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In continuing to explore perspective, the children have been reading Doreen Cronin’s books “Diary of a Worm” and “Diary of a Spider”.  The books present an insect perspective in an enlightening and humorous way, for example, “vacuum drills” at spider school instead of fire drills.  
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This year’s Holiday Concert is beginning to shape up to become a wonderful celebration of our diverse cultures through global celebrations.   The Grade 3 class knew early on that their focus would be related to Diwali, the “Festival of Lights”. A couple of Grade 3 students have 
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Last week, the Grade 3 Class were lucky to have Peter Marshall, software engineer and photographer, come in for a visit.  The students were thrilled to have a guest, and were excited to learn that they too can be programmers at age 8!  Peter explained 
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“If a ruler had no right angles, it would be hard to measure.” – Allegra Through investigations and explorations, the children developed a deeper understanding of angles and their importance in the real world. They came to the realization that creating angles with the correct 
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Recently Richland Academy welcomed internationally recognized artist, Guo Yue Dou back to the school. Dou returned for another session with Grades 1-3 to create chalk pastel drawings of birds and other wildlife. Dou’s work is detailed and lifelike, and our students did an excellent job 
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Congratulations to all of our students on their exceptional performances in Richland’s Holiday Concert. Under the guidance of Richland’s Performing Arts teacher, Ms Pitt, the students developed a concert that embraced and celebrated Unicef’s Convention of the Rights of the Child. Richland’s emergent curriculum meant 
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No two days are the same at Richland Academy!  Here are excerpts from a day with Ms. Pitt in Performing Arts. The Senior Kindergarten students are very interested in birds at the moment. Through a creative visualization exercise, they imagined they were birds flying through 
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Today, Richland students highlighted their scientific and inquiry learning talents at our ‘Science Inquiry Festival.’ Explorations included: the life cycle of a frog, butterflies, sensory organs, simple machines, food chains, moving bodies, and chair constructions. Congratulations to our students for their hard work and dedication 
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On May 15th, some of Richland’s Grade 3 and 4 students participated in an S.S.A.F. Under-10 tournament at Sheppard’s Bush in Aurora, with 24 teams participating! The Richland Huskies showed great dedication, spirit and sportsmanship throughout the tournament and should be very proud of themselves. 
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Following their initial investigations into ‘Structures,’ our Grade 3 class hypothesized about: “What do you think a structure is?” “What is needed to support the structure?” “What materials and shapes will give it strength?” and “What shapes will be best for the function of the 
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