2A, 2B, Jewish Studies

Happy Purim!

Happy Crazy Hair Day!

There is no Hebrew homework this week. Enjoy your Purim celebrations!

If you have any small toys lying around at home (that you don’t want anymore) you are welcome to donate them to our Purim carnival prize booth. Please send them in for our Purim carnival tomorrow!

Todah Rabbah!

2A, 2B, General Studies, Reminders

Innovation Day!

Hello Grade 2 Parents!

We are so excited for Innovation Day (formerly known as STEAM Fair) on Thursday, March 5th!

You are all invited to join us on Thursday from 8:45am-9:25am in the Grade 2 classrooms.
You will be able to see the finished projects that the Grade 2 students have built for our Marble Movement Challenge!

We are looking forward to sharing our work with you!

 

2A, 2B, Reminders

Student Blogfolios

Hello Grade 2 Parents,

The day has come….we are ready for a soft launch into student blogfolios! In your child’s note tote, there should be a letter explaining student blogfolios and all the different options of privacy. In case it gets lost on the way home, here is a digital version. (blog post continues after the embedded document)

The student blogfolio will follow your child through their years at OJCS. Their blogfolios will develop into so much more than just a digital portfolio. The students will be learning to communicate online, reflect on their work, and develop their digital citizenship skills (including online safety). 

If you are curious about the various privacy options, here are some live examples:

Public Blogfolio  – This student has been blogging since Kindergarten. It’s wonderful to see how her learning has grown and developed over time.

Public Avatar Blogfolio – This student has just begun her blogging journey and has chosen to keep her name and identity private. We are still able to see her growth and interact with her on her journey. Notice how students have learned to respect her privacy by using the alias in the comments as well.

Password Protected Blogfolio – This student has shared her name and is open to leaving some posts public, however when she shares pictures or videos, she has password protected the post. Only those who have been approved by her or her parents are allowed to know the password.

Private Blogfolio – This blog is completely private. Unless you have an Edublogs account and have been granted access to this blog, you will not be able to see the content.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out so we can discuss. Please remember to fill out and sign the blogfolio permission form and return it to school by Friday, March 6. 

Shabbat Shalom!

2A, 2B, General Studies, Homework

General Studies Homework

As mentioned yesterday, this week’s homework is all about preparing for Innovation Day (STEAM Fair). Today, the students started designing their projects for our Marble Movement Challenge! 

The homework is to gather materials to use for building their projects. We talked about gathering ONLY recycled materials (toilet paper rolls, juice/soda bottles, paper towel rolls, old shoe boxes, etc.). Your child can bring in these items all week long. 

Thank you!

2A, 2B, Reminders

Welcome Back!

We hope you had a lovely February break! 

Just a few notes and reminders for this week…

  • General Studies homework this week will be focused on preparing for Innovation Day (formerly known as STEAM fair). More information on this will come tomorrow… today was just about building excitement!
  • Mark your calendars to join us on March 5th for first period to see our projects. I will share out more information next week. 
  • This Wednesday (Feb. 26) we will be having a special Parsha and Pancakes for Kindergarten to Grade 2 at 8:00am in the Maker Space! We will have Rabbi Kenter as a special guest parent teaching the Parsha. Please sign up here
2A, 2B, Jewish Studies

Tu B’shvat

Kitah bet had fun celebrating Tu B’shvat this week!
We read “The Giving Tree” in Hebrew with our shinshinit, Hila.


In class, we acted out the story of the Almond tree who needed her friends to reassure her that she would have her flowers in time for Tu B’shvat.

Finally, we did several crafts to learn about the parts of the tree and the shivat haminim!