Rivendell Younger Kids

YK News ~ 10/5/2020

Monday, January 4, 2021

Happy New Year Younger Kid Families!

We are so happy to be back in the classroom with all of our wonderful students! We hope that you all had a safe, and relaxing winter break. This week marks the start of the second half of the school year so we are planning on hitting the ground running! 

This week we are starting our new Topic Unit, our new author of the month, and we’re welcoming our new student teacher, Payton!  Our topic unit for these next few weeks is going to be the continent of Europe. We will be diving into two different countries every week and looking at what makes them unique, what different languages sound like, and much more! This week though, we are starting off with learning about maps. We will be introducing the vocabulary of city, state, country, and continent starting at home. This way the students will have a solid foundation in conceptualizing the other countries that we will be talking about. 

Our author of the month will be a student favorite! We will be focusing on the beautiful illustrations and captivating stories of Eric Carle like: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, I See a Song, The Very Quiet Cricket, Brown Bear Brown Bear, and many others. 

This Wednesday is also the start of our Priority Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. We would love to have all of our wonderful students continue on in the Rivendell community next year. Priority Enrollment ensures that they will be able to return without the worry of missing out on open spots. 

It’s so exciting to be back in the classroom. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to let us know. 

All the best,

Dylan and Annie and Payton

Monday, October 5, 2020

Hello Younger Kid Families,

Happy Monday! This week, we are continuing our full schedule with specials and worksessions. The kids are learning to work quietly and focus on their work.

For Topic Work this week, we are focusing on Diversity. We will read the book Duck! Rabbit! and talk about how perspective can vary and how people can have different opinions and often see things differently from one another. The kids will get to talk about how they see the character and will learn how to graph the results of their diverse perspectives. 

Our Author of the Month is Aaron Reynolds. He wrote many kid favorites, such as Creepy Pair of Underwear! and Nerdy Birdy. Throughout October, we will be reading these fun, and sometimes a bit creepy, books!

A note on Friday Foders: Some weeks there will be lots of work and some weeks there may only be a page or two. There are several reasons for this. One reason is that sometimes for Reading or Math, kids do an independent hands-on activity during the worksession and don’t have a worksheet to complete to take home. Another reason could be that we had extra writing that week (for example, last week we had our Julia Cook Author of the Month writing), so there were less Reading/Math worksessions. We also could have a Topic Work project to finish. Another reason could be that your child is in a math book. We don’t send math books home until they are complete. If you don’t see a lot of work come home, please know that your child is still keeping plenty busy at school!

Scholastic Book Orders are Back! New this year, Scholastic book orders will be online. To see the latest book flyers and place your order, please go to: clubs.scholastic.com and use Kara’s class code: QPG3T.  You may enter your order at any time. For the month of October, our order will be placed on Oct 9th. For additional instructions, go to: https://www.rivendell-school.org/scholastic-book-orders/

Through Scholastic book sales, Rivendll families can purchase books at highly discounted prices and our school receives free books for our library and classrooms! Don’t forget to check out our Recommendations and Wishlist! You are welcome to order from any flyers at any time. Here are some flyers Younger Kids might like:  https://editions.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=667427 and


Questions? Contact Kara at kara@rivendell-school.org.

Parent/Teacher Conferences are October 16th and October 23rd. Please remember that there is no school on these days. If you haven’t signed up for a conference yet, please do so! We are looking forward to talking with you about your child’s progress at Rivendell!

Remember to check our YK Rivendell Pictures  to see recent photos of your kiddos!

Have a good week!

Annie and Dylan