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 for Middle Schoolers
To help prevent the summer slide in our students, we are running our first ever summer reading challenge! HOW IT WORKS Depending on a student’s grade and their teacher, they will be required to either; A. Read a certain number of books on a reading list provided by the teacher OR B. Complete one or … Continue reading The First Ever OJCS SUMMER Reading Challenge
For my professional development project this year, I have decided to tackle the question of school reading challenges. There is a lot more to this than you would imagine. In fact, there have been numerous studies done to evaluate if these challenges encourage or discourage reading, or even if they make any impact at all. … Continue reading Evaluating a World of Reading Challenges
This year the OJCS Reading Challenge is designed to make reading fun, encourage our students to reach for new reading goals, and to teach digital citizenship while connecting globally. We will be getting students to participate in the class creation of tweets, instagram posts, youtube videos or tik tok videos (whatever social media formats the … Continue reading Digital Citizenship Meets The OJCS Reading Challenge!
The OJCS is incredibly proud of all of our students and teachers who put in a big effort for their classroom book tallies. As a school, we read over 6300 books in English, French and Hebrew!!! The OJCS has never had so many books in circulation. I am very excited to announce that the entire … Continue reading The OJCS Rocked the Reading Challenge!!
The OJCS Reading Challenge is in full swing and every class is doing an incredible job. Books are flying off the shelves in the library. I’ve never seen students so excited about reading and sharing about what they’ve been reading. Students have been posting book reviews on our catalogue and also sharing flipgrid videos. There … Continue reading The OJCS has read over 2170 books so far!
This month’s in-library book display is a chance for students to share their favourite books with other students. Since The OJCS Reading Challenge kicked off the number of books read has increased exponentially! My desk is now constantly covered in returned books. More work for me but work I couldn’t be happier to be doing! … Continue reading Student Recommended Reads
One of my favourite picture book artists right now is French artist Benjamin Chaud who worked with French author, Davide Cali, to create a hilarious series of books about excuses. The one I read with our grade 3 and 4 students is called I Didn’t Do My Homework Because… After reading the book to students … Continue reading ‘I Didn’t Do My Homework Because…’ Fun Creative Writing