Blog Post Week of 11/6-11/10 (3 Day week)

This very short week was packed! Students shared their final projects with each other, their families, and other classes during our Presentation of Learning. Community members got to visit all the 5th grade classrooms in a museum-style open house, view projects, and ask questions about the finished products.   Thank you to everyone who came […]

Blog Post Week of 10/30-11/3

Upcoming event- PRESENTATION OF LEARNING: Families are invited to a presentation of learning, during which students will show off their amazing projects they’ve worked on throughout this quarter. Students will be available to show off the results of their incredible effort and to answer any questions visitors have regarding their project. Wednesday, November 8th 2:00-5:00pm (please […]

Blog Post Week of 10/16/17-10/20/17

Driscoll- Humanities This week students took a pre-assessment about making inferences and drawing conclusions. They then learned what an inference is (text evidence + background knowledge = inference), how readers infer, the difference between an inference and a prediction, and practiced inferring using commercials, our read aloud novel, and short passages. Students continued to work […]

Blog Post Week of 10/9-10/13

Driscoll- Humanities This week centers got into its full swing- students rotated through 5 centers: independent work, read to self/Lit Circle, work on writing, social studies, and work on project. Students worked on a variety of things including their 5-paragraph opinion essay, researching further for their element project, reading nonfiction passages and completing Venn Diagrams […]

Deeper Learning @ Oakridge.

It is with great pleasure that we can announce our principal, Dr. Lynne Wright, has been accecpted as part of the 3rd Deeper Learning cohort. Check out more here! “Through a combination of face-to-face and online dialogue, school visits, conversations with prominent senior education leaders, and independent or partnered Fellow capstone projects, the program will […]

Virginia teachers and principals meeting with the leaders of the Department of Education of Virginia.

Virginia teachers and principals meeting with the leaders of the Department of Education of Virginia. From left to right Jonathon Walker 6th grade English teacher from Binford middle school in Richmond, Melissa Rickey Principal from Binford middle school in Richmond, Holly Coy Deputy to Secretary of Education of Virginia, Dietra Trent Secretary of Education of […]

Summer Reading Opportunities!

Photo: Oakridge second grade readers recommend great books for summer Dr. Wright and Ms. Bental. You can join them in summer reading by visiting our Little Free Library and joining Arlington Public LIbrary’s “Build a Better World” summer reading program.