Painted Chairs!

Thank you, Gracias, —Ava’s dad– Roger-for the wonderful paintwork on our Adirondack Chairs ! We can hardly wait to move them to the front garden area at first thaw!

River School Name Tree!

Friends like to get cozy this season with all the wonderful winter books at River School. Letter play and free form understanding of symbol, calligraphy, petroglyphs, hieroglyphs, movement, shape, texture and names all happen at River School! A fun alphabet wall display collects first letters of all kinds of small objects. Friends then put these…

Winter Solstice Celebration!

Many thanks to our lovely River friends and families for the wonderful solstice celebration we all shared together!! Wishing everyone a peaceful holiday season! Let it shine!!! I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing I’d like to teach the world to sing   In perfect harmony  I’d like to hold it in my arms And…

Solstice Votives and Hand Tiles

Both classrooms made pinched and coiled solstice candle holders to represent the light and change that is important at winter solstice time.“Solstice” comes from two Latin words: sol meaning “sun” and sistere meaning “to stand still” because it appeared as though the sun and moon had stopped moving across the sky. The longest night of…

Ms Eliza’s Birthday

We all surprised Ms Eliza with a serenade, a birthday song, card ,croissants and bkny bagels. Her birthday is during break, so we thought we’d do it today! Thanks for all you do Ms Eliza!

Ms Meg Mural

Much of the lovely colorful fabric and ribbon is from Meg & Ali’s peace shirt business. Some friends put together a River School Mural with fabrics and a portrait of Ms. Meg complete with gold skirt and golden shoes! Gratitude for all you do, all the yoga, all the songs and all the fun. Peaceful…

Aurora Borealis

Friends in the front class created oil pastel resist and watercolors of the full color spectrum from the northern skies! We looked at starry skies from the Hopi tribe to Van Gogh and tried our own versions.What beauty there is in the world!

Visiting Mind: Pam Leo & The Book Fairy Pantry Project

Today was nothing short of magical. Pam Leo, the visionary of the Book Fairy Pantry Project, brought meaning and wonder into our school this morning. She told our children that while you can never see this fairy, she hears this fairy all the time. This fairy wants to spread joy and books to our friends…

Northern Lights

Friends from the middle class watched Northern Lights displays from Norway and Finland and the top of the world! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETvFnLg0hXU   Friends saw the magical winds and gases and how they all glow and color is created. There were questions about sunsets and rainbows too. We drew with pastel and glitter using big gestures and were…

Northlights Reindeer

Friends looked at Illustrations in “Children of the Northlights.”We created reindeer that live on the top of Norway, in Lapland. Some of us decided they needed red noses too!

Season of Light

We are creating sparkle, light and snowy treasures for this wonderful holiday season, decking the halls at River School!