January 20

Peculiar Pets Storytime

Today we read;

I Want A Pet by Lauren Child

The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle and illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama

Don’t Take Your Snake for a Stroll by Karin Ireland and illustrated by David Catrow

Creative Writing and Drawing Peculiar Pets Activity

Draw a picture of any animal you think would make a peculiar pet (the sky is the limit… this could be a giraffe, a crocodile, a flamingo) and write what you would name it and what kinds of things you imagine you would do with your peculiar pet.  If you would like to share a photo of your work, send them to b.ruel@theojcs.ca and I will post them on this page!

 

January 13

Pizza Storytime

Today we read 3 pizza-themed books!  In the comments I want to know your favourite pizza toppings!

Pizza Kittens by Charlotte Voake

Hi, Pizza Man! by Virginia Walter and Illustrated by Ponder Goembel

Pete’s A Pizza by William Steig

Activity – Geometry Pizza!

This cool idea comes from Mrs. Thompson’s Treasures.  Cut out the following shapes using different coloured construction paper;

  • circles
  • squares
  • triangles
  • rectangles
  • ovals

Colour the edges of the paper plate brown to look like crust.  Glue your shapes onto your paper plate.  Voila, shape pizza!

 

 

January 7

Tu B’Shevat Storytime – Be A Friend to Trees

Hello everyone and happy Tu B’Shevat!  Today we read…

Be A Friend to Trees by Patricia Lauber  and illustrated by Holly Keller

Your Assignment:

Where the video asks you to make a list of things made out of wood, and then things made out of paper and cardboard, PAUSE the video and list the items you discover in the comments of this blog post.  When the story is done, also comment one thing YOU can do to be a friend to trees.

October 22

Dusky Storytime

The sun is setting much earlier now and a special time of day called DUSK is coming earlier too.  It’s that beautiful time between day and night!  Both of our picture books today take place at dusk… one in Fall and one in Summer.

They are;

Windows by Julia Denos and illustrated by E. B. Goodale 

and 

Dusk Explorers by Lindsay Leslie, illustrated by Ellen Rooney