Week of 12/5/22 at Richland Elementary School
We are proud to share that we raised over $600 as a community for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on CHOP Pajama Day! Thank you for your generosity. Soon, you will receive an update on how many pounds of tabs we collected in the fall contest to support efforts of the Ronald McDonald House and childhood cancer.
Be sure to see our November Leaders of the Month, and our Grand Champions of First in Math below!
This week, we look forward to the return of a NED assembly. Please read information for families below on the positive message students will hear. Check out our specialist and support spotlight, this week's questions of the day, and get ready for December spirit days every day! The Book Fair continues this week too.
Have a wonderful week!
REPORT CARDS WILL BE EMAILED HOME ON FRIDAY
SPREAD SPIRIT AND KINDNESS EVERY DAY IN DECEMBER!
CONGRATULATIONS TO NOVEMBER LEADERS OF THE MONTH!
FIRST IN MATH NOVEMBER GRAND CHAMPIONS
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.
REINDEER RUN ON 12/16 1:00-3:00
CARRY OUT SMALL ACTS OF KINDNESS
PE UPDATE FROM MR. KEMMERER
DECEMBER PE UPDATE
Students will be wrapping up hockey this week, culminating with floor hockey games for
grades 2 – 5. We will then return to fitness testing and finish up remaining tests. The pull-ups,
shoulder reach, push-up/situps tests will be completed before the holiday. Students should strive to test out of the Healthy Fitness Zone according to the Fitnessgram standards. If students test out of the Healthy Fitness Zone in all tests completed, they will receive an award at the end of the year. Good luck!
Thank you Mr. Wilson! Our PE student teacher, Mr. Wilson had his last day on December 2 nd . We thank him for teaching students brand new recess games they can participate in. Students
will remember how to play 4 square and Chewbacca (both games played on the 4 square courts) and how to set these games up on their own! He also introduced our hockey unit. Mr. Wilson showed RES students proper stick handling and how to move with the puck as well as proper passing.
UPDATE FROM MRS. OVERMIER, SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Happy December! I hope everyone had a relaxing break. With an even longer break coming up at the end of the month. I wanted to share some ways to work on different language skills at home! Some of these activities are related to the holidays but most you can do anytime.
Perspective Taking - This is a skill that helps someone think about the thoughts and feelings of others. We can work on these skills when we’re buying gifts for others around the holidays. Make a short list of people you’d like to buy a gift for with your child. Then, have your child think about what they know about that friend or family member. Brainstorm some gift ideas based on their interests.
Describing - Describing is an important skill that helps children learn new vocabulary words and strengthen the words that they already know. You can work on this skill by playing I Spy! Instead of just relying on colors (e.g. I spy something blue), use other adjectives or traits to describe the item. You can describe the texture, what it’s used for, or how it tastes or smells. You can even work on letter sounds by saying the sound that the word starts with.
I spy something that is sparkly
I spy something that tastes sweet
I spy something that starts with /r/
I spy something that uses electricity
Sequencing - We use sequences to do just about anything! Most activities have a process and steps that we need to follow to get something done. If your family is baking cookies, wrapping gifts, putting out decorations, or getting ready to go out in the snow, have your child name the different steps and supplies that you’ll need. Use sequencing words like first, next, then, and last.
THIS WEEK'S DAILY QUESTIONS
Below are this week's questions. We'd love you to participate!
MONDAY: What do you really love to do outside of school?
TUESDAY: What makes you feel anxious?
WEDNESDAY: How do you stay organized?
THURSDAY: What is one thing you want to learn this year?
FRIDAY: What is your biggest dream?