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“In social constructivist classrooms collaborative learning is a process of peer interaction that is mediated and structured by the teacher. Discussion can be promoted by the presentation of specific concepts, problems or scenarios, and is guided by means of effectively directed questions, the introduction and 
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Games are an essential tool for learning in the elementary school setting.   A few benefits of math games in the classroom include: Encourage strategic mathematical thinking Development of computational fluency Present opportunities for practice Support a school-to-home connection Earlier this week, Grade 5/6 played a game called Blocko 
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Our students reach a critical level of fluency and have most of the vocabulary necessary to communicate with relative ease, confidence, and with complete thought in all classroom interactions. As teachers we continue to work with gestures to solidify and increase vocabulary and refinements of 
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Have you ever noticed how much children talk while they build with blocks? The blocks themselves become their language. Children learn best through authentic experiences. Exploration of block play is very valuable and most enriching for young children.In JK we see children using blocks to create 
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The Grade One students are repeatedly reminded of the importance of using correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar, in order to make their writing clear and comprehensible. They understand that writing is all about communicating their ideas. They are regularly reminded to think of their 
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“Language instruction in the Junior years is designed to engage students in meaningful interactions with a wide variety of texts. They look beyond the literal meaning of texts and observe what is present and what is missing, in order to analyse and evaluate an author’s 
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Above & Beyond is a story about what is possible when communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity transform learning opportunities. I still remember the structure and environment of my classroom when I was in Grade 6.  There were about roughly 25 other students in the 
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At the onset of the school year, the Faculty at Richland Academy met to identify an area of research to inform our practice.  Having experienced the impact of students’ exploration with a rich selection of materials, we decided to deepen our understanding and conduct a 
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Patterns in nature are visible regularities of form found in the natural world. These patterns recur in different contexts and can sometimes be modelled mathematically. Natural patterns include  symmetries, trees, spirals, meanders, waves, foams, tessellations, cracks and stripes. “Early Greek philosophers studied pattern, with Plato,  Pythagoras and Empedocles  attempting to explain order in nature. The modern understanding of visible patterns developed 
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When we think of writing poetry, we immediately think of structure, rhyme and the various rules governing this writing genre. We can be wary, hesitant and unconfident in our ability to engage in such a powerful medium of communication. But, what about letting our thoughts and 
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