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Grad Mosaic Ceremony

Our 2010-11 Graduates returned to Richland for a special morning gathering where they presented their hand-crafted mosaic stepping stones as a gift to our community. The stones will be placed in our...

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A ‘Rectangle’ of Friends in JK

Today the JK embarked on a ‘collaborative progettazione’, exploring the realm of ‘Relationships through Friends’.

A poem was read to introduce the unit of interest.

Several questions were asked of the JK children and recorded for documentation:

  • What do ‘friends’ do together?
  • What are you going to draw about ‘friends’?
  • What are you going to show or tell about ‘friends’?

Apple Printing in PK

The PK children experimented with colours, numbers and shapes while printing with apples.

They selected paint colours based on the apples that they had gathered- yellow, red and green. They carefully cut open the apples in different directions, and the children excitedly counted the seeds that became visible inside. In one apple they counted up to six seeds!

Sebastian was amazed to see a “star shape” in the middle of the apple after we removed the seeds. Some of the red and yellow paint mixed to form orange, and Alexia exclaimed “Apples can’t be orange”!

Understanding our Bodies through Spatial Awareness

Spatial Awareness is an organized awareness of our body’s position in space.  It is a concept closely related to Kinesthetic Identification and studies suggest that there are strong links between a well-developed sense of spatial awareness and artistic creativity; as well as success in math. Spatial awareness is essential to the development of abstract thought. In Drama, our objective is to find out how Kinesthetic Identification gives us the ability to organize and classify abstract mental concepts through discovery of ourselves.

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