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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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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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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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Thank GOODNESS for FLAT Walls!

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin Ashli and Zoe helped us to FLATTEN our classroom WALLS again!  Before you get all worried about “demolition” … take a DEEP breath! That’s NOT what we mean! Ashli and Zoe, our Peru experts from Mosqoy, SKYPED with … Continue reading »

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Just because it’s DIFFERENT … does THAT make it BAD?

“We inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity.” ~ Desmond Tutu “EWW … how can they EAT them … they’re SO cute!!!” MANY students were SHOCKED during our Skype with Ashli and Zoe when they discovered that in some Peruvian areas it is COMMON to raise guinea pigs, let them run around freely in … Continue reading »

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A MAGICAL Skype … sharing our “Wonders”!

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” ~ Albert Einstein On Wednesday morning, our class took a “virtual” trip to Victoria! It’s TRUE! It would have cost us about $300.00 EACH to do this on an AIRPLANE … but … WE connected through SKYPE! Wow. Technology is … Continue reading »

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Passing the TORCH … our hopes and dreams for NEXT year’s Grade Threes!

This has not been a TYPICAL end to the school year. We’ve lost SEVERAL school days to SEVERE flooding in our city and province. We are feeling SO badly for all the people who have been affected by the flooding. We WEREN’T even SURE if we would GET to this, but we did … so … Continue reading »

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