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Join me for stories and fun activities Saturday mornings. We will read a book and then do a fun and simple activity to engage the children. Use the resources and activities below to join in on the fun!

~ Enza

Saturday Morning Storytime | The Learning Exchange

Weekly, you will find the list of stories along with additional resources and activities to do as a family, based on the Saturday reading theme. Scroll down the page to find the latest additions.

The Hello Song

Learn the “Hello Song” as Enza welcomes everyone to the Learning Exchange’s Saturday Stories with Enza with a fun learn and play stretch song to start the day. Time to get up and move!

The Nuts: Polka-Dot Pants Dance

Learn the “Polka-Dot Pants Dance” to sing along during the online sessions! Let’s have fun, it’s Saturday Storytime with Enza!!!

Saturday Readings | Resources & Activities

Emotions


Confidence & Cooperation


Hedgehogs | Facts and Activities


Friendship & Kindness



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Pheleshia is a teacher and has a Master of Education in Educational Psychology and Counselling: Special Needs. She is a Certified Canadian Yoga Alliance-Registered Yoga Teacher | CYA-RYT650 certified.

Meet Pheleshia

Pheleshia is passionate about plants, the stars and mostly about all aspects of health: Emotional, spiritual, psychological, and physical. She is a traditional herbalist and promotes a holistic and global health perspective in her teaching and practice of yoga. She has been practicing yoga for 30 years and did her yoga teacher training with Dr. Madan Bali.

As a lifelong learner she has since completed the following yoga teacher training: Yogathérapie: Anatomie avancée, Yoga Nidra, Yoga Yin, Usage des outils et supports, Yoga Prénatal & Postnatal, yoga aérien (with 700 hours teaching aerial) et Enseignant guérisseur and is currently completing her training as a birth doula. She is CYA-RYT650 certified.

~ Take hold of your health


Zoom | Wellness through Yoga classes

  • Saturdays: weekly March 13th through June 12 inclusive: 10-11 AM
  • Open to all CDC Vimont students and staff & TLE members
  • Join one class…join them all!
  • Register today:

What you need for the yoga classes (everything is optional):

  • Approximately 6’ X 6’ of space
  • A yoga mat, or a nonslip carpet or blanket
  • A water bottle
  • A small towel to wipe perspiration, if needed
  • A yoga strap, or scarf
  • Blocks or a chair depending on your flexibility
  • Pillows for postures held longer

For relaxation:

A hoodie, sweater or blanket, socks, or maybe an eye mask: Whatever you need to feel comfortable, cozy and warm.

Yoga sessions


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As part of our Power of Podcast: Encouraging Student Voices project, we are proud to release our first podcast: My 15 Year Overnight Success: An Interview with DJ Corchin.

Throughout the project, students of CDC Vimont and The Learning Exchange will be able to learn how to create their own podcasts through workshops and information videos to have their voices heard! In this interview, students prepared a list of questions for TLE podcast interviewer Chris Shee to ask DJ during the interview. Take a listen!

DJ Corchin is an author and illustrator of many children’s books. He uses his unique humor and wit to focus on socially conscious messages involving kindness and emotional awareness. Some of his other titles include, Do You Speak Fish?, A Thousand NO’s, Half-Cat, and Mystical Rules For My Magical Daughter.  DJ has both illustrated his own stories as well as worked with other talented artists such as award winning-illustrator and writer, Dan Dougherty.



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A Thousand NO’s is a story about perseverance and innovation. It shows what amazing things can happen if we work with others and don’t give up, and teaches us not to let expectations of how things should be get in the way of what could be.

~ A story by DJ Corchin

Eric Hoffer Award for Best Children’s Book!


A growth mindset story of resilience, grit, and creativity. 



A Thousand NO’s – Everyone has ideas!

How do we work with others to make our ideas better than we ever could have expected? DJ engages participants around creativity and the very real experience of having someone say NO to your idea. Not only does DJ read his book A Thousand NO’s, but also discusses his journey to being an author, how he had to live the lesson of A Thousand NO’s and work with others to change his original idea, and introduces creative exercises to be able to practice idea growing. It promises to be a fun and meaningful 45 min session on growth mindset and the power of wonderment!

About DJ Corchin 

DJ Corchin is an author and illustrator of many children’s books. He uses his unique humor and wit to focus on socially conscious messages involving kindness and emotional awareness. Some of his other titles include, Do You Speak Fish?, A Thousand NO’s, Half-Cat, and Mystical Rules For My Magical Daughter.  DJ has both illustrated his own stories as well as worked with other talented artists such as award winning-illustrator and writer, Dan Dougherty.


Hooked on School Days

DJ Corchin comes to The Learning Exchange for virtual visits


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Award-winning books on emotions.
Social Emotional Learning. Growth Mindset. Conversation Starters.

Join author and illustrator DJ Corchin and The Learning Exchange for a fun online family event with his children’s book series: I Feel…
Saturday, February 13th @10:30 AM via Zoom

I FEEL…

The fun, witty illustrations make it easy for kids to identify behaviors and emotions. Each book in the series is behavior based and has an emotional theme beyond just being “happy” or “sad.” Themes such as “Being kind will help you feel good” or “The things that make you different are what makes you unique and special” help connect those individual feelings.

The I Feel…Children’s Series is the perfect way for any child to begin exploring emotions whether through the colorful drawings, meaningful text, or playful metaphors. They’re sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. 

DJ Corchin 

DJ Corchin is an author and illustrator of many children’s books. He uses his unique humor and wit to focus on socially conscious messages involving kindness and emotional awareness. Some of his other titles include, Do You Speak Fish?, A Thousand NO’s, Half-Cat, and Mystical Rules For My Magical Daughter.  DJ has both illustrated his own stories as well as worked with other talented artists such as award winning-illustrator and writer, Dan Dougherty.

Educator’s Guide

The I Feel… Children’s Book Series has been celebrated by therapists, psychologists, teachers, and parents as wonderful tools to help discuss how to deal with emotions. They’ve been used in doctor’s offices, classrooms, and in special needs curriculum to explore the complex world of feelings.

Download a free educator’s guide connecting the books, activities, and common core standards. 


Listed on Autism Speaks Resource Library


Ready to Read, Write, Think is a PACTE community project funded by:


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Every Action Counts

Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 28, 2021 | version française

Now more than ever, every action counts. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view and use of our Facebook frame or Snapchat filter.

Toolkit

Want to join in to help create positive change, but don’t know how? It’s all about having the right tools to join the conversation and help create positive change. The Bell Let’s Talk Toolkit consists of simple everyday tools that can be used to take action to support mental health, including a conversation guide, workplace activities and social media images.

To help you spread the word about mental health, we’ve created a toolkit that includes a conversation guide and helpful templates for use in schools, communities, and workplaces.

Bell Let’s Talk Toolkit

Resources

Not sure where to go to find help or who to turn to? Consulting with your healthcare provider or another trusted professional is always a great start. You can also refer to our list of organizations with helpful resources.

If you are looking for online and other resources available to support and help manage your mental health through the COVID-19 situation, there are resources:

Covid-19 Resources

What is Bell Let’s Talk?

Bell Let’s Talk is a multi-year charitable program dedicated to the promotion and support of mental health across Canada. Since 2010, Bell has committed more than $100 million to support a wide range of mental health organizations, large and small, from coast to coast focusing on anti-stigma, care and access, workplace mental health and research.

Stay up-to-date

Year after year, Bell Let’s Talk gets the nation buzzing and taking action to help create positive change for mental health. Stay up-to-date on everything Bell Let’s Talk with the latest articles, media releases and videos.

Bell Let’s Talk News and Videos

A LEARNING EXCHANGE / CDC VIMONT partner event

 


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Join CDC Vimont and The Learning Exchange for a great children’s literacy online event: Bedtime with Bears!! Wear your pyjamas and bring your bears to listen to stories read in both English and French.

 Tuesday, March 23rd at 7 PM

This activity is geared for children 0-7 years old + their favourite adults, siblings and all other family members! 🙂


Register today!

If you are a CDC Vimont student or member of The Learning Exchange with children or grandchildren 0-7 years old, register for a fun night of stories read by staff and a chance to win great prizes!

We will be drawing a basket of books and goodies worth 150$ among the CDC Vimont students participating!

We hope to see you there!!



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Books for the Holidays

It’s time for a story!!! It’s time for Books for the Holidays!

We have great news…

All children going to Crestview Elementary, Jules Verne Elementary and JFK Elementary along with over 200 children in Laval daycares and countless families receiving Christmas Baskets from Agape, are getting a book to bring home for the holidays. This was made possible thanks to TLE’s Wonderful World of Stories project funded by Regroupement lavallois pour la réussite éducative and books from First Book Canada!!!

Watch the video to find out more…

Family Literacy Resources

Watch our website for additional resources, family activities and online stories, throughout the holiday season!

Learning Kits

Over 160 pre-k and kindergarten children will also receive a fun “Learning Kit” to bring home. The kits have an assortment of creative writing items such as paper, stickers, markers, an All About Me poster, family literacy activities, craft items, wiki stix, a name plate, etc.

Join the Contest: #LoveTLEbooks

Win a Scholastic Book Bag of 50 books for the family! Your family can enter our free draw to win!

  1. Take a fun picture about reading: For example, a drawing of a story or the family reading, your scratch bookmark design, etc.
  2. Post the pic to your Face Book or Twitter before midnight Dec. 31, 2020 and include the hashtag: #LoveTLEbooks
  3. Tag TLE in the post (remember to include the @ sign. You can also copy and paste our tags from here) : 
    • FaceBook: @TheLearningExchange1
    • Twitter: @TLEliteracy
  4. The winner* will be picked randomly and announced New Year’s Day! The winner will be contacted by social media.

Contest details

* Enter as often as you like!!! The contest is open to all residents of Laval, QC (18 years old +) as well as all Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board teachers, families and employees. The winner can select from the following book levels and have the box delivered to the home: 

PreK-K | Grade 1/2 | Grade 3/4 | Grade 5+

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I’m thrilled to say that The Learning Exchange’s proposal for Community Emergency Funding has been approved for over $46,000 to adapt our services to the current situation. We are excited to get our students and tutors matched again. We will be working over the summer to get a distance online learning program in place for students and tutors to be able to work together again during covid-19 restrictions. We have successfully started online matches with a few tutors and students and have already purchased and distributed some equipment for members to use.

With this change, we are faced with many challenges but we are hard at work to find the best content sharing methods, tools, resources and tutoring platforms to provide our members, as well as the training, information and online digital conduct guidelines necessary. We hope to be ready as soon as possible! Stay tuned!


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TLE’s Wonderful World of Stories

Children in pre-kindergarten to grade 2 have been delighted by volunteers readers visiting the schools, along with a special guest…The Cat-in-the-Hat, thanks to our project funding for TLE’s Wonderful World of Stories.

Hillcrest Elementary School

John F. Kennedy Elementary

A LEARNING EXCHANGE project funded by regroupement lavallois pour la réussite éducative


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