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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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Para Usted Q’enqo … For YOU!

Today was a MAGICAL day … we came together to be the best for the world. HOW, you ask? Well, today, the Battalion Park Grade Threes ALL worked toward a COMMON goal … to bring MORE books to the Q’enqo Peru Library. This project has been THREE years in the making. We’ve worked HARD with … 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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Bucket Fillers and Change Makers!

Are you a bucket FILLER or a bucket DIPPER? Yesterday, we read a book called Have You Filled a Bucket Today? It was written by Carol McCloud and illustrated by David Messing. This book was about filling people’s invisible buckets. We BET you are wondering what in the world an INVISIBLE bucket is! Each of … 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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A Surprising Library Lesson

Hola readers! On April 12 the Grade 3 bloggers had the privilege of Skyping with Geneva again. When we saw Geneva’s beautiful face smiling at us with a great big grin it made our hearts warm up because we knew we would be hearing more about the library. We felt like we were right in … 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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Becoming Change Makers: A Special Guest Post for Angela Maiers … we are HONOURED!

Becoming Change Makers – The Q’enqo Library Project:  Through the Eyes of Grade Three Students Preface: The Global Grade 3s of Calgary, Canada have been blogging for almost two months now. Their blog focuses on connecting globally to share their learning experiences and what it means to be eight  and nine year old Change Makers. … Continue reading »

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Battalion HAWKS Come TOGETHER to Show Their TRUE Colours for Q’enqo!

On February 15, 2012, the Grade Threes brought the ENTIRE school together for a SPIRIT day!  “What is THAT?” you might be asking yourselves.  Well … Spirit Days can be a LOT of different things.  For example, our Terry Fox Run, every September, is a special day where we celebrate the life of Terry Fox, … Continue reading »

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Change Makers in the MAKING!

  Ya, but, what does that REALLY mean?  In Alberta, we are so fortunate to have a social studies curriculum that is RICH with potential for Global Citizenship and change making opportunities.   How does one go about FINDING the perfect vehicle for developing an understanding of global issues, cultivating personally meaningful relationships and a genuine … Continue reading »

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