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, 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, General Studies, Reminders

Just some reminders…

Good afternoon Grade 2 parents and students!

Just a few reminders (and 1 exciting update)…

  • Tomorrow is our library day. If you have a book at home that is ready to be returned, please make sure it comes to school tomorrow!
  • New scholastic order forms went home today for 2A and will go home with 2B tomorrow. There is a neat STEAM issue!
  • You can stay up to date on our class by following our grade 2 class twitter accounts! @2Bojcs  @2Aojcs
  • Exciting update... we have new pen pals!! We received our first batch of letters from our new pen pals.. all the way in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. We are excited to connect with them through letter writing and Flip Grid!
  • Lastly, Morah Lianna will be away tomorrow (January 15th). She is visiting another private school in Ottawa to observe a few different math teachers and learn more about personalized learning… stay tuned for more information on how we will be personalizing math later this year! 
2A, 2B, Reminders

Scholastic Book Fair

Hello parents!

The book fair is coming up next week. This is a great opportunity to encourage a love of reading, while also receiving new books for our OJCS classrooms and library. Here are a few notes about this year’s fair…

1) We are going to the book fair as a class on Wednesday, December 4th. Please send your child with money that day if you would like him/her to purchase something at the fair.

2) Parents can pop into the book fair before and after school. It opens at 8:00AM AND this year it will be open during P/T Conferences in the evening. 

3) Parents can send a note with their child if they have any instructions for the money; i.e. wanting money specifically spent entirely on books, if at least one book must be purchased, using the change towards buying book from the teacher wishlist  etc.

Please let us know if you have questions.

2A, 2B, General Studies, Reminders


Good morning Grade 2 Parents,

We have few friendly reminders for you…

– If you have a library book at home, please return it tomorrow so your child can take out more books during our Library visit. If you have a book and your child is not done reading it, please e-mail Morah Lianna and we will renew the book for you. 

– Tomorrow night (Sept. 25th) is the OJCS AGM starting at 7pm and Parent Workshop Night starting at 7:30pm. Please se Dr. Mitzmacher’s E-mail from this morning for more information. 

– Friday is Dress Down Day! Please send your child to school with a Toonie for Terry Fox. 

Have a great day!

General Studies, Reminders

Library Visit

Today we had our first visit in the library to sign out books! Some students brought their books home to read at night and some students kept their books at school to read during the day. If your child brought home a book tonight, please take care of it and send it back in 2 weeks (or earlier if they are done reading it) so we can return it to the library next Wednesday. 

Homework, Reminders

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to school! We have had an amazing first two days of Grade 2 together!

We have just a few notes and reminders for the start of the school year…

  1. All students will be bringing home their new note tote and agendas today. Please remind your child to check his or her agenda for any notes or homework that we may have written down.
  2. Please be sure to look at our homework expectations on the blog for a brief outline of what to expect in terms of homework.
  3. You can read (and discuss at home) our leadership skills. The students from both classes worked together to create this list.
  4. Hebrew homework has started today! Students need to read the two sentences and copy them in cursive writing. 
  5. French and General studies homework will be starting shortly… stay tuned!
  6. If you haven’t yet, please sign and return the form from the parent handbook.

We are looking forward to an amazing year in Grade 2!