April 22, 2002
This week, we are launching twelve stories written by students from The Learning Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. As a special event you can read some of the stories as well as hear them, with the audio player.
The Learning Centre is a community-based adult literacy and education program in Edmonton, Alberta. Whether we are drawn to the Centre to learn to write, to tutor reading, to facilitate, coordinate or do research, learning is at the centre of what we do.
The following story was written by Colleen Isadore. Colleen is originally from Driftpile in northern Alberta. She has lived in Edmonton almost all of her life. She is a mother of four children. Colleen attends The Learning Centre for help in math and writing sentences and paragraphs. She likes being at the Centre.
Play an audio version of this story
I picked the picture of the birds because it reminds me of when I was young. It reminds me of a warm day in the woods. There is a big forest and there's a path and I'm walking down the path. I almost step on a rabbit. So I stand there and listen for a long time. Then I hear a few birds chirp away. So I take my camera out of the bag. Then I take a snap shot. There are colourful birds in the blue sky. I see red, blue and yellow. They are so amazing flying around and chirping. I love the way they chirp.
I used to go way back in the woods at my late grandfather's house. I would stroll around or sit in a tree and listen to magpies or other birds chirp. This was back home at Driftpile. That's why I like birds chirping. Even here I go for walks down the ravine. I will hear birds chirp. I will stand around and listen to the birds.