Even though you are a kid, you can be exposed to a lot of serious and scary world news through social media, overhearing parents watching television or listening to the radio, or even listening in on adult conversations that aren’t intended for you. Hearing bad news can cause us to feel a lot of fear … Continue reading News Made Just For Kids!
Marcel The Shell – The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been by Jenny Slate and Dean Fleisher-Camp This week’s activity is to make your own Marcel!! You will need… A shell or a rock Googly eyes (or make your own out of paper and marker) Small decorations for your shell or rock that you make … Continue reading OJCS Storytime – The Week of March 30th
For this lesson you are playing a short online game. You will need to play on a laptop or computer. It won’t work on a tablet or device. So if that isn’t possible, just read through the rest of this post. Play the Twalkers Game: Click Here! This game teaches us when is the right time … Continue reading Media Balance and Keeping Your Focus
Take a minute and write down a list of 5 things you’d like to get for your birthday. Is your list done? Good! Now read over your list and ask yourself… how do I know about these things? Did I find out about them from a commercial that played before a video I watched on … Continue reading What is Advertising?
Last week we tried a new technique called ‘Lateral Reading’ to help us become better fact-checkers. This week we are going to learn about various websites that are out there that can help us find out if what we have heard or read is factual or not. You are going to read the following article … Continue reading Become a Fact-Checker – Part 2: A Little Help From My Friends
Today I have a special guest… my daughter Eleanor! We are reading another favourite; ‘The Secret Life of Squirrels’ by Nancy Rose. Nancy Rose is a photographer who makes mini rooms and scenes on her back deck and places food in those little sets for squirrels to find and then she snaps a perfect photo … Continue reading OJCS Storytime – The week of March 23rd
Lower School Digital Citizenship Lesson Week of March 16th Everyone enjoys connecting with others online (especially when we are all stuck at home!) This game is perfect for all of us right now because in a simple and clear way, it explains what kinds of information is okay to share online and what kind of … Continue reading Online Sharing Safety Game – Share Jumper
There is a constant stream of misinformation and disinformation out there about a lot of world news and this is especially true about the Coronavirus. Misinformation is false or inaccurate information that is often posted deliberately to deceive. Disinformation is false information put out through certain politicians or governments to deliberately deceive. Unfortunately, both misinformation … Continue reading Become a Fact-Checker… Part 1: Reading Laterally
Welcome to the OJCS Storytime! I hope everyone enjoys this beautiful book and the suggested activity! To make a tent at home, drape big blankets over tall objects (like the side of your couches and tables). Fill it with pillows. Decorate inside and out. Eat snacks and read books in there! And be sure and … Continue reading OJCS Storytime – Week of March 16th