You might notice a new feature in the RCDS parking lot – electric car chargers! As part of RCDS's efforts to be sustainable and green, members of the RCDS community can now plug in electric cars to recharge at school, which will save gas and will ultimately help maintain clean air for all of us. Have a look next time you go by, and if you have an electric car, feel free to plug in!
For several weeks, students in Grade 4 engaged in a cross-curricular unit culminating in a "Wax Museum" performance. Over the course of the project, each student researched and presented an inspirational person. Students conducted research by reading non-fiction books, and then developed persuasive paragraphs in which they were able to employ recently learned writing skills such as appositives, coordinating conjunctions, and transition words. In preparation for the Wax Museum performance, the students wrote scripts, created costumes, and practiced public speaking skills with Mr. Gerlach, Head of the Drama Department. Here is a video of a few of the students' performances:
The first graders recently practiced table manners and being polite at Morgan's Restaurant in Rye. After they returned, each first-grade classroom created its own restaurant and served snack to the other first-grade class. For more information and photographs, visit Wildcat World.