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Delta Eagle Webcam Highlights!

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Khalil Gibran Well, it’s official! We have EAGLETS! I think WE are as excited as the Delta ma and pa eagles are because it’s been three YEARS since their last successful hatch! This webcam, along … Continue reading »

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And Our Marionette Adventure BEGINS!

The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. ~Paul Strand This week began with the excitement of knowing that we would be starting our integrated, multi-disciplinary marionette project. We are SO excited and can’t wait to see … Continue reading »

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Learning About Other Cultures Through Their Artifacts

 “Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.” ~ René Dubos Welcome to part TWO of our amazing exploration of the Fort Calgary kit prior to our winter break! We had SO much fun exploring the traditional clothing from our four countries: Ukraine, Peru, Tunisia and India … but … Continue reading »

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Exploring Culture Through Traditional Clothing

We are increasingly recognizing and accepting, respecting and celebrating, our cultural diversity. Julie Bishop Just before our winter break, we had the privilege of borrowing an amazing kit from Fort Calgary. This treasure box was FILLED with artifacts and traditional clothing from the four countries we explore in our Grade Three Social Studies curriculum: Peru, … Continue reading »

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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 »

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That Ross … He is SO Amazing!

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. ~Amelia Earhart It’s HERE … it’s HERE, shouted everyone, in unison, as our caretaker delivered our much anticipated package … from … AUSTRALIA! WHAT? ANOTHER package from Australia? Yup! That Ross … he is SO amazing! … Continue reading »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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