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16th Jul, 2014

Tennis Techniques

Yesterday we went to a tennis court and practiced some tennis techniques. We practiced 2 different styles of hitting the ball: backhand and forehand. For forehand your forehand is facing forward. For backhand we take the racket and hold it across are chest and hit the ball with your racket. Backhand is easier to do than forehand.We […]

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What’s on the Menu? – Monday’s Snack

On Monday, for snack we had strawberry smoothies and eggs on toast. These are the ingredients that we used for the smoothie strawberry, bananas, milk and flaxseed. To make the toast and eggs we used eggs, toast and sea salt. Why are these foods good for you? Strawberry is a fruit that gives you energy. […]

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3rd Jul, 2014

The Arrival – Interpretation (Kyle & Cindy)

NOTES FOR THE ARRIVAL Page 1&2: written by Cindy There is a mother and father. It looks like they are packing something. They might have a child (drawing on wall). They are drinking some tea. It looks like the time period is in the past. They look sad and poor (no luxuries). They pack a […]

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Nausicaa Review – Bruno

Nausicaa of the valley of the wind. Bruno Molinari Monteiro. My thoughts.       Theme: Nausicaa is a book about the world after the seven days of fire which were seven days of Great War and pollution by giant robotic beings called god warriors which were created by ancient humans. Nausicaa is the princess […]

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percy jackson review by:Kiran

percy jackson By:Kiran Percy has stolen Zeus’s lightning bolt and has to return it to zeus in ten to reurn peace to olympus. He gets help from chiron and others at camp halfblood an enclosure for half human half mytholigical creatures. He goes across america in search of the lightning bolt. Percy eventually finds it […]

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Smile review by Erika

Erika                               Smile   Smile is about a girl in high school named Raina. One night she fell down and lost her two front teeth. That’s not only thing that happens to her she has en over bite so she needs braces, and Raina is not very happy about it. When Raina fell and broke her […]

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Coraline book review by Maia

The book Coraline is written from the point of view of the author Neil Gaiman, so you get to know exactly what’s happening from almost all the different perspectives of the characters. From Coraline’s point of view, she entered a house that was very similar to her own(only better, better toys from what she thought) […]

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LAIKA: My thoughts By: Cindy

LAIKA: My thoughts Written and illustrated by: Nick Abadzis Colour by: Hilary Sycamore Theme: emotional I like the story because there are some parts of history in it, so it relates to real life. I also like the art work because it shows the expressions of the characters faces very well and I can relate […]

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A Wrinkle In Time By kyle

A Wrinkle In Time Theme:meg finding her father and beliving in who she is By: Madeleine L’engle Adapted and Illustrated By: Hope Larson Meg Murry is a girl who lives with a boy named Charles. Meg and Charles are very smart in their own way. Charles has an ability to see into someones mind. Meg’s […]

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American Born Chinese review by Ella

American Born Chinese Name, Ella This book is divided into three parts. The three parts are of three different characters. In each part it explains a story. For all three parts it is written by point of view of the main character in that section. The first part is about an immortal monkey. He is […]

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27th Apr, 2014

Salmon Release Field Trip

Post by Pear Tree Education Inc.

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17th Mar, 2014

Sensory tables at Pear Tree

Pear Tree now has two Sensory Tables, hand built by Erik Birner. Our sensory tables give kids the chance to experience Explorative Learning, carrying out dramatic play using tactile and textured objects. On one table are wooden building blocks (also hand built) for our Medieval Times camp. On the other is coloured rice (also dyed […]

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17th Sep, 2013

Crisis of Imagination and Innovation

If you’ve been following the news of the upcoming iPhone 5S and 5C releases, you’ll be aware of how uninspiring Apple Computers has become. Since the passing of former Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, Apple has stood still. They are paralyzed due to a lack of ideas, imagination/innovation… or one could assume that its a fear […]

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29th Jul, 2013

Summer Camps: Week 4 Highlights

Just when you thought you knew Pear Tree Education! Week 4 saw the introduction of Pear Tree’s new Legends & Fairytales summer camp. Admittedly, parents and kids didn’t know quite what to expect from this course. Would they just read fairy tales? Of course not!! In true Pear Tree style, the kids did so many […]

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Summer Camps: Week 3 Highlights

What a bumper action-filled week! We’re a little late posting information about Week 3, but that doesn’t mean that the week wasn’t amazing! Quite the opposite, in fact! Urban Gardener students had a truly hands-on week, planting beans and flowers. They did flower dissections, and created clay diagrams of the different parts of a plant. […]

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15th Jul, 2013

Public Speaking in Pear Tree Education’s ‘Kids Can Cook!’ Course

Pear Tree’s ‘Kids Can Cook!’ course isn’t just about kids cooking! In true Pear Tree style, the kids will be giving daily mini PowerPoint presentations to the other classes about the day’s Hot Lunch (today is Turkey Chilli). They’ll be explaining the main ingredients, the nutrition and what this does for the body. So, this […]

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13th Jul, 2013

Summer Camps: Week 2 Highlights

Every Pear Tree summer camp is action packed, but this week especially so! For each day of the Super Scientists course, students studied different sub-themes, which included polymers, eggs, bubbles, and density. There were so many great moments throughout the Super Scientists course, but probably the highlight was the Sink or Float game. This really exemplified […]

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5th Jul, 2013

Fall 2013 brochure coming soon!!

In the next couple of weeks, our Fall 2013 brochure will be online Pear Tree Education’s enrichment courses for fall 2013 will run from September to December. We’ll be offering options for courses at Pear Tree’s learning centre on West Broadway, Vancouver. Additionally, we’ll be providing options for courses that you can experience at your […]

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Want Pear Tree Classes At Your School?

If you want your kids to enjoy Pear Tree’s enrichment classes, but can’t get to our learning centre, you’ll be interested in our latest service! Pear Tree Education is now offering the option to provide our after-school enrichment classes at your school! If you live in the Lower Mainland (it doesn’t have to be Vancouver), […]

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Summer Camps: Week 1 highlights

Pear Tree Education’s summer camps have got off to a great start! The kids are having fun, making friends, and learning lots of cool things Week 1’s camp themes included Westcoast Creatures and Photography. Below you can see some of the learning that is taking place at Pear Tree, and we’ll be posting more photos […]

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