Week of 1/3/23 at Richland Elementary School
Happy New Year! I relished each moment of our winter break, spending it with my husband and our two girls home from college, and visiting with extended family. I hope you enjoyed the big and small moments. Our word this school year is "intentional," and January is a time to reflect and look ahead. I encourage you to set intentions for the year ahead with self-care in mind.
This newsletter holds many highlights from December! See below for Leaders of the Month and scenes from our Reindeer Run, Varsity Singers Assembly, and our first live Holiday Sing in three years!
As the days become longer, we look forward to continuing our focus on leadership and acts of service as a community throughout the winter months. See the Action for Happiness "Happier January" calendar below for kind acts to do for yourself and others.
Enjoy the first full week of January 2023!
REINDEER RUN HIGHLIGHTS!
VARSITY SINGERS ASSEMBLY
HOLIDAY SING HIGHLIGHTS!
RES COLLECTED 127 POUNDS OF TABS FOR THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE!
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities is to love and support families of children with medical needs by giving them a place to call home.
Richland held a contest to collect can tabs which the organization redeems for money to support this mission. It takes approximately 1,128 can tabs to equal one pound!
ALUMINUM TABS CONTEST WINNERS!
And the winner is....Mrs Ketterer's class with a total of 33lbs of tabs collected! The winning class will receive light-up necklaces for the Reindeer Run.
2nd Place was Mrs. Wiater's class with 20lbs.
3rd Place was Mr. Huber's and Mrs Fritz's classes with 14lbs each.
As a school we collected 127lbs of tabs with this contest, which already surpasses our total from all of last year!
ATTENTION 5th GRADE PARENTS!
We need pictures of your 5th grader! Please email pictures of your student and classmates through their school years at Richland.
Group shots are most needed! We are looking for Photos from school sponsored events, field trips, class parties and can also include photos from bus stops.
DECEMBER LEADERS OF THE MONTH
ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT FROM MRS. COYLE
EVERYDAY LANGUAGE PRACTICE: COMPARE AND CONTRAST
Learning how to compare and contrast, or tell how things are the same and different, is an important language skill we use in school and in the world. English Learners - and all learners - benefit from extra practice with this at home. Here are some tips to get your children to tell similarities and differences in the world around them.
Para una explicación de comparar y contrastar en español, haga clic aquí.
Use household objects: Have your child tell how two things in your home are the same and different. Start with color, size, and shape. Then move into deeper thinking: How do we use the objects? Where do we find them? Are they made in the same way?]\
Use visuals and multimedia: Does your child have a favorite movie or TV show? Have them compare and contrast two characters, observing closely to find both differences and similarities. You can do the same for pictures and images in the books they read at home.
Add some key words: In school, students develop the academic vocabulary to compare and contrast. You can help your child add important words like both, also, similar, alike, unlike, and difference to help them explain their thinking in a clear way.
Comparing and contrasting is an important skill in all school subjects - and in all languages! You can practice this in any language spoken at home.
THIS WEEK'S DAILY QUESTIONS
Below are this week's questions. We'd love you to participate!
MONDAY: No School
TUESDAY: What are you looking forward to this week?
WEDNESDAY: What are your three “biggest rocks” at school?
THURSDAY: What are your three “biggest rocks” at home?
FRIDAY: What is the first thing you do when you get out of bed in the morning?