May 3

May Flowers Storytime

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;

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January 26

Winter Fun Day 2023 Storytime

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


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January 20

A Story For Tu B’Shevat – Our Tree Named Steve

Happy Tu B’Shevat!  It is such a joy to celebrate and honour trees.  Our story today is ‘Our Tree Named Steve’ by Alan Zweibel and David Catrow.



Activity:  Make a Steve!

This lovely and simple craft uses just a paper towel roll and some cardboard and paint.  Make sure to give your tree lots of personality… I recommend adding lots of colour, pompoms, and maybe even some Googly eyes!

Cardboard apple tree craft

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January 17

JDAIM Storytime – We Belong

To help us celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, & Inclusion month, we are reading the book We Belong by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Carlos Velez Aguilera.

Inclusion Activity: Poem Template

The author of  We Belong, Laura Purdie Salas, has created a wonderful poem template activity that you can use in the classroom that will enable each student to compose their own poem.  For younger students,  you could work together as a class.

Poem Template Activity Link


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November 24

Scholastic Book Fair Storytime

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

The OJCS Scholastic book fair is next week 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:

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