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Tagged With: Ross Mannell

That Ross … He is SO Amazing!

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. ~Amelia Earhart It’s HERE … it’s HERE, shouted everyone, in unison, as our caretaker delivered our much anticipated package … from … AUSTRALIA! WHAT? ANOTHER package from Australia? Yup! That Ross … he is SO amazing! … 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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A Birthday Surprise … for the BATTALION BLOGGERS?!?

On May 22, Ross’s Extended Comments Blog turned TWO! Instead of receiving gifts for this celebration, Ross gave every class that follows his blog a chance to win a stuffie by trying to name the koala and the kangaroo pictured above! We all had until May 29th at 11:59 pm. This morning, Mrs. Renton made … Continue reading »

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Save the Bilbies

A MYSTERY Package Arrives! On Tuesday morning, when we came in and gathered on the carpet, we spotted an unusual package sitting on the counter! Right away we could tell, by looking at it, that it had had a ROUGH journey! We could see water stains all over the surprise package. There was LOTS of … Continue reading »

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A Surprise Package Inspires Action!

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. ~Mark Van Doren A SURPRISE package arrived in the mail the other day … ALL the way from the OTHER side of the WORLD! It was COMPLETELY unexpected and GREATLY appreciated by ALL! You may be asking yourselves, “What in the WORLD did the Battalion … 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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Learning About OTHER Change Makers in the World!

Since working on the Battalion Park Library Project, helping Mosqoy and Q’ente to build a library and put books on the new shelves in Q’enqo Peru, we have discovered that there are a LOT of very special people in the world … people who truly believe in the importance of Global Citizenship … who actively work to make the … Continue reading »

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