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The SK children have been creating some beautiful designs through their exploration of symmetry. “It is symmetrical when it is the same shape and size.” “That’s not!  It’s nosymmetrical!” When children are given opportunities to challenge and express their ideas, their understanding is enriched. Please 
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The Reggio philosophy encourages a community of learners who think reflectively and who collaborate as they: explore and discover propose ideas problem solve develop and test hypotheses “The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the 
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One of our SK students had bought in a model of a bird, and wondered how she could identify it. This question was posed to the children, in part as an assessment of the learning they had achieved during their recent bird investigation. Spontaneously they 
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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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We’re excited to share this intriguing documentation from our Reggio Lead and Senior Kindergarten Teacher, on her students’ initial explorations into understanding money. The SK’s had decided that the dressing up area was to be converted into a restaurant. With that, came the need to 
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Reggio schools encourage families in many different ways to become involved in the childrens’ learning journeys. Reggio educators stress that schools are not substitutes for families, but rather “a system of connections and interaction among children, home, and school” (Lewin-Benham, 2006, p. 26).We are always 
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The Grade Five students were shown a framed photo and the war medals of an anonymous man.  Their only instructions were to give the man a name and a story… Much dialogue took place between students as they tried to develop an accurate representation for 
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The Senior Kindergarten Class are in the process of investigating birds. Two budgerigars arrived in the classroom this morning, with a note on their cage. The children had been asked how to name them. At morning gathering many ideas were discussed, and a consensus reached. 
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With just a little bit of imagination, and a selection of unusual materials, the SK’s were able to practice their hammering skills as they decorated pumpkins for the upcoming Halloween. Why hammering? They are currently deeply engaged in a bird investigation and very much want 
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