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TODAY – I Read Canadian Day
I Read Canadian Day is a new nationwide initiative that celebrates the richness, diversity and breadth of Canadian literature. Taking place for the third year on November 2, 2022, this celebration will empower families, schools, libraries, bookstores and organizations to host activities and events by reading Canadian books for just fifteen minutes. For more information, visit ireadcanadian.ca/day and sign up for free to participate. Help get the word out on social media by following @IReadCanadian and using the hashtag #IReadCanadian.
Reading Buddies are Back!
Hi Middle Schoolers!
Reading Buddies are back! Reading Buddies is a great program that allows our senior students, like you, to be paired with younger students to build relationships, be positive role models, and engage in activities such as reading books around a particular theme, learning about a holiday together, and support our North Star that ‘we learn better together’. The Grade 8s teamed up with the Grade 3s yesterday morning for our very first session. It was a lovely and heart warming way to start the week!
Good morning Middle School! Here is a link to the daily morning announcements. These announcements will be shared with you every day during period 1 and will be updated daily. If you are absent or late, this is a great way to check up on what’s going on at OJCS!
Shana Tova to you and your families. Wishing you all nothing but a sweet and happy new year.
Grade 7 – Terry Fox Paragraph Writing Practice
Happy Thursday Grade 7! Tomorrow is the Terry Fox Run. I wish I could be running alongside you. Let’s remind ourselves why we are running tomorrow with this little mini research assignment. I look forward to reading why YOU think Terry is a HERO!
Grade 8 – Terry Fox Social Media Campaign
Morning 8th Graders,
Here is the mission for the next 3 classes. We all know who Terry was and how heroic he was. But his fanfare at the time of his run was not what it should have been. He didn’t have the help of social media which definitely contributed to his lack of “likes”. Imagine Terry was running today, in 2022. Create his social media campaign. Find the instructions here. Read them carefully. Have fun and use your talent. You are presenting next week.
ATTENTION all MS students
Don’t forget to sign and bring back your permission slips for our MS Retreat! We leave Wednesday.
Grade 8 – Intro Writing Assignment
Let’s get back into the swing of things. This is your first (of many) writing assignments. I have purposely given you very little guidelines in hopes you will prove how well you write. Take your time to read through the instructions and follow all steps outlined. I know you’ve got this! Take. Your. Time. Proof read!
Grade 7 – Let’s get it started
Welcome back! Today in class we will go over the routines and procedures for a successful year. I will remind you how to work and organize your Google drives, blogs and other necessities. If time allows we may even put the pedal to the metal with your very first writing assignment. This hasn’t been assigned yet, so stay tuned for the actual due date. I have utmost faith in each and every one of you. I know you will read the directions thoroughly, consider your writing and of course proofread. Show me what you’re made of….GO!