Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thankful Third Graders

We wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving! And... we also wanted to share what we are most thankful for this year: Colin - I am thankful for having a big brother and having a house. Emma - I am thankful for having parents and mainly for living. Adi - I am thankful for choosing any school I want. Chris - I am thankful for Thanksgiving and for great days. Ashley - I am thankful for my family and my animals. Bryan - I am thankful for having a life. Makenzie - I am thankful for having a little brother. Kari - I am thankful for my family and freedom. Ben - I am thankful for my dogs, my cats, my mom, my dad, my sister, my friends, and my teacher. Owen - I am thankful that I have a roof over my head and that I have a family. Anna - I am thankful that we have trees that we can breathe. Joyce - I am thankful for Mrs. Schafer giving us stuff that we have to work on so we can learn. Caden - I am thankful for having friends that care about me and having great teachers. Brandon - I am thankful for freedom. Bradly - I am thankful for mom taking us to Florida and convincing dad to come with us. Maggie - I am thankful for all the great teachers I've had. Mrs. Schafer - I am thankful for my family, friends, and my wonderful third grade class!

Fun Fieldtrip to see "Aladdin"

On Thursday, Nov. 15th, the 3rd grade classes traveled to Highland Community College in Freeport to see the play, "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp". Here's a photo of our classes getting ready for the play. We also stopped in at Subway in Stockton for a special lunch on the way home. Mrs. Reese and I were very proud of the 3rd graders' excellent behavior on this fieldtrip. We even received compliments from the other customers at Subway about their great behavior! Thanks again to the River Ridge PTO for sponsoring our admission to the play!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mrs. Schafer's a Grandma!!!

Finally....he's here!!! Meet my new grandson, Wyatt William Randecker, born Monday morning at 1:19 a.m. to my daughter, Meghan, and her husband, Matt. He weighed 8 lbs 11 oz. and was 21 inches long. He is just perfect, and everyone is doing great. Thanks so much for all of your thoughts, kind words, cards, gifts, and the yummy snacks at our little party today.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Visit from a Veteran

We were very honored today to invite into our classroom Corporal Robert McLane. Cpl. McLane (a.k.a. Kari's grandpa) served in the Marines and shared his interesting military experiences with our class. Thank you, Cpl. McLane, for visiting with the third graders, and, most of all....thank you for your service.

Meet Bryan!

The third graders were excited this week to find out we were getting a new student! Welcome Bryan, we are so glad to have you in our class at River Ridge!

Monday, November 5, 2012

It's Time (Finally) to Vote!

Third graders: Watch this video which explains the electoral college. And remind your parents to be sure to vote!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Fun!

Check out this video from our Halloween parade! Can you identify all of our 3rd grade ghosts and goblins? More photos from our Halloween party have been posted on our webpage.