Monday, 30 January 2012

Means to and Edit

For the last few weeks, I have been making boarding and fingerboarding films. I edit them using Sony Vegas Pro 11, which I have learned to use by trial and error and through watching videos. In total I spend between 3-5 hours editing and arranging all the footage I shoot around a song I pick for each video. Editing is challenging. Interestingly, I don't do it for the fun of it, but rather I do it because I like the outcome of my hard work. Here is one example of my work and another. Mr. Eaton's favourite is the accompanying video. (Click on the picture above.) I hope you enjoy them.

~ Zachariah

Monday, 23 January 2012


I’ve been studying BC’s K-7 core curriculum this week, and I created a graphic organizer to help me gain a broader and richer picture of what our students at YouLearn are expected to learn. For a number of years now I have found it easier to understand complex and interconnected ideas by drawing or illustrating them. In addition, I find creating such representation calming and easier to remember than just text, not to mention it appeals to my creative side! Watch our Core Curriculum Organizer evolve and feel free to use it if it helps.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Lungs Galore

I have been learning about the body in science. My lungs are like big, spongy balloons. When I breathe, the oxygen goes down my windpipe and the lungs fill up with air. It is very interesting to feel my body move when I breathe. I think that my body is very wonderful.

~ Charlotte Foster, grade 1

Monday, 9 January 2012

A Little Visitor

On Tuesday, I returned from Christmas break to find a visitor waiting for me. He had arrived in the mail. Although he and I were suppose to meet under better circumstance–he was suppose to be fresh–we made an agreement. Instead of eating him, we agreed he could stick around and help out in my office. As you can see by the big smile on his face, he much preferred this plan, as do I given the amount I ate over the holidays! To his baker, Klaya, thanks. A friend is much better than a cookie!
~ Will