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Try TumbleBooks at Home
Lydia Rippey's library has a subscription to The TumbleBookLibrary. You can use it at home for free. This website has a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles.
Click the icon above to get started or go to:
We are stuck on reading!
And our principal Mrs. Stanley
is stuck to the wall!
Students received one piece of duct tape for each week they turned in a reading log for the month of September. Kids had a blast taping the principal to the wall to celebrate their hard work with reading.
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The Lydia Rippey Elementary Staff will collaborate with colleagues to ensure student success, teach the adopted curriculum with rigor and relevance, and foster positive relationships with our students.
You are one smart cookie!
Students who met their reading goal for February had a chance to decorate cookies with Mrs. Stanley. They also received a free book from PVG. What a sweet incentive!
What does PVG fund at Lydia Rippey?
PVG is often asked what we are raising money for or where does the money go.
*This year we have spent $1701.66 on Scholastic books that are distributed to students.
*$186.31 was spent to provide lunch to staff during the fall parent teacher conferences. Teachers often start conferences immediately after kids are released and have conferences scheduled until 7pm.
*We have spent $305.98 on field trip buses and that is just covering the fall field trips. We need to purchase an additional popcorn machine. Our current one is working, but it would make Popcorn and pickle sales go so much quicker.
*We have been asked to assist the school in purchasing additional metal chairs for the gym for music concerts and other activities. This will be approximately $500.
*We are in the process of purchasing a basketball hoop for the first grade playground for $125.
>>>We are very fortunate that we are able to support these activities by collecting Box Tops, popcorn and pickle sales, the Christmas store, and the Spring Carnival.
Practice reading at home with Lexia
You child can practice reading skills at home with Lexia. Go to the following website to play the same reading games that we use at school. If you need your child’s username and password – please ask your child’s teacher.
Getting started is easy!
1. Launch a web browser and go to www.lexiacore5.com.
• Create a bookmark for this web address or add it as a favorite.
• You will see a link to download Adobe Flash Player if you do not have it.
Flash Player 11 or higher is required.
Note: iPad and iPad Mini users can download the Core5 app from the App store.
2. The first time you go to www.lexiacore5.com, you must set up your device:
• Click the Student/Parent button.
• Type in your teacher’s email and click the arrow button to continue.
• You will not have to set up again unless you delete the browser’s “cookie” files.
Important! Please allow your child to work independently at his or her own pace. Provide encouragement, but don’t give away the answers!
Our Daily Schedule
8:00 Class Begins
9:25-9:40 K-3 Recess
9:45-10:00 1-2 Recess
10:50-11:30 Second Grade Lunch
11:10 -11:50 First Grade Lunch
11:30-12:10 Kindergarten Grade Lunch
11:50-12:30 Third Grade Lunch
1:30-1:45 1-2 Recess
1:50-2:05 K-3 Recess
3:00 Students Dismissed
**Students are dismissed at 1:30 pm every Monday
What is RtI?
The letters stand for Response to Intervention. However, if you ask your child, they will probably tell you it is one of their favorite things to do at school. Your child has had the chance to work with different staff members at Lydia Rippey - focusing on their specific learning strengths and needs.
RtI is an intervention method we are implementing for the first time this school year. It is a time where students receive instruction based on their personal academic needs. Teachers give all students a pre-test to determine what students already know and what they do not know with a particular skill. Then, the teachers analyze each student’s assessment to see what their learning needs are and group them with other students who have similar needs. Student groups and subject areas change approximately every two or three weeks. RtI is fun, engaging, and most importantly it meets the needs of all learners. Thank you for making sure your child is at school every day for their RtI time.
March 3rd through March 7th was Read Across America Week in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Many classes read Dr. Seuss books during the week and participated in activities based on these fun stories.
On Wednesday, March 5, children listened to the Dr. Seuss book Wacky Wednesday. In this story a lot of things are out of place, upside down, and just plain wacky. Children were invited to dress wacky on this day to help celebrate Dr. Seuss and his contributions to children’s literature. Some of the great ideas of wacky dressing included wearing your shirt backwards, wearing mismatched socks and/or shoes, crazy hair, etc.
We had a great time celebrating reading!
March 11, 12, 13, 18 & 19
Third grade State Testing
March 24 - 28
Spring Break - No School
Good Luck to our 3rd graders during state testing. They will be taking tests on March 11, 12, 13, 18 and 19. Please make sure your children are at school on time and get a good night’s rest.
Feathers for Reading
We have “taped and feathered” our principal! Students earned one feather for each reading goal they met in November. On November 22, students taped their feathers to Mrs. Stanley and turned her into a turkey!
Help our school
Join PVG! e-mail or call Marcy Montoya for more information.
email@example.com or call at 334-5148.
Follow us down the yellow brick road of learning!
Common Core State Standards
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Need a snack order form? Look in the locker on the left hand side of this page.
Please Send Box Tops!
PLC's at work at Lydia Rippey
Click on the link below to see our third grade PLC (Professional Learning Community) in action.