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What is an Experiment?

The JK students have been devising ‘experiments’ with food items and bringing ice into their classroom. They have put all of their ‘experiments’ into a Ziploc bag, attached them to one of their ‘twig blinds’ and have tracked the ‘changes’ through observation, drawings of their discoveries in their journals, and much deep discussion.

During one of their Morning Meetings, the JK children were asked, “What is an experiment?” They had much to share about their theories and findings thus far:


How Do Storms Form?

Our Grade 4 students worked backwards from their theories about storms to hypothesize about the key parts of a storm:

  • A cloud, which needs evaporated water.
  • A water source, like a puddle.
  • The sun to heat the puddle to cause the evaporation.
  • The cloud is made when all the gas is gathered together.
  • The atmosphere to keep the cloud from floating away.

Ladies’ Night a Success!

On December 1st, Richland Academy hosted an evening of arts and holiday shopping for ladies only! This event featured items from local artisans, and designer-inspired jewellery and fashions that were available for purchase. A special thank you to the vendors, and also to the shoppers who came out to show their support. Proceeds from this event will go toward Parent Community Fundraising to enhance our children’s outdoor learning spaces, as well as our ‘Haiti Fund’ through Free The Children’s Adopt-A-Village’ program.

Vow of (Silence)

On November 30th, young people around the world were ‘silent’ for 1 to 24 hours in solidarity with children who are being silenced by poverty and exploitation. The Vow of (Silence) is a Free The Children initiative that is meant to attract as much attention as possible to raise awareness and create real social change. Richland students, staff and Faculty took part in the campaign for a third consecutive year to ‘take a stand’ for children’s well-being worldwide and give a voice to the millions of children around the world whose basic rights have not been upheld.