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“Children first learn about patterns by discriminating similarities and differences as they sort. As they begin to understand the relationships between objects, they can start to make predictions. They then proceed to the recognition of visual, kinesthetic, and auditory patterns in their environment. From recognition, they 
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As our Grade One students continue to deepen their knowledge of the body systems, their collaboration skills are constantly developing.  They are learning to listen to diverse opinions, share their knowledge, and treat each other with respect. The students are beginning to understand that with 
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Last week, I had the pleasure of joining Mrs. Brown and the Grade 1 class for the Forest of Reading’s Blue Spruce Awards. I left this experience feeling so lucky that my children go to a school that participates in such a wonderful event. I 
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“Research shows us that children, who know the names and shapes of letters when formal reading instruction begins, are more likely to experience success in learning to read than children who have had little experience with the alphabet. Children must become familiar with the symbols 
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Over the last few weeks Mrs. Kristine Brown, Richland’s Grade One Teacher, has observed the children’s dedication to building structures and creating compositions with various sets of building blocks and a variety of natural materials.  Mrs. Brown captured these intriguing structures as they were constructed, 
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Everyone loves block play. It’s true. Even adults will sit down and join in when there is building to be done.  Here we share the reflections from Richland’s Grade 1 teacher, Mrs. Brown, on her recent 2D and 3D shape exploration.The children are always excited 
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Today, Inquiring Minds is delighted to share another post from Richland’s Performing Arts Teacher, Ms. Amy Pitt. The arts are an integral part of Richland’s curriculum, and provide a creative outlet for sharing understanding, as well as exploring powerful concepts, such as empathy – as 
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Richland Academy was delighted to be selected by local felting artist, Melanie Siegel, to participate in her Intergenerational Felting Extravaganza, which is supported by Richmond Hill’s Mayor’s Endowment Fund for the Arts. A group of Richland students, as well as some parents, have been working 
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In Performing Arts, the SK class has been learning about the history and traditional oral story telling of Canadian Aboriginals through experiential dramatic play. They have chosen an Ojibway creation story to reenact, becoming the characters (such as human being, muskrat, and turtle) and internalizing 
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“Measurement is using a ruler.” (Catherine) “It is seeing how big or small some things are.”  (Inaaya) “You can measure people.”  (Vismay) After the Grade One class reflected on the definition of “measurement”, their “mission” was to select 2 or 3 items in the classroom 
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