I would like to welcome back our OJCS students and families. To find out more about the library, visit the Back to School Night Videos page on my blog. What if instead of coming to the OJCS, your parents had sent you to Pirate School? In this story, we are going to find out what … Continue reading A Back to School Story – Captain Abdul’s Pirate School
For our last storytime sessions of the year, I read the beautiful book Memory Jars by Vera Brosgol to our grade 2 students. In the book Freda attempts to save all of her favourite memories in jars where they will remain unchanged forever. Since our school year is ending, I asked our students to put … Continue reading Memory Jars – Sharing Our Favourite Memories of this Past School Year
Everyone at the OJCS is super excited for the Maccabiah Games. Hopefully this story will get everyone pumped up to have fun and do their best! Race with Me! is by Canadian Olympic medalist Andre De Grasse, Robert Budd, and Joseph Osei Bonsu.
Today we read the beautiful book ‘The Language of Flowers’ by Canadian Governor General Award Winner Dena Seiferling. Here are Dena Seiferling’s Floriography Meanings; To learn more about planting your own pollinator garden; To learn more about pollinators, check out this video;
April is Poetry Month so we are going to read ‘A Whiff of Pine, a Hint of Skunk – A forest of poems‘ by Deborah Ruddell and Joan Rankin. Can you write your own rhyming poem about woodland animals? Here is a link to some rhyming words worksheets by ‘The Sticker Patch’ to get you … Continue reading Poetry Month – A Whiff of Pine, a Hint of Skunk
Today we read the hilarious book ‘Le Pire Livre Du Monde’ by our favourite author Elise Gravel. I encourage classes that aren’t as fluent to pause after each page to identify both vocabulary words, and, for our older students, try to find the written mistakes.
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.
Today we read ‘The Better-Than-Best Purim’ by Naomi Howland. Recipe
February is Black History Month so here are some wonderful choices for all ages. For Grades JK-3 Martin Luther King, Jr. by Marion Dane Bauer and Jamie Smith For Grades 4-8 Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson
Today we read some really adorable Winter-themed stories for Winter Fun Day. –The Mitten by Jan Brett and Dear Yeti by James Kwan For our youngest students we read: Clifford’s First Snow Day by Norman Bridwell Our Activity: Yeti Bookmarks