Weeks of preparation became reality this week as our Aardvarks switched on their iPads and laptops at home to begin remote learning.
Lower School Home
Our Lower School, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, gets students off to a strong start towards being successful in school, in college, and later as global leaders and thinkers by featuring:
- Strong academic foundation in core subjects
- A safe, nurturing community
- Small classes that allow close individual attention
- A child-centered environment which fosters an enthusiasm for learning
- A flexible, inquiry-based curriculum
- Significant hands-on project work
- Art, music, Spanish, science, library, technology, and physical education taught by specialists
What happens when your primary space for P.E. classes is no longer available? You take it outside! That's what Lower School P.E. teachers engineered this week under mostly sunny skies.
How can we make the world more welcoming? How can each one of us be welcoming? These are the questions kindergarten students asked themselves this week to prep for an art class project called “Welcoming Worlds.”
The Lower School community celebrated Ash Wednesday this week with a dedicated chapel, the annual OES “Humble Lunch,” and reflections on how this special day that begins the Lenten season is honored here and elsewhere.
Fourth graders paid a visit to Salem on Wednesday to go see the Oregon State Capitol and meet with congressional leaders from the Beaverton district about climate change.