## What’s a Dollar Worth?

Our Grade 6 students have been investigating this very question through their number sense inquiry into decimals and fractions.  Through their inquiry, they learned that math is everywhere, even in food!  They recently worked with fractions to convert one of their teacher’s favourite recipes into

## A Visit from Author, Alison Acheson

This week, we welcomed Author and Creative Writing Instructor, Alison Acheson, for sessions with our Grade 1-3 students and Grade 4-6 students, respectively.Ms. Acheson shared some of her brilliant stories and discussed the writing process with students. The first session examined the traits of writing

## Celebrating Mother Earth

In celebration of Earth Day, Richland’s PK, Grade 3 and Grade 5 classes prepared an informative and entertaining Earth Day assembly for the Richland Community.  The collaborative awareness-building presentation was a blend of Earth Day facts, poetry, music and video, which honoured the theme, ‘The

## An Interview with Arthur Slade

Recently, our Grade 4, 5 and 6 classes had the opportunity to meet with renowned author, Arthur Slade, via Skype. The students eagerly asked Mr. Slade questions about the life of an author, his inspiration for the book “Jolted” (studied by the Fourth Graders), and

## Annual Public Speaking Event

On March 7th, some of Richland’s Grade 2-6 students presented their topics at our 9th Annual Public Speaking Event. The presenters entertained and inspired us with unique topics, demonstrating confidence, energy, and most of all, courage. This annual event represents many facets that each child

This week, our Richland Huskies participated in S.S.A.F. Under-10 and Under-12 basketball tournaments, respectively, at the Hoopdome, Downsview Park. Both teams put forth a great effort and are to be commended for their basketball prowess and for the wonderful way in which they represented their

## 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

## 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.

## Grade 5/6 SLAM Poetry Contest

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,

## ‘Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club’ Calendar

The Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club, Canada’s first women-only boxing club, presents a 2012 calendar in support of Shape Your Life. The calendar features 12 powerful images of Toronto’s toughest female boxers, including Richland Academy’s Grade 5/6 Teacher, Megan Cooney. The calendars are being sold at
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