Welcome to April and National Poetry Month!

April heralds new spring bulbs, life and creativity in the learning commons.  As we celebrate Easter we are gently reminded that through the sacrificial death on the cross,  Life and Love may be found in our Saviour Jesus Christ.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16

 

Resources for Easter:

Here is our Scoop it! Newsletter.

Here is Natalie’s article with a wide variety of Easter Resources from the Learning Commons.

Ning Contests!

To celebrate all writers and poets in National Poetry Month we are having a writing contest on our Ning.  If you would like to join in the fun of writing please go to this site and learn more.  This contest is open to all students from grades 5-12.  Parents may join Ning to help younger students sign up for this event. Please contact Pippa if you need an invite for Ning.

Curriculum and Resources:

Natalie shares on some recent articles on Rainbow PublishersEvan Moor and Teacher’s Notebook on Overdrive!

Our celebrated author’s this month are Lois Lowry and Pauline Johnson Canadian poet.

We have added some K/1 Resource Units (for bible, Language Arts and Math) into Overdrive. There are the following: Apples, Fall, The NewsPirates, Rainforest, Trains and Winter Fun.

We have added many new titles to Overdrive this month – check out our Newest Additons!

New Kits:

We have been adding answer keys to our Digital Science Kits for Grade 8. These answer keys are available in Overdrive for you to download. We have keys available for Cells and Systems, Optics, Water Systems and Fluid and Dynamics.

Natural Resources Digital Kit is a new kit available this month.

Physical Learning Commons Survey:

Thank you so much for completing our Physical Commons Survey.  Your responses are shared below and will help us in the learning commons determine how to move forward:)

Here were your responses:

What resources have you used in the Learning Commons?

What resources have you used in the Learning Commons?

Due to the funding allocation changes in 2014/15 have you chosen to use the Learning Commons more?

Due to the funding allocation changes in 2014/15 have you chosen to use the Learning Commons more?

 

Did you find the Physical Kits easy to use?

Did you find the Physical Kits easy to use?

 

For Grades K-6 which resources do you prefer to use?

For Grades K-6 which resources do you prefer to use?

 

For grades 7-9 which resources do you prefer to use?

For grades 7-9 which resources do you prefer to use?

For a downloadable copy of our survey results, please go here.

Our winner of the random survey is Ai Ling Mok. Your Amazon prize will be emailed to you. Congratulations!!

From all of us to all of you we wish a very Happy Easter and blessings during this Holy time.

Your Learning Commons team.

 

 

 

 

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