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The many classrooms of Richland Academy are currently involved in planting and nurturing seeds for our school gardens.  One child in SK is particularly taken by this, and every morning immediately seeks out any changes to the seeds we have collectively sown.  Today was the 
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Richland students in grades 4-6 are at it again, and have taken control of Inquiring Minds. You may recall from a previous post that our students have been reading Silver Birch nominated books, and that they are meeting in small groups to share and discuss 
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An emergent curriculum starts with the interests of the children, which are then extended by the planning of their teacher. Here a table top projector has been introduced to the children as a provocation, building on their interest in Light and Shadows. S.B. initially investigates 
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While working on a puzzle in JK, a group of students discovered there was a piece missing. “What can we do to fix this problem?” The collaborative learning journey had begun. To see how this story unfolds, please click here.   
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Today, Inquiring Minds is delighted to share another post from Richland’s Performing Arts Teacher, Ms. Amy Pitt. The arts are an integral part of Richland’s curriculum, and provide a creative outlet for sharing understanding, as well as exploring powerful concepts, such as empathy – as 
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Richland students think deeper. This was certainly apparent to the community at our recent Science Inquiry Fair. The complexity of the students’ investigations was impressive, and indicative of the Reggio-inspired inquiry learning that takes place in our classrooms. Through our role as researchers, we recognize 
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Today, Inquiring Minds has been taken over by Richland’s students in Grades 4-6! We welcome these young bloggers to share their insights and opinions of the books they’ve studied, as part of the Silver Birch collection. This is the first installment of a series. We 
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As Interactive Learning Centres were taking place, a small group of children embarked on reflections and drawings in their journals. They pondered as to what they would draw, and how they should use ‘real colours’. M.H. shared his journal drawing with me and stated, “I 
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“When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.” – Susan Sarandon Richland Academy recently honoured Free the Children’s “We are Silent” campaign, by observing a 45 minute silence. The Grade 4 students reflected on this experience 
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Recently Richland had geological engineers on site to take soil samples. We are embarking on a school expansion, and this is part of the process prior to building. Our Grade 4 students are currently investigating rocks and minerals, and saw this as a perfect opportunity 
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