Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Our 15th Kiva Loan!

The Grade Threes chose a new borrower from Kiva yesterday. Our account was repaid $28 this month, so we used that money to help Hussein from Iraq.
He is a youth client who is 27 years old, married and has three children. Hussein has been a tailor since 1990. He makes, repairs, or alters clothing professionally including suits, coats and trousers for men. He has sufficient experience in this field, a deep understanding of local customers, and knows about their needs. He has a good reputation and he is well known in the surrounding areas.
He decided to apply for a $3,000 youth loan in order to pay the annual rent for his workshop. He is aiming to gain more profits to improve his family’s life as a whole.



Monday, February 27, 2012

Website of the day!

This is sooooo cool!
Check out how big our universe is by comparing the sizes of planets to other things in our universe, like a dodo bird or the Eiffel Tower. Zoom in and out for awesomeness!
http://htwins.net/scale2/

Happy birthday Dr. Seuss!

On Friday, March 2nd it is the birthday of one of my favourite authors. Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904, over 100 years ago! Dr. Seuss published 46 books in his career, including one of my favourites, The Lorax.
Check out a great website that honours a great author here - http://www.seussville.com/

Sunday, February 26, 2012

This is so wierd, and usually it's the kind of thing that makes me want to poke my ears/eyes out. But for some reason, I find it enjoyable. Maybe you will too!

Friday, February 24, 2012

I am getting LOTS of new ideas at Teacher's Convention. Very cool ideas about using iPods in the classroom, and I'm looking forward to putting them into practice!
See you on Monday!


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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Look who I saw at Teacher's Convention! Hoja!



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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Site For The Animal Lovers!

This site is pretty neat! You can make your own animals, create habitats, and listen to a piece of classical music played by animals.
http://www.switchzoo.com/

Valentine's Day Fun








Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Eating healthy at MRES!




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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

It's a busy day tomorrow - lots of fun stuff, but some not so fun stuff too...

It's Funky Sweater Day! We are going to raise some awareness about some easy ways to curb climate change and help our environment. So everyone, get your funkiest sweater out and turn down the thermostat!
Here is a little video message to remind you about National Sweater Day!



Tomorrow is also 100 Day! One hundred days of school down - where did they go? I feel so lucky that I have been able to spend so many days with such a wonderful, wacky group of kids. I just love 'em!

And sadly, tomorrow is also Mr. Kim's last day at MRES. We are going to miss him so much! He has become a true member of the Milk River Elementary family. We all know that Mr. Kim is going to be an amazing teacher - his Korean students will be lucky to have him!