Guidance Mr.Stewart Notes

Lake view


Posted: April 27, 2020

Listening to peaceful music is a powerful way to calm us and settle our busy minds.  Here are links below which have soothing music that you can use to help relax and calm yourself.  You can focus on the music or you can just have it on in the background when you are doing your Home Learning, cooking with family or reading.  Enjoy a calming moment with music.

Mindful Kids Relaxation Music

6 Hours Mozart for Studying, Concentration, Relaxation

With the weather getting warmer and the snow melting fast, now is the time to get outside and enjoy nature in your backyard.  We know that spending time in nature is a great way to relax and we also know that you like your devices, so let’s put the two together.  You can use some screen time on your device to help you learn about all the living things in your backyard that you will see and hear when you go out for some mindful green time. 

Here are two ways below to use your device to learn about nature:

  1. SEEK by iNaturalist:  Do you have a camera on your device? Just take a pic of an animal and find out what it is called.  It is that easy.

    -Step #1 Go to GOOGLE PLAY or APP STORE

    -Step #2 Search for “SEEK by iNaturalist”

    -Step #3 Download the FREE App

    -Step #4 Find some living thing in your yard like a plant, bug or animal.

    -Step #5 Take a picture of it by pressing the green button on the App

     The App will give you the name of what you found.  You can even earn badges for your discoveries.

      I find that you will get better results if you take a photo first and then put it into the APP when you          

      press the green button.  Remember to never get too close to wild animals. They need their space too.


 2. The ROOST:  What about the birds in your backyard? Use your device to learn more about them.

  1. -Step #1 Go to

    -Step #2 Scroll down to the section: Activities for Families

    -Step #3 Click on: Bird Identification Tool

    -Step #4 Drop a pin on where you live on the map

    -Step #5 Click on the blue View or Print box

       You will get a picture list of all the birds in your area that you can view on your device or print off.  

       You can use the pictures to help you identify the birds in your yard.  There are also other activities

        to do on this site.

Keep a record of what you see in a Journal as things change outside almost day-to-day.  You can write, draw or do further research on what you find.  Remember that technology doesn’t always work the way it is supposed to, so if you run into problems using this App or Website, just write down what you see on a piece of paper.  I would also like to hear about your discoveries so email me at with your observations.  Enjoy your Green Time!


Hi Bears,

Now that all you K-5 Students can go on to PAWS IN JOBLAND, it is time to do some exploring on the website and check out all the different jobs in JOBLAND.  After you have had some time to look at the different jobs, pick one and dress up like the person in the job or draw a picture of you doing the job when you grow up.  Send in your pictures or drawings to me,  Mr. Stewart, at and I will post them on the Guidance Teacher Page.

Can you guess what I want to be when I grow Up?  Check out my picture in the Gallery.

Send me your guess and maybe you will see more of the Staff of Millerton School showing you what they would like to be when they grow up.

It is normal that you might feel sad these days because of all the changes that are happening so quickly.  Have a look at this BIG BLOCK SINGSONG about feeling sad.

So It is OK to feel sad and its is important to have some ways to get yourself feeling better when you are down.  Send me an email at and let me know what you do to help bring yourself UP when you are feeling DOWN. Remember you have friends you can count on at Millerton School.

While I miss you all, let me start off by saying thank you for STAYING HOME as we all have an important job right now to STAY HOME to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  Take a look at this video I found that shows everybody doing their part by STAYING HOME:

Let me know a few of your favourite activities that you like to do at home these days by emailing them to me at  You can include a picture or a drawing for the STAY AT HOME Gallery

Posted: April 8, 2020

Note to Parents: Now that we have started Home-Learning due to COVID-19, let me know if I can be of any help. Send an email to and I will contact you to discuss any Guidance Related concerns that you are having at this time.  Please include your phone number if you would like to talk over the phone.

Note to Students: It sure is different not seeing you all in the hallways every week.  If you would like to check in with me, send an email to and I will contact you.  Please include a number if you want to talk over the phone.