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Tagged With: Ukraine

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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If I could Skype with a child in __, I would love to …

We’ve spent the year exploring four countries: Tunisia, India, Peru and Ukraine. As always … it seems the more we discover … the more QUESTIONS we have! So … this post is dedicated to sharing just SOME of the questions we still have! “Have you ever wondered about the children that live all over the … Continue reading »

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Presenting … our GLOBAL Marionettes!

Do you know how to make a marionette? We do! Our teacher, Mrs. Renton, taught us how to make these splendid puppets in February! We’d love to tell you a little bit about the process we went through. Long before even getting started, we had to collect a MOUNTAIN of paper towel tubes, newspapers and … 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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If You CAN’T Go to the Country … Bring the Country to YOU!

This week, unable to afford the flights to visit each of our four countries, we brought special pieces from each or these countries to US! In our LAST post we shared our excitement at being able to try articles of traditional clothing on from Peru, Tunisia, India and Ukraine. This Fort Calgary kit is DEFINITELY … Continue reading »

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Traditional Clothing Around the World

What a strange power there is in clothing. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer “Why are THESE here?” I asked surprisingly when I walked into the classroom Tuesday morning! I thought it was going to be just another normal school day. When Mrs. Renton told us that we were going to be using the tri-folds for the day … Continue reading »

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We are ALL Global Citizens! NOW what?

“…we all have an obligation as citizens of this earth to leave the world a healthier, cleaner, and better place for our children and future generations.” ~  Blythe Danner In our Social Studies curriculum, we learn about the traditions and culture, the land and the resources of four countries: Tunisia, Ukraine, India and Peru. But, within … Continue reading »

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