Monthly Archives: February 2015
Our Pre-K students have been learning how to play piano since the school year began and their hard work came to fruition this month. We finally had our first piano recital! The children played beautifully, and it was amazing to see how much progress they have made in just a few short months. Our music program is a major benefit that we as a private preschool in NYC are proud to offer you and your children. Learning to read sheet music and play an instrument at such a young age can inspire a lifelong love of instruments and music. We are so proud of everyone who participated and we look forward to more impressive performances in the months to come!
Monday February 16th was President’s Day and while we didn’t have school that day we did spend time learning about the Presidents leading up to it. We asked the children questions such as “who is the current President?” and “where does the President live?” Some of what we taught really stuck because we had at least one parent reach out to let us know how much her child had learned. Her son, who is in the Monkeys’ Class, came home and knew that George Washington was the 1st President and Barack Obama was the 44th. A different day, the same child approached his mom and asked, “Mommy, did you know there are 3 types of matter? Solid, liquid, and gas.”
We love teaching and it makes it even more rewarding when we get feedback that our students are sharing what they are learning with their families. We can’t get enough of stories like these from our River School families so don’t feel shy to send us a little note!
February 19th marked the start of the Lunar New Year and River School ushered in the year of the sheep with a Lunar New Year celebration! We decorated our locations red and all of our classes were involved! The children ate rice with chopsticks and celebrated with a parade. We would like to extend a big thank you to all of the River School families who came out to celebrate and helped make the Lunar New Year a success. We couldn’t have done it without you!
If you are looking for a school for toddlers, infants, preschoolers, or a pre-k, give us a call. We have openings and are one of the few private preschools to offer rolling admissions so you can enroll today and have your child start tomorrow.