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Tagged With: Battalion Park Library Project

Hola from Ollantaytambo!

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world!” ~Nelson Mandela Yesterday, we ALL went to PERU! Yup! You read that right … THAT’S the MAGIC of SKYPE! This was our FIRST “trip” to Peru this year and, boy, were WE excited! Technology has helped us to FLATTEN the walls … Continue reading »

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WHAT is a Voluntary No-Contact Tribe?

“Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.” ~ Rene Dubois When we Skyped with Ashli and Zoe, two weeks ago, Ashli told us a bit about “voluntary no-contact” tribes living in the Peruvian Jungle. We were shocked to hear that one of her friends had been shot … Continue reading »

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Thank GOODNESS for FLAT Walls!

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin Ashli and Zoe helped us to FLATTEN our classroom WALLS again!  Before you get all worried about “demolition” … take a DEEP breath! That’s NOT what we mean! Ashli and Zoe, our Peru experts from Mosqoy, SKYPED with … Continue reading »

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Just because it’s DIFFERENT … does THAT make it BAD?

“We inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity.” ~ Desmond Tutu “EWW … how can they EAT them … they’re SO cute!!!” MANY students were SHOCKED during our Skype with Ashli and Zoe when they discovered that in some Peruvian areas it is COMMON to raise guinea pigs, let them run around freely in … Continue reading »

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A MAGICAL Skype … sharing our “Wonders”!

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” ~ Albert Einstein On Wednesday morning, our class took a “virtual” trip to Victoria! It’s TRUE! It would have cost us about $300.00 EACH to do this on an AIRPLANE … but … WE connected through SKYPE! Wow. Technology is … Continue reading »

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Passing the TORCH … our hopes and dreams for NEXT year’s Grade Threes!

This has not been a TYPICAL end to the school year. We’ve lost SEVERAL school days to SEVERE flooding in our city and province. We are feeling SO badly for all the people who have been affected by the flooding. We WEREN’T even SURE if we would GET to this, but we did … so … Continue reading »

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A Final Skype … with … ASHLI!

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ~Lao Tzu This was our FINAL Skype of the year as the Grade Three Battalion Hawk Bloggers. We were mixed with happiness, excitement AND sadness. Happiness and EXCITEMENT to hear the latest Q’enqo library news … and SADNESS because this journey will belong to … Continue reading »

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Global Poetry!

Lately, we have been exploring poetry! We thought it might be fun to try a DIFFERENT kind of blog post this time around! Here is some “Global Poetry” for you to enjoy! You will notice some cinquain and diamante poems. Surprisingly, at the end, you MAY even notice an acrostic poem worked into a cinquain! Blogging … Continue reading »

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Para Usted Q’enqo … For YOU!

Today was a MAGICAL day … we came together to be the best for the world. HOW, you ask? Well, today, the Battalion Park Grade Threes ALL worked toward a COMMON goal … to bring MORE books to the Q’enqo Peru Library. This project has been THREE years in the making. We’ve worked HARD with … Continue reading »

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A FREE Trip to PERU!

Flickr Creative Commons Photo by Puddy_uk On Monday, the Global Grade 3s took a FREE trip to Cusco, Peru! It was a QUICK visit … an hour and 15 minutes … but it was worth EVERY second! We know … you MUST be asking yourselves: How in the WORLD did a WHOLE class of Grade … Continue reading »

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