The time has come!! We have a full week of school and we are launching General Studies Homework in Grade 3! For those of you who were in Grade 2 with us last year, the BINGO board should look similar.
Each month, I will post a new BINGO board. This board is for the last week of October and all of November. Students have been asked to complete at least one task per week, but they can complete as many as they would like. Students can keep track of their completed tasks to earn a BINGO prize. Prizes will be given for vertical lines, horizontal lines, diagonal lines, and a full bingo board.
Global Maker Day was so much fun yesterday… So we decided to continue it today!
Grade 3 traded in their “Fun Friday” games period this morning to continue working on their marvelous maker day magic! Here are just a few snapshots from the classroom… Morah Lianna’s job as photographer was put on hold so she could become the duct-tape cutter.
Between all of the making, smiling, and tidying, we were able to reflect on Global Maker Day and the making process.
What was your favourite part of Global Maker Day? My favourite part was..
Ella “…that I could take cardboard boxes and turn it into something else”
Yaara “…we could get creative and build anything that we want AND that everyone made different things. It was fun!”
Ahron “…working together, having fun, colouring, everything!! I just feel happy.”
Miko “…when I added a cereal box to our marble run to make it harder so the marble wouldn’t always get in.”
Jake B “…actually getting the marble in!”
What was the most challenging part? The most challenging part was…
Ollie “…everybody kept knocking over our project because it’s big and on the carpet at the front of the room.”
Ron “…working in a group and with my team”
Reuven “…when we were struggling to figure out what we were going to do. We tried something, but it was too hard, so we tried something else, and that led us to make something else. So that is what we are doing now.”
Raz “…working alone one the second day when both my partners were absent… But then two other friends came to help me and now I have something even better!”
Galit “…figuring out what to build and how to make it.”
Abby “…when you would have to cut the boxes and cardboard.”
What would you do differently next time?
Jacob H “I would probably look at all of the boxes and other materials I had before getting started”
Solly “I would try to do it with more people instead of mostly by myself.”
Kayla “I would use bigger scissors to make it easier for cutting.”
Morah Lianna was so impressed with the teamwork, creativity, and clean up crew in this class! This may have been our first time “making” this school year, but it will most definitely not be our last!
Kitah Gimmel Parents: Please keep your eyes out for a blog post next week all about launching General Studies homework in Grade 3! Shabbat Shalom!
Today in Math class we warmed our brains up with a Would You Rather problem.
We encourage you to comment below saying which you would rather AND explain why!
(don’t read our answer until you’ve commented your answer!)
In Grade 3, we decided that a nickel for every day is better because during the months with 31 days, you would end up with $1.55. This means some months you would get 5 more cents than the option of $1.50 per month.
Global Maker Day is coming and we need your recycled goods!
We are beginning to collect items for the OJCS Global maker day on October 20th. We are looking for any cardboard boxes (think cereal boxes), toilet paper tubes, stir sticks, popsicle sticks, and plastic tubs (think yogurt containers, sour cream tubs, etc.), and any other items to help with our creativity. *please make sure that the items are clean before sending them in!
More general information (schedules, challenges and prizes) coming soon!
If you have any questions, please reach out to Morah Lianna or our OJCS Makerspace Team; Josh Ray, Mike Washerstein or Faye Mellenthin.
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!
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
This year a Grade Three parent inspired me to involve the whole class in the JOIN Challenge for JDAIM month. I thought of a cross-curricular project that would excite and engage all the students.
In Science, we designed and built our STEM structures ( 3D Architectural Models).
Here is a peek at some of our buildings.
In Social Studies we created our own ideal community and made our own maps.
The students decided to create a radio show talking about inclusion and kindness. They wrote and recorded what inclusion and kindness mean to them. They loved recording the radio show so much that I think we will launch our own OJCS News Radio or podcast.
OJCS Radio 3A & 3B
Here is a presentation Livia and Nikki made.
We didn’t win the JOIN Challenge, but we had so much fun creating the ideal community and recording our radio show. Perhaps the students should pitch their inclusive community to Mayor Jim Watson and some city planners. A teacher can dream!
Special thanks to Yossi for inspiring this project.