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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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Connecting their prior knowledge of symmetry, our SK students have a good understanding of “whole,” ‘half’ and “equal pieces.”  This week, they have been working on the concept of quarters and thirds. Through the media of paint and play dough, the audio, visual and tactile 
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The SK’s are in the process of exploring “What is a Scientist?”  They have been following the flowering and dying down of an amaryllis, using their observation and recording skills.  Rafael was fascinated with the hollow stem of the amaryllis, which reminded him “of a 
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What began as a simple idea of building a castle from a box in our SK classroom, evolved into an in-depth journey of experiential and hands-on learning. After months of drawing, planning and discussing how they could create a castle for the classroom, our SK 
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As part of their research on money and banks, our SK’s headed out for an exciting and engaging ‘field’ trip to a “real live” bank. Students had the opportunity to explore the machine that makes cheques (the “protectograph”), and visit both the Boardroom and the 
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On January 27th, Richland students, staff and families joined us for ‘Family Fun Day,’ a community-building event in celebration of Winterfest and Family Literacy Day. The day began with a morning of free-skating and warming up with hot chocolate at Bond Lake Arena. Smiling (and 
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This week, following their investigations relating to the human body, our SK classroom had a special visitor in to talk about the role of paramedics and to answer the children’s questions. Questions ranged from “What happens when you have dead lungs?” to many “what is 
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While our SK students showed their continuing experiments with the whiteboard, Catherine exclaimed, “My hands look like they are painted.”  
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For weeks, the SK’s have been investigating the ‘Human Body.’  Their initial interest came from seeing connections between the veins and spine of leaves, and their own bodies. Here the children have discovered a diagram of a nail, and are amazed at its rough surface.  
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In collaboration with the Atelierista in Studio, our SK students explored using 2D shapes to create 3D images. 2D shapes such as ovals and rectangles were used to create identity panels. “Making connections between mathematics and other curriculum areas is important in the early grades 
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