Tuesday, 31 March 2015

#YYCLC Day 127: Teachers Planning

Today, after school, the Professional Development committee used the LC space to plan our upcoming math PD. They left evidence behind.

Monday, 30 March 2015

#YYCLC Day 126: The Robots are Back!

Today the robots came out of hibernation. It's time to learn to program them! This week we will post pictures of our students learning to use use the NXT software and some basic coding.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

#YYCLC Day 124: Reflecting using QR Codes and Google Forms

Our Grade 5 students were reflecting on their wikiseat project today. We used iPads and QR codes to access the Google Form to submit our reflection.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

#YYCLC Day 123: 3D Graphing with Lego!

This grade 2 class at Chris Akkerman came to the learning commons to use lego to learn about bar graphs and displaying data.

Monday, 16 March 2015

#YYCLC Day 122: Displaying the #Wikiseat

Our Grade 5s are almost finished their #Wikiseat projects. They are beginning to proudly display their hard work in our reading corner. Please read more information on our Wikiseat Project Blog

Friday, 13 March 2015

#YYCLC Day 121: Lego & Math

The latest craze at Chris Akkerman is hitting the classroom. Grade 1 is working with Lego to represent numbers.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

#YYCLC Day 120: #WikiSeat Painting

These girls wanted to come in at lunch time to work together on finishing/painting their #Wikiseat. They're not even in the same class.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

#YYCLC DAY 119: Celebrating Maker Stations

Chris Akkerman Maker Stations to date

It has a been a blast introducing Maker Stations to the Akkerman LC. We have had so much interest from students and that interest just keeps building. We will continue to introduce new maker stations and also focus on moving some of that work/resources into the classroom as it fits the curriculum. So far the lego has been the biggest hit and it will be amazing to see that move into the classroom.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

#YYCBE Day 118: Drawing with Lego

Our students are loving Lego at recess! This weeks challenge is to 'draw' a picture with lego.

Monday, 9 March 2015

#YYCLC Day 117: THE BFG!

A few weeks ago Michelle Chastko shared the BFG project that Simons Valley School student were creating. Here is the finished project!

The BFG was finally put together after many engineering challenges.  He is sitting, cozy-up by the window reading in our DLC.

Friday, 6 March 2015

#YYCLC Day 116: Comic Life Advertisements

This Grade 2 class is doing a project about the importance of water in different Canadian communities. We are making visual advertisements (using Comic Life 3) to show what we know.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

#YYCLC Day 115: Lighting Studio in Action

Today at lunchtime students in the Grade 2 Art Club were using the lighting studio to take pictures of their sculpture they created.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

#YYCLC Day 114: Living & Non Living Things

Chris Akkerman students in grade 1 are learning about living and non-living things at the moment. Today they came to the learning commons to talk, visit and observe Bubba the turtle.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

#YYCLC Day113: Lego is awesome!


The students at Chris Akkerman are loving the Lego Maker Station. The next thing will be combine lego with something else. What will be use? Stop Motion? Little Bits? SO many choices!