Classroom Spotlights

 

Mr Adam  

Modern World History

This course examines world events from 1600 to the present. It explores the impact of the democratic and industrial revolutions, the forces that led to world domination by European powers, the wars that changed empires, the ideas that led to independence movements, and the effects of global interdependence. The concepts of historical thinking introduced in earlier grades continue to build with students locating and analyzing primary and secondary sources from multiple perspectives to draw conclusions.

Mr Zach

MS Social Studies

Hello! My name is Mr. Zach and I am the Middle School Social Studies and English and Language Arts (ELA) teacher. I attended Ohio University where I graduated with my Bachelors of Arts in just 3 years, majoring in History, Political Science, and Middle East and North African Studies. This year in MS Social Studies the students will learn about the ancient past, starting with the Ancient Greeks and the Ancient Romans. The course will take us all the way to the Renaissance and the Enlightenment Periods. A major goal for this year is to help students learn the basics of note-taking. We will start with simple lecture powerpoints and fill in the blanks, focusing on important vocabulary terms. By the end of the year, students should be able to independently take notes with pencil and paper.

MS Language Arts

Middle School students will spend the first half of the year learning the basics. They will be focusing on the 8 parts of speech, proper punctuation, proper grammar, and of course spelling/vocabulary. Using vocabulary terms from different classes, students will learn the correct spelling of the word(s), their definitions, and how to use the word(s) in a properly written sentence. Students will then use the foundations that were developed in the first half of the year to help them become fluent and accomplished writers by the end of the school year.

History through Film (HS elective)

The goal of this class will be to show history through the media that was present during that time period. Learning lessons from members of society who were a part of both the mainstream and countercultures in the hopes that students will understand what life was like for people during their respective time periods and understand that people in the past had similarities and differences like we do today.

Ms Caitlyn

Journalism: We are continuing to work on building up our interviewing skills. We are focusing on the best wording to create questions that allow those we interview to give detailed answers. We are learning about the proper way to show attentive listening to those we talk to by practicing our body language when we talk to each other in class. Soon we will be starting to release issues of "The Tiger Times" for this school year!

 

MS English: This year the middle schoolers are learning how to actively break down important skills when reading. These skills include inference making, citing evidence, interpreting figurative language, and identifying/defining literary terminology!

 

Eng 9: Our first-year high school students are building on the skills from middle schools English and also adding to their vocabulary. We are focusing on more complex literary terminology and finding it within the grade-level texts that we will be reading throughout the school year. They will also learn to apply these terms when completing write-ups and summaries about the texts that we will be reading.

 

English 10/11: Students in this course are also focusing on literary terminology and the application thereof. They will focus more heavily on higher level text comprehension and analysis. They will learn how to identify and cite the best evidence for supporting their points in their writing.

 

English 12: This group will focus heavily on text comprehension and analysis for the first semester. In the second semester our senior will move into more applicable reading and writing skills. Focusing on email writing and formal language, creating and utilizing a resume, and crossing into some of their Journalism content by practicing writing and answering interview questions.

 

Ms. Katy

This is my first year at Oakstone Community School! I graduated from Kent State in May of 2022. I am so excited to be working with the students this year and helping them achieve their math goals. I will be teaching middle school math and two algebra I classes along with co-teaching financial algebra with Mrs. Therese and a co-taught middle school ELA class with Mr. Zach.

 

Middle School Math:

This class is designed using the Ohio 7th and 8th grade math standards. We will be covering a wide range of topics throughout the school year. The first quarter we will be focusing on proportional relationships using ratios,  percentages, and scientific notation. 

 

Algebra I:

This course is designed for high school students and focuses on the fundamental basics of algebra. We will continue to build students arithmetic knowledge. The first quarter numerical and algebraic expressions, one variable equations, and interpreting graphs.

Ms Ariana

My name is Ms. Ariana. This is my 9th year as an educator and 7th year as an intervention specialist.! I am excited to be at Oakstone and to get to know all the students and families. A little about me:  I love spending time with my husband, 2 kids, and 3 fur babies. We stay very active and love being outside and going to the zoo. 

 

Also in our room is Ms. Corry, she has 20+ years of experience in education. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, Broadway musicals, and reading. She is very excited to be here this year! 

 

We are starting off the year with getting to know you activities, going over rules and routines, and working on our math and reading skills. 

Miss Shelby

"Hello! My name is Ms. Shelby. This is my first year as a teacher and I am so excited to be here at Oakstone Community School! At OCS I teach reading, math, science, social studies, and daily living to a group consisting of 7-11th graders. Within each of these classes, we lay a heavy focus on learning meaningful skills that are functional and will best suit each student to be successful. Some of these important skills include managing money, learning about hygiene, and learning to communicate using various AAC equipment. This class is all about meeting our students where they are and bringing them closer to a level where they can be as independent as possible. We celebrate success and we learn from mistakes while using every moment as an opportunity to grow."

Miss Tara

In art the first week, students worked on Portraits and Get to Know You Projects! They first learned how to draw a simple portrait. They then colored and cut out their portraits and chose their favorite color to glue them on. They then began working on get-to-know-you projects! They divided their papers into sections and included things about themselves within each section. After these projects, we'll begin to learn more about the Elements of Art and a variety of different famous artists.

Miss Chelsea

Welcome to our elementary class 5/6th grade! We are a class of ten super smart kids and three adults. 

We are super excited to start learning in our classes. 

Starting our year off in each class, this is what we're doing:

 

Science: To start off in science we begin with space.

Math: In math, we are starting with operations and algebraic thinking.

Social Studies: We are starting with historical thinking.

Language Arts: We are starting with reading standards for literature (key ideas and details).

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