Friday, October 26, 2012

One of the things that makes OHE so great are the extra-curricular events the students participate during the year. This week almost every grade participated in something above and beyond the regular school day.

The 1st grade teachers hosted a Literacy Night for their parents and students. Parents were introduced to reading strategies that can be used to support their children. Techniques like questions to ask before, during, and after reading a story and how to help students decode unfamiliar words. It was a great turnout.

Our 2nd and 3rd graders had field trips.  The second graders went to Inner Space Caverns and loved seeing all the rocks and gems.  I heard they came back with a bunch.  The 3rd graders went to One World Theater and saw a rendition of “Sheila The Great”.
Mac Barnett is here in town for the Texas Book Festival THIS weekend down on the capitol grounds Saturday and Sunday.  Oak Hill was fortunate enough to have him come present to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders on Thursday. And what a treat! With his humor and wit, he really had the students laughing! He introduced his mystery series, The Brixton Brothers, and gave insight into his writing process and inspirations for his characters and stories.  Hopefully this has inspired a few of our own writers to get their ideas on paper! Go enjoy Mac Barnett and many other authors this weekend at the Texas Book Festival!!!
The OHE Choir performed this morning during assembly and sang pumpkin related songs. This was their first performance and they did an amazing job.

Next week the middle school magnet programs will meet with 5th graders and describe the different programs.  This is mainly a sharing session but parents are more than welcome to attend.

Have a great "cold" weekend.