Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge Visits OFS

Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge Visits OFS

On Friday, May 11th an educator from Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge came with 3 owls and artifacts to share with the students. The kids were fascinated to hear the calls of the owls and the sounds of the wings. They also compared their wingspans with those of birds rescued at the refuge. We all love having interesting visitors at OFS and we love to do the visiting, too. Cedar Run is a great learning experience both at school and at the...
Science in Our Community

Science in Our Community

Earth science class took advantage of perfect weather to hit the streets in Riverton last week. The township has planted new trees and posted information about the trees. Students cataloged the types of trees and took data to compare and contrast the trees. Back in the classroom it was time to learn why these particular trees were chosen given Riverton’s soil and...
Team building at OFS

Team building at OFS

Team building Tuesday in Ms. Vogel’s class! Patience, planning, negotiation, leadership, co-regulation, concentration, and a willing spirit required...
Derby Days at OFS

Derby Days at OFS

For many years, scouts across the world have been building Pinewood Derby cars to race against their friends. This fall, our students have followed their example and have been working with our volunteers, Mr. and Mrs. Butler and Mrs. Alexander, to design, cut, sand, and paint their own cars. Next month, they will be racing to the finish on a track borrowed from one of the local scout packs. Stay tuned for more pictures and the results of the races. We’ll also post some video for you to...
ESY is halfway over. Summer is flying by!

ESY is halfway over. Summer is flying by!

July 18-July 22, 2016 We have hit our half way mark! Week 3 was Art Week. Who doesn’t love to get messy?? A few projects included making liquid sidewalk chalk, and painting on canvas. The students concocted liquid chalk by measuring and mixing corn starch, water, and food coloring. They poured the mixture into squeeze bottles, and painted our sidewalks and parking lot. For the canvas, the kids used tape to form the first letter of his or her name. They then used their creativity to paint the canvas. We all loved seeing each other’s idea for how to fill the canvas. After it dried we pulled the tape off and viola, they each had a personal masterpiece! Coach Alex and Coach Stephanie from Playtime Sports were back this week to teach us more about tennis and team work! We broke up into two teams and competed in relays, balancing the tennis ball on the “sweet spot” of the racket. There was also time for the students to work on their racket skills. Cathedral Kitchen was so impressed with what the students were able to accomplish for them last week that they asked for more help. The students have loved being able to give back and jumped at the chance to do more. This week, the kids bagged plastic utensils and napkins for Cathedral Kitchen to use as place settings at meal time. This week’s field trip was in honor of our summer read at Orchard Friends.  We went to Regal Cinema to watch “The BFG.” We are currently reading Roald Dahl’s book, The BFG as a school and we couldn’t...