Students are learning at OCSI! In kindergarten…

  • Children behaved as a community that loves and cares for each other.
  • Athletes mastered kicking a ball.
  • Mathematicians made and took apart the numbers 5-10.
  • Readers began to recognize the letter combinations shch, and th.

In elementary…

  • 1st grade readers made connections between the text they were reading and other texts, their own life experiences, and the world.
  • 2nd grade researchers learned how to take notes and put information in their own words.
  • 3rd grade artists learned industrial design, making creative new designs for everyday objects and building models to show how they would look and work.
  • 4th grade writers developed ideas in a logical sequence and increased the number of paragraphs they can develop.
  • 5th grader learners grew in effective work habits, study stamina, and research skills.

In middle school…

  • 6th grade learners identified their learning style and types of intelligence to become more effective learners.
  • 7th grade biologists learned about bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and how to use that knowledge to protect themselves against infections.
  • 8th grade historians analyzed historical sources for reliability.

In high school…

  • Computer scientists programmed micro-controllers and made electrical circuits.
  • Dietitians learned that eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can aid in disease prevention.
  • Economists prepared questions for a guest speaker on entrepreneurship.
  • Linguists mastered Japanese verb conjugations and developed a positive attitude toward honorific expressions (keigo).
  • Mathematicians learned what to look for and how to budget when renting or buying a house.
  • Physicists compared road bike and mountain bike gears by analyzing acceleration and speed.
  • Readers applied strategies (setting a purpose, envisioning images, asking questions) to grapple with the difficult text of The Scarlet Letter.
  • Woodworkers understood that reputation trumps price when bidding on a contracting job.


Kim Essenburg, curriculum coordinator
Equipping students to walk with God and impact the world for Him
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