- Dear OB Families,
- It is so wonderful to know that spring has sprung! Spring is a busy and exciting time in educational communities. Here at the Oak Bluffs School our exciting and interesting curriculum explorations are happening at various grade levels in our K-8 community. This week I’ve had the opportunity to witness students learning how to build bridges, make puppets of their favorite book characters, learn how to graph intercepting slopes, understand the process of mitosis, and practice their letter sound development. All of these learning experiences show our school community’s dedication, motivation, and enthusiasm for learning. This enthusiasm for learning and the importance of developing an intrinsic value for education was stressed and enhanced during today's Community Meeting. We had the privilege of listening to Ms. Lukowitz’ fifth grade class present. The theme of their presentation was to stress the importance of continuing to be curious and to keep an open mind as we grow and develop as life long learners. These students reinforced the notion that when one questions, and is curious about their environment and their learning, they are able to grow in directions that are insurmountable. It is refreshing and inspiring that young people can deliver such a powerful and valuable message. Their capacity to do so is clearly a reflection of the community’s fundamental value we have on the educational process and the need to develop a safe place that ensures a love of learning.
- Also during community meeting, I had the privilege to “Spot Light OB” seven literary essayists: Samuel Seidel-Aldrich-Moodie, Veronica Wendt, Lauren Pagliccia, Vivian Surprenant, Zach Smith, Annabelle Thomas, and Grace O'Malley. These students participated in the 2015/2016 Letters About Literature program. This is a national literacy contest that is affiliated with the Library of Congress. Our students clearly excelled in the program for their essays about literacy advanced to the semifinalist round. In fact, all of our 49 entries advanced to the second round of judging. This is truly something to be proud of. Although I might sound repetitive, all of these experiences in the classroom this week have made me “Proud to be from OB".
- I hope you all enjoy the weekend and if you get the chance try to make it to the Talent Show. We have so many talented students!
- Dr. Megan Farrell