What a terrific Overday we had this year! What is an Overday? Well, it's a day when we stay at school past the regular end time and have nothing but fun fun fun! We had a great time watching Wall-E in both River and Sky classes, mixing up River and Sky students to make it a little bit different and special. Sleeping bags, pillows, and stuffed animals kept us warm, comfy, and cozy. We had a yummy snack al fresco followed by some River/Sky playtime. We had our Top Chi pizza for dinner (again outside) and then prepared for our talent show. We were amazed by the variety of talent in River Class. Acts included expert jump roping, martial arts, a play, jokes, and basketball comedy. Our evening ended with a campfire, s'mores, and a time of reflection.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Overday Slideshow - Photography by Katy Fodchuk
River Class students recently enjoyed their third and final birthday celebration. This was made possible by all of our parents' contributions of food, time, and expertise. Thank you all so much! The weather also cooperated! It was a fun, beautiful afternoon!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
River Class recently enjoyed a second visit from Mark Hopey, a bird expert, and director of the nonprofit Southern Appalachian Raptor Research, who previously came to talk to River Class around Thanksgiving with a focus on, you guessed it, the turkey! This time Mark brought with him an African Collared Dove named Gordo for the River children to meet and pet. We learned lots of interesting facts about birds including their cleanliness habits. They are, apparently, very clean animals! Birds also need shelter, food, water, clean air, and a safe place to nest.
Friday, April 14, 2017
River Class students enjoyed a S'math lesson taken from AIMS Education Foundation and led by our shared resource teacher, Joan. Students compared the magnetic strength of a single magnet with two magnets put together to make a single unit. Students worked in cooperative learning groups to complete the exercise. Students were asked to estimate and then record their results.
Students discovered that a magnet made up of two single units is indeed stronger than a single magnet but not as strong as the combined strength of two magnets tested separately.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
|River students enjoy Pajama and/or Crazy Hat and Hair Day!|
Thanks to our fourth years for planning an exciting week! Here's a recap of each day:
Monday: Movie Monday and Capture the Flag
Tuesday: Pajama and/or Crazy Hat and Hair Day
Wednesday: World Water Day
Thursday: Dress Up Day
Friday: Ice Cream or Sorbet Day