The Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel Enjoy this week’s non-fiction selection and one of my favourites by one of my favourite authors! Here is a painting I made of Elise Gravel style mushrooms! Here are a few mushroom photos I have taken while on hikes in the woods. Please send any photos of your … Continue reading OJCS Storytime For the Week of May 4th
Lower School Phishing Lesson Have you ever had a message pop-up on your computer saying that you have a virus but if you click a certain button you can fix it? Or that if you click on a link you can get a free iphone? Or an email in your inbox from someone you’ve never … Continue reading Steering Clear of Online Tricks!
Middle School Phishing Lesson for the week of May 4th You may have heard the word phishing in relation to online safety and wondered what it meant. Imagine that YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION is the fish these phishers are fishing for. Your phone number, address, financial information, passwords, etc… Phishers are online scammers who are trying … Continue reading Phishing For YOUR Personal Information
Inky’s Great Escape – The Incredible (and Mostly True) Story of an Octopus Escape by Casey Lyall. Illustrated by Sebastia Serra Watch what a real octopus would look like escaping through a tiny hole! Let’s visit the Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto and watch what’s going on there with their live cameras! Click This Link – … Continue reading OJCS Storytime for the Week of April 27th
Online Safety for Grade 1 The internet is an amazing place to spend our time, but we need to learn some basic safety rules for when we are online. Just like how when we learn to drive we learn the rules of the road first, we need to learn online safety rules before we start … Continue reading A First Look At Online Safety
Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell Happy Earth Day! I hope you all get a chance to do your part for the environment today and every day! Here is a wonderful Earth Day book about Jane Goodall, animal hero! Link to Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Foundation
First we are going to watch a video about the North American House Hippo… When this video started, for a moment did you believe that this could be real or did you know immediately that it was not? What were some of the reasons you did or didn’t believe it? How could we be sure? … Continue reading House Hippos and Cabbits
Here is a picture that’s been floating around online. It is a photo of a Sea-Rex. What is your first reaction when you see this picture? Do you think it’s real or fake? Why? What are some of the reasons you think people might post a photo like this online? This is actually a photoshopped … Continue reading Seeing Should Not Always Mean Believing… Especially Online!
The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems and Tony DiTerlizzi This week I read a wonderful chapter book by Mo Willems and Tony DiTerlizzi!! The videos are in chapters so that you don’t have to listen to it all at once if you don’t have the time to. They will automatically play one … Continue reading OJCS Storytime for the Week of April 20th
Your parents and teachers (including me!) are often trying to educate you about the problems and safety issues surrounding social media. That it’s addictive, that some platforms are inappropriate, that it is full of ill-intentioned strangers. There is of course some truth to some of this, but there is also a bright and shiny flip … Continue reading Using Social Media to Make a Positive Impact