Sea Star Nerd

Melanie Knight, Marine Biologist, Sea star nerd, aquarium founder & TED presenter visited our school to participate in the Human Library.

 

You can check out Melanie’s TedxTalk here: https://youtu.be/iNnAViq_6nk

 

 

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Thursday’s Thought of the Day

“To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves–there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.”

~ Joan Didion

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Wednesday’s Thought of the Day

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

~Marie Curie

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Haikuesday

The carnivore went
up to the roof, as he had
heard the steaks were high

~ James Rodgers

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Busiest Monday Ever…

Today was crazy, bonkers, bananas! First off, this morning was our Wonder Expo celebration day! Wonder Expo is our revamped Grade 7 science fair, which involves more structure, teacher input, and cross-curricular links. The boys have worked so hard this term on their experiments and innovations, so today was a time to celebrate, reflect and share their accomplishments.

…. and after the Wonder Expo wrapped up, we invited our March Human Library guest: Melanie Knight, a passionate and inspiring marine biologist and ocean educator! Melanie brought some tiny friends with her – sea stars, a crab, a sea urchin and a sea slug – and allowed the boys to gently touch each critter. Melanie will be back in April to kick off our Grade 4 and 5 collaborative project. She was an inspiration! Than you Melanie!

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Monday’s Thought of the Day

“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”

~ Stephen Hawking

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Friday’s Thought of the Day

“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.”

~ Lily Tomlin

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