Monday, 25 April 2016

Going to Swan Haven

Last Monday, I went with my brother and my mom and some other home-schoolers to Swan Haven. Swan Haven is a Wildlife Viewing Area at Marsh Lake, 30 minutes outside of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

Swan Haven is where all the migrating birds that fly North stopover. The swans and ducks
come from the South, some as far as Mexico, where they stay during the Winter time. In Spring, the birds fly all the way to Alaska to nest and raise their chicks. Marsh Lake is shallow and it opens early from the ice, so it is easy for the birds to find food and rest before flying further.

At  Swan Haven, I and the other home schoolers first went out on the ice and watched the swans and the ducks with binoculars and scopes. Then we went inside and one of the home schoolers dressed up as a swan. After that we went out and played two games. Last we sang a funny song.

I had lots of fun and learned about swans and duck. It is important to save Swan Haven for the northern migrating birds.

~ Cheyenne

Monday, 18 April 2016

Work Experience

My name is Kayla Michaud and I have been doing work experience in YouLearn since the
beginning of second semester at SOSS. It is a great working environment because the staff is
always so friendly. I have been learning how to file, photocopy and put homework packages
together. I’ve also been learning how to use Google Docs, scan books, send them to my email
and put them into PDF files. Working here at YouLearn is a great opportunity to gain work
experience and I enjoy it every time I come in.

~ Kayla, Gr.12

Monday, 4 April 2016

Imagine a Canada

I went to Ottawa!

I participated in a "to imagine a Canada" art contest. I won a trip to Ottawa. I stayed at Fairmont Ch√Ęteau Laurier. I went to Rideau Hall. I met the Governor General.  I received an award. The Governor General shook my hand.

~ Laurick