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Learn @ Home with Peace Wapiti Academy

April 30, 2020

Students connect with teachers, classmates

High school students and teachers are finding unique ways to connect over home learning to ensure important outcomes are achieved to prepare students for their next level of learning, whether it's the next grade or post-secondary studies.

Pictured clockwise from top right:

  • Kiera Dorner wrote a psychology exam at home, under the supervision of Mrs. Bell, an Educational Assistant at PWA.

  • PWA Math teacher Debbie Terceros uses Screencasify and a calculator app that replicates the student's calculator to explain how to change calculators to "degree mode" for a trigonometry unit. 

  • Grade 11 student Caleb Schroeder made chicken corn chowder for his Foods class with Mrs. Kendall. His family reports it was delicious, but perhaps his clean-up could use a bit more practice.

  • Grade 12 Owen Rohloff made mac n' cheese for his family.

  • Jazzy Hlewka finishes a sewing project for Fashion Studies. During the yearlong CONNECT course, she has produced wonderful creations to wear at school.

GLSP: Small Actions, Big Difference

GLSP students connect with seniors through pen pal project: Grade 11 students Kaylee Dodds, Kayden Dodds, Kaylee Rose Heetebrij and Bryanna Marcoux; and Grade 12 students Eowyn Seymour , Elise Zylstra and Karlee McLandress.

Inspired by their "Small Actions, Big Difference" lesson, Mrs. Hickox's General Learning Skills (GLSP) class kicked off a pen pal project to connect with seniors in isolation or palliative care, bringing warmth and connection to these incredibly important, often vulnerable members of the community. Mrs. Hickox says, "Initially, the idea of writing to a person they have never met made some students nervous. Each student was matched with a 'letter buddy' – an EA or teacher – to help them reach out." PWA hopes this pen-pal communication brings a smile and a little sunshine in these difficult times.

Math students learn volume, surface area

Mrs. Thibault shared photos from her Grade 9 Math class. Students were required to design houses to apply volume and surface area measurements.