Monday, March 28, 2016

Oregon Coast Aquarium Visits

Ridgeview enjoyed an interactive presentation today, "All About Whales". Students in grades K, 1, and 2 were able to see the 2 types of whales we may find on our coast- those with teeth, and those with baleen. The presentation allowed little ones to touch real whale bones, see krill, barnacles, baleen, and whale teeth! Thank you Ridgeview PTO for sponsoring such a wonderful experience for our kids.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Making 100!

Room 4 is making 100 with 10 sticks. We created  a stick with 10 dots, 10 sticks with 10 dots 100!Today we played games with our sticks, taking turns making a 10 number with our sticks.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Read-A-Thon Results

Whoo-Whoo! Room 4 made their reading goal! Our class needed to read 7,000 minutes to earn the "all school" movie and popcorn. We surpassed our goal ... flew past it... MAKING 8,750 MINUTES read in the month of February! Our three top readers were Natalhia, Sydney and Colton!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Tech Grant

Ridgeview has received a technology grant! Mrs. Babcock and Mr. Crist put in hours to help our kids gain more technology. A teacher from each grade attended OETC conference in Portland Feb. 25 and 26.  Mrs. Thompson and I took K-2 workshops on ipad use and curriculum. I was able to talk/listen to Kristin Ziemke (author of Amplify)  about Project Based Learning, what it is, and is not. We all learned lots of new ways to insert tech into our classroom for research, writing, math, and communication with parents. We will let you know when the new iPads for primary arrive!

Book Character Day!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!! Ridgeview celebrated Read Across America this morning by dressing up as our favorite book character. We paraded around RDV in our class line sharing our costumes with the entire school. WOW! Great kids and great parents at RDV!