Richland Academy

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11570 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill ON, Canada L4E 3N7

Author: Adrian Cheung

Richland Academy / Articles posted by Adrian Cheung

SK Graduation

It felt such a bitter sweet time of the year for us all.  It has been a wonderful year of shared discoveries, and relationships, only strengthened by mutual respect and support in our SK ‘family’. Parents, teachers and children working and playing together as we all grow and interact in this beautiful world.

Thank you for sharing your children with Mrs. Daniel – if only for a little while.

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Why Play Math Games?

Games are an essential tool for learning in the elementary school setting.   A few benefits of math games in the classroom include:

  • Encourage strategic mathematical thinking
  • Development of computational fluency
  • Present opportunities for practice
  • Support a school-to-home connection

Earlier this week, Grade 5/6 played a game called Blocko to familiarize ourselves with concepts in Data Management and Probability.  During this opportunity, students learned about the difference between theoretical and experimental probability.

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Communication skills development

Our students reach a critical level of fluency and have most of the vocabulary necessary to communicate with relative ease, confidence, and with complete thought in all classroom interactions. As teachers we continue to work with gestures to solidify and increase vocabulary and refinements of language skills (grammar and spelling concepts). Teacher-Led Self-Expression (TLSE) continues to be used extensively.

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“Only 1% of water on earth is drinkable” ~ I.L.

Our IB PYP unit on ‘How the World Works’ has been filled with new discoveries and global perspectives. As you know we have been taking a critical look at energy use in our immediate local area and around the world. Our Grade One and Two students have compiled statistics and facts about energy conservation and what we can do to help our earth.

We asked our Grade One and Two students to consolidate their knowledge about energy to make posters for our school community and raise awareness. We began by looking around our school at posters and documentation to understand how image and word work came together to convey a message. We then looked critically at posters and introduced Media Literacy vocabulary including: audience, purpose and point of view.

 

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