Friday, March 20, 2009
- Just about every time I find myself leaning over a pool table I find myself wishing I'd paid a bit more attention to geometry. As of today, Mr. Hershman's geometry class should not have the same experience. The picture at left is of the Smartboard in the 7-8 mathematics classroom, set up for "Pool Table Geometry." Students were busily setting up "shots," banking balls off of the rails and right into the holes. The class has also been busy geometrically determining the appropriate angles for a "Wii-board," a homespun interactive whiteboard that utilizes infared technology to mimic the commercial model pictured.
- I have some rather sad news to report. Mira Peterson, our wonderful 4th grade teacher, is moving on. Her fiance has been "matched" into a residency in Salt Lake City and they will be departing soon after their wedding early this summer. We will miss her sorely. She is a wonderfully collaborative and energetic part of the faculty here, and I know the relationships she's developed with children and families have had an enormous impact.
- On a happier note, this coming week is Spring Break -- we look forward to seeing everybody on Monday the 30th!
- The First Friday coffee on April 3rd will focus on plans for next year's transition to Smith Elementary, with a focus on families of children in grades K, 3, and 4. I will share information about the configuration of these grade levels for the 09-10 school year at this morning event as well as the Pre-K Story Time on Thursday and an informational meeting on Friday afternoon as well. If any family is unable to attend any of these events please let me know and we will make other arrangements.
Site Council meeting 3:45
Winter Sports Assembly (5-8) 1:05
Pre-K Story Time 2:45
First Friday Principal's Coffee 9:00
Next year's 3rd and 4th grade parent meeting 3:30
District homepage: http://www.riverdale.k12.or.us/District/
Grade School homepage: http://www.riverdale.k12.or.us/GradeSchool/
High School homepage: http://www.riverdale.k12.or.us/HighSchool/
Athletics schedules & information: http://www.riverdale.k12.or.us/Athletics/
Foundation information: http://www.riverdale.k12.or.us/Foundation/
Grade School PTC webpage: http://www.riverdale.k12.or.us/rgs_ptc/
High School PTC webpage: http://www.riverdale.k12.or.us/rhs_ptc/
Posted by lgs at 12:14 PM