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Tagged With: Building Capacity

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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If I could Skype with a child in __, I would love to …

We’ve spent the year exploring four countries: Tunisia, India, Peru and Ukraine. As always … it seems the more we discover … the more QUESTIONS we have! So … this post is dedicated to sharing just SOME of the questions we still have! “Have you ever wondered about the children that live all over the … 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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We Are Silent

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” ~Nelson Mandela We took the “Vow of Silence” today “for the children. Because our silence is their voice.”

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If You Could CHANGE the World …

“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ~Dr. Seuss (From The Lorax) Flickr Creative Commons Photo by noticelj “If you could change something in the world what would it be? I know what I would do. I would make it LESS scary for kids to get … Continue reading »

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