The annual Oakwood Fund Run is just around the corner! It's the chance for Oakwood students to improve their school through their own spirit and participation.
The Fund Run has always been a special way for the Oakwood community to come together to support the school and celebrate our spirit. Students will be running an obstacle course and laps on the field for 30 minutes with their grade level. Families are encouraged to come out and cheer them on! It's a wonderful event and we encourage parent participation both on and off the field.
Proceeds this year will go towards our Campus Fund which includes a liberal arts building, a new gymnasium and playfields that are part of our master plan vision.
Visit the 2018 Fund Run portal webpage for additional details on collecting donations (both online and in-person using the donation envelopes, the grade-level competitions and family sponsorships). Visit the UpToUs sign-up to volunteer at the Fund Run.
Oakwood kindergarten students built leprechaun traps at home with their families to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Students had the opportunity to share their traps in class and explain how they work. Before heading on home Friday, March 16, students set the traps in hopes of catching a leprechaun over the weekend. No leprechauns were captured, but evidence of the mischievous characters' presence – footprints, green toilet water, overturned chairs, and even a rainbow over their classroom – welcomed our kindergarteners to school on Monday.
A little rain did not stop Oakwood third grade students from some farm and wilderness exploration at Hidden Villa. Students spend the day in nature exploring and sampling the organic garden, and trekking through nature. They were able to interact with some of their favorite barn yard friends from their current study of Charlotte's Web, including a litter of piglets. They learned about the unique characteristics and roles of plants and animals on the trail and the farm. Although a bit wet, students had a great day in nature.
To kick off their new History unit, "Americans Move West," Oakwood second grade students visited History Park at Kelly Park in San Jose. They performed hands-on activities such as collecting eggs, washing clothes, milking a cow, fetching water, ironing, and mending the way children did in the 1800's. They visited exhibits depicting what a home and a schoolhouse looked in the 1800's. They had a lesson in the schoolhouse where they practiced writing on slates.
This field trip was a great opportunity for students to make comparisons between their own lives and those of children in the 1800's.
In honor of what would have been Dr. Seuss' 113th birthday, Oakwood Kindergarteners have been working on Dr. Seuss-themed projects. They read, "Bartholomew and the Oobleck" and worked in groups to make "Oobleck." They made and wore Thing 1 and Thing 2 hats, ate green eggs and ham, and even wore their pajamas to school. Happy birthday to the beloved, Dr. Seuss.