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No two days are the same at Richland Academy!  Here are excerpts from a day with Ms. Pitt in Performing Arts. The Senior Kindergarten students are very interested in birds at the moment. Through a creative visualization exercise, they imagined they were birds flying through 
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The SK children are immersed in a project about birds.  They are currently concerned with how the birds keep warm in winter, and have shared many intriguing ideas. This project allows the children to develop their Natural Intelligence, the latest intelligence that Howard Gardner has 
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It was a beautiful fall afternoon when the Senior Kindergarten Class went for a walk in the local ravine. They imagined what they would discover.. “A butterfly and a tooth” “A lake with fishes, snail shells and a beaver dam” “Bees and seeds, praying mantis, 
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On Thursday, June 14th, we honoured and congratulated our SK and Grade 6 students at respective Graduation Ceremonies. It was remarkable to see how far each student has come on their path of learning, with support from their fantastic teachers and families! We wish our 
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Today, Richland students highlighted their scientific and inquiry learning talents at our ‘Science Inquiry Festival.’ Explorations included: the life cycle of a frog, butterflies, sensory organs, simple machines, food chains, moving bodies, and chair constructions. Congratulations to our students for their hard work and dedication 
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Some of the SK children began to take manipulatives from the light table, and ‘present’ them one by one to the butterflies in their butterfly habitat. They spent ten minutes, patiently testing, which manipulatives the butterflies reacted to, and sorted them into two piles.  “These 
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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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This morning, our SK students engaged in some spontaneous investigation, exploring how to capture light, and also how to control it’s movements. They initially saw light moving around the room and wanted to ‘catch’ it.  They then noticed light spots on the ceiling and begun 
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Recently, some of our SK students, Jerry, Caden and Rafael, began to create a butterfly garden using recycled materials, rocks, glass pebbles, and artificial flowers.  Very early on in this process they retrieved the models of a butterfly, caterpillar, chrysalis and egg, and used these 
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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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