Yak’s Corner
A print and online children’s news magazine published on 30 Thursdays from September through May for Michigan kids ages 6-13. Each eight-page issue is filled with educational and entertaining stories about places, people and events in Michigan and around the world. The Yak’s Corner online page also includes “Yaktivities” for each issue, a Yak Art Gallery, student writing and more.
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Yak's Corner is an eight-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 weekly look at student art or writing, which is expanded in our online Yak Art Gallery and Yak Readers Write features. 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 on 30 Thursdays during the school year, which can be accessed in three ways.

  1. All editions will be available on e-editions of the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News (click here to register).
  2. All editions will be available at www.yakscorner.com, along with our roundup of "Yaktivities" based on the content in that week's issue. "Yaktivities" include 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.
  3. Nine of the 30 issues will be offered in print, delivered at no cost to schools in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties (place your order here). Delivery dates are September 25, October 23, November 20, December 18, January 29, February 26, March 26, April 30 and May 21.

Need more reasons to add Yak's Corner to your elementary or middle school classroom? Read these comments from teachers and principals.

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Yak's Corner for 09/18/2014

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Yak's Corner Archive

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Yak's Corner will be published on 30 Thursdays during the 2014-2015 school year, beginning September 11, 2014 and ending on May 21, 2015 delivered in print 9 times per year and available online 30 times. During this period Yak's Corner will not be published in print or online on these seven dates: November 27, December 25, January 1 & 8, February 19, and April 2 & 9.

Yak’s Corner Favorite Book Character Contest 2014

Congratulations to all the winners in this year’s Yak’s Corner Favorite Book Character Contest. We had more than 1,500 entries! Thanks to all the teachers and students for sharing heartfelt art and writing about such great characters in some of your favorite books.

We hope students continue to send us artwork during the school year, as we share art each week in the Yak’s Corner “Your Page.” Keep reading, writing and yakking with us!

6th Grade Winners

First place - Megan Cindric, Troy
2nd place - Marci Baumann, Holland
3rd place - Emily Mann, Troy
4th place - Josie Curtis , Livonia
5th place - Chelsea Rosenberg, Troy
Honorable Mentions: Daniel Ehrheart and Ellie Bronson, Livonia.

5th Grade Winners

First place - Dylan Doan, Grand Blanc
2nd place - Mya Massey, Petoskey
3rd place - Derek Votau, Holland
4th place - Taryn Ingalls, Petoskey
5th place - Savannah Stratton, Grand Blanc
Honorable Mentions: Emma Lindwalk, Petoskey; Sydney Ritsema, Grand Rapids; Hailey Paulsen, Petoskey; Jack Shaffer, Royal Oak

4th Grade Winners

First Place - James Streberger, Grosse Pointe Woods
2nd place - Keira Runyan, Troy
3rd place - Jack Gehlert, Grosse Pointe Woods
4th place - Jonathan Gillette, Grand Rapids
5th place - Lauren Staal, Grand Rapids
Honorable Mentions: Owen Sisson, Petoskey; Quinn Logee, Petoskey; Crystal Arambula, Detroit

3rd Grade Winners

First Place - Farrah Ardwin, Royal Oak
2nd place - Raylynn Quasarano, Utica
3rd place - Luke Scheer, Utica
4th place - Andre Panos, Petoskey
5th place - Jacob Brillati, Utica
Honorable Mentions: Betsy Jorgensen, Petoskey; Adelyn Wang, Petoskey

2nd Grade Winners

First Place: Malachi Bieniek, Troy
2nd place - Hayley Weiss, West Bloomfield Twp.
3rd place - Kayla Kirby, Troy
4th place - Maha Duais, Detroit
5th place - Jayla Fox Troy
Honorable Mentions: Angel Jordan, Troy; Catelyn Holdenhauer, Macomb

1st Grade Winners

First Place - Mayte Rosas Mendez, Detroit
2nd place - Elaina Bliss, New Baltimore
3rd place - Annabelle Murphy, Sterling Heights
4th place - Auah Waite, Lake City
5th place - Victoria Garcia, Detroit
Honorable Mentions: Noemi Quinonez, Detroit; Angelina Jankowiak, Sterling Heights

Kindergarten Winners

First Place - Grace Pinho, Royal Oak
2nd place - Luke Tibbe, Grand Rapids
3rd place - Tiffany Adkins, Detroit
4th place - Ariel Sanchez, Detroit
5th place - Haidyn Ritsema, Grand Rapids