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OAES Friday Notes - Friday, February 9, 2024

Unlocking the Radiance of Seven-Year-Old Growth and Development

Welcome to the magical world of seven-year-olds, where every day is an adventure filled with boundless energy, curious minds, and hearts brimming with kindness! Let's embark on a journey through their remarkable growth and exploration, painting a picture of joy and discovery at every turn. Drawing insights from the authoritative guide, "Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14" by Chip Wood, we gain valuable perspectives on the development of seven-year-olds.

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OAES Friday Notes - January 26, 2024

Ocean Avenue Family Potluck and Show on Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 05:00 PM: Please bring a favorite family dish to share and join our school community for an evening of great food, catching up with old friends, meeting new ones and a special presentation of Capoeira, with our own Mr. Joao and some students in third, fourth and fifth grade. Busing is available for families needing transportation to and from Ocean Avenue School.

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OAES Friday Notes - January 19, 2024

As we sail toward the midpoint of the academic year, take a moment to celebrate the achievements so far this school year. Ask your child about their own learning goals – it's amazing how empowering student agency can be! Feel free to explore alternative questions like, "When do you feel the most proud of yourself at school?" or "What subject brings you the most joy in your learning?" Let's build on those strengths and ride the wave of positivity - also called an asset-based approach.

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OAES Friday Notes - January 12, 2024

Our fourth grade teachers will be teaching health this coming spring. The next upcoming Parent University session will offer an overview of the three-lesson fourth-grade health curriculum, which outlines the physical, social, and emotional changes that come in puberty. Also discussed will be why teaching this material is important, and what we can do together to partner to ensure a successful experience for your child. Maddy Magnuson from Maine Family Planning, the organization that wrote the curriculum, will be present.

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