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This week, our PK students were excited to see the wet weather and were asked what they knew about rain: “It makes the flowers grow up and up,” shared Sebastian. “It comes from the clouds. Grey clouds make rain and white clouds make sun,” said 
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The PK children have been practicing counting, number recognition and one-to-one correspondence. In this activity, the children first placed the numbers 1 to 5 in the correct sequence, and then placed the corresponding number of objects below it. Matthew noticed the increasing pattern, saying “It 
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The Kindergarten students enjoyed the snow at recess time today. They shoveled the snow, rolled in the snow, made snowballs, made a snowman… and had a wonderfully good time!
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Between the ages of 3 and 5 children usually demonstrate rapid gains in fine motor manipulation, finger dexterity and tool use. Development of fine motor skills takes time, patience and practice. Activities that assist with development of the muscles required to manipulate a pencil include: 
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The PKs have been thoroughly enjoying playing with wheels and ramps in the playground. During an extended play time, the PKs asked if they could bring the wheels and ramps out. They brought out the wheels and then added a challenge: “What can we use 
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The JK boys and girls have begun to move from simple interactions with each other to more elaborate and sustained exchanges. For young children, these exchanges are often observed during pretend play experiences.  Of particular interest, is that, although these are activities of choice for 
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Imagine an art room, filled with materials and tools.  An orderly ‘disorder’…there are just so many units and objects defining line, shape, color, form, motion, texture, pattern, direction, orientation, scale, angle, space and proportion! Now imagine the room filled with young learners, 3 years of 
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At Richland, our students have regular opportunities throughout the day to experience spontaneous play, where they can safely create, experiment and explore the world around them. During outdoor play, children have the opportunity to yell and run, and to experience their world through sounds, textures, 
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The PK children experimented with colours, numbers and shapes while printing with apples. They selected paint colours based on the apples that they had gathered- yellow, red and green. They carefully cut open the apples in different directions, and the children excitedly counted the seeds 
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