The OJCS Maccabiah Games will take place on Friday, June 10th! It will be our first in-person Maccabiah games in over two years. We are asking each family to raise $100. There will be rewards for the class who raise the most money! Here is the link to donate!
OJCS is collecting food for the Kosher Food Bank. There is a need for canned tuna or salmon, toilet paper, ketchup, mustard, boxes of tissues, paper towels, tomato paste, chickpeas, and brown rice. Any food items your child can bring in would be most appreciated.
On Yom Hazikaron, the Grade Three classes attended a solemn and meaningful Yom Hazikaron assembly. The students focused on Peace as a way to honour all the brave soldiers who lost their lives in Israel.
We read the poem I Dream a World by Langston Hughes, wrote similes for peace, and worked on our songs of Peace.
I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn
I dream a world where all
Will know sweet freedom’s way,
Where greed no longer saps the soul
Nor avarice blights our day.
A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race you be,
Will share the bounties of the earth
And every man is free,
Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all mankind-
Of such I dream, my world!
by Langston Hughes
3B Similes for Peace
photographs by Noa iMovie produced by Gila
A song for Peace
We are a family, deeply connected, even with COVID, we stand together.
The earth is our home land, we all live on our world, always connected, always affected.
חסד הוא מה שאנו, חושבים עליו כשלום, לכל אחד יכול להיות דעה
La gentillesse est ce que nous, considérons comme la paix, tout le monde peut, avoir une opinion.
3A Similes for Peace
Photographer and producer Shayna & Re’em
We started the day off with a door decorating challenge. The students had so much fun decorating!
Our students rotated through six AMAZING stations taking them “around Israel” for Pita making, an IDF code breaking station, bracelet making, Karaoke, trivia, and making chocolate balls. Karaoke was so popular that we went for another round in the afternoon. The Pokemon theme song was a big hit with Grade 3.
We played a special Yom Ha’atzmaut Kahoot game created by two students. It was so much fun testing our knowledge of Israel.
We finished off the day with cupcakes. A perfect way to end the day.
The students had so much fun with their grandparents on Generations Day. They spent time talking and enjoying each other’s company. Discussion topics ranged from mitzvahs, nicknames, and places to visit in Israel. It was a special day!
The Grade Three classes have been taking a good look at the map of Israel. This past week they worked on making their own maps. Take a look below of some of the beautiful maps the students have created so far. These maps are setting the stage for Yom Ha’atzmaut later this week, and a special project coming up in Jewish Studies.
Our Model Seder took place on Tuesday afternoon in the Makerspace. The students dressed up and were excited to celebrate together. 3B performed a Passover play called Let My People Go while students in 3A became different characters in the Passover story. All the students took turns reading from the Haggadah throughout the Seder. Everyone sang beautifully and enjoyed the special Seder meal. All of the students did a wonderful job in helping to make our Model Seder very memorable. It was the perfect way to usher in our Passover break.
Wishing all of our students and families a wonderful Pesach.
A behind the scenes look at getting ready for the Model Seder.
You are invited to Innovation Day next Thursday, April 7th. Please join in virtually to learn about Structures and Forces. 3B will do their presentations during Period 1 8:45-9:25 am. 3A will do their presentations during Period 6 12:25-1:05 pm.
If you are unable to join us, please don’t worry. We will send you a video of your child presenting their project. You can then enjoy the video and discuss the projects in the evening.
Hello, again today I will be writing about all the Citys of OJCS. What we are doing is all the classes in OJCS are choosing a place that speaks french and they will have to sing a song and everything. The class will also have to decorate their classroom door on the french speaking place they are doing. Grade Three is doing Monaco and Haiti. The door that is decorated best wins! The school will hear all the classes sing in an assembly (they will also see their doors) Both classes will get together and sing their song. Grade 3 is doing Chante by kids united. All the classes will have to make their door a vibe of their countries. The classes will have to learn about the places they are doing(like Kahoot to learn more)
They all had a lot of fun learning! Please look at the pictures below
Photos by Shayna
Monaco est un endroit magnifique et a beaucoup d’eau. Saviez-vous que plus d’un quart de la population est milliardaire?! Il y a aussi 1 ou 2 familles royales. Il y a même une rue qui porte le nom d’une princesse! Il y a aussi une course appelée le grand prix.
La plupart des millionnaires et milliardaires ont des yachts et certains sont des célébrités! Monaco a assez d’eau pour accueillir plus de 70 yachts et assez pour qu’ils puissent se déplacer! Il n’y a pas beaucoup de maisons, mais un tas d’appartements géants. Monaco est aussi un endroit très beau et cher où séjourner, mais c’est aussi TRÈS petit.
Monaco is a beautiful place and has plenty of water. Did you know that over a quarter of the population are billionaires?! There are also 1 or 2 royal families. There’s even a street named after a princess! There is also a race called the grand prix.
Most millionaires and billionaires have yachts and some are celebrities! Monaco has enough water to accommodate over 70 yachts and enough for them to move around! There aren’t many houses, just a bunch of giant apartments. Monaco is also a very beautiful and expensive place to stay, but it is also VERY small.
by Oren and Jonah
Bonjour, Haiti est un pays dans le Carribian. Haiti est célébre pour ses belles plages. 🏊. Haiti n’est pas le plus grand payscdes Caraïbes mais pas le plus petit non plus. Haïti est un pays dela merdes Caraïbes qui occupe le tiers de occidental
l’ ïle d’hispaniola, il
est bordé par la Republique Dominicaine à l’est et il partage des frontières maritimes avec les Bahamas, la Colombi3, Cuba et la Jamaïque.
Haiti is a country in the Caribbean Sea that occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola it is bordered by the Dominican Republic in the east and it shares maritime borders with the Bahamas, Colombia, Cuba, and Jamaica. Haiti isn’t the biggest country but isn’t the smallest country
On Wednesday each class got to do whatever they want to dress up as but in our class it was wacky Wednesday.
On Thursday it was Purim and we got to dress up as whatever we wanted.
On Friday it was PJ day and some classes got to watch a movie.
And that was Ruach week.
I like Purim because it’s really fun to see everyone’s costumes I like everybody’s costumes they wore Unique kind of and I liked my brother’s costume I like making the cookies and after we played games at my house and I like toys I got at the toy station and I liked the games but I was sad that my toys are gone but I got more toys it was fun to get more games I’m happy that I got more toys after.
Mythical Monday was really fun. Our class got the role dress up the first day was mythical Monday Aviv dressed up as a green tiger Ethan was two of spades and Nikki was a witch Alex was a llama Ari was a dragon Gila was a computer mouse Orly was a unicorn Noa was a fairy and Livia was a vampire we all had great costumes and it was really fun and no one else had a costume and that’s it. I really liked mythical Monday because I liked all the costumes and it was just fun in general also I was a Balbasuar anyway bye.
By Jack K. and Nate
THE ONLY PART I LIKED ABOUT PURIM WAS MONDAY WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY BECAUSE WE HAD GYM IT WAS FUN. I LOVE GYM. SPIRIT WEEK WAS ALSO FUN BECAUSE THE DRESSING UP WAS FUN.
At school 🏫 last week it was Purim and every day we could dress up as a different thing like on Monday it was mythical Monday. I dressed up as a dragon🐉 and so was my friend Oren but he was a green dragon🐉 and I was a blue dragon and I had fun.
For Purim we made hamantaschen! And we needed these ingredients eggs, chocolate chips, orange juice, flour, sugar, and we used my auntie Liba’s recipe and my bubbie used that recipe too.
By Emma and Jack S.!
Hebrew Purim Challenge
Hello today I am writing about OJCS and for Purim we did a lot of great games. But there was one really good game that both classes played. It was called the Hebrew Purim Game. What we did was there were groups of two or three people. They got about ten sheets. They had to answer the questions on the sheets (as well as Colour and circle) There had to be one winning team and they would get a prize. At the end to get the prize(of free time) they had to find a picture of המו on the back of the door
About the Purim carnival🎡,
The Purim carnival was so much fun, there were so many stations.
My favourite one was Dino dig, how we played, the first person to get 2 eggs first wins. But I’m not writing this just to explain how to play each game besides I don’t even know how to play most of them, I’m writing this so I can tell you how much fun this was but I just need to tell you how to play one more, OK so this game was also my favorite one it was who can stack the highest tower with plastic cups but it was harder because it was a bit windy so the cups kept falling off the table it was a bit frustrating but still fun.
I liked Purim because the carnival was fun and I got a lollipop from a game called snowball and all the other games were fun here’s an example there was a donut game where they Tie a string to the donut and the string was on a ruler and you close your eyes and try to find the donut and they hold the ruler you try to eat the donut closing your eyes so that was the example bye.
Best of Purim by Gila
Teaching origami frogs was fun, but hard. It was hard because everyone was yelling and I had to go from 3a to 3b every single fold, and trust me it was a lot harder than I thought it would be to teach an origami frog. I thought it would be pretty simple for the class to learn, but I guess everyone has to start somewhere. When I first started I was 3, but I caught on pretty quickly. I do practice a lot so that’s one reason why my folds are now so precise. So, if you try to teach origami beware it is very hard! If you want to see some harder origami creations that I made be sure to check out my soon to be published origami blog.
About the Purim games.
Ok, so now that you know we made Purim games now I need to tell you how we made them in the first place. The one that my group made was made from paper, and our characters were made from paper as well.
But other people made theirs with paper and cardboard.
In the end, we all played the games, it was a lot of fun. just saying do you like the title? hahaha.
A Purim’s Good Day
Once upon a time there was a little dude in a little thing but he was so kind and nice 👍 and appreciate and he made a beautiful little party 🎉 on Purim day and everyone came it was so fun I called it a Purim carnival 🎡 that’s how fun it was and then I went home 🏡 and started crying 😭 wa wa I wanted to go back to the party 🎊 I started crying again even more wa wa wa wa wa wa wa the end of life ha ha.
On Purim, Jeremy was wearing a tiger costume, Liam wasn’t wearing anything, Jack was wearing a Bulbasaur costume, Noa was wearing a vampire costume, Nikki was wearing a doctor costume, Samantha was wearing a koala costume, Ari was a Dino, Aviv was Elon Musk, Jonas wasn’t anything, Nate was a hockey player, Livia was Mirabel from Encanto, Ethan was a two of spades, Gila was a computer mouse, Alex was a llama, and Orly was a minion.
I didn’t like Purim because I had too many visitors at home. At school I had fun though and it was spirit week and I didn’t like the origami frog so I turned it into a zombie villager On Purim I also was a koala but people thought I was a mouse. On mythical Monday I was a scarecrow.
This past week we have spent some time talking about Ukraine. We wrote poems and messages of support for the people in Ukraine. These messages are now part of a collaborative Google Slides presentation for Ukraine. Jewish schools from around the globe have added to this presentation, and the grade three classes are happy that their work is part of it.
We will also be working on writing a song about Peace for the World Peace Song Project. We hope adults will start listening to what children have to say.
Thursday, March 31st is Dress Down Day, and the Grade 3 classes have chosen to raise money for Ukraine. We are so happy that the whole school will be bringing loonies and toonies in to help support the children of Ukraine.
One of our students has started raising money for Ukraine and she has written about her experience below.
Student Guest Post
Hi, again. Lots of people know about what’s happening in Ukraine. Me and my neighbor Mathilda are working on something for Ukraine, let me tell you about it. So we have a rainbow loom shop. If you don’t know what rainbow loom is, let me tell you: rainbow loom is elastics that can turn into a bracelet and lots of other cool things.
Mathilda’s mom posted it online so if someone wants it they can buy it, So far we have 23$ dollars. Since she has spring break I am doing most of the selling. Since she is away I don’t know if we are getting any customers so I am selling things to people who live in my house and are willing to support the cause. My nanny Stefanie didn’t want a bracelet but she would pay 1 dollar. I didn’t want her not to have a choker so I gave it to her for one dollar less. I am working on a big project right now, AND my big project just got bigger. On Wednesday night My dad told me a group of people wanted 25 bracelets between me and Mathilda. My dad thought they would pay 10$ for it all. I went to my mom and she said “A salon wants 25 bracelets between you and Mathilda. They will pay 10$ dollars for one bracelet”. I was amazed. Our first order came so quickly I said “I thought it would take a day or two but our first order came to a couple of hours after we started.” I decided to give them 30 so we will get 30$. On Monday I am delivering to the salon