Week of 11/21/22 at Richland Elementary School
NO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY, 11/23 - MONDAY, 11/28
Happy Thanksgiving! At Thanksgiving, we make a special effort to appreciate the good things in our life. There is much to be thankful for! Out of everything I am so very thankful for this Thanksgiving season, our partnership with such a supportive community of families is near the top of the list. I am also thankful for an amazing staff dedicated to supporting students' academic, social, and emotional growth. I encourage you to take a moment to share your appreciation with a staff member at the Shout-Outs image below.
Service to our community is a large part of who we are at Richland. I am proud of Richland's commitment to service. As a community, we donated nearly 1,000 pounds of food to the Quakertown Food Pantry in November. Our December focuses are our Ronald McDonald House aluminum tab collection for Childhood Cancer and our CHOP Pajama Donation Day. Thank you for your support.
As a reminder, there is no school from this Wednesday, 11/23 through Monday, 11/28.
Enjoy this time with family and friends.
May your Thanksgiving be full of peace, love, and joy!
THANKSGIVING SPIRIT DAY ON TUESDAY!
WEAR FALL COLORS!
Richland is having a Pajama Day on
Friday, December 2, 2022 to help the kids at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
If you can donate to this cause,
You can also send a check to school
made payable to: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
by December 2.
The donations are tax-deductible.
ALL CHILDREN MAY WEAR PJs ON PAJAMA DAY!
Thank you for helping others!
TAB COLLECTION CONTEST TO SUPPORT CHILDHOOD CANCER ENDS 12/2
WE DONATED NEARLY 1,000 POUNDS OF FOOD TO QUAKERTOWN FOOD PANTRY!
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS
NEW WAYS NOVEMBER
WHATS HAPPENING IN MUSIC CLASS WITH MRS. WEINLEIN
In the primary grades, we begin the year with focus on singing with our head voice using Pitch Exploration (a vocal warmup activity), Song Fragments (singing echo songs and call/response songs), and singing Simple Songs. We also use a variety of songs and games for movement and beat. Here are some songs we have learned:
Kindergarten: No More Pie, Wise Old Owl, I Met a Bear, Frog in the Meadow, Pitter Patter
First Grade: In the Woods, Hang About, Peep Squirrel, Au Clair De La Lune
Second Grade: Miss Mary Mack, There Was an Old Woman, Did You Feed My Cow, Go Round the Mountain, Ridin’ in a Buggy
In grades 3-5, we further develop pitch through music literacy in addition to our singing. The focus of our music literacy in pitch begins with Do, Re, Mi patterns and songs. Here are songs we have used and will begin to use:
Grade 3: Closet Key, Let Us Chase the Squirrel, Down Came the Leaves, Sailor Sailor, Snail Snail
Grade 4: Closet Key, Let Us Chase the Squirrel, Fall is Here, Sailor Sailor, Snail Snail
Grade 5: Closet Key, Let Us Chase the Squirrel, We Are Back, Sailor Sailor, Fais Do Do
4TH AND 5TH GRADE CHORUS
Our chorus continues rehearsing on Day 2 (grade 4) and Day 3 (grade 5) to prepare for our first performance at the school’s sing along in December. Chorus members check our Seesaw class for a schedule and lyrics to our songs.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TIPS AND TOOLS FOR PARENTS FROM MRS. D.
WHAT TO KNOW & HOW TO DEVELOP FINE MOTOR SKILLS
Finger and Hand Strength
Fine motor skills involve the use of the fingers, hands, and arms for reaching, grasping, and manipulating objects. Fine motor skills are used when a child plays, engages in many leisure activities, performs daily self-help tasks, writes, or participates at school as a student.
Try some of these activities to build finger and hand strength at home:
*Play dough & Clay – mold, squeeze, roll, tear, and pinch
*Resistive tools – given help as needed, art projects using a hole punch, basting tool, eye droppers
*Fine motor flicking games – use index finger to flick a marble cottons, small pom poms, coins, or balls of paper at a target. Use your imagination!
*Use Legos, Duplo, K’Nex, Tinker toys, or similar building blocks
*Clothespins – squeeze onto the edge of a can or clothesline
IS YOUR FAMILY IN NEED OF HELP THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?
The holidays are quickly approaching! The Quakertown Community has a few ways to support our families. Please see the flyers below and reach out with any questions.
THIS WEEK'S DAILY QUESTIONS
Below are this week's questions. We'd love you to participate!
MONDAY: What are you afraid of?
TUESDAY: How will you know you’ve had a great day?
WEDNESDAY: No School
THURSDAY: Happy Thanksgiving!
FRIDAY: No School