Happy Chanukah!

Today we made some beautiful unique marbelized invitations for our Chanukah show tomorrow evening! If you’re interested in the process and the science, please click here. We learned about the miracle of the ‘shemen’ (oil) on Chanukah, why shemen (oil) does not mix with mayim (water), and experimented with different kinds of paper that we called ‘thirsty’ (watercolour paper) and ‘not thirsty’ (cardstock). We also celebrated the first day of Chanukah with some singing, candle lighting, and window decorating. A very big TODAH RABAH! to Ivri’s family for bringing us a beautiful chanukiyah and some lovely candles!
Happy Chanukah!

   

Upcoming Events

Some important upcoming events:

Scholastic Book Fair
JK is visiting on Tuesday, December 6th
Parents can visit in-person too!
You can also shop the virtual link.
See flyer below for details.

Birthday Lunch!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOEY AND LIV!
In honour of their birthday, Joey and Liv’s family are providing hotdog lunch on Tuesday, December 6th. You do not need to pack a lunch, but please send snacks and water as usual! Let us know ASAP if you would like veggie hotdogs for your child.

Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, December 8th (2 pm dismissal)
Friday, December 9th (no classes)

Schoolwide Chanukah Celebration!
Tuesday, December 20th
6:30 pm in the OJCS gym

 

The JK Toolbox

Shalom and Bonjour JK Families,

As you will notice, we have mentioned a ‘JK Toolbox‘ in your child’s report card. This is a static page on our blog, always accessible to you, and it is also a living document. This means that we may add, change, or remove resources, so please check back every now and then. There are links to resources and articles, and even to a JK recipe book that you and your child are encouraged to add to! We appreciate your feedback!

The JK Team

Scholastic Book Fair!

Bitmoji ImageNext week, it is the annual OJCS Scholastic Book Fair! Bitmoji Image

JK will be visiting the Book Fair on Tuesday, December 6th and the kids will have a chance to buy some books. We sent home a flyer earlier in the week, and you can also check out the Virtual Book Fair Link with your child and pick a few options – it will give you a sense of how much money to send to school. We ask that you send your child’s money in a ziploc baggie with their name on it and the total amount you are sending. You can also send a list of preferred books with your child, though we cannot guarantee that every title will be available.  If you would prefer to buy online, that’s also great, but please ensure that your child understands that they will not be buying a book at school (to avoid disappointment). 
Parents are also welcome to visit the Book Fair! See the poster below for more information. The book fair will be open during Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday night from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, and Friday morning from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm.

If you have any questions or comments, please comment on this post!

Magic Fizzy Dinosaur Eggs

This morning we got to hatch a fossilized dinosaur egg. It was made out of baking soda, water, and food colouring. We helped the egg dissolve by pipettes and vinegar, and found a T-rex fossil inside! Then, we got to make our own dinosaur eggs and hatch them! We used our 5 senses to check out all of the ingredients – except taste because that would be yucky – and throughout the reaction.
(Listen with the sound on.)

 

We had so much fun! If you’d like to repeat the experience at home, here is the link to the experiment.
Comment below when you try it at home!