OHVA Family News
April 20, 2018
These events are opportunities to gather with local OHVA families to CELEBRATE & CONNECT while enjoying a fun location. Our hosts have chosen locations that will engage all ages K-12. We are especially looking for our Middle and High School students to show up in great numbers!
There are many events around our state, so find one near you and take the time to CELEBRATE!
See you there!
One of the best ways to do this is to take a journal and writing implements in hand and set out on an adventure. It does not have to be far or for long. In fact, it can just be out in your yard. The important thing is to put to paper what catches your eye and pricks your curiosity. Draw what you see. Write your questions down to research later. If your a budding photographer or videographer, use a camera. Take samples of leaves and flowers to press. There are so many "paths" that Nature Journals can take.
Lewis and Clark's journals are excellent examples of Nature Journaling. Delve into them. As a family, you can enjoy sharing how you took a walk together, but each of you saw different things and were curious about different aspects of nature.
May this spring will find you starting your own yearly series of Nature Journals.
Not sure how to celebrate April 22nd with your family? Check out these fun Earth Day activities for ways to involve your family in the largest civic observance in the world!
Above all, GET OUTSIDE! Students need physical activity to spur on mental fitness. OHVA Celebration Days offer great opportunities for our students to get out to explore and engage with each other! Sign up for these wonderful adventures today by checking out the OHVA May Calendar.
The month of April has been designated Earth Awareness Month. Watch four videos that highlight ways to protect the environment and take care of our planet. Each includes a description and grade level. We also note the video’s capacity for engagement (“cool factor”).
Build confidence for testing!
Did you know that our state tests are done on the computer? Help your student with typing practice below.
Did you know that state test questions often have multiple parts? It's important to help your student become familiar with the format, and they may have to scroll up and down pages to access the parts of a question.
Did you know that students should know how to use a calculator online? These are provided in the tests for 6th grade and up, and may be unfamiliar, so make sure to expose your student to how these work.
Did you know that students can use scratch paper? Just because the test is on a computer does not mean that students should do everything "in their head."
Did you know that your attitude toward testing will positively or negatively impact your student? Do your best to be positive and explain that testing has a purpose, and the student should do their best.
Did you know that testing is not a "bubble" test anymore? Your memory of testing in school is not what our students do today! All students are asked to think, reason, write, and explain on state tests. Give them practice with writing our their thinking.
OHVA Has A New Phone #: 419/482-0948 + Ext.
K12 Student Clubs
K12 offers a variety of student clubs where like-minded students can share their areas of interest. These clubs are offered typically two times a month and last one hour. Browse our 2017–2018 club listings by clicking here, and register for your favorite clubs today! http://www.k12.com/k12-student-clubs.html and http://ohva.k12.com/get-involved/students/student-clubs-and-organizations.html