First Graders Make Friends with the OES Forest and Wetlands
"I wonder how deep roots go?"
"Are snapping turtles real?"
These were some of the questions first graders posed as they explored the woods, fields, and wetlands of OES in search of critters during their Habitat Hunt this week. More than 50 first graders participated in this 20-year tradition that used to be known as the Insect Safari. The event changed to include all critters about four years ago. As the students turned over rocks, examined the water, and looked up at trees, they pondered several questions, including, "Who shared this land with us? What evidence can we find through our senses of sight, sound, smell, and touch?"
Ms. Kucera highlighted how students benefit from this experience: "Place is an essential piece of our program at OES, and this inquiry experience supports our wonder. The Habitat Hunt is a stimulus of inquiry about our natural environment and their place in it."
Ms. Kucera's class shared a gallery of photos from this memorable day.
Please join us in celebrating our graduating seniors as they take the next steps in their life journeys!
Humble. Kind. Fierce. Social Justice Champions. These are only a handful of the many words our Middle School educators used to describe the Class of 2022 during Thursday morning's Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony.
"I think of your class as a wonder," remarked OES Head of Lower School David Lowell when addressing the Class of 2025 at their Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony. "And I wonder what you will do, here at OES and beyond."
Late spring sunshine came out last Saturday to give a special touch to the annual Dorm Retreat of Fun!