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;
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
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 … Continue reading A Story For Tu B’Shevat – Our Tree Named Steve
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 … Continue reading JDAIM Storytime – We Belong
In today’s storytime video we will learn all about idioms and what some of the most popular idioms mean. We read Monkey Business by Mike Wallace. As a follow-up activity, I recommend getting your students to illustrate their own favourite idiom.
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 … Continue reading Scholastic Book Fair Storytime
Today we read; Bear Hug by Katharine McEwen and Sleep, Black Bear, Sleep by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illustrated by Brooke Dyer Hibernation Activities Here is a great website that offers links to lots of fun hibernation activities. artsymomma