Second graders have been using manipulatives to reinforce the Make a Ten math strategy. Students are building these foundational skills for future use with 2 digit and 3 digit addition and subtraction. Great job scholars!
Kindergarten students began Reader's Workshop last week and the kids are loving it! During the first few weeks, teachers will be establishing habits and behaviors for the entire year. Students are working on: independent reading, selecting good books, and talking about texts.
Miss Golnitz's third grade class didn't miss a beat and hit the ground running last week. Students conducted book talks with partners and then shared their thoughts during writing. It is so nice to have all of our scholars back in school!
PK is in the house! Our PK students had a wonderful time showing off their listening skills during a rousing game of Red Light, Green Light. It was so nice to have all of our scholars back at school today. It's going to be a great year!
We hope you are enjoying your final day of summer. Teachers were in last week; learning, planning, and playing. We are excited to roll out a new reading and writing block K-6. We can't wait to see you tomorrow:) It's going to be a great year!
The Ripley Presbyterian Church will be providing free back to school supplies for RCS elementary students on Saturday, August 27th (9-11 and 6-8pm).
Eagle U students capped off their summer of reading and learning with a trip to the Welch Field public pool in Westfield NY. Everyone had a wonderful time. Great job scholars!
Ms. Bodenmiller and her kiddos have been studying the life cycle of butterflies since the start of Eagle U. They have been able to observe all three stages. Students were greeted with a surprise when they arrived to school. The butterflies have been released!
Ms. Lynn's friends went on a scavenger hunt today. First their clues lead them to a rock painting activity. Next they headed down to the basketball courts. Their third clue lead them to a tower team building activity. They finished by making pudding and jello sundaes. So fun!
Students have been enjoying "Water" Wednesday's at Eagle U. There are tons of fun water games and activities each and every Wednesday.
This is the second year of golf instruction for many of our Eagle U students and it has been fun to see the growth in their skills. The Chautauqua Lake golf team will have some fine players when these students head to the middle school.
Week 2 of Eagle U is in the books. One of the best aspects of the program is that students continue to receive reading instruction throughout the summer. All of our scholars are doing a great job!
Students continued their bird study on Day 3 of Eagle U by working on their bird houses as well as going on a bird walk. Birding is a totally accessible activity that can be done through a window, while taking a rigorous hike, or anything in between.
Eagle U, Day 2: Students designed and built birdhouses. They also continued their reading practice. Great job scholars!
Day 2 of Eagle U: Water Wednesday! Students had a great time cooling off after a busy morning of building and learning.
It's great to have students back in the building! Eagle U is an enrichment program designed to offer RCS kids opportunities to continue to learn and have fun over the summer break. It's not too late to register your kids if they are in need of additional summer fun (716-736-7224)
The Lakeside Golf Course will be hosting Eagle U students interested in learning the game of golf once again this year. A big thank you goes out to the golf instructors for volunteering their time to work with our kids!
The Boys on the Right Track running program completed their 5K in Buffalo on Sunday. All of the runners did a great job and used a ton of grit. A big thank you goes out to the coaches and running buddies for volunteering their time. Thanks for a great season!
We held our final Crew of the school year today. Students learned that nothing is impossible through teamwork. They also came up with a motto for the summer. "Don't just sit there. Get up and do it." We wish all of our students wonderful summer break filled with adventure!
As part of their Better World Day Project, our 5th grade students raised $200 for the Westfield Cat Rescue as well approximately 50 other items (food, toys, supplies). We have some thoughtful and generous citizens at RCS. Great job scholars!