Thursday, September 14, 2017

T.A.G. Testing

District Wide TAG (Talented and Gifted) Testing ~ Springfield Public Schools
On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Springfield Public Schools will hold their district wide Spring  TAG Testing at Ridgeview Elementary School. The TAG test assesses whether or not your child is at the 97%ile or above in the areas of Reading, Math, or Intellectual giftedness. The 97%ile means that if your child was in a line of 100 students, they would know more than the first 97 students in line. These children are at the top of their class, and typically above most students at their entire grade level at school.  If you feel your child may fit into this category, please talk to your child’s teacher and your school’s TAG contact  to refer your child for the spring testing. After you refer them for testing, you will receive a packet from your school with a parent questionnaire and more information about times of testing for your individual child.
If your child is already qualified as TAG, and you feel that your child may need to be accelerated a grade level, you would also speak to your child’s teacher and the TAG contact to refer your child for acceleration. The testing for acceleration will take place Saturday, October 14, 2017, for the above grade level test in Reading, Math, Writing, Science, Reference & Research and/or Social Studies. After testing, we will meet as a team with your school to discuss the next steps and fill out the Iowa Acceleration Scale.
Questions?  Contact your child's teacher and the school TAG Contact

Ridgeview TAG Contact: Mrs.  Lovdokken

Phone Number: 744-6308

Monday, September 11, 2017

And We're Off!

Our first week of school is behind us with so much accomplished. Students are getting to know each other better with activities like the Me Bag, Birds of a Feather and Getting To Know You Bingo. They also painted hot air balloons for a class mural. I have moved desks around several times already, to give students more opportunities to get to know one another.

Parents and families, thank you for bringing your child to our Meet the Teacher event with their school supplies. I enjoyed getting to meet all of my new second graders and their families. Having school supplies unloaded before the first day of school lessens first day jitters for students and allows more time for getting to know one another and their new classroom.

Thank you for signing up for ClassDojo to stay connected to our class. Our goal is for 100% of families to be connected. We are almost there with 84% of families signed up!

Friday was our last day for sharing snacks at school. If you would like your child to continue having a morning snack each day,  please provide a single serving for them. Appropriate snacks include crackers, cheesesticks, fruit, or veggies. For more ideas, click on the snack link at the top of this page. No cookies or sweets please.

Pe Clipart Images & Pictures - BecuoPlease remember to have your child wear shoes with rubber soles and no heels on P.E. days. Sandals, cowboy boots, dressy platform shoes with slick or chunky soles are unsafe and not appropriate for the gym. They may bring P.E. shoes in their backpack, and then change right before P.E. Girls wearing dresses or skirts should wear shorts underneath. 
We are on a 3-day rotation schedule for PE, music, and library. This means that our PE days will change every week. Our September PE days are:

9/6- Wednesday
9/11- Monday
9/14- Thursday
9/25- Monday
9/28- Thursday

Second grade is holding a curriculum night on Wednesday, September 13th from 6:00-6:45. I will be sharing our classroom handbook, homework, and answering any questions you may have. I hope to see you there!

September 11- Homework begins (practice week)
September 13- 2nd Grade Curriculum Night
                        Scholastic book orders are due.
September 15- Friday Surprise for all students with complete homework. 
September 20- Parent Information Night

Thursday, August 31, 2017


Welcome to Room 9's blog. We are so excited that you have chosen to visit! This blog is designed so that we can share what's happening in our classroom with our family and friends.  As you explore our site, you can find our daily schedule, read about special events and learning that is taking place, tour our classroom, view cool projects, meet the teacher, and even watch mini-movies. We hope that by visiting our classroom blog, you will get a better idea of what we do each day.  Enjoy your journey!

                Ms. Moore