Friday, February 16, 2018

River Celebrations


 Our Second Birthday Celebration




We recently celebrated our November through February birthdays. Many thanks to our parent volunteers for making this such a special time.


Our 100th Day of School




Our 100th day of school was so much fun. We shared our collections of 100 and took time in language groups to guess what was in our boxes. Activities included making necklaces, bookmarks, and cool glasses. We also walked a 100 steps, read 100 words, and wrote a 100 word story together.
River students visited Sky Class to view their collections and vice versa.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fun in Centers


Center time is always a fun time for the students of River Class. Children get to pick their favorites from a variety of activities. These include iPads, basketball, drawing, sidewalk chalk, jump roping, reading, origami, the maker center, board games, and building. Ask your child about his/her favorite.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Author Visits Lower School Today!


Published author Sarah Mlynowski visited a very excited Lower School today. Sarah has written numerous books, including co-authoring the Upside Down Magic series (as pictured above). It was interesting to learn more about Sarah's writing process and how she was inspired by another author, Gordon Korman.

Sarah introduced the different characters in her book and the magical powers they get to have when they turn ten years old. Are they Flyers, Flickers, Fuzzies, Flares, or Fluxers?

Sarah asks our Lower Schoolers if they would like to be authors. I think you can guess that many hands enthusiastically shot into the air.

Of course, our curious Lower Schoolers had lots of questions for Sarah. "Where did she get the idea for Upside Down Magic?" For Sarah it was more about working with a team. "What was her favorite book?" Well, her most fun book was Cold as Ice from the Whatever After series.  "What do you do if you have writer's block?" One of her responses was to try a different location.

Her next Upside Down Magic book will be coming out in September.

Want to learn more about Sarah? Click here: Sarah Mlynowski

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Coming soon!


Our hundredth day of school will be celebrated on February 13th (assuming we have no more snow). Take a look at this slideshow from last year to get ideas for what to bring in. Collections need to be on the small side such as a hundred cards, pennies, pasta pieces, lego pieces, shells, etc. We will be sending home a special box to hold the collection.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Special Guests in Lower School


Last Friday, Lower Schoolers enjoyed a special visit from author Matt de la Peña and illustrator Loren Long, who shared their collaborative book entitled Love. River Class students also enjoyed watching Matt read his award-winning book, Last Stop on Market Street. Here is a link to that particular video: Matt reads Last Stop on Market Street