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The Grade 5/6’s are taking their McDonalds hash browns experiment to the next level! Each of the students has chosen a different fast food to experiment with – including items from McDonalds, Starbucks, Subway, KFC – to see how long it will last. Each week, 
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JK student, Sophia, decided to build a bridge using colour cards. Sophia was most proud of her ‘colour bridge’… and even more proud as she learned how to take a picture with the JK classroom’s digital camera and photographed it all by herself!  
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What is Experiential Inquiry-Based Learning? A process that engages students in direct and active interactions with objects or phenomena in the immediate environment, usually through the use of one or more senses (observing, feeling, hearing, smelling, tasting, and intuition) Moves away from textbooks as the 
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How could we measure something that is round?  The SK’s had a great deal of fun trying to solve that problem today.  Alexia and Catherine immediately fetched the classroom rulers, but found they had a problem.  “You need to bend them,” Alexia suggested.  “Maybe we 
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On November 3rd, our Grade 4 students opened the door to the gymnasium to show their honoured guests what they had been working on in Investigative Research. The students proudly displayed their research findings and technological skills in their Canada Convention (Cana-Con). The students spent 
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The PKs have been thoroughly enjoying playing with wheels and ramps in the playground. During an extended play time, the PKs asked if they could bring the wheels and ramps out. They brought out the wheels and then added a challenge: “What can we use 
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The energy was HIGH with excitement and enthusiasm when Truth Is, a nationally and internationally recognized slam poet, shared some of her poems with our Grade 5/6 students in a way that enraptured the children. It was not only her powerful words, but the way 
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The JK boys and girls have begun to move from simple interactions with each other to more elaborate and sustained exchanges. For young children, these exchanges are often observed during pretend play experiences.  Of particular interest, is that, although these are activities of choice for 
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The JK children’s interest in fall leaves has escalated. During their first Investigative Research session with the SK children, they went searching for colourful and different fall leaves. Their first task was to really look carefully at the leaves: colour, shape, and type. They then 
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At Richland, our students have regular opportunities throughout the day to experience spontaneous play, where they can safely create, experiment and explore the world around them. During outdoor play, children have the opportunity to yell and run, and to experience their world through sounds, textures, 
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