Do you think Chinese characters are difficult? Our 5th graders don’t think so! Students in Grade 5 just finished their character grams, which help them easily identify the words by the pictorial shapes. For example, “山” means “mountain,” “木“ means “tree,” and “日”means “sun.” Can you find the characters of goat (羊), grass （草), fish […]
The Hour of Code is here! Every year, RHCDS students partake in The Hour of Code programming activities in the computer lab. This year, participants will be programming their way through a Star Wars world and solving challenging scenarios. We won’t stop there! We will do more programming throughout the year.
¿Qué pasa en la clase de español? (“What’s happening in Spanish class?) Our sixth grade students have embarked on a new journey and are learning the Spanish names for various family members or relatives, such as abuelo (grandfather) and abuela (grandmother). We recently had an entertaining activity about la familia (the family). Students were assigned […]
On Friday, December 4, the lighting crew for the upcoming musical, “Bye Bye Birdie,” began their work by sorting all of the colored gel, taking measurements of the onstage light boxes, and watching part of the rehearsal. These students work together to determine how we can best light this hilarious musical that tells the story […]
Recently, the Seventh Graders had the experience of a lifetime at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Air Force One Discovery Center. During their visit, the students experienced the responsibilities and challenges faced by the Executive Branch, military, and media of our nation while role playing a historical scenario in a realistic, interactive environment. The […]
Lower School students had their first Ecology Club meeting during lunch today. Students were eager to learn and share ideas on how they could help the environment. We are excited to see the impact our students can make for our local community!
On Thursday, November 19, the participating student athletes of Country Day and their families were invited to the Fall Sports Banquet. Members of the Co-ed Water Polo, Boys Soccer, and Girls Volleyball teams shared great food, memories, and were honored by their coaches. The banquet ended with students cheering for one another as images of […]
Last month, 1st Grade had an amazing field trip to Tanaka Farms. We enjoyed a tractor ride around the farm, had the chance to pet the cutest goats, got lost in a corn maze (don’t worry – everyone made it out), picked fresh vegetables and took home a pumpkin picked right out of the patch!!
There is nothing quite like a school author visit to get kids excited about reading and writing. Our kindergarteners were no exception! Last month, author Chris Helene Bridge shared her book Read to Me! with our students. The students enjoyed listening to her story and learning about what it is like to be an author. […]
The Kindergarteners loved celebrating Halloween last month! We made a KWL chart and a spider book filled with facts we have learned about spiders. We constructed and then ate our spiders for ABC Cooking. They wiggled and jiggled and tickled–it’s true! We have read fiction and non-fiction stories about spiders and memorized some spider poems. […]