November 24

Scholastic Book Fair Storytime

The Book Fair Runs from December 6-9th in the OJCS chapel

The OJCS Scholastic book fair is less than two weeks away so today’s storytime will give students a taste of the amazing books that will be at the fair.

The fair visit schedule is as follows;

And be sure to check out the teacher wish list board at the fair and support building the child’s in-class book collection!

For those who aren’t up to visit the fair in person, this link will be active the week of the fair and ordering online is a cinch!  Here is the virtual link: https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5166587

Without further ado, here is the Scholastic Storytime video!

Today we read Fox and Squirrel Help Out by Ruth Ohi and Sloth at the Zoom by Helaine Becker and Orbie

 

 

 

October 20

Same But Different, Different But Same Storytime

Today we learn about how even though we are all unique and different, in many ways we are also the same!  We read Everybody by Elise Gravel and Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw.

Activity

Break your students into groups of 4 and provide them with a list of questions.  Find out all the ways in which they are the same and all of the ways they are different!  Here is a sample handout you can use.  For younger, non-reading students, you can ask questions and tally the answers on the board.

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September 6

A Welcome Back Story

I am so happy to welcome our students and teachers back to the library space!  To help celebrate the start of this new school year, I am reading ‘If You take A Mouse to School’ by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond.

May 18

Glorious Gardens Storytime

It’s May! A month when most of us start planting our gardens in Ottawa.

Today we read;

Flower Garden by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt

Daisy’s Garden by Mordicai Gerstein and Susan Yard Harris

Dinosaur Garden by Liza Donnelly

Want to know more about starting a garden?  Here is a great video by a kid for kids!

May 11

Bee Storytime

Today’s wonderful story is Bee Love (Can Be Hard) and is written by former Supreme Court Justice, NFL Pro, and grandfather, Alan Page.  It is co-written by his daughter and school teacher Kamie Page.  And the artwork is by illustrator David Geister.

For more bee stories, check out this storytime video;