Monthly Archives: October 2023

Book Picks for Holocaust Education Month

Here is a curated book list for Holocaust Education Month. This collection of powerful and thought-provoking children’s literature offers a profound exploration of one of the darkest chapters in human history. As we commemorate this month, these books will help your students gain essential insights into the Holocaust, its survivors, and the lessons we can … Continue reading Book Picks for Holocaust Education Month

MediaSmarts Tip Sheet – Helping Kids Cope With Media Coverage of War and Traumatic Events

As the Israel-Hamas conflict rages on, it is so important to equip ourselves with ways to support our children.  This tip sheet, created by MediaSmarts, a Canadian non-profit focusing on Media Literacy and Digital Citizenship, offers parents and teachers some invaluable suggestions. Tip Sheet – Helping Kids Cope With Media Coverage of War and Traumatic … Continue reading MediaSmarts Tip Sheet – Helping Kids Cope With Media Coverage of War and Traumatic Events

Global Maker Day Story – Make Way For Animals!

The OJCS is celebrating Global Maker Day on Tuesday October 17th and in honour of that I will read the amazing book Make Way for Animals! – A World of Wildlife Crossings by Meeg Pincus and Bao Luu.  This book highlights real innovation in creating safe highway crossings for animals.  These innovators come from a … Continue reading Global Maker Day Story – Make Way For Animals!

Grade 4 Become Super Digital Citizens

Today our grade 4 class became Super Digital Citizens with the interactive Nearpod lesson by Common Sense Media called ‘Super Digital Citizens.’  Our students made the OJCS proud by showing what kind and compassionate upstanders they would be in the face of cyberbullying. An upstander is someone who speaks or acts in support of someone … Continue reading Grade 4 Become Super Digital Citizens