One of the best parts of my week is when I get visited by our K1 and K2 classes for storytime. They’ve been working hard with Morah Yaffa learning all about oceans and sea life. After a conversation with a kinder during morning care who talked about his upcoming vacation to a place that has … Continue reading Learning About Coral Reefs with the Kinders
Detective Club has been the best ever this year thanks to the creativity and direction of two of our amazing students in grades 4 and 5. Each week they plan really amazing activities for our grade 1 and 2 sleuths including things like creating fake identities, setting traps for rival spies, cracking codes, etc… This … Continue reading Detective Club Laser Training Course
The OJCS Reading Challenge is in full swing and every class is doing an incredible job. Books are flying off the shelves in the library. I’ve never seen students so excited about reading and sharing about what they’ve been reading. Students have been posting book reviews on our catalogue and also sharing flipgrid videos. There … Continue reading The OJCS has read over 2170 books so far!
Today grades 3 and 4 learned all about strategies for effective internet searching. Students tend to type long questions into the search bar of search engines and click on the very first site that comes up, regardless of the quality or relevance of the site. Over the past few years I’ve been trying to convey … Continue reading Understanding Keywords with Grades 3 and 4