Busy Times in Grade 3 – Skype and Peace Day

The third grade students have been busy lately!  Last week we had our first mystery Skype with Mrs. Fenton’s thrid grade students from Providence Town School in Utah.  We took turns asking only Yes and No questions to determine the other school’s location.  Unfortunately, we had a bad connection and the call kept dropping but we still had a fun time.  After we got the correct location, we talked about our experience with the Oreo stacking and we also asked some questions to get to know them better.  Their school has about 800 students compared to only about 300 in our school.  They wear uniforms too and study the same subjects as we do.  Thanks for a great first Skype!

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On Monday we celebrated International Peace Day.  Each student in the school decorated a crane with words of peace and drawings.  Then we had a school wide prayer service.  We will be mailing our cranes to Godfrey Okoye University in Enugu Nigeria and we hope to get some back from them too.

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We took part in the Sing a Long run by Armed with the Arts  We sent them our song and they are going to put it together with others from around the world to make a group song.  Here is our submission.

St. Ignatius School Peace Day 2014 from Tina Schmidt on Vimeo.

International Peace Day

This year our school celebrated International Peace Day by taking part in the Peace Crane Project.  Each student decorated a piece of paper with a message of peace and then we folded them into cranes.  The older children helped the younger children fold in the morning.  In the afternoon, we all gathered around our Peace Pole for a prayer service.  We then collected the cranes to mail to our partner school – the Cowandilla Primary School in Australia. We are also sharing our experience with other schools on the Cranes 4 Peace Blog.