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You may have enjoyed earlier posts in Inquiring Minds about the explorations our Junior Kindergarten children have experienced with snow, icicles and snowflakes. The curiosity is contagious, and our JK families have caught the Reggio inquiry ‘bug’ and have begun to see the beauty in 
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Inquiring Minds is delighted to feature the words of one of our Junior Kindergarten children, Madalin. Madalin was captivated by the spectacular snowfall recently, and shared this photo of a path in the forest near her home. Note the imaginative detail that Madalin has to 
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Recently our Junior Kindergarten students, spent time exploring their theories and understanding about measurement. The collaboration of the children throughout the process is evident in these images!At Richland, much effort and energy goes in to creating learning environments that are rich in mathematical exploration opportunities 
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Today we are excited to share a post from Richland’s Head of School, Mrs. Oliveira, who recently accompanied our Junior Kindergarten class on their journey with coloured ice sculptures. Enjoy! Prior to my visit to the JK classroom this blustery February afternoon, the children had 
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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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At Richland, engaging with the natural world is intrinsic to the learning experiences our students have. “The number and kinds of ‘variables’ outdoors are endless. Nature offers children not just physical room to play, but mental and emotional room as well. The natural world offers 
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In a previous post, we shared the inquiry project currently unfolding in the Junior Kindergarten classroom. The children continue to be captivated and curious with the ice and snow they are studying. Here is a fascinating interview with one of our JK students, Sebastian. In 
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On a cold winter’s day, most of us would rather be cozy and warm inside; but Richland’s JK children can’t wait to head outdoors. They are scientists searching for answers to their theories amidst the ice and snow. They are testing their ideas, collecting samples, 
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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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While outside earlier this year, the JK and SK students gathered and were asked, ‘How could we show our friendship?’. They decided to form a circle and called it their ‘Circle of Friends’. It was an interesting process to watch as they worked collectively to 
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