September 25

OJCS Storytime – Fun For Fall!

Today we read…

Fall by Stephanie Turnbull

Kitten’s Autumn by Eugenie Fernandes

Fall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka, illustrated by Chad Cameron

Your Fall Mixed Up Activity

Think about something you connect with the Fall and mix it up!  If you eat apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah, maybe in your mix-up, you eat apples and beans!  Or if you know squirrels collect nuts, maybe in your mix up, skunks collect nuts for Winter.

Take turns sharing your Fall mix-up idea, write a short journal entry about it, or draw a picture of it!


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September 24

Fire Safety Storytime

Today we will learn about fire safety by…

    • listening to the story Stop Drop and Roll by Margery Cuyler, illustrated by Arthur Howard
    • watching a fire safety education video created by the Brampton Fire Department
    • and practising a fire drill with our class


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September 23

OJCS Storytime – Meet Terry Fox

Meet Terry Fox by Elizabeth Macleod, illustrated by Mike Deas

Discussion Questions:

  • Terry Fox has left a legacy of hope and will forever be one of Canada’s greatest heroes.  Discuss what made Terry stand out as a hero.
  • What kinds of things can we do to help others in our classroom, our school, our home, our city, our country, and our world?
  • Terry’s best friend Doug supported Terry every day by being there for every single step.  How can we be more like Doug and support our friends?


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September 16

OJCS Storytime – Books About Reading

Today We Read;

Born to Read by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Marc Brown

We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems

Carlo Likes Reading by Jessica Spanyol

Optional Activity:

Your students can be just like the adorable Carlo and label the whole classroom!  A great exercise in practicing writing simple words for younger students.


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September 11

OJCS Storytime – Books About Friendship

What does it mean to be a good friend?  Today we will find out and you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts too!


Link to the Friendship Flipgrid:


Draw a picture about how you can be a good friend!  If you write, write underneath what is happening in your picture.  Feel free to share them with me and I can post them here!