World War I & II

COle works on his WWII tank during Journey. He researched the tanks, wrote about them, and then decided to build a model. Ask him about them!

COle works on his WWII tank during Journey. He researched the tanks, wrote about them, and then decided to build a model. Ask him about them!

Journey

After much deliberating and discussion, students chose to study World War I and World War II. Topics so far include: Pearl Harbor, Nazi’s, The Great Depression, battlefields, family life, medicines, Hitler, shark attacks, weapons, Anne Frank, weapons of World War I, The Flying Tigers, The Jedburghs, illegal drugs of World War II, tanks, causes of World War I, submarines and battleships. There is a buzz of activity in the school as new projects are being hatched and supportive field trips are being planned! Information learned will be presented in a variety of ways including 3D models, essays, posters, power point presentations and student made books. 

Interim
Interim was filled with a variety of activities such as Chinese cooking (orange tea, orange chicken and chow mein) which included shopping for fresh ingredients. Creative writing involving a variety of writing prompts has brought out the writer in many of our students who are producing original works of verse , poetry and short stories. 

OSE CORNER
OSE kids put together a game of Team Jeopardy for all students who wished to participate! Categories included: Math, Science, Literature, Sports, Geography, Just For Fun, B.C. and Before and Super Heroes Through Time.  Students researched and wrote all the questions. Look out, Alex Trebek!  OSE students also hiked (six miles round trip) to the site of a World War II bomber crash in Woodstock, NH, on Friday.  Look for photos in the newsletter next week.

Field Trips
Many students joined the field trip to Fuller Hall in Saint Johnsbury to see the Catamont’s production of The Kingdom All- Stars. The All-Stars are a group of eleven middle and high school musicians from all over Caledonia County. Their live performance was inspiring! 

Recess and Free Choice

  • The children have created an obstacle course for the Go-Kart in the driveway, complete with cones, lanes, a garage and a Mayor.
  • Soccer
  • Magnetic Slime
  • Share
  • Fairy Houses
  • Boat building and floating
  • Capture the Flag
  • Track and Field practice
  • Enjoying the sunshine…finally!