September 16

OJCS Storytime – Books About Reading

Today We Read;

Born to Read by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Marc Brown

We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems

Carlo Likes Reading by Jessica Spanyol

Optional Activity:

Your students can be just like the adorable Carlo and label the whole classroom!  A great exercise in practicing writing simple words for younger students.


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November 21

Let the OJCS Reading Challenge Begin!

This week we launch our school-wide reading challenge!

Each teacher will decide on the number of books they want their class to aim to read from Nov 19th to May 1st as a group sum total.  This number should be a challenge but still very much attainable.

There is a list of categories that will be handed out to help direct student choices across a wide range of genres.  Each student (and teacher) will contribute to this class total, and when a book is finished, that student will post a brief book review on the school’s new library website (if the book was a library book.)

The prize is an end-of-year pizza party where there is the optional component that students can come to school dressed as their favourite literary character.  The second piece of this is that the students who meet or exceed reading from all of the categories will be recognized for their hard work and contribution to the class at an end-of-year assembly. 

We are so excited to get going!