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Tagged With: Battalion Park

Save the Bilbies

A MYSTERY Package Arrives! On Tuesday morning, when we came in and gathered on the carpet, we spotted an unusual package sitting on the counter! Right away we could tell, by looking at it, that it had had a ROUGH journey! We could see water stains all over the surprise package. There was LOTS of … Continue reading »

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A Plan for Action

“I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” ~Jorge Luis Borges This morning, we were experimenting with how strong different column shapes are. We were surprised by our discoveries … and THAT led us into an AMAZING discussion around our work with Ashli and the Q’enqo library! It’s FUNNY how our … Continue reading »

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Our Papier Mache Marionettes

When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show. I never played with puppets or had any interest in them. ~Jim Henson Just LOOK at what Jim Henson has done SINCE then: For the past couple of months, we have been making marionettes! It’s been a pretty AMAZING process and TONS of work, … Continue reading »

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Making Peruvian Masks

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. ~Pablo Picasso “Yeah! Connie is here! When Connie came this was my favourite part: when I was doing the base colour. Mine was brown. We painted the masks with acrylic paints. We went from a big brush to a small brush. … Continue reading »

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Stones, Reeds, Stilts … Places People Live

Home is a shelter from storms – all sorts of storms.  ~William J. Bennett In December, while learning more about voluntary no-contact indigenous groups after an amazing Skype with Ashli and Zoe, we discovered that some indigenous groups build their houses high up in the canopy of rainforest trees! It’s funny how one question can lead … Continue reading »

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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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Exploring Artifacts from Different Countries

“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 “Wow! I was right … the gold necklace is from India! I never though touching stuff would be SO much fun! But, I like sketching more! Mrs. Renton brought in … Continue reading »

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Exploring Traditional Clothing from Around the World

This week, we’ve had the privilege of working with a Fort Calgary kit which contains clothing from the four amazing countries we investigate in Social Studies: Tunisia, India, Ukraine and Peru! We spent a DAY trying these awesome clothes on, taking photos and sketching our experiences! What follows are our reflections on the day: “Wow! … 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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