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WeMuv is ON at Richland!

The Richland students are on their feet and excited for WeMuv; and everyone is eagerly trying to generate more steps as the days go on. Pedometers have been distributed to the entire...

The Book is Always Better than the Movie! Grade 6 Book Trailers

Over the course of the year, Richland’s Grade 6 students have been exploring the influence of marketing and the media. In response to books they read recently, they decided to take on the role of marketing executives, and developed video Book Trailers to entice readers and promote their books. Combining their skills and understanding of technology, marketing and literacy, the Grade 6 students have created very compelling promotional messages. Enjoy!

[iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/62888056″ width=”100%” height=”300″]

Through the Eyes of a Parent: Prek Baby Chicks Investigation, Part I

Inquiring Minds is delighted to welcome a guest blogger, one of our parents, for today’s post. We are grateful for the engagement of our families at Richland, and enjoy watching the learning unfold throughout the family. Our thanks to Mrs. J for sharing her personal reflections with us. Enjoy! The Prek investigation with the baby chicks was both exciting and fascinating for Tate, his older sister in Grade 1 and myself. Right from the beginning when the baby chick eggs were delivered to the classroom up until the very end when the 2 baby chicks were lent to the classroom for the children to observe and enjoy, it was one of the best learning experiences that I have been able to witness as a parent.

Tate would come home every day sharing something that he learned about baby chicks such as “did you know that baby chicks can be brown?” and “when they first hatch, they are not fluffy right away”. I was able to witness firsthand the learning as he came home to educate his older sister and myself.  I would often ask them about the eggs during the incubation period and it would open the door to many interesting discussions. It was also a great lesson in patience as he was well aware that he needed to wait 21 days before the eggs would hatch.

Tate was also very enthusiastic and proud of the habitat that he built for the baby chicks to play in, once they hatched. He couldn’t wait for them to enjoy his labour of love.