Our Kindergarten Virtual Library

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Posted by jdarwish | Posted in General Studies | Posted on June 4, 2020

Welcome to our first Virtual Class Library. This week we read books in class on Diversity. This led us to many discussions and meaningful dialogue. If you would like to read the stories with your child again… please click on the book and that will bring you to the read-aloud. Enjoy!

Maccabiah Games

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Posted by jdarwish | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on June 2, 2020

Our incredible Knesset members, and devoted faculty Maccabiah Committee, have been working tirelessly to plan a fun, engaging, family virtual Maccabiah Games day!

The schedule for the day will look as follows:

9:00-9:30 AM- Opening Ceremonies
9:30-10:00 AM- Team Meetings
10:00-10:30 AM- Snack
10:30-12:00 PM- GooseChase Missions
12:00-1:00 PM- Lunch
1:00-2:00 PM- GooseChase Missions
2:00-3:00 PM- Closing Ceremonies
As you can see, there are two time periods for GooseChase Missions. GooseChase is a digital scavenger hunt app, where missions are listed and participants are challenged to complete them by uploading video, image or text responses. We want this to be a family event, where parents & siblings can all participate in the fun GooseChase missions together during the GooseChase times. However, we understand this may not be possible for all, and students can still participate on their own, or with their siblings. Please let us know if your child needs to be paired up with a teacher. We recommend you download the app ahead of time – you can create an account or play as a guest.
Please help us reach our fundraising goal of $15, 000, which will be matched this year by a generous donor! You can make donations by visiting this link: http://bit.ly/maccabiah2020, and are encouraged to share it with family and friends as well.
Each team’s Google Meet links and GooseChase game codes will all be shared closer to the date. Students are encouraged to wear their team colour on Friday June 5.
It is sure to be an amazing day!

June ABC Countdown till Summer!

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Posted by jdarwish | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on June 1, 2020

Here is an ABC Countdown until Summer!  Something fun for you to do each day at home if you choose!  Choose one, Choose none, Choose all! Enjoy!!!!

 

פּירות (Fruit)

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Posted by Morah Shira | Posted in Jewish Studies, Kindergarten | Posted on June 1, 2020

Our new vocabulary unit is all about fruit – פּירות (perot)

On Shavuot, people brought the first fruits of the field  בּיכורים (bikkurim) to the temple to offer thanks to G-d.

Please watch and listen to the following slideshow to learn the names of the fruits in Hebrew. Then go to Flipgrid and in Hebrew…tell me your favourite fruit:

…הַפְּרִי הָאָהוּב עָלַי הוּא

Flat Morah Yaffa, Shavuot, Virtual Tour, and Maccabiah Games..Oh MY!

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Posted by jdarwish | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 28, 2020

Dear Kindergarten,

So many things to share! Today you can print Flat Morah Yaffa, and take me with you for the next month on your many activities and adventures. There is a grid to help you with some ideas as well as your own. Please watch the Screencastify to explain how this can work, (also on the schedule). This idea comes from the Flat Stanley series, which is a book you may want to read with your children.

Yesterday we took a virtual tour of the Jelly Belly Factory in San Francisco. We took a bus there and decided to fly home instead! Here is the Jelly Belly Factory link again if you want to visit it again. We look forward to more virtual trips in the coming month of June!

Today we will celebrate with an ice-cream and fruit party for Shavuot! Chag Sameach Everyone!

Maccabiah Games are happening on June 5th  FOUR TEAMS, ONE HEART !  I am posting the team lists, the link for our fundraising page and how the day will look.

When is it happening? 
Friday, June 5th
The day begins at 9:00AM *No Middle School homeroom
Maccabiah wraps up at 3:00PM so everyone can make it to Kabbalat Shabbat
What is the theme?
OJCS Maccabiah Games
4 Teams, 1 Heart
Whether Together or Apart
What are the 4 teams?
We have the BLUE TEAM (team ROCK), GREEN TEAM (team COUNTRY), RED TEAM (team POP), and the ORANGE TEAM (team HIP-HOP). It will be a battle of the music genres!
Are we fundraising?
Sure are! This is a big fundraiser for our school. Last year we raised a little over $12,000 so this year our goal is $15,000. What makes this year even sweeter is we have a generous donor who has agreed to MATCH any donations we bring in up to the $15,000. We took the competitive team fundraising aspect away this year and everyone has 1 link to share to work toward our collective fundraising goal. Here is the link to share with your classes and on your blogs for students to share with family and friends: bit.ly/maccabiah2020
So what does the day even look like?
9:00-9:30 AM- Opening Ceremonies
9:30-10:00 AM- Team Meetings
10:00-10:30 AM- Snack
10:30-12:00 PM- GooseChase Missions
12:00-1:00 PM- Lunch
1:00-2:00 PM- GooseChase Missions
2:00-3:00 PM- Closing Ceremonies
*Links to be created and shared next week for the meetings.

 OJCS Maccabiah  Games Fundraising Link

OJCS Maccabiah Games Teams 2020

FROM ALL OF YOUR KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS, TO ALL OF OUR KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES…  CHAG SAMEACH !!

La Famille (avec audio!)

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Posted by dscharf | Posted in Francais, French Studies | Posted on May 24, 2020

Bonjour!

Here is a Powerpoint you can use to listen and practice our new vocabulary at home!

 

The Last Letter of the Hebrew Alphabet…ת

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Posted by Morah Shira | Posted in Jewish Studies, Kindergarten | Posted on May 18, 2020

Hooray! We made it to the end of the Alef-Bet!

This week’s letter is Tav.

Let’s make it with our bodies:

 

This is how you print Tav:

Now let’s do it on paper:

Now it’s time to practice…

We did it! We finished learning the whole Alef-Bet!!!

For more practice with the letter Tav, play this game on JiTap:

Tav Trains to hold the Torah

 

Distant Learning in Kindergarten

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Posted by jdarwish | Posted in General Studies, Jewish Studies, Kindergarten | Posted on May 12, 2020

The learning in our Kindergarten has been shown in so many different ways! Here are just a few of them!

Sharing on Flipgrid to answer our Math Problem of the day allows the children to Explain their Thinking!

Solving an optional challenge using S.T.E.M activities !

Building Challenge 

Beginning our project for our 2020 Covid-19 Time Capsule!

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Today we continue to create Campfires and make S’mores for Lag B’Omer!

 

 

Letters Shin & Sin (שׁ & שׂ)

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Posted by Morah Shira | Posted in Jewish Studies, Kindergarten | Posted on May 10, 2020

Shavua Tov!

Our Hebrew letters of the week are…Shin & Sin!

They are like twins… but Shin has a dot on the right, and Sin has a dot on the left.

It will help you to remember if you think of the Shema. When we say it we cover our eyes with our right hand (yad yamin) that is the same for Shin. Shin also rhymes with yamin.

Shin makes a sound like when you want someone to be quiet, shhh! It sounds like this:

Sin makes a sound like a snake hissing, it sounds like this:

Now let’s make שׁ & שׂ with our bodies!

This is how we make a Shin:

This is how we make a Sin:

Now let’s print them on paper:

Here is this week’s work for the letter sin (we started the year with Shin for Shalom so it was already done at school!).

Remember that you can work on it at your own pace.

When you are done, please take a picture and send it to: s.waldman@theojcs.ca

To learn more about the letters shin and sin including Hebrew reading practice, play this week’s assigned aleph bet game on JiTap: Shin says Shema and Sin likes to sing

 

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Posted by jdarwish | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 6, 2020

Some ideas to help with Distant Learning!

Here is a Focus Tool Chart to help  your child stay focussed.

A chart to show some different ways to show your work.

 

 

 

 

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