Monday, 27 April 2015

Learning to Drum

I liked the drums with the sticks the best. I learned a new song and a dance. It was so much fun! Can I go there again one day?

~ Skye, Kindergarten

Monday, 20 April 2015

It's All about that Bass

On April 14, YouLearn and I went to The Okanogan Symphony. It was called " Strings The Thing." It was all about the different kinds of stringed instruments. It was not the whole orchestra, just all of the instruments with strings.

My favorite instrument was the Cello. It's low notes make it sound really . . . Dancy . . .. The cello is not much smaller than the Bass, but it's kind of hard to see from offstage. The Cello's notes are not much higher than the Bass'. Although I don't know why it is my favorite . . . it just is.

I liked all of the pieces, although one in particular stood out. Just seeing my little sister's face glow when she was listening and clapping along, it instantly made it my favorite too. "Plink! Plank! Plunk!" is my favorite piece. I also just love the melody to that song. Also, many more reasons. One of those reasons is that the song is good for kids and adults of all ages. The sound of the song makes it seem as if you were really in a tin can going plink, plank, plunk, down an edgy cliff. "Plink Plank Plunk! La la la!"

Actually, the first song was also one of my favorites, too. I forget what it is called,  but it was very beautiful. It flowed sort of like a river, where it's coming closer and closer to a waterfall. Fast! . . . Sloooooowwwww . . . FAST! Sloooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwww . . ..

After the show, we went onstage, and got to meet the conductor and the musician that was playing the Bass. They were all very friendly! (No grumps allowed!) Anyways, I wish that they had one of these symphonies every month!

There was nothing to dislike about the orchestra. It was all perfect and everyone looked like they were having fun. I loved the performance and I can't wait until next year's!

Justine :p

Monday, 13 April 2015

Struggles Make Us Closer

Hello from the administrative assistants at YouLearn.  Since the beginning of the year we have been learning a new provincial student database program.  We have had many challenges, from learning the new program from scratch to time delays with each region converting their data at different intervals.   Through this experience we have come together as a team, persevered and made it through relying on each other.  We love working with our YouLearn families and are here to help with any questions or concerns. Drop in or give us a call!

~ Margie, Colette, and Brenda (left to right)

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

April Fools!

We had a meeting with Mr. Eaton today, April 1st. I pretended that I needed some drastic math help and handed him a falsified Math quiz on which my "mark" was 20%! He fell for it hook, line and sinker and was ready to help me learn about the area of parallelograms and triangles which it appeared I needed help with! When I finally said, "April Fools!" he looked pretty sheepish! His reaction was priceless, and we all had a good chortle!

~ Kelan, Grade 7

Today, before our meeting with Mr. Eaton, I  set up a little prank spelling test as an April Fools joke for him. I only got four right out of twenty-five words! When I gave it to him, he was surprised because he knows I'm really a good speller.

~ Laura, Grade 2