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Dear Parents,

     Friday, December 21, is the last day of school before Christmas Break.  Mr. M’s class will enjoy some holiday cheer with a classroom celebration. We will be enjoying treats, sharing gift bags, and finishing up with a movie.  For the gift bags, each child brings in a little something for each classmate (26 students). Please do not feel the need to spend a lot of money. Students are very happy with pencils, erasers, candy, stickers, etc., the more creative, the better.   During the party, each child will hand out what he or she has brought. After the party, each child will have a gift bag to take home! Let me know if this is a difficulty, and I can arrange something. We will have our celebration right after lunch, at 12:30.

School resumes Monday, January 7, 2019.  I wish you all the best for a safe and happy holiday season!



                                                                        Fran McManus

Thanksgiving Lunch

Tomorrow, November 22, Riverview will be celebrating Thanksgiving Lunch.  Third grade lunch will be held from 12:00 to 1:00.  Please join us!

Halloween Party!

Hello Everyone,
Halloween is this Wednesday.  We will have our classroom party from 2:00 to 3:00.  Students may bring their costume in their backpacks and we will change prior to the party.  If you have time, please stop in for a treat!

October 19, 2018

     Dear Parents,

     Hello from Mr. M’s class. The kids are all doing a fine job; we are learning a lot, and having a good time.  We have studied quite a variety of things so far.  Here are some of the highlights.

     In reading, we have enjoyed reading many different stories in class.  There have been challenges for readers at all levels.  We have worked on comprehension skills, vocabulary and grammar.  We are also learning about fiction story elements.  Our math classes have been rather intriguing so far.  Our first unit covered place value and patterns.  We have learned to use tables and graphs to collect and assess information.  Currently we are working on addition and subtraction strategies, as well as solving word problems.  Please continue to work on basic addition and subtraction math facts at home.  The kids are very fast counters, but still need work to get the facts memorized

    Learning to write correctly and effectively can be very difficult at this age!  Currently we are concentrating on paragraphing and following the main idea throughout the paragraph.  We are also reviewing rules for punctuation, spelling, and grammar.

   Our first social studies unit is focused on communities and city government.  We are learning about different sizes of communities.  We have discussed possible reasons people have for choosing where they live.  Currently we are learning about the many services city governments provide for their citizens by reading the City of Durango Report to Citizens

   Finally, the lost and found is already overflowing.  Soon, all items will be taken to a local thrift store.  Please remind students to check for lost items.

 Upcoming Events

  • There is no school for students on Friday, October 26 or on Monday, October 29.
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences – October 25 and 26.
  • Our Halloween party will be on Wednesday, October 31.          

Enjoy this wonderful autumn weather,

                                              Fran McManus


You Are Invited!

Riverview's Fun Run is tomorrow.  Third grade will be running at 1:40.  Come get a work out!