Friday River Launch

November 16, 2018

Thankful for all of you!

It is truly wonderful to work at a school where everyone is working together to help students succeed! I am thankful for everything you do to care for our River Hawks! Enjoy the holiday with your loved ones! ~Audrey

"Be thankful for what you have, you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."

Oprah Winfrey

Coach's Corner with Stephanie!

We all are familiar with the traditional lesson plan model: the steps that start with anticipatory set, continue with guided instruction, and end with independent practice and assessment. But often this is isn't enough to grasp concepts being taught.

A new approach is now being examined as a very effective way to really have the student understand what is being taught. This method also focuses on the standards and teaches using solutions on making sure the concepts are truly learned.

According to this article; there are kinesthetic measures that need to be integrated in order for the lesson to really be learned. It is worth a read indeed.

Free teacher pd? yes, please!

The district is bringing Rick Wormeli on January 10 and 11. He will be speaking at the Rancho Pico MPR from 8am-3pm. This is a wonderful professional growth opportunity! There is no cost to attend, but teachers will not be paid. All attendees will receive a copy of Wormeli's book, Fair Isn't Always Equal. Sign ups are first come first serve with school principal and open to junior high teachers only at first.

Rio Norte Junior High School

Audrey Asplund, Principal