Spring in the Park!

Dandelions and worms, birds nest and sing, treasure everywhere, the earth is warming up, and River School is loving it all!

Kite Making

Friends in the front class made kites. We looked at Leonardo da Vinci and Guatemalan kite runners. We talked about symmetry and we attached the thin dowels point to point. Painted and printed marks of wind, air, flight and flowers decorate the diamond with a tail that has initial, names, patterns and “lists” (Riley!) Good…

ABC Natural

Friends found letters in all the shapes in the nature world of one of the parks many play grounds!

Visiting Mind/Veterinarian Kim Tippie

Kim Tippie fielded all kinds of pet and animal questions from River friends today. Kim took care of animals in a sanctuary and released them back into the wild, She has operated on all kinds of animals. She brought in x-rays of dogs and one with puppies! She also brought in a stethoscope for her…

Guest Readers/ Betsy Fenwick & Posey the Possum

Betsy Fenwick , Ms Eliza’s mom, came in with Posey Possum to read Wemberly Worried. Kevin Henkes takes an opportunity to address the worry in us through a wonderful child-mouse with a stubborn habit: worrying. Wemberly, always feels nervous whether at home or away. “”At the playground, Wemberly worried about/ the chains on the swings,/…

Drawing Exchange – Children’s Library, Old Medina, Fez, Morocco

Children get tickets and cue up for an hour of reading and art at this little library. There is only space for 10-12 kids at  a time. On a Saturday there are lines waiting!  I thought it would be nice to work with Fes friends, creating accordian books where they will transcribe short Moroccan tales…

River School Media Exchange in Morocco

Questions by River School friends were answered by children in Fez, Morroco.  We made a video of River School questions and translated it into Arabic. Here is the little film and photo answers. It’s nice to make friendships in the world and we enjoyed the lively discussion about it after the slide show ! Our…

Visiting Mind/ River School Aligns with Wellness!/ Allyson Dafoe

Allyson Dafoe, Lana’s mom, is a Yarmouth chiropractor. Allyson did a meditation with the middle class and taught friends about muscles (squishy!) and bones (hard!), and even adjusted Marius the monkey!   Allyson talked about the spine and how it controls and affects so much in our body- our lungs and digestion, how we walk,…