Monday, September 21, 2015

Ecoland Adventure Day

What a great day to be outside and explore nature!

On Friday, we had the opportunity to soak in the sights, sounds and smells of the famous Jeju Gotjawal Forest.  The best explanation I found about the Gotjawal Forest is at  the following website...  

by Joyce Kilmer  (1886-1918)
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by people like me,
But only God can make a tree. 


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To watch a movie about forest animals, you can go to

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Terry Fox

"How many people do something they really believe in? I
just wish people would realize that anything's possible if
you try. Dreams are made if people try." - Terry Fox

The GEC is set to have our run to remember the courage of Terry Fox on Thursday, October 13. All three schools will be involved.  We will be running to honor the memory of a very special person, Terry Fox.

Click here to learn more about Terry Fox.

Click here is see why Terry Fox is a hero to many people.

Click here to read about his legacy.

Explore the Terry Fox website today!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Double the Fun This October!

What a great way to celebrate stories and reading...

On Wednesday, October 7th, we will have a special guest all the way from New Zealand. Storyteller Mr. Andy Wright will share his love of literature and culture with us.  Get ready for tales of humor, magic, adventure and fun!  He will "paint pictures with words".

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Then, the following week, we will be having our fall book fair.  What the Book will be here from Seoul.  Come prepared to shop and stock up on books for the winter.

Event: Fall Book Fair
Place: ES PAC
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Date: Thursday, October 15, and Friday, October 16
(Parents are welcome after school on both days!)

Talk about appropriate choices with your parents beforehand and come prepared to enjoy and to buy a lot of books.  (Your teacher will let you know which day you will visit the book fair as a class).

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman

The first picture book being considered for 
the Morning Calm Medal is 
David Soman's Three Bears in A Boat!
Product Details
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Here is a book trailer advertising this new book:
Here is a short video showing how he draws 
Charlie one of the main characters:

What epic adventure would you like to go on?

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Don't Let the Pigeon Touch the Books!

In library this week, as a fun way to review our book care rules, Grade 4 watched "Don't Let the Pigeon Touch the Books"...

Then we created our own wanted posters for Pigeon.  
He sure needs to learn how to take care of our library books!

1. Have clean hands.
2. Keep food and drinks far away from the books.
3. Do not write, draw, cut or glue the pages.
4. Use a bookmark and a book bag.
5. Turn the pages carefully using the top corner.
6. Keep books safe from water, pets, and little brothers and sisters.
7. Return your books on time.

Thank You!