Showing posts from September, 2013

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Art Class 

Students work hard to complete their beautiful art.

If you'd like to see more of this art, please click on the following link: Art Slideshow

Each student's flower is unique!

Laps on Tuesday afternoon

Running or walking laps on a Tuesday is a fun time!

Students are partnered up to go around the building.

They collect cubes. Ten cubes equal one mile.
Spanish Class

In Spanish class we are learning and practicing naming colors, days of the week, numbers to 20, greetings, cultural awareness and the Spanish alphabet through games, songs, written practice, short videos and class discussions. This week we watched a quick video that demonstrates the correct pronunciation of the letters of the Spanish alphabet. Click here to watch the video: abc

The kids learned some interesting facts about a few "extra" letters in the "abecedario" and really enjoyed a game of "Nombres" where I spelled the names of…

News from River Class

Welcome to this week's blog! This week's Big Fish

Monday Morning Music Mania

On Mondays, during Monday Morning Music Mania, our students get the opportunity to compose on the piano or bring in their own instruments to play. This is a fun, educational time, when students practice being a good, appreciative audience as well as being performers.


The 'IT' game

News from the River

Welcome to this week's River blog!

This week's Big Fish - our first of the year

The Big Fish is able to share 'live' shares such as animals or family members.

Language groups are in full swing!

Ruth and Dee's language groups enjoy a range of activities during Language Arts time. Children work on individual workbooks, which include comprehension and writing practice.

Students also keep a journal in which they write down daily school and home activities.

Students have their own language box and pencil box. They even have a finger puppet each, which helps inspire them to write stories.

Language rotation will begin soon. This is when Ruth's group combines with Dee's group to form small groups. These groups rotate through a variety of language activities.

These small groups change on a regular basis. That way children get to know peers with whom they may not typically work or play.

Rotation activities vary. They may include journal writing, creative writing, pai…
Design and Engineering classes  have begun in River and Sky! 

Children are born engineers and love exploring how things work. Our Design & Engineering program fosters engineering and technological literacy starting with our first and second year students. Our theme this year, Inventioneering, perfectly matches goals outlined for our Design & Engineering classes.

The River and Sky Design & Engineering program uses materials from a curriculum developed by the Museum of Science in Boston called, Engineering is Elementary. Charlie, the D & E teacher for River and Sky classes, attended a three day training in Boston two years ago. He has taught several EiE units to our youngest Lower Schoolers. We invite you to explore the EiE website to learn more about this program:

Our first lessons have focused on exploring the question, What is technology?Children were asked to share their thoughts about what technology is and then were given a "mystery bag" wi…

Welcome to River Class 2013 - 2014

Welcome to River Class! We are delighted to welcome new and returning students and families. We hope you enjoy our video.