Welcome to the Learning Commons!

Welcome to Langdon School's Learning Commons! It is a place where students can access the resources they need to support their learning. Books, digital resources, computers, i-pads, VR technology, and more are all available to students and staff. If you have questions or need help finding a resource please contact Mrs. Schoell, the Learning Commons Facilitator. Mrs. Schoell is available by phone at 403-936-4579 ext. 8304 or by email: mschoell@rockyview.ab.ca

 

Hop into Spring Reading!

Spring break activity ideas can be found on the 2Learn.ca’s Enjoy Pages featuring a variety of teacher vetted web links for grades K-12. This month's featured sites are:Enjoy Spring, April Fool's Day, Enjoy Easter, and The International Year of Indigenous Languages. This site is also a must visit for homework help or curriculum oriented games.  Find provincial election information on 2Learn.ca's Special Edition page,Alberta Votes 2019.

April is National Poetry Month in Canada and the theme is, Celebrate Nature in Poetry.  Grades K-5 will be exploring poetry during their LC time. “Alligator pie,” by Dennis Lee is an all time favorite which can be enjoyed on Youtube.  Check out more fun poems on Robert Munsch’s site. More poetry sites can be found on 2Learn.ca's Poetry Page and Poem in Your Pocket day (April 27). Celebrate Earth Day, April 22 by visiting the Earth Day page.

Keep Calm and Oooooh!  New Books! Click on Koha, "New Titles" page to view all the amazing titles recently added.  New books are being added weekly!

New Bookshelf

Discover your Spring vacation trip locale by looking up your near or far location on the Culturegrams database.  You’ll find this amazing resource on LearnAlberta’s Online Reference Centre At home you’ll need to login, enter, LA53, with password, 4487.

New to the LearnAlberta's ORC page are Indigenous databases: Gord Downie's The Secret Path (Gr. 5-12), Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada (Gr. 5-12), and, Indigenous Peoples: North America (Gr. 7-12).

Thank you  LC Club (grades 4-9) members who continue to volunteer shelving returned books and helping out with daily activities. LC Club members continue to shelve upwards of 200 books a week and then take some time to have fun. You’re fabulous!

A huge bouquet to Ms. Cori Nicholls and Ms. Amanda Deeter-Shorhen for their continued dedication and amazing work in the the Learning Commons. The next time you see them, give them a smile and a thank you as they have been responsible for getting out all the new books ready for you to read!  Spring into volunteering @ the LC!  Your time, energy and new ideas are appreciated by staff and students! If you’re thinking about volunteering, come on by the LC.

Visit Chestermere Public Library or  visit one of Langdon’s “Little Free Libraries.” For more information, contact Mrs. Schoell .

Access eBooks via Follett’s Destiny Discover app (free to download). Click on the above Destiny Discover eBooks or go to www.gofollett.com Students login using their RVS school id for Google documents or Moodle.  Note:  If you have downloaded the free, Destiny Discover app, you may have to update it.

Spring Cleaning? Cleaning out your child’s gently used Lego, K-Nex, Tinker toys, or Mechano?  Please consider donating them to the LC Creation Station. Students love placing their creation on display in the Learning Commons or in the display case just outside the LC.  Thank you to the Deeter-Shorhen family for the Lego donation! Board games in good condition are also appreciated.

Please check your home for any Langdon School books or textbooks.  Some students have had overdue books for quite some time!  Thank you to all who return their books on time! Misplaced texts and books can be returned anonymously to the school. Lost or damaged book costs will be invoiced via School Cash or issued from the Learning Commons.

Homework?  Check this page first! The Student Sites on 2Learn.ca provide homework links for K-12. Another important site often overlooked for studying or homework help is LearnAlberta’s Online Reference Centre which provides free, K-12, databases for literacy and research.  Click on the above Digital Learning Resources button for more resources.

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