Category Archives: Books

Fun Summer ’23 Reading Recommendations – JK to Gr 1

Summer is almost here and it is important to encourage kids to continue to read all summer long.  This helps to prevent the “summer slide” which is when students lose about 20% of their reading gains over the summer months through lack of use.  These fun books will have your kids excited to read and … Continue reading Fun Summer ’23 Reading Recommendations – JK to Gr 1

The Books That Shaped Our Graduating Class of 2023

Our graduating students were asked to each choose one book that influenced who they are today.  Here is their list.   Student Name: Benjamin D. Title of the Book: Eragon Why this book is influential/important to you:  Eragon showed me that anyone from any background could grow and flourish into a hero or fall short … Continue reading The Books That Shaped Our Graduating Class of 2023

Storytime for Women’s History Month and Innovation Day

Meet Elsie MacGill by Elizabeth Macleod and illustrated by Mike Deas March is Women’s History Month, and at the OJCS, it’s also when we hold our innovation day.  This story feeds two birds with one scone by being an inspiring story about a Canadian woman who was a world renowned aeronautical engineer and a feminist.