Yak’s Corner

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Yak's Corner is a 12-page news magazine for kids ages 6-13 that's filled with stories about Michigan places, events and people. You'll also find news briefs from around the world in "Yakking About the News" and "Kids in the News" lets your students see how kids across the county are making news. "Your Page" is a look at student art or writing. Each issue is written with the objective to engage young readers with informational text that is both educational and entertaining.

Yak’s Corner will be published in October, December, March and May and can be accessed in two ways.

  1. All editions will be available at www.yakscorner.com, along with our roundup of "Yaktivities" based on the content in that issue. "Yaktivities" includes two pages of content quizzes, a vocabulary activity and a word search for students and a separate teacher's page that includes an answer sheet and discussion starter. And the teacher's page shows the correlations between the content in each issue with Common Core State Standards..
  2. All editions will be offered in print, delivered at no cost to schools in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties (place your order here)

Yak's Corner for 12/05/2016

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Yak's Corner Archive

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Yak's Corner will be published in October, December, March and May during the 2016-2017 school year. Print delivery is offered free to schools in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties that also order free access to Detroit Free Press or Detroit News e-editions. Order here.

Congratulations to all the students who took time to enter the Yak’s Favorite Book Character Contest. We received so many excellent entries. This year, we awarded first through third place awards to 1st-6th grade students. And the winners are:

First-place winners

First grade: Jennifer Barragan, Roberto Clemente Learning Academy, Detroit.
Second grade: Hunter Asbury, City School, Grand Blanc.
Third grade: Medina Mazloum, Kinloch Elementary, Dearborn Heights.
Fourth grade: Anna Staal, West Side Christian School, Grand Rapids.
Fifth grade: Krishna Pedavalli, City School, Grand Blanc.
Sixth grade: Sree Anumolu, Larson Middle School, Troy.

Second-place winners

First grade: Emmanuel Colon, Roberto Clemente Learning Academy, Detroit.
Second grade: Astha Patel, Susick Elementary, Troy.
Third grade: Ava DeOliveira, St. Lawrence School, Utica.
Fourth grade: Kate Bania, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Grosse Pointe Woods.
Fifth grade: Betsy Jorgensen, Sheridan/Ottawa School, Petoskey.
Sixth grade: Alessandra Moscone, Larson Middle School, Troy.

Third-place winners

First grade: Liza Kauffman, West Side Christian School, Grand Rapids.
Second grade: Vivian Li, City School, Grand Blanc.
Third grade: Najah Williams, Roosevelt Primary School, Ferndale.
Fourth grade:Allen Elya, Sheridan/Central School, Petoskey.
Fifth grade: Boi Phui, Susick Elementary, Troy.
Sixth grade: Max Cibor, Van Hoosen Middle School, Rochester.

Honorable Mentions

Third graders Deon Robertson, Dove Academy, Detroit; Leya Chammout and Mariam Nahhal, Kinloch Elementary, Dearborn Heights
Fourth graders Sofie Ancona, Our Lady Star of the Sea Elementary, Grosse Pointe Woods and
Katelyn Knickerbocker, Sheridan/Lincoln School, Petoskey
Fifth graders Farhat Zaman, Dickinson East, Hamtramck, Nehemiah Owens, Brewer Academy, Detroit and Lucy Pund, Jane Addams Elementary, Royal Oak.
Sixth graders Delaney Allen, Van Hoosen Middle School,Rochester;Avery Timm
Petoskey Middle School, Petoskey; and Larson Middle Schoolers Manaal Syed and Emma Carrier of Troy.