We are super excited to start a new year!
Even though this year will look a bit different,
we are looking forward to new learning styles,
material, and even some different interactions.
Remember, the difference between adventure and adversity is ATTITUDE!
Let's make this year an adventure to remember!
Fifth grade, here we come! As you are aware, this is our class web site! I am so glad you have decided to visit! Use our web site to see homework updates (if there is snow or something ;), the county calendar, what project we are working on, important information, extra credit opportunities, or maybe find out what's for lunch. I do my best to keep the website updated with information that will help keep students and parents on track, especially if there is a question about a due date or some instructions. Please, email me with any concerns or questions. Thanks again for letting me be a part of your students' lives. But as always, YOU are your child's most important teacher!
Let me take a “SCIFIE!”
That’s right, a Science selfie, Scifie! We want to see you doing science activities. If you are doing any activity associated with Science, take a Scifie of yourself! Then email it to me so I can add it to the photo album on our web page. Students can earn 5 extra credit points for each Scifie they submit, with a 20 points max per grading period. Be ready to explain your Scifie to the class so that we can appreciate your scientific selfie moment!
Math Important Information: ARE YOU READY? WE ARE TN MATH READY!
TN Ready! Math is designed to show math teachers areas of need in the basic components of math, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division,decimals, fractions, word problems, and geometry. Students need to be completely honest with their understanding of TN Ready! Math. If they don't understand a problem or they get it wrong, then they must mark it wrong. Each day, we go over their TN Ready! work and I explain each problem for every set. After each 9 weeks, I take up their TN Ready! work and, according to their bar graph, I group students into their area of need. For example, if a student gets all the division problems correct but missed alot of fraction problems, I would work with that student in a small group on fractions. Please encourage your student to be VERY honest about how many questions they get correct and their understanding of each component. All the questions on the quizes and tests come directly from their TN Ready! Math work in the classroom. Friday will be TN Ready! quiz day.
The NEW Math Series is ONLINE!!!
Clink on link above or go to www-k6.thinkcentral.com
Your student can log in using their AR user name and password.
Once logged in, you will find an online version of our textbook, assignments, reports, and games. This online access is a great way to work on any math skills that your student may need extra help with! Check out the "On the Spot" videos that show real teachers teaching the concepts as outlined in the book.
All About Me
My name is April White and I grew up right here in East Tennessee. I went to University School and graduated from ETSU in 1996. I also hold a master's degree from Tusculum College. That same year, I married a wonderful man, my husband Monty. We love to camp, SCUBA dive, play soccer, play baseball, and go on trips. My oldest daughter, Emily, and her husband, John, live in Gig Harbour, WA where she cares for our grandson, Lincoln. Her husband,John, is in the Navy. My youngest daughter, Elizabeth, is an athlete at King University where she is president of their SACC, as well as an active member of their acro and tumbling team. Elizabeth will be graduating in the spring with a major in Biology, and a double minor in Health Science and Psychology. She accepted a seat in the upcoming fall cohort at Lincoln Memorial University PA school. Ethan is a senior at Daniel Boone High School. He will be attending UT in the fall, persuing a degree in psycology. I enjoy summer because I value spending time with my family.
I have been teaching at Ridgeview since it opened in the Fall of 2008. Before that, I taught 3rd grade at Gray Elementary School. I am currently teaching math and science in fifth grade. Even though this year has been unlike any other here at RVS, I know we will have a great year, whether virtual or in person. I truly enjoy teaching and love to see my students grow. I believe that all children are capable of great things if just given the chance and positive support!