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Tagged With: Peru

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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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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A Plan for Action

“I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” ~Jorge Luis Borges This morning, we were experimenting with how strong different column shapes are. We were surprised by our discoveries … and THAT led us into an AMAZING discussion around our work with Ashli and the Q’enqo library! It’s FUNNY how our … 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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Making Peruvian Masks

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. ~Pablo Picasso “Yeah! Connie is here! When Connie came this was my favourite part: when I was doing the base colour. Mine was brown. We painted the masks with acrylic paints. We went from a big brush to a small brush. … Continue reading »

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AMAZING Libraries Around the World!

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. –Maya Angelou We have a special interest in libraries. We LOVE books and we feel SO lucky to be SURROUNDED by books! We also know that there are MANY … 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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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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