An OJCS Library Workshop for Grades 4-8 This workshop has been offered to teachers both as a Nearpod lesson and in the following video format. This workshop focuses on ways to keep our online friendships healthy and happy. It also focuses on ways to deal with negative emotions that may come up, like jealousy.
Today we read; Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Tompkins-Bigelow, illustrations by Ebony Glenn and Pirate Mom by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Stephen Gilpin Activity Ideas A simple and colourful flower card I love this Mother’s Day Card craft! You just need lots of different coloured construction paper, glue, and some good kid scissors! If you need … Continue reading Mother’s Day Stories
A DigCit Info Post You have probably heard people talk about something you find on social media called bots. You may even have had an experience with bots liking, retweeting, or commenting on your social media posts. But what exactly are bots? Are they dangerous? There was an event on TikTok a few months ago … Continue reading What Are Social Bots?
Today we read 3 amazing animal stories… I Love Animals by Flora McDonnell Animals Talk Too by Graham Meadows The Home Builders by Varsha Bajaj, illustrated by Simona Mulazzani Extension Activities Kindergarten – Draw a picture of your favourite animal and write down its name. If you aren’t sure how to spell it, ask a … Continue reading I Love Animals! Animal Storytime
Here is a slides lesson to help students understand the risks of sexting, sending nude photos and videos, and Omegle. To view the slides in full screen, click the 3 dots and hit ‘enter full screen’.
I wanted to take a moment to highlight an incredible program for our students that is available online. I have been both impressed and amazed by the work that The News Literacy Project is doing to help build critical thinking skills in students. The News Literacy Project is a non-profit and nonpartisan organization that is … Continue reading The News Literacy Project’s Checkology Program
Here is a workshop that can be used from grade 1 to grade 4. We will talk about some of the most important ways we can stay safe and kind online while gaming. Protecting our game passwords Not sharing personal information in game chats Being kind in game chats Not being overly competitive Finding our … Continue reading Keeping Online Gaming Safe and Kind
I am excited because today is a super fun storytime. We read not one, but 3 Cranky Bear books!! I have also included a Cranky colouring page you can print out and colour! The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland The Very Itchy Bear by Nick Bland The Very Brave Bear by Nick Bland Print your own … Continue reading Cranky Bear Stories
To help us celebrate Earth Day, today we are reading ‘The Curious Garden‘ by Peter Brown. Earth Day Activity Ideas Recycle Bin Raid – find one item in your recycle bin and turn it into something new and amazing! Maybe that little milk carton can become a tiny bird feeder! Maybe that paper towel tube … Continue reading Earth Day Story – The Curious Garden
Today we read the true story of Wangari Maathai. The book is called ‘Wangari’s Trees of Peace‘ and it is by Jeanette Winter. Discussion Questions These can be discussed as a class or your answers can be left on this page as a comment. What parallels can you draw between Wangari and Greta Thunberg? What … Continue reading Earth Day Story – Wangari’s Trees of Peace