browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

Tagged With: Battalion Park School

You CAN Change the World! You JUST Need to BEGIN!

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank Yesterday, we read an AMAZING book. It was called Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed. It’s ALL about a LITTLE girl named Mary. She is just an ordinary, typical little girl. BUT … SHE manages to CHANGE the … Continue reading »

Categories: Global Grade 3 | Tags: , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Our HOPES For NEXT Year’s Grade Threes! Oh, the PLACES You’ll GO!

One of the virtues of being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.  ~Sam Levenson A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement.  It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what … Continue reading »

Categories: Global Grade 3 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Mealworm Adventures

“Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives.” ~Thomas Berry, The Dream of the Earth I’m not touching it! This is what could be heard around the classroom the very FIRST day we began our inquiry into mealworms and animal life cycles. My how … Continue reading »

Categories: Global Grade 3 | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment

MORE Live Webcam Adventures … THIS Time With OWLS!

“It doesn’t matter if you’re born in a duck yard, so long as you are hatched from a swan’s egg!” ― Hans Christian Andersen, The Ugly Duckling Our live webcam adventures have continued! Because of these amazing webcams, our class has been fortunate enough to watch eagle eggs hatch, learned valuable lessons about life in … Continue reading »

Categories: Global Grade 3 | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Live Webcam Eagle Adventures

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Lately, we’ve been doing some pretty amazing learning through some live webcams! Actually, we’ve been watching the Delta and the White Rock eagle cameras since early March … even BEFORE they began laying their eggs. We LOVE that these live webcams exist because … Continue reading »

Categories: Global Grade 3 | Tags: , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Expressing Gratitude to our … BLOG Fathers!

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~William James This is a post about being LOST. But … it’s ALSO a post about being FOUND! We hope you’re SITTING down, because it DOESN’T start OUT pretty! Are you familiar with the fairytale Cinderella? Well, THIS is just a LITTLE bit like … Continue reading »

Categories: Global Grade 3 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Creating Ancient Peruvian Masks with Connie Claymaker

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~Pablo Picasso We’ve had the privilege of working with Connie Claymaker this year! She came in to teach us how to make ancient Peruvian masks! What follows are our thoughts: “Woo HOO! Connie’s here I said in my … Continue reading »

Categories: Global Grade 3 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

An INCREDIBLE Surprise Arrives from AUSTRALIA!

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it. ~Margaret Fuller This blog post is dedicated to Ross Mannell … our OTHER teacher on the OTHER side of the WORLD! We are SO sorry that it took SO long for us to share our excitement with you, Ross! Our blog has been shut … Continue reading »

Categories: Global Grade 3 | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Exploring Artifacts from AROUND the WORLD!

 “We live now in a global village and we are in one single family. It’s our responsibility to bring friendship and love from all different places around the world and to live together in peace.” ~Jackie Chan Together, we spent a GLORIOUS day handling, observing and sketching some of the amazing Peruvian, Indian, Tunisian and … Continue reading »

Categories: Global Grade 3 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A DAY of DRESS-Up AROUND the World!

People from different cultures have different definitions for beauty. Isn’t that sad to judge others with our standards … rather than appreciate them? ~Mizuki Nomura We’ve been working with the Fort Calgary kit this week! Today, we got to try on the traditional clothing from each of the four countries we investigate in Social Studies: … Continue reading »

Categories: Global Grade 3 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments