Over the last little while, Senior Kindergarten has been exploring maps and how we use them to find our way around. We have compared maps and globes, discovered how symbols can help us to read maps through a variety of in-class activities, and learned about the Cardinal Directions, North, East, South and West. Many of you may remember using “Never Eat Shredded Wheat” to help recall the different directions, but the SK kids have an updated version, so make sure to ask them about it!!! They have also been discovering our place in the world, from the city we live in to our province, country and continent and exploring different kinds of houses around the world as well as their own homes. Last Friday, they put their practice to use as they followed a map and directional clues to complete a Scavenger Hunt around the school. They worked together to find and decipher the 8 clues and received a special sweet treat as their treasure at the end. Way to go, SK!!
Today, we marked Lag Ba’Omer, the 33rd day between Pesach and Shavuot, where it is traditional to go on hikes, have picnics and bonfires, and other celebrations. Along with Junior Kindergarten, this morning we enjoyed a special picnic outside with our own version of pareve “s’mores” while listening to a Lag Ba’Omer story and having a singalong with Moreh Saar on guitar. We have also been talking this week about ways we can show Ahavat Yisrael, or love, kindness and respect for others.
We will continue to count the days of the Omer until Shavuot, which is coming up in a few weeks!! In honour of Shavuot, we are collecting non-perishable items for the Ottawa Kosher Food Bank until May 25th. It would be wonderful if you could send any donations between now and then to school!! All items donated should have a visible, reliable hechsher (COR, MK, OU, etc) and please make sure to check the expiration date. Check out the poster below to see what items are needed most, but any and all donations are appreciated!!
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
Monday, May 15 – OJCS Generations Day (please ask guests who will be joining virtually to make sure they have some paper, pencils and markers ready on Monday morning)
Friday, May 19 – Dress Down Day supporting The Cure
Monday, May 22 – Victoria Day (NO SCHOOL)
Friday, May 26 – Shavuot (NO SCHOOL)