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Tagged With: global citizenship

Our Trip to a Noisy Peruvian Cafe!

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ~Harriet Tubman Ahh. The MAGIC of technology. Nothing beats the ability to be in TWO places at once … through the POWER of SKYPE! Yesterday, we … Continue reading »

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We Are SILENT … Because OUR Silence is THEIR Voice!

One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. ~Malala Yousafzai *This post is dedicated to Mrs. Campbell, our amazing Assistant Principal. She is leaving us for a brand new Principalship! We will miss her and we will ALWAYS remember how she helped us to be the BEST that we can be … she … 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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AMAZING Libraries Around the World!

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. –Maya Angelou We have a special interest in libraries. We LOVE books and we feel SO lucky to be SURROUNDED by books! We also know that there are MANY … 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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