Friday, 29 May 2015

#YYCLC Day 166: Improving the Physical Space

This month we ordered and received some new book shelves from Moen Woodworks for our learning commons thanks to our Education Matters grant. It's nice to be abel to slowly change and improve our physical space to meet the needs of our students. 

Thursday, 28 May 2015

#YYCLC Day 165: Designing Metroplis

Grade 3 is currently working to design a piece of metropolis using Morphi App. We are integrating math and science to building and print city in our classroom.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

#YYCLC Day 164: Interactive Displays!

This grade 5 class has been busy putting together an interactive display in the learning commons. They have been working on creating websites to go with their 3D Map they created with plastercine. The websites are linked to and accessed via the QR codes.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

#YYCLC Day 163: Observation Station: Triops

Triops are and great lifecycle to observe. They grow and develop fast and give the students a lot to observe. Can you spot him?

Monday, 25 May 2015

#YYCLC Day 162: Observation Station - Butterflies

Spring often brings butterflies to the school. The learning commons is a great place to share these little creatures with the whole learning community! The students love coming to check them out everyday and seeing their progress!

Friday, 22 May 2015

#YYCLC Day 161: AkkermanLC in Time Lapse

Here is another take on the celebration of learning we had this week for the grade 2 boat building project!

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

#YYCLC Day 159: The LC Can Be A Busy Place!

Today the Learning commons was busy! Here's what was happening during our middle block, between recess and lunch

  • 1 whole grade 2 class was in the computer lab doing a an SLA field test
  • Another grade 2 small group was working at the SMART board doing some math
  • We had three Calgary Reads volunteers working grade 1 students in small groups
  • There were Grade 4 students working on a health project in a small group
  • There were grade 5 students working on another health project
Not everyday is like this but it was amazing to see the LC so busy and being utilized by so many grades at once!

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

#YYCLC Day 158: Celebrating Learning

This Grade 2 class celebrated learning by presenting their boats and design videos to other classes in the school. They enjoyed telling the story of their learning!

Thursday, 14 May 2015

#YYCLC Day 157: The Tree Project

Today this Grade 1 class took their learning commons work outside. They have been documenting trees in our playground throughout the year. They noticed there was a big change in the tree over the last month!

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

#YYCLC Day 156: Uploading Time!

Today I took some time to upload some Explain Everything videos to Google Drive. It amazing to be able to take the time occasionally to do this kind of work. These videos are a documentation of a boat building project that a Grade 2 class completed this week! 

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

#YYCLC Day 155: Weekly Girls Club

This week our Chris Akkerman Girls Club is working on a project about what they want to BE. The meet weekly in the Learning Commons at lunch time.

Monday, 11 May 2015

#YYCLC Day 154: What App Did You Use Today?

Today I made a display that I've been meaning to make for a while. This is to help students and teachers remember about some of our key CREATING Apps that we love!

Friday, 8 May 2015

#YYCLC Day 153: Boat Building

The grade twos at Chris Akkerman School have just about finished their boat building project. More to come on this great design project. 

Thursday, 7 May 2015

#YYCLC Day 152: 3D Printer in Action

Today we were printing student designed keytags. The whole school is interested in this! It might take a while to get through all 600 students.

A video posted by Steve Clark (@stevewclark) on

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

#YYCLC Day 151: Assessment in the LC

Sometimes teachers need to bring students to the LC to do some kind of assessment. This is a kindergarten teacher recording some student voice. 

Monday, 4 May 2015

#YYCLC Day 149: Minute-to-Winnit

The Keeler LC isn't just for students! Keeler staff take a much-needed break to play a minute-to-winnit team-building activity.