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Tagged With: Battalion Park

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 »

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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 »

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A Visit from Kristina!

We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.  ~John Lubbock Yesterday, we were blessed to have a visit from Kristina. She has been working with Mosqoy for the past couple of years. She surprised us by asking if she could come to talk to us about the library … Continue reading »

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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 »

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What’s the BIG Deal about Fair Trade?!?

There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness. ~ Mahatma Gandhi A hundred times a day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labours of other men. ~ Albert Einstein Our Student Council group is selling Rafiki Chains. This is a part of the … Continue reading »

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The Grandparent Diaries … All about the Dyeing Process!

What do you actually need? Food, clothing and shelter. Everything else is entertainment. ~Aloe Blacc We’ve had a TON of fun investigating the emails we are receiving from Carter’s Grandparents, who have been travelling through India. One of their emails told us about how fabric is “stamped” using wooden blocks and natural dyes made from the … Continue reading »

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The Grandparent TRAVEL Diaries … and the REAL Adventure Begins!

“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” ~Moslih Eddin Saadi We are SO lucky! One of the Blogging Hawks’ GRANDPARENTS are travelling through INDIA right now! India happens to be one of the FOUR countries we explore in our Grade Three Social Studies curriculum! We have received SEVERAL emails with the most WONDERFUL … Continue reading »

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A FINAL Skype With Natalie

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.  ~T.S. Eliot On May 27th, we had a final Skype with Natalie while she is still in Peru. It’s … Continue reading »

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When We ALL Come Together … We Accomplish MORE!

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~ Helen Keller On Friday, our ENTIRE school came together to help the Grade Threes with their Battalion Park Library Project in Q’enqo Peru! Imagine that … over 700 students ALL working together to be the best FOR the world! Helen Keller was … Continue reading »

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Our Trip to a Noisy Peruvian Cafe!

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ~Harriet Tubman Ahh. The MAGIC of technology. Nothing beats the ability to be in TWO places at once … through the POWER of SKYPE! Yesterday, we … Continue reading »

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