Friday, 20 December 2013

Another Christmas

With another eventful Christmas celebration behind us, everyone at Youlearn wishes all of our students and families a warm and wonderful holiday with family and friends. From story time, through making fabric wreaths, to singing carols it was good to come together, not to mention commune over all of the fabulous food that Brenda and Sonia organized! Happy holidays!

Monday, 16 December 2013

Sister’s Newscast

I created a cornerstones presentation for an oil spill with two of my little sisters! Peyton- Reporter, Lyric- Weather girl. I learned about an oil spill on February 15, 1995, and how it's important not to get oil in the ocean because it can kill or make many plants and animals suffer. I also learned that its fun creating things like this, and that my sister Peyton is a pretty good actress!!

I honestly feel kind of embarrassed about my parts in the presentation, but I had a lot of fun and I know my sisters did too! Everyone I've showed this to so far has loved it, so I'm pretty happy about it! Thanks!

By Kaiya Ducharme!

Monday, 9 December 2013

Give Khan a Try!

On the left side of this page (mid may down) there’s an icon that links to the Khan Academy. This week, I encourage all students to explore the site. Speak with your parents and take the time (say 5 X 30 min.) directly out of your scheduled Math time (which should roughly be 5 x 60 min.), not your free time! Create an account (by signing into your Google account), explore the site’s content (videos and activities) and definitely sign up your teachers as a coaches (using their email). That’s it. Now, go check with your parents and let us know what you think and/or if you need any help Thanks to Lucas, Caius and Micah for returning our attention to this resource.

Happy researching!

(Last week, Ernie shared a student project with me. It’s from a student of his, Kaiya, who decided to take a small reading assignment and make it something more. Instead of putting pen to paper, Kaiya decided to create an actual newscast and elicited the help of her two little sisters. Mix up the products you create everyone, keep your learning interesting and fun, and don’t be afraid to involve others in your learning and take a risk. Here’s a link to Sister’s News. Thanks Kaiya! )

Monday, 2 December 2013

Until We Meet Again

Hi my name is Gracie Malcolm. I have been in the home school program since grade 3. I am now in grade 5 and have just recently switched to public school. In home school I didn't get to see the kids a lot, at O.E.S. I see kids every day, a lot of kids. In home school if I got sick my mom still made me do my work. At O.E.S if I get sick I have to stay home and my mom finds work for me to do. In home school the work was very challenging and there was always a lot of it, at O.E.S. we don't do as much work but we do keep busy with other things like field trips and preparing for special days and events. For Halloween we decorated a room and set up a haunted house for other grades to go through. I enjoyed the fun field trips I went on in home school, like Covert Farms. In O.E.S. we went to see the salmon in the river, it was nice but I still preferred the home school trips. Home school and O.E.S. are both amazing, and I just can't pick which one I like the best. By the way I miss you Mr. Eaton.