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Tagged With: Global Grade 3

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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Painting Our Peruvian Masks

Painting is silent poetry. ~Plutarch Today we’re writing a blog post TOGETHER! We would love to tell you ALL about our journey painting our Peruvian masks with CONNIE! We loved EVERY second of our time with Connie AND with Gordon! After our masks were fired in the kiln, Connie came back to help us paint … Continue reading »

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Making Ancient Peruvian Masks

We have JUST completed two WONDERFUL mornings with artists Connie and Gordon! With their help, we learned how to make the most AMAZING ancient Peruvian Masks. What follows are just SOME of our thoughts about this learning adventure: “Hip, hip HOORAY!!! We get to make ancient Peruvian masks today. The first thing we did out … Continue reading »

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Learning Through Webcams

As a compliment to our Building Inquiry, and a beautiful lead-in to our Animal Life Cycles investigation, we have begun to explore some VERY interesting and engaging WEBCAMS! These webcams have taken us all OVER the world and our excitement is HIGH! Yes, we’ve even discovered that ANIMALS build structures! The White Rock and Delta … Continue reading »

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Let the GAMES Begin: Papier Mache at its FINEST!

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~Scott Adams This week we’ve been working to build even MORE strength into our paper structures … and … working HARD to build these structures up so that they look even MORE human! We have learned SO much through this building process. Some … 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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We ALL Have Rights!

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ~ Dr. Seuss, The Lorax On November 23rd we were … SILENT! WHAT … 26 grade three students SILENT … for an ENTIRE day??? That’s RIGHT! We weren’t alone, though! Our whole ENTIRE school participated in We are Silent. … 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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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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