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Our Marionettes Are FINALLY Finished!

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. ~Clay P. Bedford Hi Readers! It’s been a WHILE since we’ve posted ANYTHING about our marionettes! So, THIS blog post is to capture … 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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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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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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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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INTRODUCING …

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” ― Socrates HELLO, world! This is our very FIRST blog post for the year! We  are SO excited to be blogging and learning WITH the world! We hope you stop by and leave comments because it is SO exciting to learn BEYOND our … Continue reading »

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When We ALL Come Together … We Accomplish MORE!

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~ Helen Keller On Friday, our ENTIRE school came together to help the Grade Threes with their Battalion Park Library Project in Q’enqo Peru! Imagine that … over 700 students ALL working together to be the best FOR the world! Helen Keller was … Continue reading »

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