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Global Grade 3

Online Learning … the MAGIC of Webcams!

O, money can’t buy the delights of the glen, Nor Poetry sing all its charms: There’s a solace and calm ne’er described by the pen When we’re folded within Nature’s arms! ~James Rigg, “Nutting Time,” Wild Flower Lyrics and Other Poems, 1897 Since the beginning of March, we’ve been observing the eagles in White Rock … Continue reading »

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Making Ancient Peruvian Masks with Connie Claymaker & Gordon

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. ~Pablo Picasso Connie Claymaker and Gordon have enriched our lives. They’ve deepened our understanding of art and our connection with some of the amazing artistic history of Peru through our work making ancient Peruvian masks. We’ve been SO lucky to spend this time with Connie and … Continue reading »

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From Recycling to MAGIC … the Creation of our Marionette Structures!

The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. ~Paul Strand We have JUST finished the STRUCTURAL part of our multi-disciplinary inquiry! We have already learned SO much, through art, science, social studies, reading, writing, math, collaborating, compromising … Continue reading »

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Now THIS was Even MORE Egg-Citing!

Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science. ~Edwin Powell Hubble We had SO much fun exploring the strength of our FIRST three eggs that we just HAD to test our theory! We weighed our eggs to discover that ONE egg weighed 62.5 grams … and then … Continue reading »

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Now, THAT was EGG-Citing!

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why. ~Bernard Baruch Meet … the HUMBLE egg … great for EATING, wonderful for making fake GEODES … and NOW … fabulous for … holding very HEAVY loads! What, you ask? It’s TRUE … you DEFINITELY read that right. Read on and see what WE discovered! *A VERY … Continue reading »

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Hands-On Learning Through Artifacts

People are pretty much alike. It’s only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities. ~Linda Ellerbee We have been lucky enough to have the Fort Calgary kit this week. It is FILLED with treasures and artifacts from the four countries we explore in Social Studies: Peru, Ukraine, Tunisia and India! Imagine … Continue reading »

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Exploring Crystals … Looking Deeply.

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. ~Ellen Parr It’s hard to believe that it is mid November … and … we are STILL rock crazy! We’ve learned SO much about the layers of the earth … and zoomed in even closer to learn more about the rocks that make … Continue reading »

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Rock Museum

Nature composes some of her loveliest poems for the microscope and the telescope. ~Theodore Roszak What? It’s OVER? It seems like we were just TALKING about this … in … SEPTEMBER! We’ve had such an AMAZING learning journey … wondering, researching, discovering, wondering MORE … and discovering SO much about rocks and minerals over the … Continue reading »

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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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