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Tagged With: Global Citizens

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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You CAN Change the World! You JUST Need to BEGIN!

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank Yesterday, we read an AMAZING book. It was called Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed. It’s ALL about a LITTLE girl named Mary. She is just an ordinary, typical little girl. BUT … SHE manages to CHANGE the … 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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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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A DAY of DRESS-Up AROUND the World!

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 We’ve been working with the Fort Calgary kit this week! Today, we got to try on the traditional clothing from each of the four countries we investigate in Social Studies: … 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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