Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Learning about Nutrition

Riverview students learn healthy eating habits.        
Riverview welcomes Life SPAN, a new program supported by the Michigan Nutrition Network.

Two facilitators are working with our classroom teachers to enhance our curriculum for our students promoting a more healthy lifestyle.

"Cooking with kids" is the curriculum used for students kindergarten through the third grade.  Children learn about nutrition and also have an opportunity to taste test various fruits and vegetables.

"Let’s Cook" is the curriculum for students in the fourth grade.  Students enjoy cooking while learning the broad nutrition concepts of fruits and vegetables.

Life Spans goal is to promote healthy eating habits by promoting a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and physical activity through experiential learning.

Future Connections

Big Rapids High School Future Connections class prepares students for college.
Students take time to access their BRPS email to create a parchment account which allows them to request, send and store transcripts.

Students also learned “The Top Ten Things to Ask a College Representative” and also had opportunities to search for colleges that interested them.

Pictured, Kris Spedowski and Matt McCullen assisting

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Riverview Receives a letter from the President

Mrs. Orange’s 3rd grade class at Riverview Elementary discussed protecting animals and their habitats.

As a result, Natalie Peterson decided to write President Obama for his view on the subject.  He responded by sending her a letter and pictures of his two favorite animals.