I’m thankful to be a part of this school community and excited to share all of the growth we made in the elementary program this year. Thank you parents and guardians for all you do to support the school and for partnering with us as we equip students to walk with Jesus and impact the world for Him.
- We continue to develop and improve our curriculum so it is in line with best practice and research, including new Daily 5 classroom libraries, a Writer’s Workshop program, new social studies resources, and a robotics unit in 5th grade.
- Through partnership with the Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) we’ve been able to provide parent Bible studies, cooking classes, a Culture Fair luncheon, Week of Reading, and provide new recess toys for the students.
- In response to parent feedback, we were excited to be able to offer six elementary after school clubs this year- cooking, STEM, crafts/puppets, basketball, soccer, and running.
- Elementary and Kindergarten Christmas programs highlighted the talents and energy of even our youngest students.
The OCSI elementary program recognizes that students are our future. They are full of potential, are responsible for their learning, and are responsible for using it to serve God and others. This school year has proved to be a time of growth not only for our school, but growth for the individual children in our classrooms as well. Let’s celebrate their growth!
- PreK students worked together to problem solve while playing and daily circle times encouraged participation and oral communication.
- Kindergarten students worked together to explore their world through fun, hands-on activities and are reading on their own through our Daily 5 program.
- 1st grade students are sharing their original stories and informational writing with peers in order to get feedback and make edits.
- 2nd grade students have worked hard to develop a community where all students feel valued and can pray for each other and study mentor texts in order to become better readers and writers.
- 3rd grade students developed their writing and continue to improve their reading comprehension and math fluency.
- 4th grade students have developed research skills so they can publish informational reports and continue to work on improving their reading and writing skills daily.
- 5th grade students worked hard in their literature circles, read and wrote biographies, and explored the world of robotics to create their own droid.
Megan Roe, elementary principal