March 23

Parsha and Pancakes update

A quick note to our Families:

Starting tomorrow, every Tuesday and Thursday Parsha and Pancakes will take on new meaning.
Dr. Marcovitz will be hosting, Dr. Avi’s Neighborhood.  There will be many similarities (of course he will include aspects of the Parsha).  The idea parents, while you are trying to get ready, students can watch, I hope a somewhat engaging, educational and fun show.
The links:
Part 1 is on Tuesday  8:00-8:30
Part 2 is on Thursday  8:00-8:30
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March 20

Our First Week of Distance Learning

Our First Week of Distance Learning

The first few days of distance learning had us getting used to so many new things. We had to navigate schedules, Google Meets, and links for work to be printed.
We were patient, we were excited, we were also a little nervous to be in a virtual school, and see our classmates on a computer screen. We started brainstorming topics for speeches, working on multiplication, and making Flipgrid videos for our new friends in Taiwan. We were excited to see the videos of students from all over Taiwan and learn a little bit more about them. It is funny because when we saw the videos, we found out that we had many things in common with these students so far away.


March 15

Innovation Day

Innovation Day

In anticipation of Innovation Day: the students were given the challenge of designing a Rube Goldberg machine. The students needed to include a pulley in their design and have the machine perform a specific task at the end of its chain reaction, like popping a balloon or ringing a bell. The students worked in pairs and used technological problem-solving skills to design, build, and test their machines.

 Patience and perseverance proved to be the skills crucial for this challenge. There was excitement in the class as each Rube Goldberg machine finally worked. A few of the machines did not work and that was part of the learning process as well. It was amazing to see the children go and help their friends’ problem solve and make adjustments to the machines.


Innovation Day was a huge success. The students had a chance to explain their design thinking skills and problem-solving skills that led to their final Rube Goldberg machine. The parents loved seeing the machines in action. 

Maker pedagogies promote important principles including inquiry, play, imagination, innovation, critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, and personalized learning.


March 3


Next Wednesday, March 11th, is CLASS THEME DAY which will be…… Switcheroo day in Kitah dalet!!! 

Students will come dressed as one of their teachers!!! They can dress up as: Mrs. Bennett, Morah Yardena, Mr. P, Mme Jones, Mr. Ray or Morah Shira!! 

Teachers get to be dressed as OJCS students for the day!!!! 

Looking forward to switcheroo day!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 

December 19

חנוכה שמח :)

בואו נדליק את הנר שבי

Kitah Dalet reflected on the things in their lives that ignite their inner light- What makes them shine! By working together we can find ways to help eachother shine bright just as the lights of the Chanukia continue to shine!