Summer Exposure To The Arts Enhances Literacy

She didn’t know it, but this summer was going to be life changing for Tayla Scott.  A visiting Kuumba* teaching artist introduced Tayla to poetry and poetry resonated with her.  The artist noticed this and spent time encouraging Tayla’s interest in poetry.  Tayla began seeking poetry books and reading more.  Her confidence increased so much […] Read More

Kale Chips

Making healthy snack choices is huge in our  school age classrooms. Miss G. and I polled the class on some of their favorite snacks. Not surprisingly, chips were a recurring favorite. “Did you know you can make chips from fruits and vegetables, and they too can be healthy snacks?!” We were met with groans and […] Read More

Thank you to Glover-Crask!

We extend a special thank you to our friends at the Glover-Crask Charitable Trust who have supported RCN’s Backyard Adventures Summer Program since 2008. Their generous gift provides educational field trips, STEM and Arts Integration for our school age children this summer. Thank you for partnering with us to create great summer fun and learning […] Read More