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By: jkr (offline) on Saturday, September 11 2010 @ 12:26 PM EDT (Read 41447 times)  
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GORDON TERRACE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2010 - 2011 SCHOOL YEAR

A BIG WELCOME to THE GT EAGLETS Welcome

Chloe, Desirae, Hailee, Jarred, James, Paul, Zachery, Olivia, Jaycen, Josie, Nick, Greg, Samantha, Emily, Ariana, Ethan, Seth, Caleb, Isaiah, Liam, Julian, Carter, Demijalyne, Maggie and Mr. Wilson. Smile

We are looking forward to having you share your outdoor adventures, wildlife experiences and conservation projects with us during this 2010/11 school year. Nodding yes

Please have fun and if you have the time please take a look around our forum, website and live cameras.

We would also love to have your parents join our HWF family with you.


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By: Pat B (offline) on Saturday, September 11 2010 @ 06:57 PM EDT  
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Welcome to everyone - GT Eaglets - I like that!!
As long as you don't try fledging when you go to the lake! Grin

I agree with jkr - it will be lovely to see your parents join in here!

Some photos of the cam placement at sidney are posted already - keep an eye on it HERE

Just don't ask me to go up in that bucket Grin

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By: SMW (offline) on Friday, September 17 2010 @ 01:32 AM EDT  
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This year's class seem enthusiastic and excited about going outside and learning about the world around them. What better place to start than in our own playground. We have already visited our native garden on more than one occasion. We have also investigated what we could find on the ground in an area bounded by a hoola hoop.
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By: SMW (offline) on Friday, September 17 2010 @ 01:51 AM EDT  
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Today we paid our first visit of the year to Elizabeth Lake, a wetland within 10 to 15 minutes walk of our school. The weather was sunny and dry, quite a change from the past few days when we have experienced late afternoon thunderstorms. We engaged in several activities to heighten our sensory awareness including listening for different sounds around us with our eyes shut, and trying to find things in nature to match our colour charts. We learned about mullein (Nature's toilet paper); how you can rub the bark of the trembling aspen to make Nature's sunscreen; and how native people used the thorn from the blackthorn to make holes in hides before stitching pieces of leather together. Some of us spotted a garter snake. We also sat in a circle, thinking of something we had seen during the afternoon. After each of us volunteered our answer, we got to hold a piece of the ribbon which represented the web of life. It was challenging to remember what each person had suggested as the ribbon was rolled into a ball. Everyone seemed to enjoy our time together exploring this magical place.
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By: SMW (offline) on Friday, September 24 2010 @ 02:11 AM EDT  
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This week we had our first visit to Joseph Creek, which runs through Cranbrook. It is the city's main water supply, supplemented by Gold Creek. We walked along the riparian zone (the vegetation on either side of the creek) into Kinsmen Park, where we took part in three water-related activities. We had fun making our own watershed pouring water down a tarpaulin and watching which way our man-made creek flowed.
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By: SMW (offline) on Friday, September 24 2010 @ 02:20 AM EDT  
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Another activity we played was Water in Africa. We pretended to be children in Africa going to fetch water for our family from the local creek. Many women and children in poor African countries spend a large part of their day going to fetch water. It was hard work carrying the water over a short distance. Just think what it would be like if we had to walk for several kilometers just like many women and children in real life in Africa. If we had to fetch all our water like this, I wonder if we would use water differently?
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By: SMW (offline) on Friday, September 24 2010 @ 02:29 AM EDT  
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It was fun to play at Canoe Races. We each got a popsicle stick with a number on it. Then we dropped them into the creek from the bridge and walked or ran along bank watching our canoes go downstream. When our canoes were in the main current they would go quite fast but sometimes they got held up on a rock or a back eddy. Imagine the excitement as we waited anxiously at the end of the course.
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By: Pat B (offline) on Friday, September 24 2010 @ 02:42 PM EDT  
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What super activities - fun but thought provoking!
Is it too late for me to come to this school?? Grin

My Husband and I got a different perspective on water when we sailed a small boat up the Tamar!
We could only have what water we took with us for the weekend!
Suddenly every scrap was precious - a minimum amount was heated to wash the dIshes in a bowl but then that water was used up to clean the deck - we found several uses for it before throwing the last drops away!

Oh the luxury to be able to turn on the tap when we got home! Grin

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The Tamar is the River going from Plymouth Harbour - well into the countryside - in SW England!



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