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This question was recently posed to our Grade 4 students, and here is how they went about answering it… As a class, they read the question and highlighted important information, deciding that first they needed to determine their class heart rate per minute. They calculated 
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A curriculum map is a tool that provides an overview of curriculum components, which can be used to plan, revise and reflect on students’ learning opportunities. They are often completed each month in an electronic chart format and filed away where no one ever sees 
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A poet, a writer a motivational speaker & an educator. In addition to slams and a long list of feature performances across Canada and the U.S., Truth Is … has headlined in several conferences focused on social equity, gender equality, and youth motivation. Truth recently 
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“We need education that nurtures children’s innate curiosity about the natural world, that fosters their understanding of the interconnectedness of all living and non-living things, and instills in them an abiding sense of care and responsibility for the well-being of their community and planet earth.” 
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Continuing their investigation of apples, the PK students were asked this question, “Why are apples different colours?”  Their responses were intriguing to say the least. “They go in the freezer and melt and go different colours.” “Farmers put different colours on them.” “Apples make different 
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The PK Class Apple Investigations began with a provocation from one of the children during snack time.  An observation was made by a student that, ‘her apple was red and her friend’s apple was green.’ She wondered, “Why are they different?” Thoughts were shared about 
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The Junior Kindergarten Class welcomed Arabella’s Mommy and Daddy,  Sebastian’s Mommy, Ms. Haldenby and Mrs. Oliveira in to assist their work and research. This question was posed to the children: “What can we learn mathematically or otherwise about a pumpkin?” “We could carve it”, “We 
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The Senior Kindergarten Class are in the process of investigating birds. Two budgerigars arrived in the classroom this morning, with a note on their cage. The children had been asked how to name them. At morning gathering many ideas were discussed, and a consensus reached. 
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With just a little bit of imagination, and a selection of unusual materials, the SK’s were able to practice their hammering skills as they decorated pumpkins for the upcoming Halloween. Why hammering? They are currently deeply engaged in a bird investigation and very much want 
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No two days are the same at Richland Academy!  Here are excerpts from a day with Ms. Pitt in Performing Arts. The Senior Kindergarten students are very interested in birds at the moment. Through a creative visualization exercise, they imagined they were birds flying through 
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