Summer Fun at OSES

  • Week 1:

    “Geography & Environmental Week"

    Tuesday, July 9th ● We're off to the Interpretive Center by bike or bus to learn about Ocean Shores history. In the afternoon, we'll go to Damon Point to explore the tide pools.

    Wednesday, July 10th ● Using i-Pads, we'll learn more about our local flora and fauna. How do you measure tree height? We'll learn how and develop some math skills along the way.
    In the afternoon, we'll practice our tree-measuring on a hike along Weatherwax Trail.

    Thursday, July 11th ● In the morning, we'll learn a little Tacoma Rainiers baseball history and all about keeping stats. Then we'll head for Lake Quinault for an afternoon hike in the rain forest.


    Week 2:

    “Washington Cultural  Events Week”

    Tuesday, July 16th ● We'll have a big day, leaving for Tacoma in the morning to catch a Rainiers Game. We'll leave at 7, have breakfast on the bus and be at the stadium around 10. We'll be back in Ocean Shores around 6 p.m. Bring a hat!

    Wednesday, July 17th ● We'll visit Opal Glass Blowing and learn a little geometry in the process before having lunch at Lions Park. Then, we're off to walk Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge.

    Thursday, July 18th ● We'll help plan the school's new garden. Design and measure the proposed garden, and graphing the layout. Planting seeds in starters. Then we'll research prices for a preschool playground, fencing, and figure out what items to plant in the greenhouse.


    Week 3:

    ”Cultural Week”

    Tuesday, July 23rd: ● We'll do a little i-Ready reading and math before splitting up into research teams and begin our research into the history Blake Island, Tillicum and the Quinault Nation. In the afternoon, we'll explore Native Art.

    Wednesday, July 24 ● We'll wrap up our Native Art projects and give informal presentations on our research and art projects.

    Thursday, July 25 ● We'll make our last day really count as we leave OSE at 7 a.m. and travel to Tillicum Village, a short boat ride across Puget Sound from Seattle. The island was the birthplace of Chief Sealth in 1786, for whom Seattle was named. The traditional longhouse where a show is presented is full of artwork from Washington and Alaska coastal tribes. Return time estimated as 8 p.m.