Yak’s Corner

This student magazine geared toward kids in elementary and middle school will be delivered to classrooms quarterly and will also be available online.


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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 03/06/2017

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Download Yak's Corner and the Yaktivities worksheet here each week

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.

Yak's Corner Favorite Book Character Contest
Sponsored by Michigan K.I.D.S., Inc.

Thank you teachers and students for taking the time to enter the Yak’s Favorite Book Character Contest. We received wonderful entries from all of our young readers. Thank you for reading, writing and yakking with us!

The 2017 winners are:

FIRST PLACE
First grade: Geethakshita Orampadu, Susick Elementary School, Warren Consolidated Schools
Second grade: Yesinia Lewis, Emerson Elementary School, Fraser
Third grade: Josephine Peterman, Sheridan Elementary School, Petoskey
Fourth grade: Natalie Tallu, Susick Elementary School, Warren Consolidated Schools
Fifth grade: Jimmy Marshall, Sheridan Elementary School, Petoskey
Sixth grade: Landa Terolli, Larson Middle School, Troy

SECOND PLACE
First grade: Akshita Akthi Narayanan, Susick Elementary School, Warren Consolidated Schools
Second grade: Aylin Odessho, Emerson Elementary School, Fraser
Third grade: Braeden Flynn, Sheridan Elementary School, Petoskey
Fourth grade: Jackson Chapin, City School, Grand Blanc
Fifth grade: Lauren Cole, Sheridan Elementary School, Petoskey
Sixth grade: Farrah Alaowad, Larson Middle School, Troy

THIRD PLACE
First grade: Makena Huismann, West Side Christian School, Grand Rapids
Second grade: Claire Diggan, Emerson Elementary School, Fraser
Third grade: Miles Keys, Sheridan Elementary School, Petoskey
Fourth grade: Erica Velzen, West Side Christian, Grand Rapids
Fifth grade: James Alpi, City School, Grand Blanc
Sixth grade: Tyler Diehl, Clifford Smart School, Commerce Township

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Leah Chambers, Salk Elementary, Fraser
Emma Tank, Sheridan Elementary School, Petoskey
Roarke McKeown, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Grosse Pointe Woods
Skye Wilson, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Grosse Pointe Woods
Glenn Steien, Island City Academy, Eaton Rapids
Molly Versluis, West Side Christian, Grand Rapids
Luke Ingalls, Sheridan Elementary, Petoskey
Greta Putnam, Sheridan/Central Elementary, Petoskey
Madelyn Gullion, City School, Grand Blanc
Namaa Mokhtar, Beverly Hills Academy, Beverly Hills
Amina Safiedine, Beverly Hills Academy, Beverly Hills
Vanessa Ellis, Mark Twain Elementary, Roseville
Lake Liao, Larson Middle School, Troy