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

 

Balzac Billy didn’t see his shadow so is it an early spring? If you prefer to check weather science over a groundhog, discover more about the weather by checking the Koha page for books, or, visit the PowerKnowledge Earth and Space Science database of LearnAlberta’s Online Reference Centre. The LC page has login information and then click on the LearnAlberta button.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! On March 2nd celebrate Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday by reading one of the many books written by Dr. Seuss or, Theo LeSieg.  Visit Seussville for fun activities, recipes and information about this amazing author.

Keep Calm and Oooooh!  New Books! Click on Koha, "New Titles" page to view all the amazing titles recently added.  Students are very excited to be the first ones to read a new book!

New Bookshelf

Spring into Learning! Visit 2Learn.ca’s Enjoy Pages featuring a variety of teacher vetted web links for grades K-12.  This month the site is featuring: International Year of the Periodic Table for great videos, interactive periodic tables and lesson ideas, St. Patrick’s DayPI Day(March 14), and Spring. This site is a must visit for homework help.

Thank you  LC Club (grades 4-9) members who continue to volunteer shelving returned books and helping out with daily activities.  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 .

Traveling near or far? Learn about your destination by visitingLearnAlberta’s Online Reference Centre Culturegrams. To access this amazing resource, sign in first with login, LA53, and password, 4487.

Wanting to learn more about mental health awareness? Visit LearnAlberta's Online Reference Centre Teen Health and Wellness resource. This highly recommended site covers a wide variety of health concerns and topics important to teens. Videos, Dr. Jan's corner, Hotline information and more can be found here. Use the above sign in credentials to access LearnAlberta's databases.

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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