Week of 2/6/23 at Richland Elementary School
What an exciting visit on Wednesday from Super Bowl bound Britain Covey! Eagles # 18 Britain visited Richland to talk about the 7 habits and see the Leader in Me in action. He was so genuine, giving of his time, and inspiring! Keep reading for highlights from his visit! Read more about Britain's visit in QCSD News article cited below.
Richland's annual PTO sponsored Color Run is on April 14th and registration is open! The registration link is below. We are also accepting donations from family members through the link. It takes many volunteers to make this a successful event. Please consider volunteering and sign up at the link below.
It's National School Counselor Week! Please join me in thanking Mrs. Schmolk for all that she does for Richland students, families, and students. We are so fortunate to have her support and that of Mrs. Bocklet, our Student Assistance Support counselor.
Friday will be EAGLES Spirit Day! Go Eagles!
OUR VISIT FROM PHILADELPHIA EAGLE BRITAIN COVEY!
Read more about Britain's visit in QCSD News article here: Eagles Player Shares 7 Habits with Students!
Many local news stations were present and reported on Britain's visit too!
FRIDAY IS EAGLES SPIRIT DAY!
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
ATTENTION 5th GRADE PARENTS!
PLANNING MEETING ON MONDAY!
We need all hands on deck in helping plan the end of the school year party for our 5th graders!
Please join us, Monday, February 6th @ 6:30pm at Richland Elementary School Library.
Google Meet will also be available for those unable to attend but would like to participate
5th grade celebration party will be- June 8th
5th grade promotion ceremony will be - June 9th: Time TBD
We still need photos of your child throughout the years, especially 3rd grade! If you have any photos of your child doing virtual learning at home, please send them to email@example.com. It is easier to sort if you send photos from one grade at a time.
IT'S NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR WEEK!
Please join me in thanking Mrs. Schmolk and expressing appreciation!
Thank you to Mrs. Bocklet, our Student Assistance Program counselor, for all that she does for Richland students and families.!We are fortunate to have her support at Richland.
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.
ART CLASS UPDATE
FROM MRS. ROBISON
Hello from the Art Room! Mrs. Robison’s 4th and 5th grade students have completed their amazing clay pieces! Fourth graders chose to either create a pizza or pie using basic slab and coil techniques. Students then worked to bring their piece to life using acrylic paint. Fifth grade students designed their own Tic-Tac-Toe game. Each student chose their own personal theme and created a board and 10 pieces based on their idea. Students used polymer clay to create their game pieces. Kindergarten and First grade students will be working on weavings. Students will learn the basic terms associated with weaving like warp and weft. Students will then use the basic over, under, over pattern to create either a sweater for a polar bear or coat for a pup. Students will add a little visual texture with a few new drawing techniques. I am so proud of our students and everything they have accomplished this past month!
THIS WEEK'S DAILY QUESTIONS
Below are this week's questions. We'd love you to participate!
MONDAY: What does it mean to be considerate?
TUESDAY: How do you show consideration for your friends?
WEDNESDAY: How do you show consideration for your family?
THURSDAY: How do you show consideration for your teacher?
FRIDAY: What is your prediction for the Super Bowl?