Jeanne Mackin’s grade 1 students participated in a small celebration of Lunar New Year today. They ate an orange – a symbol of good luck and happiness in China. The gold color is also symbolic of prosperity. The students then colored a drawing of a dragon which they then fastened to the outside... of a paper bag to make hand puppets. Before the activity, they proudly modeled the masks they made earlier in the week.
Our latest HappyKid Project podcast is back with special guest Upper School science teacher Jeff Yuhas to discuss why Oak Knoll recently re-order the sequence students learn science at OKS, as well as the benefits of teaching #STEM in an all-girls school.
After Tuesday's presentation on maple sugaring by Eric from the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham, Ms. Hart's second graders braved the elements for their own attempt at capturing sap at OKS! ❄️🍁❄️🍁
Mr. Yuhas' physics students experimented with weights, pulleys, and a dynamic cart to reinforce what they have learned about Sir Isaac Newton’s second law of motion.
Oak Knoll's science curriculum enables students to develop a deep understanding of the natural world through ...empirical inquiry and to recognize the importance of these fields in an age increasingly governed by science and technology.
We’re so proud to see a group of our Upper School students leading a special class at The Bar Method in Madison next month to benefit @llsnewjersey by raising awareness and money for blood cancer research.
Follow their page @barmethodmadison for more details! #OKSPeopleWithPurpose
Fourth graders visited a virtual zoo of their own making in a cross-curricular project that allowed them to craft computer-generated ecosystems through the CoSpaces platform. Students also shared positive feedback on each other’s creations through the ‘Glow Zone.’ 🐰🐹🦊🐼
...The virtual project was called the “Sense-Sational Zoo” because animals were sorted by their featured sense and the project itself was the culmination of their work studying sense receptors and the brain’s processing of external information.
One of our freshmen theology classes visited Bridges Outreach, Inc. at their Project Connect facility in Newark, assembling bagged lunches and delivering them to a few of the organization’s clients. #OKSPeopleWithPurpose #ActionsNotWords