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Our last days together …

June 18, 2021 | Nathan Johnson

Two more days!

When it comes to school, the end is near,

but we are still as busy as ever.

Here is what we are doing in our last days together

as the Rivers Class …

Worshiping together & taking time to honor each child

(You can see all the children’s Honorings on Seesaw!) 

Illustrating the story we wrote

(see the last two blogs for reference)

Building little worlds in blocks!

(see how they figured out how to turn without curved pieces?) 

Enjoying our last drama story

(Can you guess which story it is?)

Another round of self-portraits!

(to see how much we’ve grown — Stay tuned for Seesaw for pics)

Bubblegum, Bubblegum in a dish!

How many pieces do you wish?

(Ask your child how to play this game)

All our favorites…

(Light table, Puzzles, card-making, wedgits, sensory table) 

Slowly taking everything down off the walls and packing it up

(Thanks for bringing in a bag for your child!) 

Saying a special ‘Goodbye’ to Lena

(Here is a picture of her with the whole class) 

Reflecting, celebrating, and thanking God for our year together

(remember to bring in a bag for your child) 

On our last day, we will celebrate our year …

It is so good to enjoy these last days together. 

Nathan Johnson

Early Childhood & Lower School Visual Art Teacher

Nathan Johnson graduated in 2004 from Lenoir-Rhyne University with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts (focusing on Illustration, Art History, and Puppetry), Theatre, and Elementary Education, followed by further time in Europe studying Art, and in Nova Scotia working with adults with developmental differences.

Happily back at his Alma mater (MSS class of 1995) Nathan has passionately committed his career to preserving the dignity and wonder of childhood. As children are more and more burdened with technology and privilege, he believes that in order for children to learn and grow, they must be given freedom within structure, choices with guidance, allowed to play, struggle, get dirty, and above all, to be taught that they are a beloved child of God.

When not in the classroom, Nathan can be found kayaking, camping, hosting a game night, wandering around New York City, making friends with strangers, and spending time with his 11 nieces and nephews.

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