This week we had our annual Winter Fun Day at the OJCS. Our JK and SK students had a fun-filled day that included a Yeti-themed storytime and games. We had so much fun together! Here is Yeti storytime featuring Dear Yeti by James … Continue reading Winter Fun Day – Yeti Storytime and Games
Innovation Day is only a little over a month away, and for classes in need of inspiration I have some great books in the library for you. Each of these books follows the true story of a challenge that was faced and then tackled through innovative thinking and creativity. Any of these stories would lead … Continue reading Stories to Inspire Innovation Day
Today we read the wonderful book ‘Ruby Finds a Worry’ by Tom Percival. This book carries the very important message about how important it is to talk about our worries with people we love and trust.
Chinese New Year, also referred to as Lunar New Year if you are celebrating in other Asiatic nations, is happening on February 10th this year. This beautiful story will help us to understand some of the customs associated with this celebration. Be sure and check out the library’s collection of other amazing books on the … Continue reading Celebrating Chinese New Year
This past semester I have devoted a lot of time to finding out the myriad ways that A.I. technology can benefit our students. We hear so much about the negatives in terms of Chat GPT and cheating but what about the amazing things that this kind of technology can do to help our students improve … Continue reading Finding the Bright Side of A.I. Technology
Today we read a beautiful Scandinavian story by Pippi Longstockings author Astrid Lindgren called The Tomten. The Tomten spreads a lot of warmth and kindness on a cold winter night.
The Scholastic Book fair is coming up from December 5th to the 7th in the OJCS chapel. All of our students will get a class visit and the opportunity to visit at morning recess. Families who would like to drop in can do so at drop-off (8:30-8:45) and pick-up (3:45-4.) All sales go towards getting … Continue reading Let’s Get Ready for The Scholastic Book Fair!
Our middle schoolers have requested a list of all of the best fantasy available at the OJCS library. Well here we go! As a lover of fantasy books myself, I have read most of these selections , so I can vouch for how great they are. Most are lengthy series that can keep even our … Continue reading Fantasy Book Picks for Middle School
Selecting suitable romance chapter books for tweens and young teens can be a challenging task, as this age group straddles the line between childhood and adolescence. The literary landscape offers a plethora of options, but finding the right balance of age-appropriate content and engaging storytelling can be like navigating a maze. This curated book list … Continue reading Romance Book Picks For Middle Schoolers
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