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The Environment as the Third Teacher is a guiding principle in the Reggio Emilia philosophy.  Today one of Richland’s Senior Kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Kate Daniel, would like to share her recent insights on this topic. Today I really understood, at a deeper level, the importance 
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One of Richland’s SK teachers, Mrs. Daniel and one of Richland’s PK teachers, Miss Howe, enjoyed a wonderful morning at Havergal Junior School. They were able to spend the morning in Havergal’s Reggio Inspired classrooms, which like Richland’s, reflect an innovative approach to education.  The 
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What Do We Value? Conversations of Sameness & Difference from SK to Grade 6 “Why would anyone choose to get rid of colour?” – M.C. (Grade 6) From opposite ends of the building, there are two very similar conversations going on in our school; one 
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A question was posed to Richland’s SK students… “Why aren’t all people the same colour?” S. – “Because we have different taste buds so we have different things in our body.” M. – “We would all be the same then; same colour hair, same skin, 
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In an age of prepackaged toys, it is important to provide opportunities for young children to ‘tinker’ with a variety of materials.Loose parts, recycled and natural materials and a selection of tools enables the children to problem solve, experience failure, experiment with trial and error, 
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Today’s Inquiring Minds post comes from Mrs. Jane Black, Richland Academy’s Junior Kindergarten teacher.  Mrs. Black has captured the exuberance of the children as they explored outdoors. The children were ever so thankful for the ‘warmer’ temperatures and the bright sunshine that greeted them today 
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Richland’s SK children were fascinated by the discovery of ice and frozen snow pieces in the kindergarten playground.They began to collect different shaped snow blocks and pile them up in one area.  “We’re making a home so the animals can hibernate”, they shared.Other children immediately 
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The making of paper planes has taken off with frenzy in SK. It has even transferred to the home, as parents share with us their child’s delight.“Over the last few weeks J. has been engaged in making paper airplanes.  Over the weekend, he found every 
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“Emergent mathematics is a term we will use to describe how children construct mathematics from birth and continuing throughout the life of the person through a combination of cognitive development and interaction with their environment. Children begin to construct the foundations for future mathematical concepts 
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Inquiring Minds is delighted to share today’s post from Richland’s Senior Kindergarten teachers, Ms. Paola Ciocio and Mrs. Kate Daniel.  At Richland, we strive to find a balance with technology and learning, and this post illustrates the benefit that technological tools offer our students. The 
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