Grade 5/6 Students Explore the Oceans

Our Grade 5/6 students expand their scientific inquiry into the world’s oceans through guided exploration at the Ontario Science Centre.

SK ‘Scientists’ Explore the Human Body (part 3)

This week, following their investigations relating to the human body, our SK classroom had a special visitor in to talk about the role of paramedics and to answer the children’s questions. Questions ranged from “What happens when you have dead lungs?” to many “what is

Painted Hands

While our SK students showed their continuing experiments with the whiteboard, Catherine exclaimed, “My hands look like they are painted.”

Paper Classmates

JK student, Olivia, worked intently on ‘tearing different types of paper’ to make her classmate, Angelie, with attention to details of all of the parts that make up the body of a little girl. After creating ‘paper Angelie,’ Olivia shared that “she is wearing a

SK ‘Scientists’ Explore the Human Body (part 2)

For weeks, the SK’s have been investigating the ‘Human Body.’  Their initial interest came from seeing connections between the veins and spine of leaves, and their own bodies. Here the children have discovered a diagram of a nail, and are amazed at its rough surface.

Having Fun with Math!

The PK children have been practicing counting, number recognition and one-to-one correspondence. In this activity, the children first placed the numbers 1 to 5 in the correct sequence, and then placed the corresponding number of objects below it. Matthew noticed the increasing pattern, saying “It

Building a Wooden Person in JK

This week, some of our JK students worked collaboratively to build a wooden person, with a head, arms, legs and a face. “If I tape it then it will be strong,” said Arjun. Zen quietly worked at stabilizing the head and then making little paper

Using the Arts to Explore Mathematics

In collaboration with the Atelierista in Studio, our SK students explored using 2D shapes to create 3D images. 2D shapes such as ovals and rectangles were used to create identity panels. “Making connections between mathematics and other curriculum areas is important in the early grades

On December 9th, our Grade 5/6 students presented a SLAM Poetry Contest to culminate their exploration of the power of words. Each student performed two poems in front of a packed house of parents, teachers and staff. Students were scored by a panel of  judges,

What is an Experiment?

The JK students have been devising ‘experiments’ with food items and bringing ice into their classroom. They have put all of their ‘experiments’ into a Ziploc bag, attached them to one of their ‘twig blinds’ and have tracked the ‘changes’ through observation, drawings of their
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