Monthly Archives: January 2021

Time Travelling with Dinosaurs!

Some fun stories and a bit of creative writing or drawing! I chose some funny books about time travelling and dinosaurs to read today. They are; We’re Back! – A Dinosaur Story by Hudson Talbott and Time Train by Paul Fleischman, illustrations by Claire Ewart Activity – Creative writing or drawing We will use these … Continue reading Time Travelling with Dinosaurs!

Let’s Think About Our Digital Footprints

A New Nearpod Lesson I have created a new Nearpod lesson that can be used anywhere from grade 4 to grade 8 in which we will learn about Digital Footprints.  Digital Footprints are the tracks you leave all over the internet every time you go online.  Any time you visit a website, leave a comment, … Continue reading Let’s Think About Our Digital Footprints

Let’s Celebrate The Trees!

Tu B’Shevat is such a wonderful holiday.  It is so important to grow up appreciating nature and trees!  Today I will read three books about trees.  They are; Are Trees Alive? by Debbie S. Miller, illustrated by Stacey Schuett Have You Seen Trees? by Joanne Oppenheim, illustrated by Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng Picture a Tree … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate The Trees!

Online Safety Workshop – Protect Your Passwords!

You might have heard that there are some very commonly used passwords that you should never use because they are very easy for hackers to figure out.  Passwords we should never use include; your pet’s name your own name your siblings name your birthday your street name password 123456 abc123 iloveyou princess dragon But how … Continue reading Online Safety Workshop – Protect Your Passwords!

Chapter Book Storytime – UFO Spotted!

Today we read the chapter book UFO Spotted! which is in the Hilde Cracks the Case Series.  This book is written by Hilde Lysiak and Matthew Lysiak and illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.  If you decide to stop at a certain chapter make sure you take note of the time in the video so you can … Continue reading Chapter Book Storytime – UFO Spotted!

OJCS Storytime – Cleaning Frenzy!

Today we read; Tidy by Emily Gravett Sweep by Louise Greig and Julia Sarda Activities: Teachers can choose between several handout activities in this amazing Emily Gravett Sweep teacher resource page. Kitchen Cleaning Frenzy Game: Designate one corner of your kitchen to be your ‘net’ area by marking it off with duct tape.  If you … Continue reading OJCS Storytime – Cleaning Frenzy!

Digital Citizenship Workshop – Facts vs. Opinions

Today we listen to the story; Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots by Michael Rex Afterwards we will complete a short assignment to make sure we understand the difference.  Understanding the difference between facts and opinions is another way we can be great digital citizens.  There is so much information online presented as a fact when … Continue reading Digital Citizenship Workshop – Facts vs. Opinions