An article from Harvard University sites a recent study from British Columbia on the benefits of exercise on our ability to learn whether we are adults or children: “The benefits of exercise come directly from its ability to reduce insulin resistance, reduce inflammation, and stimulate the release of growth factors—chemicals in the brain that affect […]
Student Council elections were held on October 22, 2014 at Riverbend School. Gabby W., a 4th Grade student, shown below was the last student to vote in the Student Council elections.
Hello. Here are just a few exciting things we have been working on in class. The students designed a Summerian newspaper reflecting material learned in class. We have been working on genetics for several weeks now. The students combined mother and father dog traits to create puppies. Everyone had a lot of fun designing […]
Great job with those of you who handed your assignment to me. Anyone who hasn’t please get it to me grades close November 3 for the term.
There is a nip in the air that comes with autumn. It is a great time to be outdoors with fewer allergens and insects to contend with. Cold air in the morning with more moderate temperatures in the afternoon are typical of the season. The students at RCS are outdoors prior to the school day […]
Anyone who hasn’t received access to their google accounts will hopefully have access by Friday. Homework will consist of creating their civilization by writing a 1-2 page story using the handouts that have the elements of a civilization. You also need 3 visuals to support your creation. 1 visual is a map with all the […]
Students at Riverbend School recently held elections for the Student Council.Visit back another day to see the results!
October Events at Riverbend-Sanders St School October 23, 2014– School pictures at Riverbend October 29, 2014– Half Day for students-dismissal at noon
One of the latest breakthroughs is a quadrivalent vaccine, which is a vaccine that covers 2 types of “A” virus and 2 types of “B” virus. The experts are predicting that these four types of viruses will be the most common for the upcoming flu season. More info about the flu and flu seasons are […]
RCS Scarecrow Making
Recently, the ARMS drama club held one of its hat day fundraisers at the school. For a dollar, students are able to wear a hat in school for the day. The money that is raised helps drama club students fund a visit to a live theater performance. The group, celebrating its 20th year, welcomes all […]
Jaime Hume’s fifth grade science students at ARMS, Alyvia Santiago, Samantha Kenniff, and Madelynn Kenniff are shown watching over their class hamster, Dusty. Dusty is a Chinese dwarf hamster, about two years-old, brought in by a fifth grade student. Students feed, water, and exercise Dusty in her ball regularly and must keep her critter home […]
Please be aware that our next half day of school is October 29, 2014. Please contact your child’s school if you need more information concerning the time students will be released.
Grade Three meeting the Common Core Multiplication/Division Strand using manipulatives.
Head Lice Identification and Removal I have had the opportunity to provide some education to parents and students about identification of head lice and nits and how to remove them. There are several cost effective ways to manage head lice. This video and other pages found on www.headlice.org offer examples and tools. If you have […]
Our students are always learning ways and ideas to stay healthy. This poster is one example of how we are incorporating the school mantra of RESPECT into thinking about healthy habits.
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Third grade students received dictionaries from members of the Athol Orange Elks club recently as part of the national Dictionary Project. Students practiced looking up words and previewing the other resources found in their books. Thank you Elks members for this wonderful resource.
Children had so much fun meeting the firemen and seeing the fire truck! We also talked a lot about the letter F, and the sound the letter F makes. Of particular fun was the feathers in the texture table and the flames the students got to spray in the texture table.
October 29th – 1/2 Day of School – Teacher Professional Development
The first assignment each year, in our 5th grade ELA class, is to discuss the importance of reading. Students are asked to bring in five items from home that they cannot use accurately unless they know how to read! Students share the items with the class. This year some items shared included: video game instructions, microwave popcorn, […]
No homework this week. We will be reviewing in preparation for our cumulative benchmark assessment on Tuesday next week!
Hello, Hope you all had a great 4 day weekend. Welcome back to school. My family had a nice relaxing weekend in Vermont. We are beginning to send home our daily point sheets electronically this week. Please sign document or let me know you have read them by adding comments. Let’s give a huge round […]
I will see you all next week have a fun and safe weekend!
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Riverbend students each received a book to keep at a recent book rally. Teachers chose to use the profits from a recent book fair to purchase a new book for each student. From the looks of the smiles there are many happy readers at Riverbend!
Hello families and friends!!! I know that everyone wants to see photos of their own child. Additionally, please use photos to ask questions like, “what is this friend’s name?” or, “what is s/he doing? Did you do that too?” Their are hundreds of photos that have been taken already this year. We are trying hard […]
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Grade four had the Athol Fire Department come and instruct the students on fire safety. Great questions from the students! Thanks AFD!!
During September 2014, Mrs. Schwab taught Introduction to Your Guidance Counselor lessons in classrooms at Pleasant Street School. Students learned that guidance counselors help students, teachers and parent’s/guardians in all the elementary schools in the school district. Students can ask to talk with the guidance counselor, or, teachers, the principal, or school staff can refer […]
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The first third or fourth grade student at Riverbend School that tells me who this famous person is will receive a free homework pass! Good luck!!!!