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Tagged With: Grade Three

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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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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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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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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An Australian SURPRISE … but … WAIT … it isn’t even OUR Blogging Birthday!

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns. ~Author Unknown Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ~James Matthew Barrie We were SO excited to open this surprise package from Ross Mannell: Oh my GOODNESS … the anticipation was HARD on us! Okay … we knew a LITTLE in advance … Continue reading »

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Papier Mache Marionettes

What are we UP to, you may be wondering? Well … we’ve been on another incredible adventure over the past two weeks! We’ve been making MARIONETTES! It’s been AMAZING to see how paper towel tubes, newspaper and MASKING tape can be transformed into something like this: In Science, we’ve been exploring “Testing Materials” and “Building … Continue reading »

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Pennies for Peru … walking a “mile” in someone else’s shoes!

Today, the Battalion Park Grade Threes …  117 of them … all FIVE classrooms … took part in “Pennies for Peru”!  Today, we tried to “walk a “mile” in their shoes”.  As with ANY figure of speech, this CAN’T be taken LITERALLY!  After all, “It’s raining cats and dogs” doesn’t REALLY mean that cats and dogs are FALLING … Continue reading »

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Learning How to Build Capacity

  We want the children in Q’enqo to see how much FUN reading can be, so we are going to HELP Mosqoy build CAPACITY! In our last post, A Surprising Library Lesson, we shared some VERY important information about the learning we are ALL doing as we help with the Q’enqo Library Project.  Although our … Continue reading »

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The GRAND OPENING of the Q’enqo Library … a Special Day to Remember!

“On March 7th, 2012, the Grade Threes from Battalion Park School got together in Room One to Skype with Geneva! This time, we were Skyping to learn all about the GRAND OPENING for … the … Q’enqo LIBRARY!” ~Natasha “We talked about the Inauguration … that means Grand Opening!” ~Martin “When Mrs. Renton pushed the … Continue reading »

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