Posted in General Studies

Summer Reading, Math Challenges and Card Games

Hope you are all enjoying the beautiful summer weather! Remember to:

  • take a technology break
  • play outside
  • be kind to your parents…especially because they are still working!
  • READ!!!
  • relax
  • explore
  • document your plant’s growth, take lots of photos
  • use a deck of cards to play these games
  • challenge yourself with open- ended math problems
  • Have Fun!
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Posted in French, General Studies, Jewish Studies

Is Your Child Hitting the Brick Wall?

Our Director of Special Education, Sharon Reichstein has recently added an excellent post to her blog that is a must read. Please take a moment to read it in its entirety. It has some tips on how to navigate the last 3 weeks of school along with some resources on how to reduce stress.

Thank-you for being great partners during this very difficult and challenging time.

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Posted in French, General Studies, Jewish Studies

OJCS Maccabiah Games

Hi Everybody,

Next Friday we will all be participating in the Maccabiah Games. Below is some information you will need ahead of time. There will be more instructions coming your way about how to navigate the GooseChase app. It will be an awesome event filled with RUAH and FUN!!

 

 

Teams

 

Red

POP

Green

COUNTRY

Orange

HIP-HOP

Blue

ROCK

Maia Goldfarb 

Noa Goldfarb

Jack Smith

Daniel Vanunu

Zachary Dougherty

Bernard Ship

Elliott Noy

Eloise Bombardier

Ari Cohn

Jeremy Disend

Orly Fremeth

Lyla Granovsky

Jonah Morenstein

Reem Shrem

Shayna Shapiro

Adina Uzan

Fred Uzan

Samuel Werier

Marion Angel

Gila Shapiro

Jonas Prehogan

Liam Jamison

Nathaniel Breiner

Nikki Kakadia-Li

Oren Potechin

Livia Shefrin

Emma Bokhaut

Samantha Bokhaut

Sebastian Luisi

Ethan Tomlinson

 

The day will be a mixture of team meetings on Google Meet (links will be on our regular class schedule) and a series of missions on the app GooseChase. This is an event for the whole family! Parents and siblings can all play together! Please let Morah Ann-Lynn know if your child is NOT going to be playing with a parent or older sibling so we can team them up with an older student or teacher. 

 

 

Posted in General Studies, Grade 1 Reading, Homework, Math

Reading and Math Homework

This week the students have been assigned math homework on Prodigy. They have two weeks to answer all of the assigned questions because of Purim. The activity reinforces what we have done during our math lessons. They are asked to compose and decompose numbers up to 20 using concrete materials. Reading and math homework can be done on alternate days. The username and passwords are glued into their red folder. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. Remember, each week your child should read M-Th. Our  our reading challenge Grade 1 goal is 300 books by end of May.

 

Posted in General Studies, Grade 1 Reading, Homework, Reminders

Exciting Things Are Happening!

Welcome Back!

Hope you all had a wonderful February break. Our students were so excited to catch up with each other and share their stories. We are already involved in many new projects and eagerly following our North Stars to guide us along the way.

  • A Reader’s Theatre script has been placed in your child’s red take-home folder. Please have your child read their part as reading homework for the next two weeks (as well as their assigned book). These part are NOT to be memorized. Each child has a few lines that they need to read using a loud enough voice for their audience to hear. Once we are ready, we will present these plays to our kindergarten class.
  • Innovation Day (formerly known as STEAM fair) will take place on March 5th. The students are working on a top secret challenge. You are welcome to see where they are at in their learning journey first period on Thursday, March 5th.
  • Please read this PDF filled with important information on  RUACH WEEK

 

Posted in General Studies, Science

Energy in Our Lives

The following Big Ideas have been our focus in science.

 

The students are discovering that every movement requires using some form of energy. They have chosen which form of energy they want to learn more about and are working in small groups to complete their research which they will then share with their classmates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photos below are our Grade 1 students working on creating posters to encourage others to be responsible for the way in which we use energy.

We will be using several social media platforms in order to share this important message with the world. They will learn to use appropriate forms and conventions.

 

 

 

 

 

Please take a moment and comment on this blog and share with us how your family reduces its carbon footprint.

 

Posted in General Studies, Jewish Studies, Reminders

We All Love a Bargain!

The Grade Six Hebrew class is excited to share that they will be holding a shuk (market) next week. They are raising money for their future graduation trip. The Grade Six have just completed a course of study about Jerusalem and its very famous market area, Shuk Machane Yehuda. Many items will be sold, such as video games, toys, books, and snacks. Like in every shuk in Israel, “bargaining” is always encouraged and welcomed. Items sold will cost anywhere from 5 cents to a maximum of 5 dollars. They would love to see your child bargaining at our shuk and see how 5 dollars can take them a long way. The Grade 1 class will be going on January 27th at 10:05. 

To ensure the program runs smoothly and that money doesn’t get lost in time for the big day, you are welcome to send in money in a labelled baggie by Monday January 27th. We will hold onto their money until it is their turn to visit the shuk

Thank you in advance from the Grade Six Hebrew class! 

Posted in General Studies, Math

Discovering the World Around Us

For the next little while, your children will be exploring, sorting, labelling and describing 2-D and 3-D shapes in our Math Daily 3 program. The students will all have many opportunities to locate shapes in their environment and describe them using the following vocabulary:

face: a surface of a solid

edge: a line segment at which 2 faces meet

vertex (pural:vertices): a corner; the point where edges of a 3-D shape meet

How can you best support your child at home?

  • Play I Spy where they look for and point out, 2-D and 3-D shapes. Encourage your children to use math words to describe them.
  • Have them compare shapes in order to identify how they are alike or different
  • When they draw, have them explain what shapes they used to help them create objects.

The following photos allow you to see just some of the math stations we have already completed.

Working in pairs, they visited 6 stations, where students discover how many edges, faces and vertices the shape at their station possessed. They then collaborate to create drawings of their shape and describe where they appear in the environment.

The photos below contains examples of open ended math questions, which encourage students to use higher order thinking skills to solve problems and understand that some problems can be solved in many ways.

Last week the students were very excited to begin using Prodigy, an online math game to reinforce skills introduced during class time. This app will be part of our math technology station. To play at home just do the following:
1. Go to www.prodigygame.com on almost any Internet enabled device.
2. Select “Play Prodigy” in the top-right corner.
3. Enter your child’s username and password and then select “LOGIN”.
These usernames and passwords will be glued into their red reading take home folders tomorrow.
Have a great week and remember keep an eye out for interesting 2-D and 3-D shapes in your neighbourhood and send photos our way! 

 

Posted in General Studies, Grade 1 Reading

OJCS Reading Challenge

OJCS Reading Challenge 2019-2020

 

The OJCS Reading Challenge is back, but this year bigger and better!  

Our Grade 1 classroom goal is to read 300 books by the end of May. In order for your child to get class book tallies towards our goal, each student must complete a book review.  When we achieve our goal, we will be eligible for one of the following prizes listed below.

      The prizes this year will be;

  • an end-of-year book-based film screening or book-themed dress-up party in each classroom that meets their goals.  The library will provide each class with popcorn and candy treats.
  • Middle school will once again compete for an escape room to create an added incentive.    
  • Small prizes will be given out to each student who gets a Bingo on the genre bingo sheet that goes with the challenge.

For grades K-4 choose the methods that work best for your child:

The book review must contain the following:

  1. Tell us the title and author of your book.
  2. Include a short description of your favourite part.
  3. How many stars would you give it?
  4. Would you recommend it to a friend?

We have been participating in this challenge since November. These book reviews can be done at home or at school. I wanted to make this information available to you in case your child would like to add a book review from the comfort of their home.

Happy Reading!