Category Archives: Books

The OJCS Summer Reading Challenge – Grades 4-8

Summer is here but the learning doesn’t have to end.  Help prevent the Summer Slide with our OJCS Summer Reading Challenge.  This year we want to push our students to tackle some chapter books.  This can include listening to audio chapter books too! Check out some great summer reading recommendations: Awesome Summer Reads for Grades … Continue reading The OJCS Summer Reading Challenge – Grades 4-8

Awesome Summer Reads for Middle School

Sun’s out, school’s out, and it’s time to get swept away in a fantastic summer read! This list is bursting with stories for tweens and teens, from heart-fluttering crushes to epic quests. Dive into fantastical worlds filled with magic and mythical creatures, or explore the joys (and awkward moments) of friendship and first loves. Whether … Continue reading Awesome Summer Reads for Middle School

Chapter Two Is Missing!

Today we read the hilarious book ‘Chapter Two Is Missing!’ by Josh Lieb and drawn by Kevin Cornell. Creative Writing Assignment Take 5 pieces of paper, fold, and staple the seam.  Write your own short missing-chapter-book mystery with a missing chapter.  Who knows where it will turn up?

The Books That Shaped Our Graduating Class of 2024

As they prepare to embark on their high school adventures, our amazing graduating grade 8 class is sharing the books that sparked their imaginations, ignited their passions, and maybe even kept them up reading way past bedtime! Get ready for a diverse list filled with tales that made them laugh, cry, and think.  You will … Continue reading The Books That Shaped Our Graduating Class of 2024