Posted in General Studies, Homework

General Studies Homework (October 26th-30th)

 Dear Parents,

  • There is a new book assigned for this week. Please have your child read M-W (book located in grey folder). 
  • Remember to use the reading strategies as a tool when completing the reading homework.
  • Please sign the reading log (in their grey take-home folder) each night (this lets me know the homework was completed) and your child will receive a stamp or sticker the following day. Online students received a PDF of their book and they too will receive a sticker each time the log is filled out. It is posted on Classkick. At the end of each month, the students are required to record themselves reading 1 book from their assigned homework on Classkick.
  • New Flipgrid-Follow-up activity to our Global Read Aloud. This will be posted on my social media.
  • Click on this video to see how we review short vowel sounds with our students. Here are the cards we use to help with b/d confusion and short vowel sounds.
  • Click here to learn more about Teach Your Monster to Read optional work.
  • The IXL program will be the math homework for Thursday. Log-in information is in their grey folders. Use the diagnostic arena only.

Please feel free to email me with any questions you might have about the homework expectations.

Have a great week!

Posted in General Studies, Homework

Homework Week of October 19th-22nd

     Dear Parents,

  • There is a new book assigned for this week M-W (located in grey folder). 
  • Remember to use the reading strategies as a tool when completing the reading homework.
  • Please sign the reading log (in their grey take-home folder) each night (this lets me know the homework was completed) and your child will receive a stamp or sticker the following day. Online students received a PDF of their book and they too will receive a sticker each time the log is filled out. It is posted on Classkick. At the end of each month, the students are required to record themselves reading 1 book from their assigned homework on Classkick.
  • Click on this video to see how we review short vowel sounds with our students. Here are the cards we use to help with b/d confusion and short vowel sounds.
  • Click here to learn more about Teach Your Monster to Read optional work.
  • The IXL program will be the math homework for Thursday. Log-in information is in their grey folders. Use the diagnostic arena only.

Please feel free to email me with any questions you might have about the homework expectations.

Have a great week!

Posted in General Studies, Homework

Updated General Studies Homework Expectations

Dear Parents’

General Studies homework will be starting this week. Please read the homework expectations listed below:

  • Once we start the English reading,it should be completed each night M-W.  
  • Please let me know if it is taking too long (send me an email).
  • Each day, they will bring home their grey take-home folder which has their weekly reading materials. Please click on the helpful reading strategies link and print this bookmark, use it as a tool when completing the reading homework. Remember to sign the reading log (in their grey take-home folder) each night (this lets me know the homework was completed) and your child will receive a stamp or sticker the following day. Online students will receive a PDF of their reading materials every Monday and a sticker each time their parents fill in the log posted on Classkick. At the end of each month, the students are required to record themselves reading 1 book from their assigned homework on Classkick.
  • Click on this video to see how we review short vowel sounds with our students. Here are the cards we use to help with b/d confusion and short vowel sounds.
  • Click here to learn more about Teach Your Monster to Read optional work.
  • Our IXL program will be used for math practice on a weekly basis. The students will be required to work on this program for homework on Thursday. Log-in information will be in their grey folders.

Please feel free to email me with any questions you might have about the homework expectations.

 

Posted in General Studies

Our First Oral Presentation

The last 2 weeks we have been learning a lot about each other. Our students did an excellent job presenting, Let Me Introduce You to My Selfie. We talked a lot about what is involved when doing an oral presentation. The 4 main things they kept in mind when presenting, use a loud enough voice for all to hear, speak clearly, do not rush through your presentation and remember to make eye contact. These presentations have been sent home and the students are eager to teach you how to use the QR code attached to their paper cellphones in order to view them.

Well done, Grade 1!

 

 

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 French, General Studies, Jewish Studies

Some info regarding tomorrow and the coming weeks.

Hi everyone,

We hope you are all well and finding positive ways to deal with our new reality.
We are all working hard to create some learning consistency and routine to our students and you, the parents. 
We understand that each family’s situation is unique and will try our best to accommodate you. 
By tomorrow afternoon you will receive our weekly plan with more detailed explanation as to the expectations and our availability. 
We will continue to treat the days as school days and will be available for the kids throughout, to assist in any way we can. 
With regards to getting things from school tomorrow. It is not a necessity, given that some can make it and some cannot. If you do come, you are welcome to pick up their Siddur, but it is not a necessity. The rest will be on line for you to print as we go along. This is new territory for us to learn together, collaborate and communicate regularly. As always, we are looking forward to working with all of you to make this happen in the best possible way.
Take care and…
Grade 1 team.
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.