### Deeper Thinking | Confident | World Ready

Our Grade 1 students add province- and territory-specific elements to their map of Canada, after exploring our country’s diverse landscape.

## “I Hear Thunder”

http://vimeo.com/36558506 The PK class has been exploring the sounds of rain showers and thunderstorms, and created rain sticks to make their own rain sounds and recreate a rain shower. This video shows the students singing their new song “I Hear Thunder”, accompanied by their rain

## Constructing Learning Through Castle Construction

What began as a simple idea of building a castle from a box in our SK classroom, evolved into an in-depth journey of experiential and hands-on learning. After months of drawing, planning and discussing how they could create a castle for the classroom, our SK

## Building the Number Train

This week, a group of PK’s worked together to build a number train puzzle, counting dots to match to numerals and then numbers of objects, and then sequencing the numbers from 1 to 10. Puzzles improve a child’s cognitive, problem solving and reasoning skills. They

## SK Visit to the Bank

As part of their research on money and banks, our SK’s headed out for an exciting and engaging ‘field’ trip to a “real live” bank. Students had the opportunity to explore the machine that makes cheques (the “protectograph”), and visit both the Boardroom and the

## Investigating Light and Electricity

Our Grade 3 students create their vision of the underground city of Ember, following their inquiries about light and electricity while studying the novel, “The City of Ember.”

## Family Fun Day

On January 27th, Richland students, staff and families joined us for ‘Family Fun Day,’ a community-building event in celebration of Winterfest and Family Literacy Day. The day began with a morning of free-skating and warming up with hot chocolate at Bond Lake Arena. Smiling (and

## Mind Over Matter

Recently, our Grade 5/6 students tried to solve a puzzle where the letters A-Z = the numbers 1-26. Most students figured out that you must first assign a number to each letter. Then, the sum of the 2 numbers on the right, minus the sum

## Capturing Wonderment through Daily Reflections

Each morning, our JK parents drop their children off and entrust them into our care for a day of engaging and experiential learning. As Reggio-inspired educators, we engage our children in their natural sense of wonder, which is at the very root and centre of

## “I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff…”

This week, our PK students were excited to see the wet weather and were asked what they knew about rain: “It makes the flowers grow up and up,” shared Sebastian. “It comes from the clouds. Grey clouds make rain and white clouds make sun,” said
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