Termites!

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A termite mound was removed from the rafters of a nearby building in early January.  On the first day of school after Christmas Break, each class at The Greenhouse took a turn studying and dissecting the mound.  Prior to the ‘field work’, each class learned about termites from books borrowed from the school library.

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Kindergarten, grades 1 & 2 students start their examination of the mound!

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We looked at the bottom of the mound.

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The kids agree that it was super hard!

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We saw some termites and ants in the abandoned tunnels.

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Some grade 3 students are getting ready for a closer look!

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Knock, knock…

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A close-up picture of the bottom of our termite mound.

 

 

Swimming Lessons!

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Students in kindergarten through grade 6 participated in swimming lessons during the December Joint Learning Session (December 7-18, 2015).  Parents and volunteers drove kids from school to two local pools as well as were the swim instructors and helpers.  Kids (and the adults!) loved getting to swim and play in the pools every afternoon during dry season.  Great progress was made by all!

Enjoy a few pictures of our kids in their groups and during free time.

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