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Fall 2008 Newsletter

The Hug Bug Club
FALL 2008

 

I hope that you had a great summer! I always enjoy swimming and bird watching. Listen to the different birds singing in your back yard or when you go camping and walking in the woods. Two great songbirds are the chickadees and sparrows. Do you know my song, “Five Little Sparrows?” It begins with the sparrows singing. There are books in the library to help you identify the different birds and their songs. I found this great book for families, “The Backyard Birdsong Guide” by Donald Kroodsma. Visit:

www.chroniclebooks.com/backyardbirdsongs

Fall is on its way, the air is getting cooler and we can hear the call of geese and ducks as they migrate south for the winter. Watch for autumn’s changing colours as the leaves start to fall and Nature prepares for the cold winter weather of December!

Fall is an exciting time of year, going back to school and starting new things. No matter what age you are, you are learning something new every day. Are you learning to sing, to dance, play a sport, or study an instrument, like piano or guitar? Write to me about something new that you are learning.

 

My School is the World

I want to learn how to dance; I want to learn how to sing;
Paint a picture, play a game, I want to do everything!

I want to learn how to read; I want to learn how to write.
For I’m a child and I’m ready to learn
My School is the World.

I want to learn how to weave; I want to learn how to sew;
Cook good food and build a home; there’s lots that I don’t know.

I want to learn about peace and how to be a good friend
For I’m a child and I’m ready to learn
My School is the World.

I want to study the earth; I want to study the sky
Plant a seed and help it grow; just give me the chance to try.

I want to learn how to dream; imagine what I can be
For I’m a child and I’m ready to learn
My School is the World.

I need teachers; I need books; I need paper and pens,
With time enough and helping hands
My education will never end.

I want to learn how to dream; imagine what I can be
For I’m a child and I’m ready to learn
My School is the World.

Recorded on “Charlotte Diamond’s World”

You can also learn this song in French and Spanish!

 

I hope that you are getting lots of exercise and walking, like, “The Walking School Bus!”

 

 

When I go to my school,
I like to walk and I’m no fool,
With my friends, I’m just fine.
Riding the Walking School Bus.

Visit my Web site to listen to “The Walking School Bus” (L’Autobus scolaire pédestre).

October 6-10, 2008 is International “Walk to School Week.”
Maybe you can organize a “Walking School Bus” at your school!

To learn more about the Walk to School program in your area:

In B.C. visit www.waytogo.icbc.bc.ca
In Ontario, www.saferoutestoschool.ca
In the USA, www.walktoschool.org
and internationally, www.iwalktoschool.org

Enjoy learning something new everyday and remember to walk and ride your bike safely to school. Write to me often, I love to receive your pictures and letters!

P.S. Write to me often! I love to receive your pictures and letters!

Visit my previous Hug Bug newsletters
for lots of fun ideas with music:

Spring 2008
Winter 2007

To join the Hug Bug Club,
please send your name and address
to our NEW mailing address:

Charlotte Diamond
The Hug Bug Club
5005 Vista View Crescent
Nanaimo, BC V9V 1L6
CANADA

or email fanmail@charlottediamond.com

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