Monday, December 10, 2012

Latest from River Class


                                                                 Last week's Big Fish





Sink or Float?

Our last water theme activity involved the children working in small groups to build a boat. They collected materials in their team's box and proceeded to talk about how they were going to make a boat that would float. When they were ready they began to build.




River students came up with some very cool designs using paper filters, cardboard, plastic lids, scissors, tape, and other supplies. The next step will be to test each team's boat to see if it will FLOAT!

Announcements

SCHOOL PHOTOS - This is a reminder to check out your child's pictures in the front hall of Lower School.  Purchasing these pictures at school can be done from now until December 20.   If you have already viewed your child's pictures and have chosen not to buy any this year, please place the packet in the "no thanks" envelope, so that we will know that you have seen them. 
Several parents have asked about our relationship with photographer Lance Richardson. Lance, an award winning professional from Alamance County, prints the picture packets at his own expense. He guarantees the school a set income, regardless of how many pictures sell (or don't).  From this income, we print the Lower School yearbook, which is distributed free to each student at the end of the school year.  Lance also supplies us with PDFs of the pictures he takes; we use these in the yearbook.   

KWANZAA - On Wednesday, December 19th we are having our Kwanzaa celebration. Our very own Dee from River Class will lead a group of fourth years who will dance and tell us about this special holiday. We ask that each child bring some fruit or nuts for our shared snack that day. The equivalent of one apple (cut and ready to eat, please) or a small bag of nuts is enough.