Friday, 28 October 2016

Sleep Deprived?

There has been a lot of research in recent years on the necessity of adequate sleep and its steady decline in our youth.  The chart above gives recommended amounts of sleep for children at various ages.  However, it is not enough to know how much sleep is needed without addressing the ways in which we can ensure our children meet the quota.  The following website gives some assistance in that regard.
To be successful in school, students need to be well rested.  If you have some good tips for getting a good night's sleep, why not post them below for everyone to read?

Monday, 17 October 2016

Covert Farms Tour

Enjoying Corn Tortillas at Covert Farms

On Thursday, October 13th, a group of eighteen YouLearners took a tour of Covert Farms in Oliver. We learned a lot about Covert Farms (size, water, diversity, staff, animals, etc) and about growing crops (planting, irrigating, pollination, harvesting, etc).  Although it was a little chilly, we avoided the rain, rode around on a truck, and felt a sense of community with our learners.

An interesting fact about Covert Farms is that it is on a plateau in the hills which means all water needs to be pumped up to the farm. As a result, they have a large reservoir which contains three days worth of irrigation water in case the pumps go down. They built a ski jump which has plastic discs that skiers can slide down on and land in the water during the summer months for practise. The Canadian Olympic Aerial Ski team trained at their facility last year.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Will and Cate) Visit Carcross

Hi. My name is Adney. I met the Duchess.  She was nice and pretty .
And i made the hat with my aunt😁.

As you may know, the Royal Visit included stops in BC and Yukon.  The Duke and Duchess made a stop in Carcross, Yukon, where YouLearn has several students.  Adney is a grade four student with YouLearn who made a colourfull hat specifically for the Royal Visit.  The hat caught the attention of the Duchess who graciously posed for a photo with Adney.  I am sure Adney, and her family, have made a memory that they will cherish for years to come.