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Author Archives: Laurie Renton

Happy National FOSSIL Day!

Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science. ~Edwin Powell Hubble This is how we began our day … happy National FOSSIL Day! Let’s get into small groups! I’m going to pass you a fossil and a magnifying glass! Talk about what kind of a fossil you … Continue reading »

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What’s the BIG Deal About PATTERNS?

The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.  ~S. Gudder Hi! Welcome to our very FIRST post of the year! It’s an EXCITING one! Why? Because we have been looking at PATTERNS! What’s the big deal? Well, patterns are EVERYWHERE! Patterns aren’t just about math … … Continue reading »

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Welcome to GRADE Three!

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. ~Pablo Picasso You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. ~Wayne Gretzky

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Year End Reflections and Advice For the NEW Grade Threes!

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.  ~Author Unknown It is HARD to believe that it is the END of the school year. NONE of us knows where the time has gone … it has simple VANISHED into THIN air! What an AMAZING year of … Continue reading »

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Our Marionettes Are FINALLY Finished!

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. ~Clay P. Bedford Hi Readers! It’s been a WHILE since we’ve posted ANYTHING about our marionettes! So, THIS blog post is to capture … Continue reading »

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Delta Eagle Webcam Highlights!

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Khalil Gibran Well, it’s official! We have EAGLETS! I think WE are as excited as the Delta ma and pa eagles are because it’s been three YEARS since their last successful hatch! This webcam, along … Continue reading »

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Painting Our Peruvian Masks

Painting is silent poetry. ~Plutarch Today we’re writing a blog post TOGETHER! We would love to tell you ALL about our journey painting our Peruvian masks with CONNIE! We loved EVERY second of our time with Connie AND with Gordon! After our masks were fired in the kiln, Connie came back to help us paint … Continue reading »

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Making Ancient Peruvian Masks

We have JUST completed two WONDERFUL mornings with artists Connie and Gordon! With their help, we learned how to make the most AMAZING ancient Peruvian Masks. What follows are just SOME of our thoughts about this learning adventure: “Hip, hip HOORAY!!! We get to make ancient Peruvian masks today. The first thing we did out … Continue reading »

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Learning Through Webcams

As a compliment to our Building Inquiry, and a beautiful lead-in to our Animal Life Cycles investigation, we have begun to explore some VERY interesting and engaging WEBCAMS! These webcams have taken us all OVER the world and our excitement is HIGH! Yes, we’ve even discovered that ANIMALS build structures! The White Rock and Delta … Continue reading »

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Let the GAMES Begin: Papier Mache at its FINEST!

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~Scott Adams This week we’ve been working to build even MORE strength into our paper structures … and … working HARD to build these structures up so that they look even MORE human! We have learned SO much through this building process. Some … Continue reading »

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