## When Math and Science Meet

Introducing our new Science Inquiry has never seemed so perfect and seamless. A Grade One student presented his current event demonstration on the ice castle/hotels that are created in Sweden. As an extension to his presentation, he too, created his own ice castle. At the

## Connecting Math, Art and Science Part 2

The SK children were asked to reflect on their recent visit to the Aga Khan Museum where they created a clay hexagon shape and embellished it with a design. They were now asked to draw from this experience to think about the following question:

## Connecting Math, Art and Science Part 1

The Grade 6 and 7 have been exploring tiling possibilities for an installation that will include approximately 70 colours and 3 simple isosceles triangles based on pentagonal symmetry. Pentagonal symmetry is a fundamental symmetry in nature. Its proportions relate to the Golden Section and the

## Cooperative Play Promotes Life Skills

Building a snow fort is one of the best winter outdoor play for kids! When there is a nice blanket of snow on the ground, how can you keep from building a frozen fort to hide out in? You just can’t! When our students were

## “To understand is to invent” (Piaget) – Part 1

Time spent ‘tinkering’ with materials allows the children to explore the many possibilities of materials, to invent and ultimately innovate. It is a safe place to experience failure, develop focus and persistence, and then to problem solve.“Each time one prematurely teaches a child something he could have discovered himself,

## Symmetrical vs. Asymmetrical Lines within Geometry

Before we left for the Holiday break, the Grade One students were deeply emerged within our Geometry and Spatial Sense Mathematics Unit of study. We had discussed the many patterns within the world; as well as, the properties that define 2D and 3D shapes. Part

## Extraordinary Thinking

The effective teacher understands that the time to prepare students for the lesson is just as important as the time to assess students at the end of a lesson. Each phase works together to create and build effective learning strategies. This past Monday, at Morning

## BLOCK PLAY: What are the JK children doing in JK?

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

## Applying ‘Conventions’ to ​Clarify Meaning

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

## Language Arts Curriculum

“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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