Monday, October 23, 2017

Randall's Orchard

We had such a fun time visiting Randall's Apple Orchard!  During our trip we learned about how long it takes apple trees to grow, which apple varieties grow in Maine, and what products can be made from apples.  We were able to ride on a tractor and check out some farm equipment of the past.  Later in the week we used some of the apples we picked to make apple crisp and even tried apple cider!

Monday, September 18, 2017

We're a TEAM!

We've had an exciting start to our 4th grade year!  Below you'll find some photos of team building activities students participated in during the first few weeks of school.

One activity involved stacking cups with NO talking, No ability to use their hands, and NO description of how to use the tools they were given.  Students learned to use body language and patience to stack 6 cups in a pyramid with only strings and an elastic band.

During the second activity students were paired up.   One student had to describe a picture to another student who had to draw the picture without looking! This provided lots of practice with careful listening!




Tuesday, May 9, 2017


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The fourth grade is getting geared up for our trip to Augusta this Thursday, May 11th.

We will be visiting "Old Fort Western" to learn about daily life in the eighteenth century, The State House to see Maine's where legislature is passed, and The State Museum to learn about Maine's animals, plants, gemstones, past-times, industries, transportation, and more!

PLEASE REMEMBER: Your student needs to be at school at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday morning as we will be leaving before school starts.  Students will be back in time for regular dismissal.  

Thank you to all the chaperones who have offered to join us!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Edible Book Festival

Edible BooK Festival
Thursday, April 6, 2017 5-7pm in the Riverton School Cafeteria
Get ready to eat your words!
The Edible Book Festival is a fun gathering to celebrate books, literature and food culture! It is held each year around April Fool’s Day and celebrated around the world!
Participants create edible masterpieces inspired by their favorite book, a pun on a famous book title or simply just make a cake in the shape of a book. Entries can be made
out of anything edible (not just baked goods) and participants are encouraged to “think outside the box.”

The Edible Books are displayed, voted on, and after judging concludes...everyone digs in! This year, the event will be held in the Riverton School Cafeteria. We highly encourage folks to register and participate in the contest, but spectators are welcome to come and view the Edible Books, vote for their favorite, then join in the eating.

Moby Dip Madeline’s Christmas Harry Popper To Grill A Mockingbird
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 in each of the following categories!
Middle & High School
Group (groups of 2+, clubs, and kid/parent teams)
Food & Beverage Professional People’s Choice

To register online go to: or call Portland Public Library’s Programming Office at(207) 871-1700 x723

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Word Study

There are many hands on ways to "write" your weekly spelling words.  Some fun ways we have experimented with include: shaving cream writing, salt writing, painting the words, and much more.  Here's some pictures of the kids learning their weekly words.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Dear Families,

You're invited!  Fourth grade is so excited to share all the exciting work we have been doing in our Extreme Weather Reading unit.

Where: Riverton Elementary School in the Grade 4 pod.

When: Thursday, January 19 from 3:15 to 4:15

Why: Our Extreme Weather Event project with Side X Side artist Gretchen Berg is coming to an end which means it's time to perform!  Along with our school time performance, on Friday (details below), we will also have a showcase of what we've been learning on Thursday after school. 

Students must be accompanied by at least one family member. 

We look forward to sharing all that we've learned with you!

You are also invited to our school performance on Friday, January 20, 2017 from 1:30-2:30 in the Cafeteria at Riverton.  Fourth grade students will be doing a physical theater performance.  

                                                                        Ms. Libby, Ms. Nicole, and Ms. Lyle

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Fourth Grade Holiday Luncheon 2016!

Wow!  What a great turnout we had today.  We ate the most delicious food. Chef Nguyen, from Mekong Thai, gifted us with crab rangoons and chicken fingers; we ate Sambusas, we enjoyed Japanese food, and much more!  Thank you to all the families who attended, helped serve food, and helped clean up.