B.C.’s best buildings

The Marine Building is in downtown Vancouver. Photo by Tom Magliery/CC, Flickr

The Marine Building is in downtown Vancouver. It won #1 Best Building – in southern B.C.
Photo by Tom Magliery/CC, Flickr

The Architecture Foundation of B.C.
had a contest.
The foundation asked people to vote online
to find the top 25 buildings
in four areas of B.C.

People voted from around the world.
Click here to see the top four winners:

  1. The Marine Building in Vancouver
    got the top award – in southern B.C.
  2. Seabird Island School in Agassiz
    was voted #1 – in the Interior.
  3. The Empress Hotel, Victoria was voted #1 – for Vancouver Island
  4. Dawson Creek Art Gallery was voted #1 – in the North

One of our favourite buildings
It is a home in Vancouver. People call it the “Hobbit House”.
“The Hobbit” was a book and a movie.

The Hobbit House in Vancouver Photo by Ian Lindsay/The Vancouver Sun

The Hobbit House in Vancouver was also a winner. It was voted #3 in southern B.C.
Photo by Ian Lindsay/The Vancouver Sun

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November 20 is Children’s Day

Photo: Roots of Empathy Program A student learns from a ‘Tiny Teacher’ in the Roots of Empathy Program

Photo: Roots of Empathy Program
A student learns from a ‘Tiny Teacher’ in the Roots of Empathy Program

Here are two Westcoast Reader stories about children:

  1. The youngest teachers in B.C. (exercise included)
  2. Toys affect children’s food choices

Link
Click here to see today’s Google Doodle.
a doodle – is a drawing  someone makes when he or she is thinking about or is doing something else.
I made a doodle of my cat while I was on the phone.

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Don’t eat the marshmallow … yet!

Marshmallows Photo by photo by Slice of Chic/CC, Flickr

Marshmallows
Photo by Slice of Chic/CC, Flickr

Adapted from CBC News by Nancy Carson
Level 3
(Video, recipe and slideshow on next page)

In the late 1960s and early 1970s,
Walter Mischel designed an experiment.
Mischel is a psychology professor.
He wanted to study
self-control in young children.
The children were ages four to six.

Continue reading

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