Monday, 19 October 2015

From the Inside Out

The inside of your body is more revolting than you think. For example, balls of mashed food slide through a slimy tunnel. Muscles squish them down to the stomach that churns the food  around for an hour, until it looks like it has little worms coming out. When the mash gets to the small intestine, it looks like you are squeezing toothpaste from a tube.

I found this out when I watched this. You should too!  --->   The Digestive System

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Educational Primary Games

In case you don't know, education.com is a websites for which we have a school subscription. Inside it, you will find a number of excellent resources such as worksheets, science fair ideas and yes, games! If you happen to be a primary student (K-3), or a parent of a primary student, I encourage you to have a look and give some of the early reading and math games a try. Just be careful of your overall screen time!

Ask your parents to check their email (subject line: PW education.com) to access this site and all that it has to offer.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Experiences of a Cross-Enrolled Student

I created this poster in the first week of Band class. It was an assignment from my teacher, Ms. Ante.  It was meant to introduce my musical self to her and my classmates.  I used the PowerPoint program to make it.  She said that mine had a lot of originality.  I thought that my poster really demonstrated that I am very involved in fine arts!

I am cross-enrolled this year, grade 8, in both SOSS and YouLearn.  I am taking PE 8 and the Grade 8 elective rotation at SOSS.  The elective rotation is made up of 8 courses that are each about 4 weeks long, such as Band, InfoTech, Woodwork, HomeEc, and Art.  I am doing all of my academic courses through YouLearn.  I really like having PE at SOSS with Mr. Wilson, and it's really fun to be able to play my saxophone with the other Band students.  I find it odd to have to listen to the bells telling me what to do!  This is my 9th year at YouLearn; I started here in Kindergarten.  Since grade 4, I have done PE and Fine Arts at both TEN and OES.

I feel that being so involved has enriched my education, as has my wonderful education at home!

~ Kelan Harty