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This morning, our SK students engaged in some spontaneous investigation, exploring how to capture light, and also how to control it’s movements. They initially saw light moving around the room and wanted to ‘catch’ it.  They then noticed light spots on the ceiling and begun 
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Recently, some of our SK students, Jerry, Caden and Rafael, began to create a butterfly garden using recycled materials, rocks, glass pebbles, and artificial flowers.  Very early on in this process they retrieved the models of a butterfly, caterpillar, chrysalis and egg, and used these 
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Some of our JK students, Sophia, Kian, Arjun and Zen, share the structure they built “for creatures to play and rest in,” complete with stairs, paths, tunnels and secret hiding places. “There are stairs for the frogs and lizards to go up and down. They 
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On May 1st, our SK-Grade 4 classes visited the Toronto Zoo for an educational field study. As part of their Investigative Research, our students observed, sketched, and measured animals (both new and familiar) and their enclosures. Students also had the opportunity to visit the three elephants 
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At Richland, our students regularly participate in Nature Hikes, allowing them to be comfortable in the outdoor environment and become aware of the plant and wildlife habitat communities in the Richmond Hill area. Here, some of our Grade 1 students look for plant and animal 
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Two of our JK students share discoveries and observations about a frog’s shape, colour and details, as they have chosen to sketch a frog for a future water colour painting to depict their learning. At other centres, students build a pond scene using materials, such 
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Our PK students have been amazed to see the growth of their bean plants! The children have been taking care of their plants very conscientiously, making sure each day that they have “just enough” water. This week, they carefully observed the bean plants before sketching 
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Following the arrival of the Frog Egg Mass in the JK classroom, the children were amazed to learn that “There is jelly around the frog egg mass” and that “Each egg may turn into and develop a tadpole.” Even more enthralling for the JK students 
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Following an examination of art from across Canada with Mrs. Sherman, our Grade 1 students each selected a region of Canada and began working on a piece that would represent that region, either in subject matter or style.
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With the much-anticipated arrival of the Frog Egg Mass in our JK classroom, the children observe the ‘aquarium’ and share their theories about “What the frog eggs would look like,” “Would the eggs be happy in their habitat?” and “How many would arrive in JK 
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