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By: jkr (offline) on Saturday, September 20 2014 @ 08:39 AM EDT (Read 10256 times)  
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GORDON TERRACE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2014 -2015 SCHOOL YEAR

Welcome to Gordon Terrace Elementary School located in Cranbrook, BC, Canada

Hi Mr. Wilson and Grade 3's. Byebye
Even though the school year started a bit late we are very much looking forward to all your adventures between now and the end of June. I'm sure there will be fun days ahead and lots for interesting things for you to share with us.


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By: SMW (offline) on Friday, September 26 2014 @ 07:02 PM EDT  
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Our first trip to Elizabeth Lake was full of surprises.
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This dragonfly was discovered
Holding on to grasses
Near the ground.
It was only after we examined it closely
We realized that it was still very much alive!
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This wasps' nest was also spotted
Close to the ground.
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We took a moment to stop and listen
For the sounds of nature.

We also played Camouflage.
It was fun trying to hide
Before our teacher counted to 10.
We can't wait till next time.


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By: SMW (offline) on Friday, September 26 2014 @ 07:09 PM EDT  
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We also walked on all fours
To get a sense of what it would feel like
To be a four-legged creature.
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Before we headed back to school
We learned about
Cattails (the hot dog plant),
The blackthorn with its sharp thorns
Used by native people
For making holes in leather,
Mullein (Nature's toilet paper),
The P.P. tree (ponderosa pine),
Yarrow (Nature's cure for toothache and nosebleeds),
And the wild rose.

We'll be back next week,
Ready to pick the fruit of the wild rose,
Rose hips,
Which we'll make into jelly.
YUM! YUM!


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By: SMW (offline) on Sunday, September 28 2014 @ 10:38 PM EDT  
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Today is BC Rivers Day,
A time to celebrate rivers, streams and lakes.
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The Kootenay River against the backdrop of the Steeples
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The Elk River from Wigwam Flats before it meets the Kootenay River
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A brook trout tries to jump the waterfall in Joseph Creek in Baker Park!!


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By: jkr (offline) on Monday, September 29 2014 @ 10:34 AM EDT  
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Mr. Wilson you caught the Steeples exactly as I saw them yesterday on my way to Jaffray. I was wishing I had had the time to stop to take a photo myself. I loved that little bit of cloud hanging over the tops.

Great catch of that trout by the way Left thumb up


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By: SMW (offline) on Wednesday, October 01 2014 @ 10:46 PM EDT  
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Our trip to Elizabeth Lake today had to be postponed
Due to a sow and three cubs,
Which were seen feeding in the area
Where we planned to pick rose hips.
We all agreed
That the sow and her cubs needed the rose hips
More than we did.
So we picked rose hips
From our native garden instead.
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By: SMW (offline) on Saturday, October 04 2014 @ 11:29 AM EDT  
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A walk to Kinsmen Park
To explore Joseph Creek.
We stop and listen to the creek speaking to us
As it flows downhill
To meet the St. Mary River,
Which flows into the Kootenay River,
Which joins the Columbia River,
Before flowing into the Pacific Ocean,
Far, far, far away.
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A stop by the bridge on 4th Street
To see the power of water,
Which undermined lock blocks,
Now lying in the creek.
A mallard swims past,
A sign that Nature can recover.
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Trees and shrubs provide shelter,
Shade and food for animals.
Their roots hold the soil
And keep the ground moist
Even during the heat of summer.
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A quiet, shady spot
For animals and humans!


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By: SMW (offline) on Friday, October 10 2014 @ 12:25 AM EDT  
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After making rose hip jelly
With the fruit we picked,
It was time to make bannock
With Ms. Rivers.
Then came the taste test.
Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!
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