The Oxford Update
Oxford Elementary School
Heard on Valentines Day...
Kindness is :
People being nice to each other- Isaac
Love and friendship - Owen
Sharing a smile with someone- Chloe P
Taking care, Niceness, Loving, Being friendly- Keegan A
Using kind words and hanging with each other- Richard S
When someone helps me with things- Piper
Being nice and caring for each other. Being nice is the right thing. - Nyrobie
When you let someone in a game or play with new people- Brayden S.
An emotion that you can show to other people that is good; not bad- Landon
Care and love to family, friends and to the school.- Xavier
Postcard Project in Mrs. Cyr's 6th Grade
Mrs. Cyr’s 6th grade is participating in the Iditarod “Postcard Project”. We are sending postcards to elementary and middle schools in 43 states and Ontario, Canada, telling them a little bit about Maine and what we are learning about dog sled racing.
In turn, we are receiving postcards back from many states! One letter was actually sent from Ontario to Minnesota via sled dog mail!
Celebrating World Read Aloud Day - Wednesday, February 5
World Read Aloud Day happened on February 5, 2020! The worldwide event from Scholastic and the global literacy nonprofit LitWorld calls attention to reading aloud and sharing stories. Now in its 11th year and celebrated in over 173 countries, World Read Aloud Day is a wonderful reminder of the power and importance of this best practice.
An abundance of research points to how reading aloud is both beneficial and beloved. Widely-known guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parent-child home reading beginning from birth. A landmark report also uncovered that reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for building their knowledge for eventual success in reading. Furthermore, the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 7th Edition shows that more than 80% of both kids and parents love or like read-aloud time because they consider it a special time together.
Kindergarten and 5th grade Celebrating World Read Aloud Day
Maine Trail Finder is an interactive mapping site designed to help Maine residents find hiking, walking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and paddling trails across the state. Click the button above to see the February Calendar.