Launching Learners

Ridgedale Elementary Family Engagement-May 2023

3, 2, 1...Blast Off!

Happy May Families! We have almost made it another school year! We hope you find something you enjoy in this Launching Learners and let us know what is your favorite part! Watch our opening video to find out how your child can win a Launching Learners t-shirt featuring our official Launching Learners logo!
Launching Learners-May 2023

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English Language Arts

Practice With Syllables!

Syllable Smash | Silly Bull | Song

Read Along With Us!

What Not To Give Your Mom On Mother's Day - Mother's Day Kids Books Read Aloud
When It's the Last Day of School | End of School Year Children's Picture Book Read Aloud!
I Wish You More - Kids Books Read Aloud
No More Pencils, No More Books, No More Teacher's Dirty Looks by Diane deGroat

Practice Using a Blending Board!

Test Your Word Knowledge!


Challenge yourself with these math games and problem solving puzzles!

What Numbers Make 10 | Learn to Add | Kindergarten Addition Song | Math for Kids | Jack Hartmann


Stem Challenge

Click the photo below for directions on how to do an activity on how animals use camouflage! Let us know how it went at

Spring Time Experiments!

Rainbow Walking Water Easy Science Projects Experiments for Kids | The Science Kid
How To Grow A Bean Plant In A Jar? | Fun Kids Science Experiment

Kids CAN Cook!--Overnight Oats Recipe

Meals Kids can COOK!

Social Studies

Cinco De Mayo!

Cinco De Mayo For Students | Celebration of Mexican Heritage

Memorial Day!

Memorial Day - What is it? Why do we honor it? - Kid History

Practice Map Skills!

Tech Talk

Practice Your Typing Skills!

Students can practice their typing skills at home!

Being Safe Online This Summer

Art Corner

May Guided Drawing!

Enjoy these two fun guided drawings!

Supplies Needed:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Crayons, markers or colored pencils
  • Each video will tell you specific colors needed

Fitness Fun!

Kids workout 1 Beginners
Kids Workout: The FLOOR IS LAVA!! Fun Kids Exercise Games & Brain Break!

Marvelous Music!
Spring Rhythm Play Along🎵 Rhythm Activity🎵Elementary Music Lesson🎵 Sixteenth Notes🎵Sing Play Create

Power Hour Program Updates

April Launching Learners

Ridgedale’s Summer Learning Program is expanding this year!

Last year, our teachers did a phenomenal job running the YMCA’s K-2 program here on campus, and that is going to happen again this summer. But we are now adding Summer POWER Hours for students currently in GRADES 3-8! I hope we can max out the program this summer as we have fun learning and pushing back that “summer slide”!

We will have Club Choices, lunch and a breakfast snack, hands-on Math and Reading lessons, recess-type activities, small group iReady tutoring, SEL lessons and yoga, outside activities and weekly field trips. If you are interested in enrolling your child(ren), please check the Summer POWER Hours schedule by clicking on the link below. If the schedule looks like something that can work for your family, please complete the enrollment form and turn it into the building office. We are so excited to offer this great opportunity to our Ridgedale community! Enroll now, spots are limited! Questions can be directed to Melissa Weston at

I hope to see you there!


Enrollment Form

Second Step Family Communications

Use the button below to be sent to a slideshow linking all grade level Second Step communications! Click the grade level to advance to the appropriate slide.

Parent Tips

Stop the Summer Slide!

Check out this video for some tips on ways to prevent learning loss over the summer.
Stop the Summer Learning Slide

Conversation Starters

Have you ever been stumped as to what to as your child(ren) about school? Here are some ideas that might help spark a conversation! Let us know how they worked for your family?

What was the best day so far out of your first 100 days?

If you had 100 of something what would you want to have?

What heart words did you learn this week?

What new spelling patterns did you learn this week?

Can you show me how to do one of the Phonemic Awareness skills you did today?

What letter are you learning to write in your handwriting book today?

What part of your day made you smile?

What is your number corner pattern this month?

What are you collecting for Number Corner this month?

How did you do on your Mastery Check this week?

Upcoming Family Events at RES

More Details will be coming about these events, but go ahead and save the dates! You won't want to miss out!

May 21st--Graduation

May 24th--Awards Day and Last Day of School

Field Trips, Field Day & Ridgedale on Display

Thank you Ms. Thiel and all of the volunteers for another amazing Field Day. We all had so much fun and enjoyed displaying our athletic talents!

Students were also able to show off their artistic abilities at our annual Ridgedale on Display. Ridgedale is full of so many gifted artists and creators!

Third Grade also had a fantastic day at The Columbus Zoo on their field trip!

Community Connections

Contact Us!

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. about Launching Learners. We look forward to hearing from you!
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