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Members of our Environmental Club sketch our Peace Garden in hopes of  learning about what lives and flourishes on our landscape.
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Our SK’s noticed that the squirrels have been stealing all of the birdseed! What can we do? “We could cover the birdseeds with other seeds the squirrels don’t like, then they won’t know where to find them.” (William) “We could plant seeds under the birdfeeder, 
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On the sunny afternoon of May 11th, Richland students honoured their special Moms at our annual ‘Mother’s Day Celebration.’ It was a truly memorable event, where students and their Moms enjoyed the outdoors and beautifying our gardens together. [iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/42223024″ width=”100%” height=”300″] We hope that 
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Richland parents are actively involved with Reggio experiential learning in their own backyards! Recently, one  JK parent shared an image of “something magical” that she and her son saw right outside of their kitchen window:
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On May 1st, our SK-Grade 4 classes visited the Toronto Zoo for an educational field study. As part of their Investigative Research, our students observed, sketched, and measured animals (both new and familiar) and their enclosures. Students also had the opportunity to visit the three elephants 
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At Richland, our students regularly participate in Nature Hikes, allowing them to be comfortable in the outdoor environment and become aware of the plant and wildlife habitat communities in the Richmond Hill area. Here, some of our Grade 1 students look for plant and animal 
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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 
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After paintings of butterflies began appearing in the SK classroom, the children began to explore and share their existing knowledge of butterflies: “Butterflies eat leaves.  I’ll pick them and Jerry can help.  Butterflies come in the Spring.” (Daniel) “Butterflies fly fast.  You have to sneak 
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“In this influential work about the staggering divide between children and the outdoors, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today’s wired generation—he calls it nature-deficit—to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises 
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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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