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Through the use of our light projector, we were intrigued, engaged, and inquisitive about the mechanics and theoretical reasoning’s behind the process of light and it’s wavelengths.  Questions are unfolding; Where is the light coming from? and How did it go from ‘here’ to ‘there’? Let 
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The Global Read Aloud is an online book club, and this year our entire school, from Kindergarten to Grade six are taking part.  Our Grade four class has connected with a school in Texas, US to share their thoughts and connections to the book, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.  
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At recess time we ventured out to “put our snails back in nature” as we had determined that “It is time for the snails to go home.”  Many of the children shared their goodbyes . The boys and girls chose a place for their snail 
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Connecting math and tinkering The Grade 4’s have kicked off their measuring unit in mathematics with the building of innovative games to share with our school.  One group has decided to make a ‘Monopoly Ping Pong Table’ and another group is working on a ‘Racing 
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Young artists in the early years classroom are expressing their creativity through the use of paint. Exploring different materials is an evocative experience, as it stimulates imagination and creativity.  The thoughtful selection and use of different materials in the classroom, and how we interact with 
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During one of our recent Morning Meetings in Junior Kindergarten, where we share stories, information, and the unfolding day as a community, I began to consider and reflect upon the term ‘New Knowledge’. I realized that I had used this term to think about what 
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The first weeks of Senior Kindergarten have flown by in a flurry of ‘Looking Closely’ at how the children are relating to their new space, materials and each other. It has been a time at ‘Looking Closely’ at each unique child.  A time to reflect 
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This posting was contributed to Inquiring Minds by Mrs. Kate Daniel, Senior Kindergarten Teacher at Richland Academy. Over the past few days, many of the SK children have been drawn to experiment with the mathematical concept of balance.  They have sought out, and used a 
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As Reggio-inspired educators, we recognize the influence the environment has on learning.  Within the Reggio philosophy, the environment is considered the Third Teacher, it’s impact is so profound.  As we create our spaces for children, the challenge is often in the translation of theory into 
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Embedded within the Reggio Emilia philosophy is the role of parents as an active part of their children’s learning experience.  According to Dr. Lella Gandini, the United States liaison for the dissemination of the Reggio Emilia approach, “Parents are not considered consumers but co-responsible partners.  
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