REMINDER: Tomorrow's dress up day is VIP Sports Day! Rock your favorite sports team!
Mrs. Peterson and her third graders celebrated National Bubblegum Day last week! They celebrated by playing "bubble gum, bubble gum, in a dish" and reading passages about the history of bubble gum and using that knowledge in a breakout game!
REMINDER: Tomorrow's dressup day is Stoplight Day. If you are the oldest, wear red. If you are the middle child, wear yellow. If you are the youngest, wear green. If you are the only child, wear any of those colors!
Our conscious discipline curriculum really focuses on providing classroom "jobs" for our students. This allows them to take accountability for their classroom and gives them reassurance that they are needed and appreciated everyday at Rickard. One of the jobs in the fourth grade is helping out in the lunchroom. Each day, two fourth graders are selected to help serve milk and silverware to our younger students. Their work is highly appreciated, since the lunchroom gets very busy during those times!
REMINDER: Tomorrow's dressup day is Decades Day! Dress in your parents' favorite decade!
We are celebrating Letty, Rolando, and Mercedes today for National Custodian Day with a chips and dip spread! Not only do these three keep our school running all year, but they also support our students and staff in every way possible! We are so fortunate to have them working at Rickard! Thank you for everything you do!
Mrs. Swallers and her third grade students were busy last week creating choiceboards and completing their reading assignments.
REMINDER: Tomorrow is our first day of Homecoming! Our dressup day is themed Socks, Crocs, and Birkenstocks!
Congratulations to our first ever Innovators of the Month!!
REMINDER: Next week is Williston Homecoming! Show your school spirit by dressing up during the week!
WBSD7 Food Drive! We are having a district-wide food drive next week! Please consider donating shelf-stable items such as canned fruits, canned veggies, macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles, peanut butter, instant oatmeal packs, cereal, breakfast bars, pop-tarts, Hamburger Helper, canned chicken, soup, instant mashed potatoes, etc. along with personal hygiene items. You can drop off your donations at any of our schools' main offices.
Rickard Elementary has really focused on promoting conscious discipline in our classrooms. At the beginning of the year, Mrs. Lippert's fourth graders painted their safe keeper rocks. They make a commitment each day to help keep Rickard safe and place their safe keeper rocks in a basket so they know they are all keeping Rickard safe together.
We loved our family night at the Pumpkin Patch! What a beautiful evening 🍁Thank you all for coming out!
Mrs. Conlin and her second grade students completed a STEM project that involved creating a flying machine that was inspired by the book "Rosie, Revere: Engineer." Students planned their designs and created their flying machines using various materials and time restraints. When they were finished, they tested their flying machines to see how well they worked!
Mrs. Lippert's class worked in STEM teams to complete a 10-10-10 challenge. They were only given 10 index cards, 10 cm of tape, and 10 minutes to create the tallest structure that could hold one book.
Mrs. Carnes and her fourth grade class have been practicing being engineers and utilizing the engineering process by constructing a rope with various time and material restraints.
Get ready for Williston Homecoming! Homecoming will be October 3-7!
The Media Center celebrated International Dot Day with the 1st Grade and Kindergarten last week! Dot Day is all about making your mark in the world and showcasing creativity and imagination. Students were able to listen to the story and create their own masterpieces!
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Mrs. Osbourne has been busy with her music classes this week. The 4th graders played the activity "Steal the Rhythm" after learning about sixteenth notes and the 2nd grade learned the basic Samba steps to go with Samba music!