Ridgeview Review

Week 20 ~ January 19, 2015

Ah Spring Semester! This time of year tends to be the most fun, yet the most demanding, of the school year. As we approach Spring restlessness, 4th grade hormones, and testing season, keep in mind the importance of routine and relationships. Don't let the "busyness" crowd out the things that matter the most - spending time with our students on a personal level and developing their character.


The excerpt below is from Edutopia.com (a WONDERFUL website for educators). Take a minute to read through the many reasons that acts of kindness are so important in our students' lives.


Scientific studies prove that kindness has many physical, emotional, and mental health benefits. And children need a healthy dose of the warm-and-fuzzies to thrive as healthy, happy, well-rounded individuals.

Patty O'Grady, PhD, an expert in neuroscience, emotional learning, and positive psychology, specializes in education. She reports:

Kindness changes the brain by the experience of kindness. Children and adolescents do not learn kindness by only thinking about it and talking about it. Kindness is best learned by feeling it so that they can reproduce it.
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teaching-kindness-essential-reduce-bullying-lisa-currie?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=blog-teaching-kindness-essential-reduce-bullying-countdown-image

This week at Ridgeview....

MONDAY

No School - enjoy the day off!


TUESDAY

TPRI Assessments continue

MOY Grade Level SIT Meetings


WEDNESDAY

Becky at Principal Meeting


THURSDAY

2nd Grade/Office providing lunch - YUM!!!

MOY Grade Level SIT Meetings

Grade Level Chair meeting - 3:30, large conference room

3rd Grade Music Performance - 6:00, cafeteria


FRIDAY

Character Assembly - 8:30, cafeteria

- Ridgeview Players Theatre performance

- Assembly (1st semester character winner and Crystal Apple presentation)

- 3rd Grade Music program


Early Release - 12:00

Teacher Work Day - 12:00 - 3:30