This activity can include anything that they can make using geometrical shapes. Enjoy trying it!
3rd grade is practicing our multiplication skills by using arrays and partial products! Please practice multiplication facts nightly with your child. In Social Studies we will begin to research Riverside history. In Language Arts we are focusing on sentence structure and and all parts of speech(noun, verb, and adjectives). Have your child make a 3 column list of nouns, verbs, and adjectives and bring it to school next week!
In second grade, children are practicing to Close Read by learning to read and reread a selection (story or article). When answering questions about a selection, they are required to base their responses using text based evidence. In other-words, prove their answers by highlighting text, paragraphs, and citing page numbers, therefore, preparing children with the tools that will be required of them in higher education. We encourage parents to set 20-30 minutes to read to, with, and listen to your child read so they may increase their fluency, and ask questions about the selection to increase comprehension.
With the changes in weather, children are wearing jackets, sweaters, and other clothing items that are being left on the playground or in the cafeteria. Please consider labeling outerwear and check the Kindergarten playground or the lost-and-found box in the cafeteria if your child is missing some clothing.
In celebration of lighting Riverside’s downtown and the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa during the Festival of Lights “Switch-On Ceremony”, the Festival of Lights Committee and the City of Riverside are holding a special Holiday Coloring Contest to promote the arts during the holiday season. Riverside students in K-6 are encouraged to participate in the contest for a chance to win a $50 savings bond, holiday stocking filled with goodies and two complimentary passes for the outdoor ice skating rink.
We just completed Benchmark 1 that covers topics 1 through 5 in mathematics. For language arts we are doing a CLOSE READING of Priscilla and the Wimps by Richard Peck. The genre is realistic fiction and consists of protagonists and antagonists where the good guys win! We believe the students will love the tone and implicit message "that bullying never pays!" Looking forward to parent conferences!
Math: We have just finished our Math Benchmark 1. Please make sure to sign your student’s test and return it to school. Students still need to practice their basic multiplication and division facts. Take 30 minutes a day and practice with your student. Social Studies & Science: Right now the classes are switched for Social Studies and Science. Mr. Encinas’s class studying Geography in Social Studies, while Ms. Knight-Marshall’s class is studying Weather in Science. Language Arts: Please encourage your student to read for 30 minutes every night. Right now there are only 7 students on track for meeting their AR goal this trimester. Don’t forget to discuss your student’s day while looking over the planner. Communication between school and home is so important!
We are always excited to celebrate your child’s birthday. Please notify the teacher ahead of time that you will be bringing treats. It is a common courtesy, that we greatly appreciate. Please refer to the parent handbook that you received at the beginning of the year for our dress code policies. Spaghetti straps and revealing clothing are not acceptable at school. Please do not wear shorts that are too skimpy, and boys should not be wearing baggy clothing. Thank you in advance for re-reading our dress code. On Thursday, October 31st no costumes should be worn at school. On Thursday, October 31st no costumes should be worn at school. The 4th grade will NOT have parties to celebrate Halloween. Parent-Teacher conferences are coming up in November. We are looking forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress.
Every day at Fremont, there is an uninterrupted 30-minute block of time set aside for silent reading. Every Friday, parents and guardians are invited to come to Fremont at 2:00 p.m. to read with their children. Parents of primary students can have their children read to them; however, upper grade students would like their parents to bring their own reading material. Parents may bring their own books, magazines, newspapers, or electronic reading devices. Please join us!