Early Release Dates: 12/15 and 12/16

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Parents will need to make a note of upcoming Early Releases dates and times as these do not appear on the current school calendar. We have been advised that due to high school’s exams dates and times, it has been approved that our intermediate students will dismiss at 12:00 on both Thursday, December 15th, and Friday, December 16th.

Please make plans for your 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders as they will be getting home earlier than normal on these days.

Day 5 Genius Hour Presentations

We recently enjoyed Day 5 of our rockstar presenters. On this day, we learned about Babe Ruth,  tornadoes, were amazed at a classmate that built the Titanic, Statue of Liberty and the Golden Gate Bridge in Minecraft, the history of the NFL, Alaskan Malamutes, Spider Monkeys, the history of YouTube, Black Mambas, the history of swords, salt water horses, the evolution of television, Lamar Jackson, clay, the Ebola Virus, what it’s like to live in the United Kingdom, all about rainbows, Lego Ninjago, Tasmanian Devils, and the history of football. Wow!

What an incredible day of learning. So proud of these Genius Hour experts.

Enjoy some of our favorite class memories from this exciting day!

Day 4 Genius Hour Presentations

We recently enjoyed Day 4 of our rockstar presenters. On this day, we learned about catfish and the best baits to use when fishing for them, the history of softball, the history of television, the Youtube group known as Dude Perfect, Simone Biles, Scottish Terriers, the history of the NFL, Lisa Leslie, BMX bikes, Pug Tzu’s, Peyton Manning, great white sharks, Yorkshire Terriers, Lane Frost, Odell Beckham Jr., the history and positions of rugby, how to make edible playdoh and wonderful facts about Play Doh, Bengal tigers, what caused the video game crash of 1983, Boston Terriers, and how to groom dogs, Wow!

What an incredible day of learning. So proud of these Genius Hour experts.

Enjoy some of our favorite class memories from this exciting day!

Day 3 Genius Hour Presentations

We recently enjoyed Day 3 of our rockstar presenters. On this day, we learned about Michael Jordan, some basic words in Spanish, global warming, how to become a police officer, unique characteristics of giraffes, Elvis Presley, Usain Bolt, Pit Bulls, Dorothy Gibson, theories of how the Earth was created, Megalodon, Babe Ruth, the history of vending machines, types of volcanoes, how to build a natural forest shelter, how to make a transparent egg, how to ride a hoverboard, what it requires to become a game warden, Mars, how to make kinetic sand, the history of snowcones, and the history of Converse.  Wow!

What an incredible day of learning. So proud of these Genius Hour experts.

Enjoy some of our favorite class memories from this exciting day!

Day 2 Genius Hour Presentations

We recently enjoyed Day 2 of our rockstar presenters. On this day, we learned how to make a stick man animation video, learned about diamonds, Play-Doh, welding, elephants, volcanoes, types of dogs, chocolate labs, Yorkies, white tigers, three theories about how the universe could end, the art of origami, Hawaii, various types of service dogs, Russell Wilson, watched a student create and implement his own math game, the history of baseball, wolves, foxes, 2016 Alabama game and Alabama University, and how to make scrumptious barbecue. Wow!

What an incredible day of learning. So proud of these Genius Hour experts.

Enjoy some of our favorite class memories from this exciting day!

NO School Next Week – Happy Thanksgiving!

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This year White Oak Schools will have a week-long Thanksgiving break. There will be no school from November 21st-25th. This will give our students time to spend with their families and reflect on the many things for which we give thanks. We will see each of you again on Monday, November 28th. Enjoy your Thanksgiving holidays!

Day 1 Passion Project Presentations

What an incredible week so far! It’s been a joy watching students present what they’re passionate about. On Monday, we learned about hydroponic gardening used at DisneyWorld, how to minimize injuries in football, the Paris Bombing, flamingoes, cats, German shepherds, the history of billiards, the history of soccer, steps to take when making a video game, Toby Mac, 9/11, the pangolin, the Gonzales Battle, Hello Kitty, the solar system, how to make Magic Sand, played a new game created by one of our very own students, learned how to become a police officer, learned about tetherball, and what it’s like to serve our country.

Way to go, ROCK STARS! You certainly sounded like experts today. I’m so proud of you!

Enjoy!

Passion Project Presentations Start Tomorrow

About 4-5 children per class will present tomorrow. Volunteers received slips on Friday to go tomorrow (Monday).  Each day 4-5 students per class will be given a slip with their date to present. Please bring speech, visuals, and any necessary items for presentation.

I was able to conference with all children regarding their projects.  I thoroughly enjoyed this part of the process.  Hard work has gone into preparation for this magical week. Great job to everyone! I appreciate your support in making learning meaningful!