Last week we spent some time learning the vocabulary the we use at the train station as a preparation for our next theme in our Migdalor book. Students put labels in the classroom, practiced their own conversations at the train station using the new vocabulary and on Friday our class turned into “Train station”. Student’s used their learned vocabulary ,sold tickets and made conversation between each other. Now we are all ready to start the unit with our new acquired vocabulary.
You are invited to Family Night In taking place on June 15th, from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
The evening will feature guest speaker, Ari Rubenstein, who will share his experiences being deployed to various countries around the world for catastrophes (hurricanes, COVID-19, etc.).
We will also have a talent show, where students, on their own or with their families, can share their amazing hidden talents! You may see talents from OJCS staff as well, tune in to see! Bonus…anyone who participates in the talent show gets an extra entry into the raffle!
As we complete our section on fractions, we are looking to have a test on the material on Tuesday, May 11. Given that we are learning online right now, we will be completing a different style of a test than usual… an escape room! The escape room will be available on Google Forms and administered during class while Miss M., Ms. Michelle, and Mr. Kom will be available to answer questions. Students will be asked to answer the questions to solve the room. There will be class time given this week for review and answering questions. The review worksheets for practice will be provided for students to practice the necessary skills, which are located here.
In this week’s Parsha we were learning with the students about the power of words and what “Lashon hara” can do. For the parsha activity students were writing good things about their classmates, then they shared how they felt when someone said a good thing about them. We all agreed that “Lashon hara” has the opposite effect.
We should always think before we speak and not to use “lashon hara”, it can hurt somebody’s feelings.
Innovation Day will look a little differently this year. Without being able to physically welcome you into our classroom, we would like to virtually invite you in!
Students have been working through the Design Thinking process to learn about renewable energy sources and develop a plan for a community space that is inclusive, safe, and takes into account the various gatherings that would normally take place inside, that no longer can because of COVID-19. The challenge is to DREAM BIG! How can we bring electricity to community spaces through renewable energy sources to deal with the ever-growing desire to gather (socially-distanced) outside? See how we worked through this here.
We can’t wait to share what we’ve come up with!
Please mark your calendars and join us for an afternoon of Innovation!!
We will be finishing up our Algebra and Patterning unit this week and as always, students are given ample time and preparation to revise and get ready for the end of unit test on Thursday, March 11.
Here are some review videos of all the concepts we have learned for this unit:
* This video has two examples with exponents. You DO NOT need to know exponents. Watch the first two examples until 2:10
Solving Equations (Balancing)
* This video has one example at the end with negative numbers. You DO NOT need to know this. We are only using whole numbers. Watch the first three examples until 4:15
Writing Equations from Word Problems
Students are encouraged to use IXL algebra and patterning recommendations and assigned tasks from Miss Mellenthin and Mrs. Thompson, alongside paper practise. Here are the worksheets to print if you prefer paper copies (5B have copies in their bags):
Even before COVID-19, we’ve been living in a world where social media plays a large role in the way we communicate – for our children too! With lockdowns, school closures, and the need to physically distance, many of us have increased the amount of time we spend online, as a family and as individuals. With this has also come concerns around the amount of screen time for our children, and how to best support them as they navigate an increasingly online world. Jesse Mille of Mediated Reality, is a national social media awareness expert, and he will be holding a parent information evening on Monday, March 1st at 7:30 pm to address parental fears and minimize stress around screen time, discuss perceptions around technology addiction, and answer all your questions.
This is a workshop that shouldn’t be missed! Mr. Miller will also be speaking to our students (4-8) during the day on March 1st, so the evening is encouraged for parents only.
Please register here for this incredible event, or click the link in the flyer below.