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Tagged With: culture

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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Presenting … our GLOBAL Marionettes!

Do you know how to make a marionette? We do! Our teacher, Mrs. Renton, taught us how to make these splendid puppets in February! We’d love to tell you a little bit about the process we went through. Long before even getting started, we had to collect a MOUNTAIN of paper towel tubes, newspapers and … 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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Papier Mache Marionettes

What are we UP to, you may be wondering? Well … we’ve been on another incredible adventure over the past two weeks! We’ve been making MARIONETTES! It’s been AMAZING to see how paper towel tubes, newspaper and MASKING tape can be transformed into something like this: In Science, we’ve been exploring “Testing Materials” and “Building … Continue reading »

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Traditional Clothing Around the World

What a strange power there is in clothing. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer “Why are THESE here?” I asked surprisingly when I walked into the classroom Tuesday morning! I thought it was going to be just another normal school day. When Mrs. Renton told us that we were going to be using the tri-folds for the day … Continue reading »

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Ancient Peruvian Mask Making with Connie Clay Maker (Part I of IV)

“On January 24th, the Grade Three Bloggers had a BLAST with the one, the ONLY … the magnificent … Connie the Clay Maker!  She is the only person we know that can make Ancient Peruvian masks!”  (Kaylee) The ONE … the ONLY … Connie Clay Maker! “If you have NEVER made a Peruvian mask, it … Continue reading »

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