Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Testimonials


Teacher Feedback:

 

“Thank you once more for the excellence of your work with Killer Whale Tales.   This morning we made a chart about how many minutes each kid cut off their second shower time, and added up our results.   They were blown away at how many minutes we had cut off (37) as a class and only about 1/3 of the kids had brought in their paper work.     They immediately wanted to know what would happen if the whole school cut 37 minutes of water usage a day.   One of the boys talked about getting a Stewardship award for helping to clean up trash.  He said it didn’t make a big bunch of difference to the whole earth, but it made a big difference to one spot!   We talked about stewardship  and what that was, and they want to give awards to people in our school who are good stewards of the earth.    So they are bursting with ideas for how we can help our whales.    They have suddenly become “ours.”   Good work Jeff!”

- Ms. H,  Parkwood Elementary

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“Thanks for another fabulous day at Sakai!  It’s nice to have a presenter/assembly that all of the adults look forward to and enjoy.  The kids also had a tremendous time!  I loved the new game/scientific study that the kids worked on in the library.  All the fifth graders have recently conducted experiments for the science fair so the whole data collection piece fit right in. Bravo!”

- Ms. DG, Sakai Intermediate

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” Thank you for a fabulous day!  We loved learning about orcas, and the kids were inspired, both with new info and with orca-proofing their homes.”

- Ms. B, South Whidbey Elementary

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“We just received our Orca cards and handed them out to our kids today.  As soon as my kids got their cards they were all over the room trading and finding out who they were related to.  I got many excited reports of who their mother was, their brother, their daughter….   Talk about enthusiasm!  Thank you so much for this great program!”

- Ms. N, The Blue Heron School

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Student Feedback:

 

Dear Jeff,

It was a wonderful time today. I love the trading cards. I loved the game we played. It was so nice to learn about the Killer Whales Orcas. Killer whale tales was great! Hope I can visit the whale museum. I’ll help out turning out the lights reusing bags and other stuff.

Cayden

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Dear Jeff,

Thank you for coming to my school and teaching our fourth graders about killer whales such as orcas. Also thank you for giving us the orca trading cards. Another thing I want to thank you about is the home work. I am going to do the most I can. We can or need to help save orcas by turning off lights and eating organic food. Hopefully you know that I thank you for everything.

NhoIae

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Dear Jeff,

I am very happy you came to our school and for teaching us about orcas. I am gonna save the orcas in any way I can. I also think the slide show was really cool. I have learned many things like tags don’t hurt orcas and vessels can cause problems. I hope the population of orcas will increase to 100 again. I am going to do that homework no matter what. I think I want to become an orca scientist when I grow up. Now I know what an orcas tail is called (fluke). Also that they have belly buttons, that you can tell what they are eating by their poop. Thank you for coming to our school once again.

Cole

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Dear Jeff,

Thank you for coming to our school, even when you’re not payed to, to tell us about orcas. (Killer whales). I learned a lot. I will try my best to help the whales. I learned that a full grown male whale has a dorsal fin that is 5-6 feet tall. A female has a smaller dorsal fin that is curved to its flukes. I will try to use the car less, turn off my lights and stay far away from the whales. I forgot to say, we have an orca named Tahlequah (The class).

Lucy

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Dear Jeff,

Thank you for coming to North Hill and telling us about Orcas. It was very fun to see the Orca’s skull and part of the humpback whales bone. Thank you for telling us how we can help try to save the orcas. I’m going to turn the lights off when I don’t need them on and take shorter showers so I can save some water. And I will tell my parents too. I will do as much as I can to help! Also thank you for showing us pictures of them because I don’t get to see that many pictures of orcas. Last thank you for giving us trading cards. I like how they give you lots of facts about them.

Emma