Wednesday, September 28, 2016



Last week was a busy week at OQS.  We completed STAR testing in math and reading.  STAR is computer based assessment with immediate results for teachers.  The students did a great job following directions to get logged in and completing the tests.  STAR assessment happens 3 times a year.  We had our first fire and evacuation drill last week, as well.  I was proud of our class's quiet behavior during the drill.  They were great role models.  On the lighter side, we met with our buddy class, 2H, for the first time.  We played card games with them on Friday afternoon.

On Monday 9/26, we celebrated filling the alphabet jar by having a sidewalk chalk party in the parking lot.  We are enjoying lots of PAWS-itive behavior at OQS!


Swim Team on the move!

Monday, September 19, 2016


Last week, in Second Step, we reviewed the meaning of empathy and had a lesson/discussion about listening with attention.  Our goals in 5R and OQS are to follow PAWS, which includes showing respect.  We discussed how listening with attention relates to showing respect.  This week we will learn about being assertive.  Being assertive means asking for what you need or want in a calm, firm, respectful voice.  Being assertive can lead to success in social and academic situations!

 Students working on math posters for our first Bridges Math Forum - stay tuned for more on math!

During the first weeks of school, we learned about the US Constitution in social studies. “Constitution and Citizenship Day” is celebrated on September 17 each year.  September 17th is the day on which the Constitution was signed in 1787.   The fifth grade did a presentation about the Preamble of the Constitution, through song, at the grades 3 - 5 Community Meeting on Friday 9/16/16.  We also presented some information about the Pledge of Allegiance and the Star Spangled Banner.  

Thursday, September 15, 2016

5R has had a great week!  The class received a
Purple Star Card from Mrs. Whitney in Library class for
their impressive behavior.  Making me proud :)  

We are off to a "Paws"-itive start in 5R

Our first paragraphs of the year - quite descriptive!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

 September in Quechee ~~ Views on my way to school!