Week of 1/30/23 at Richland Elementary School
I know many of you are feeling the excitement for our Eagles! Our latest newsletter captures the excitement for and recognition of our January Leaders of the Month, as well as our newest First in Math Grand Champions.
We are proud of Richland's service to the greater community. Third grade Reading Leaders organized a book donation drive for CHOP's Reach Out and Read Program. See highlights below!
Our new gaga pit on our playground is dedicated to the King boys. Would you like to learn the rules? Check out Mr. Kemmerer's spotlight below.
We hope to see you at our PTO meeting this Tuesday at 6:30 in the library. Having a student at Richland automatically makes you a member even if you haven't attended a meeting before. Kids are welcome too!
PTO MEETING THIS TUESDAY @ 6:30
REACH OUT AND READ BOOK DONATIONS
Click here for more information on CHOP's Reach Out and Read program.
JANUARY LEADERS OF THE MONTH
JAUARY FIRST IN MATH GRAND CHAMPIONS
2023-2024 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR COLOR RUN!
REGISTRATION BEGINS 2/1
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.
OCCUPATIONNAL THERAPY TEACHING AND TOOLS FROM MRS. DEJONGE
VISUAL MOTOR AND HANDWRITING
Some studies have found visual motor integration to be more important than either fine motor skills alone or visual perceptual skills alone in determining whether a child will have good handwriting.
Children need good visual-motor integration to be able to copy basic shapes (diagonal lines, circles, squares, triangles, intersecting lines) before they are able to learn to form their letters correctly.
Visual motor integration delays may cause a child to struggle to copy numbers and letters correctly. The child’s handwriting may seem disjointed and lacking in flow. Handwriting may require lots of conscious effort, out of proportion to the task. Here are some ideas and strategies that you can practice at home with your children.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION UPDATE FROM MR. KEMMERER
BASKETBALL AND KING'S COURT GAGA PIT
Students have been participating in basketball for the past 2 weeks during PE. They are
learning to dribble, pass and shoot. RES students can take these skills out to recess with them
and participate in basketball games. Keep up the great work Richland!
We also learned a brand new game in PE class. Since the Gaga Pit dedicated to the King boys has been installed, we took the time in PE to learn how to play. Students from Kindergarten to 5th grade got a chance to play this fast-paced game. They also have the opportunity to play during recess. Students really enjoy this new activity and it provides us the chance to practice good sportsmanship at the same time. An overview of gaga and the rules can be found here.
THIS WEEK'S DAILY QUESTIONS
Below are this week's questions. We'd love you to participate!
MONDAY: How can you increase the trust you share with your family?
TUESDAY: What’s the secret to a great friendship?
WEDNESDAY: How can you increase the trust you share with our class?
THURSDAY: What would decrease the trust you share with your family?
FRIDAY: What would decrease the trust you share with our class?