On Thursday, June 14th, we honoured and congratulated our SK and Grade 6 students at respective Graduation Ceremonies. It was remarkable to see how far each student has come on their path of learning, with support from their fantastic teachers and families! We wish our SK students the best of luck as they progress to Grade 1 next year. We wish our Grade 6 ‘Class of 2012’ graduates continued success as they venture beyond the ‘walls’ of Richland.We congratulate each of our students as they advance to the next step of their learning. We are proud of each and every one of them! We wish the Richland Community a safe and fun-filled Summer break!
After researching the principles of forces and structures, our Grade 5 and 6 students worked in trios to create sturdy and functional chairs, made only from newspaper and masking tape! Students presented their knowledge from their sustainable design inquiry at this year’s Science Inquiry Festival. Their drafts, research and design demonstrates an incredible amount of creativity and criticality in their thinking, with designs that incorporate elements from some of the most famous, oldest and sturdiest structures on earth!
Today, Richland students highlighted their scientific and inquiry learning talents at our ‘Science Inquiry Festival.’ Explorations included: the life cycle of a frog, butterflies, sensory organs, simple machines, food chains, moving bodies, and chair constructions. Congratulations to our students for their hard work and dedication to their remarkable projects!
Our Grade 5/6 students recently wrapped up their inquiry into space and astronomy through creative and unbounded presentations! Students took on topics from Black Holes to the Sun and everything else in between! They presented models, Prezis and other online presentations and some even did experiments and demonstrations! Here is just a taste of the fantastic knowledge that came of their inquiry – from Sara and Ashley, who took on the topic of Parallel Universes in the form of a documentary video!
This week, Richland Academy’s U-12 soccer team went to Wismer Park, Markham to compete in the outdoor soccer tournament. They played 6 games in the tournament and finished 2nd in their group overall. The team played extremely well during all of their games and were respectful to all of the other teams. Great job Richland and great job U-12!
Prepared by: Grade 6 student, Krish K.
Our Grade 6 students have been investigating this very question through their number sense inquiry into decimals and fractions. Through their inquiry, they learned that math is everywhere, even in food! They recently worked with fractions to convert one of their teacher’s favourite recipes into one that worked for 10 people, and in the process, enjoyed a delicious smoothie together.
More than food though, they started to think about budgeting! After their initial foray into cooking, they took a step back to think about what it takes to budget for food, considering all of the other aspects of a budget. After considering the difference between a want and a need, and armed with a list of some of the costs of living, students created a personal budget for themselves, calculating their cost of living per month and per year. They were then asked to do the same exercise with an average budget and then on a minimum wage budget. With a day’s worth of their minimum wage food budget, students headed to the grocery store to create a healthy meal to feed the class!