Teachers at Rainbow Mountain prepared for the school year with a day of: art training, being reminded of the importance of balance in our lives, outdoor games, important solo time, great discussions, and more! They are ready for school to begin on Monday!! We hope you all have a great first week!!
The seventh and eighth grade students went down to the corner of State Street and Amboy Road to clean up the river. They spent the day collecting trash from the side of the road and in the stream. Amongst the debris, they found a large piece of a dishwasher, about 20 feet of thick, wire cable, a large hose, tires, used signs and many smaller pieces that added up to a lot of trash. It was a rewarding experience that left them with the bittersweet feeling of pride and hope.
RMCS Preschool Teacher, Jessy Tickle, Is a Recipient of the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's TYLENOL® National Child Care Teacher Awards
Congratulations to one of our wonderful preschool teachers, Jessy Tickle, who is one of the top ten recipients that received the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s Tylenol National Child Care Teacher Award! This award acknowledges the critical role of child care teachers in providing quality early care and education. Fifty teachers were selected for their commitment and dedication to the children they serve. Of the top ten recipients, one is selected to receive the Helene Marks Award and is named the National Child Care Teacher of the Year. Way to go, Jessy!
For more information about the Terri Lynne Lokoff National Child Care Teacher Award, check out the website http://www.tllccf.org/index.php .
Third graders culminate their astronomy unit with a Space Mission! Several classes visited the third grade classroom and entered a space shuttle to take them on their travels through space. Their travels ended with a planet parade by the third graders. Here is a video that shares part of the Kindergartners journey! RMCS Third Grade Space Mission Video
The Children’s Global Peace Project has been at Rainbow Mountain this week training teachers and students with a peace curriculum. The program focuses on learning about and teaching cultural diversity and learning tools to help find our peaceful center. The ultimate goal of the program is to gain understanding of three peace skills: assessing peace within, being peaceful toward others, and living together peacefully. Today, they worked with several classes guiding them through a peaceful mediation process to help students strengthen their peaceful communication skills. Many thanks to the Global Peace Project for all the great work they are doing in the world!