OES fifth graders spent the week teamed with their second-grade buddies for a "design-thinking challenge," creating a stuffed animal from start to finish.
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
OES first graders are carrying on the legacy of Primatologist-Anthropologist-Conservationist Jane Goodall through an inquiry-based unit in animal studies, teaching them about their power for good.
Tuesday was the beloved Blessing of the Stuffies at Lower School Chapel, but for one group of second-graders, the event was the culmination of weeks of learning with Lower School Service Learning Coordinator Kristen Haferbecker.
Fifth graders spent last week on a four-night adventure at camp in the San Juan Islands. Zip lines, high-ropes courses, hiking, games, and campfire activities were just a few of the activities.
The Lower School held its annual Walk for Fun to build excitement for students' P.E. Mile Marker program. More than 350 students and dozens of parent-volunteers participated in the all-day event and were lucky enough to get some sunshine.