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Inquiring Minds is delighted to share today’s post from Richland’s Senior Kindergarten teachers, Ms. Paola Ciocio and Mrs. Kate Daniel.  At Richland, we strive to find a balance with technology and learning, and this post illustrates the benefit that technological tools offer our students. The 
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Inquiring Minds is delighted to share this incredible piece from Richland’s Prekindergarten teacher, Mrs. Abreu.  Enjoy. As Interactive Learning centres were taking place, two children embarked on the beginnings of their identity panels by creating self-portraits.  They looked intensely into the mirror at the images 
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Our days at Richland Academy are awesome – full of discoveries and connections among our students.  This weekend was no different – only this weekend it was the Faculty and Staff who were making incredible discoveries and connections at the Canadian opening of the exhibit, Cultivate the 
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On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 a trio of educators from Richland Academy made their way to Hamilton for a hands on Making Learning Visible through Documentation Workshop, the first of many being given by Professor Louise Jupp. Here they share their experience with Inquiring Minds… 
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Over the last few weeks Mrs. Kristine Brown, Richland’s Grade One Teacher, has observed the children’s dedication to building structures and creating compositions with various sets of building blocks and a variety of natural materials.  Mrs. Brown captured these intriguing structures as they were constructed, 
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“Emergent Curriculum is sensible but not predictable.  It requires of its practitioners trust in the power of play. Trust in spontaneous choice making among many possibilities.”   –  Elizabeth Jones and John Nimmo As a democratic musical educator, I am always asking questions of myself, other 
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This year, our PK and JK friends have taken a keen interest in animals, which is playing out in a number of different ways in each of the classrooms.  Fregly, the school’s skinny pig, has been a consistent topic of discussion, as students pass him 
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Today Inquiring Minds brings you a post from Richland’s Director of Community Life, Mrs. Laura Murgatroyd… Recently I was at a Professional Development workshop for a character building program.  The group was a collection of hardworking and dedicated educators, all hoping to glean a way to 
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Richland Academy’s Faculty are committed to delivering the curriculum in such a way that students are curious and engaged.  Today’s Inquiring Minds post comes from Richland’s Grade 5/6 teacher, Ms. Bei, who has been piloting the flipped classroom with her students. This year, Ms. Bei 
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Inquiring Minds would like to share this informative post from one of Richland Academy’s SK teachers, Ms. Paola Ciocio, about emergent literacy.  We look forward to sharing more posts from Ms. Ciocio, along with other Faculty members, who bring a wealth of experience and insight 
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