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Recently, our Grade 4, 5 and 6 classes had the opportunity to meet with renowned author, Arthur Slade, via Skype. The students eagerly asked Mr. Slade questions about the life of an author, his inspiration for the book “Jolted” (studied by the Fourth Graders), and 
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Our JK students investigate volume and capacity by ‘experimenting’ with ‘green water.’ Their ‘testing’ involves pouring larger containers into smaller ones and smaller ones into larger beakers.By making the water colour green, the children are able to see the water flowing, pouring, and entering/exiting the 
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Following her interest in the Kathryn Morley rose, one JK student traces her favourite one onto an acetate, and then uses permanent markers to ‘colour’ in her rose, paying very close attention to the details.
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The SK’s are in the process of exploring “What is a Scientist?”  They have been following the flowering and dying down of an amaryllis, using their observation and recording skills.  Rafael was fascinated with the hollow stem of the amaryllis, which reminded him “of a 
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One JK student shares his class’ ‘Gingerbread Man’ documentation with his Grandmother, pointing out the clay gingerbread men they created, and the other pieces that enriched their experiences.
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While using the BrightLink projector, our PK students discovered that the images on the screen would project onto their bodies instead if they stood in front!  The children had a great time “changing colours.”
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The PK children have been eager to learn about volcanoes, so they borrowed some books from the library to research the topic. The children excitedly explored the pages of the books, observing the lava flowing down the sides of the volcanoes. “It is SO hot!” 
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During Investigative Research time one afternoon, the question, “What do you know about ‘seeds’ or ‘planting’?” was posed to the JK children. As their thoughts, ideas and theories were discussed, a chart, which many engaged in, became a ‘work in progress’ which they will revisit 
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Our JK students took an interest in observing and exploring the Calla Lilly. A discussion about the shapes of the pot, the leaves, the flowers and the soil became their first focus of interest, so that they were able to capture the ‘real’ colours and 
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After exploring Fairy Tales and reflecting on “The Gingerbread Man,” our JK students create their own clay gingerbread people.
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