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Grades K-3

The mission of the primary team at Riverview East Academy is for all of our students to SOAR. Students are engaged in a Safe and Orderly environment that will support their learning, growth and development. As a team, we believe that all students can Achieve by being introduced to rigorous concepts and ideas.  Students will experience differentiated instruction so that they can be successful. Our staff strives for Respect from the students by having mutual respect for every child.

The K-3 team uses the color clip chart to promote positive behavior. Each day, students start on the color green. Throughout the day, they have an opportunity to move up or down the clip chart based on their behavior. Data from the clip chart is tracked daily and there is a monthly positive behavior reward. The colors on the clip chart are as follows:

  • Purple: Outstanding example
  • Blue: Great student
  • Green: Ready to learn
  • Yellow: Oops, think about it
  • Red: Consequence time

Primary Teaching Staff:

  • PreSchool: Emily Wethington
  • Kindergarten: Regina Hornback
  • First Grade: Julie Mitchell
  • Second Grade: Debra Wright
  • Third Grade Math and Science: Jennifer Hayes
  • Third Grade ELA and Social Studies: Kristen Vogt
  • Reading Specialist: Kendra Alexander
  • Intervention Specialist: Jessica Rhodus

Our academic focus for grades K-3 includes the following programs.

Reading and Language Arts

Wit and Wisdom — The Wit and Wisdom program is the ELA curriculum that brings rich content to the classroom. This program brings science, social studies and literature alive through different modules of study.

Fundations — The Fundations program is used for multi sensory language instruction. It is a structured phonics and spelling curriculum that provides explicit daily instruction.


Engage New York — This program focuses on fewer topics to build mastery of math topics. Lessons use a variety of methods to make math exciting.


Easy Tech — Easy Tech teaches critical skills, including keyboarding, word processing, digital citizenship and online safety.

Smarty Ants — The Smarty Ants computer program provides an individualized approach to help master foundational reading skills.

ST Math — ST Math programs use visuals and symbols to help students master fundamental concepts.