The Oxford Update

Oxford Elementary School

What a GREAT Week of Reading!

First, I would like to give a huge shout-out to our Read Across America Week committee for all the time and effort they put into creating a week of reading excitement. Thank you to our students and families who participated by reading at home, joining in our themed days, and sharing their connections with the stories they were enjoying. It was so fun to see kids and teachers throughout the building enjoying and talking about all the new books they were able to read this week!

Below you can see some pictures of what happened at OES this week! We hope you enjoy our pictures as much as we enjoyed our week!

Happy Reading,
Miss Karnes

Read Across America Week 2021 - Our Week in Pictures

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Drop Everything and Read Day

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Dress as your favorite character day

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Ms. Nicholas' Class Reading Connections

Ms. Nicholas' class read "Fry Bread-A Native American Family Story" by Kevin Maillard. They discussed the idea that food can have meaning and relate to their culture, traditions, and family history. Students chose food that has meaning to them and wrote about that food in the style of "Fry Bread". It was so great to learn about peanut butter balls, Grammy's green bean casserole, Jewish potato pancakes, Cincinnati Chili, and more!

See some of the students' work below! Ms. Nicholas' students did an amazing job!

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First Grade Science Fun

The students in Mrs. Lebel's first-grade (under the direction of their fabulous long-term sub, Mrs. Crawford-Murphy) have been learning about the moon. They took home a moon chart and observed the moon for 15 days. They connected the phases of the moon with their charts and learned that the moon never changes shape, it just looks like it does. The moon looks different as it rotates around the earth. When it looks like it is getting bigger, it is waxing. When it looks like it is getting smaller, it is waning. They also learned that the sun is a star and that it doesn't move and that the earth rotates around the sun.

6th Grade STEM: Space Lander Challenge

Important Dates: March 8th - March 12th

All Week - National School Breakfast Week

March 9th - Mrs. Lavertu's Class to Roberts Farm

March 10th - Early Release Day, dismissal 1 hour early

March 11th - Ms. Guerrette's Class to Roberts Farm

Upcoming Dates:
March 18th - Parent-Teacher Conference Day - No school for students

March 19th - Teacher Workshop Day - No school for students

Oxford Elementary School

Tiffany Karnes, Principal

Denise Bourgoine, Assistant Principal

Arica Monahan, School Nurse

Jill Knight, Secretary

Christine Merrill, Secretary