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Hi! Welcome to GRADE Three!

And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that never were. ~Rainer Maria Rilke Education is not the filling a pail, but the lighting of a fire. ~William Butler Yeats

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Welcome to a Brand NEW Year!

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Passing the Torch to NEXT Year’s Grade Threes.

Wow! WHERE has the year gone?  It is HARD to believe that we have six days left together in Grade Three.  We have developed our “roots” and sprouted our “wings”, as Ross has told us!  While we are EXCITED to move on to Grade Four, we know that there will be things that we will … Continue reading »

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Excitement AND sadness … our LAST Skype with Ashli.

On Wednesday, June 14, the Grade Three Bloggers were LUCKY enough to Skype with ASHLI again! This Skype was FILLED with EXCITEMENT … but it was ALSO filled with SADNESS. Why, you ask? Because THIS Skype was the LAST one we would HAVE with her as the Grade Three Bloggers. While we were TERRIBLY excited … Continue reading »

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Filling the EARTH’S Bucket!

Today, we took part in Mayor Nenshi’s 20 Minute Makeover Challenge!  We weren’t sure whether it would work for us today, or not, because Calgary has had some REALLY unsettled weather the last couple of days.  Last night, MANY of us were unable to get a good solid sleep because … JUST as we were … Continue reading »

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Pennies for Peru … walking a “mile” in someone else’s shoes!

Today, the Battalion Park Grade Threes …  117 of them … all FIVE classrooms … took part in “Pennies for Peru”!  Today, we tried to “walk a “mile” in their shoes”.  As with ANY figure of speech, this CAN’T be taken LITERALLY!  After all, “It’s raining cats and dogs” doesn’t REALLY mean that cats and dogs are FALLING … Continue reading »

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Bucket Fillers and Change Makers!

Are you a bucket FILLER or a bucket DIPPER? Yesterday, we read a book called Have You Filled a Bucket Today? It was written by Carol McCloud and illustrated by David Messing. This book was about filling people’s invisible buckets. We BET you are wondering what in the world an INVISIBLE bucket is! Each of … Continue reading »

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Learning About OTHER Change Makers in the World!

Since working on the Battalion Park Library Project, helping Mosqoy and Q’ente to build a library and put books on the new shelves in Q’enqo Peru, we have discovered that there are a LOT of very special people in the world … people who truly believe in the importance of Global Citizenship … who actively work to make the … Continue reading »

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Icebergs, Change Makers and Building Capacity

 Flickr Photo shared by Quinet Today, we did some brainstorming and THINKING … and this is what we came up with: What does Global mean? Around the world World wide What is a Citizen? A person What is a GLOBAL Citizen? A person in the world What is GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP? A person  who is a … Continue reading »

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Learning How to Build Capacity

  We want the children in Q’enqo to see how much FUN reading can be, so we are going to HELP Mosqoy build CAPACITY! In our last post, A Surprising Library Lesson, we shared some VERY important information about the learning we are ALL doing as we help with the Q’enqo Library Project.  Although our … Continue reading »

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