Osterizer

October

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Our exciting Harvest Festival will be on Saturday, October 20th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is a wonderful community event and we encourage all of our students to attend and bring friends and family. There will be a variety of games, prizes, inflatable obstacle course, a cake walk, cotton candy, group performances, food trucks, great raffle baskets, and a spooky haunted house. If children would like to wear a costume, they may do so as long as it is not gory, bloody, violent, or too scary for our younger students. Please log onto the Oster H&SC website and look for the volunteer link. Each class will also be hosting a raffle basket. If you cannot volunteer then you may want to consider donating to your child’s class basket. This is one annual event that you will not want to miss!

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Join us at our Oster Elementary STEAM Night on Wednesday, October 10th from

5-6: 30 pm for an evening of creating, exploring, and learning! Visit our beautiful Makerspace and participate in hands-on STEAM activities for everyone to enjoy. This is a free event and is open to all ages and all community members.

Global Read Aloud

This year we have a few teachers who will be participating in the Global Read Aloud project. Beginning in mid-October, and running through mid-November, classrooms from around the world agree to read a common book in the various grade levels. Teachers read the book aloud to students and partner with a class to share thoughts and explore activities. Students use a variety of online tools to connect with their partner class. For example, some use Seesaw, Padlet, or quick YouTube videos. At the end of the project, classes meet using Google Hangouts or Skype. Students love seeing their partner class’s school, playground, and neighborhood. Our students get to compare and contrast their lives with the lives of the students in the partner class. Having an authentic audience deepens students understanding of the book. And, this has been a powerful tool in broadening our students’ understanding of other areas of the United States and around the world.