New Summer Program At OFS

New Summer Program At OFS

Plans are well under way for our 2015 summer program. We are compiling Summer Learning Goals for each student attending the program. Each student will have individual reading and math goals and depending on their individual needs may have writing, OT, and speech goals as well. The instruction will be goal centered and geared to the theme of the week. Progress toward goals will be reported each week. The morning will focus on academics with the weekly themes represented throughout reading, spelling, vocabulary, and math. The afternoons will be more experiential learning with labs and trips to explore the week’s theme. Horticulture is the first week’s theme. Topics will include growing seasons, irrigation, plant care, propagation, harvesting, and organic growing techniques. The remaining five weeks’ themes are: Week II (7/13-7/17) Outdoor Skills Week III (7/20-7/24) History and Economics of Riverton Week IV (7/27-7/31) Bodies in Motion Week V (8/3-8/7) Cooking and Chemistry Week VI (8/10-8-14) Propulsion and Rocketry Look for outlines of the afternoon plans for each theme to be posted on our site and summer page each week in May...

O’Flanagan Friday 12/19/14

O’Flanagan Friday Twas the Friday ‘fore Christmas And all through the school The students were pajama’d For this season so cool   The story of Kwanza Was read next to the tree In Mr. S’s best voice The pronunciation quite free   The candles of Hanukkah On the menorah were tight For some of us celebrate The Festival of Lights   Mr. Vizi had read us A great story to impress Of the train and magic ‘Twas the Polar Express   The two weeks upcoming Holding rest, family, and peace We’ll celebrate them all And love not the least   Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah And plenty of cheer From Orchard Friends School A very Happy New...

O’Flanagan Friday 12/5

Mr. P has asked me to jot a thought or two on an ongoing basis. This is a great week for OFS as we shared a dynamite video produced by Rebecca and Jason Ferris on  Giving Twosday… That’s right I spelled it 2’sday on purpose because all donations were matched. We raised $2500 and counting but more importantly we spread the word about OFS. You are invited to help on that score. Can you ask one person to check out the video at http://orchardfriends.org/givingtuesday/ ? If you do i will do 10 push ups at our morning movement period. Of course you would have to let us know you did  so.  I hope to have sore arms but better cardiovascular function based on your efforts!...