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Recently, our Grade 4 class had the pleasure of welcoming Richland Parent and Special Guest, Ms. Stuart, for an invigorating yoga session.Reflecting on their experiences after the session, students described the sensation as “relaxed” and “focused” with the sounds of nature, and “calm,” “peaceful” and 
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As a follow-up to their initial investigation into Canadian coins, our JK children were re-asked, “What are coins?” and “What do you know about coins and money?” After making inquiries, observations and gaining further knowledge, some of their fascinating responses included:  “The coins are made 
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Shortly after ‘planting’ beans in PK, the children eagerly inspected their beans and were delighted to discover that they had sprouted!  “There’s a long stem!” (Madalin) “It’s growing from the bean.” (Matthew) “It has a leaf.” (Justin) “It grew.” (Vanessa) “A string is growing.” (Sebastian) 
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After paintings of butterflies began appearing in the SK classroom, the children began to explore and share their existing knowledge of butterflies: “Butterflies eat leaves.  I’ll pick them and Jerry can help.  Butterflies come in the Spring.” (Daniel) “Butterflies fly fast.  You have to sneak 
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As our Grade 1 students continue their investigation of the sensory organs, they have begun planning, sketching, labeling, and building these organs using human-made materials.  A student-created model of the skin, including blood vessels, nerve endings, and sweat glands  
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Connecting their prior knowledge of symmetry, our SK students have a good understanding of “whole,” ‘half’ and “equal pieces.”  This week, they have been working on the concept of quarters and thirds. Through the media of paint and play dough, the audio, visual and tactile 
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Our PK students have been actively engaged in observing the changing seasons, and recently theorized about where flowers come from: “Flowers come from leaves” and “Flowers live in a garden.” Following their class discussion, they read “The Tiny Seed” by Eric Carle and “And Then 
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Having mastered an understanding of the structure and function of the atmosphere, our Grade 4 class continues their study of weather by exploring types of clouds. Here, some students use the sculpture style of armature to create clouds that will be suspended to create a 
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One JK student uses the left/right foot decals outside of her classroom to observe and problem-solve the task of putting her shoes on the correct feet.
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Recently, our JK students collaboratively created an elaborate impromptu building piece, later sharing their ‘stories’ and giving the experience full meaning for them: Zackary shared that, “We thought that we made a rainbow. We laid it down so that the animals could walk over and 
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