Monday, 30 May 2016

Yukon Year End Get Together

Last Thursday, Yukon families came together to celebrate the end of another school year. We started at the Copperbelt Mine and Museum where we learned how important copper was to keeping Whitehorse alive once the gold rush had ended. Next we played soccer, ate pizza and gave out student awards at Rotary Park. We ended the day with a trolly ride through downtown Whitehorse.

Congratulations to all of our students! Your year is almost complete. And thank you to all of our parents! Each time our school has an opportunity to connect with you, you are so welcoming. Each spring when we arrive, you are so accommodating. The past three years have truly been our pleasure!

Monday, 2 May 2016

Poetry - Free, Unpredictable Fun

Two weeks ago, our work experience student, Kayla introduced herself to you. Today, here is a link to a Language Arts folder that she has created. To access it you will need to be logged in.

In it you will find free, downloadable "Read and Understand Poetry" resources for grades 2-6. Many of our parent who use this resource appreciate how it helps them structure their poetry units. As your child reads and comes to understand the various forms of poetry and meanings behind each of the studied, this leads their writing to richer and deeper.

Thanks Kayala! This is another example of how a little bit of work can make a difference. If your child hasn't delved into poetry yet this year, this is an excellent place to start. Enjoy everyone!