One of my favourite picture book artists right now is French artist Benjamin Chaud who worked with French author, Davide Cali, to create a hilarious series of books about excuses. The one I read with our grade 3 and 4 students is called I Didn’t Do My Homework Because… After reading the book to students … Continue reading ‘I Didn’t Do My Homework Because…’ Fun Creative Writing
I got the opportunity to collaborate with our wonderful school counselor Shannon for a Well-Being Book Series session for our Kindergarten to grade 4 classes. It was Kindness Week at the OJCS and the focus today was empathy. Our students got to learn a very valuable lesson about the meaning of empathy and how it … Continue reading Well-Being Book Series with Shannon
This week we launch our school-wide reading challenge! Each teacher will decide on the number of books they want their class to aim to read from Nov 19th to May 1st as a group sum total. This number should be a challenge but still very much attainable. There is a list of categories that will … Continue reading Let the OJCS Reading Challenge Begin!
This week and next week the library is running workshops on online safety and good digital citizenship. The kids have been loving these workshops because the way they are learning these lessons is through an amazing Google game called ‘Interland‘. This game is designed to guide students through four levels, each dealing with a particular … Continue reading Gaming Their Way To Good Digital Citizenship
The library has kicked off this year’s middle school research skills workshop series with a lesson on credible websites vs. non-credible websites and identifying fake news. The students were asked to be detectives and jot down some of the ways you can identify which sites and articles are real and which are fakes. Developing critical … Continue reading Information Credibility