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Science Centre

​This field study connected to our IB Theme, Sharing the Planet. On  May 1st, 2019, the Richland Academy Grade 4/5 class went to the Science Centre. When we were at the centre we were looking at ecology...

IB theme: Who We Are

This week, the Grade 3 class has started our final IB theme of Who We Are: Our Land is Who We Are.  Our Central Idea is: The natural environment impacts employment opportunities. The Lines of Inquiry are: ...

Balanced Literacy in Kindergarten

“Literacy is…the ability to use language and images in rich and varied forms, to read, to write, listen, speak, view, represent, discuss and think critically about ideas. Literacy enables us to share information and...

IB Theme How the World Works

Our Early Years BG2 class have continued our inquiry into 'How the World Works' with a focus on:  a) What tools are used for b) How we can use tools safely Authentic and real learning experiences lay...

Talk about Time

Got games to play, places to go, people to see? Here are six ways to work the concept of time into conversations with your cutie in ways that even the littlest munchkins can understand. 1....

The value of working with clay

Several of the grades are currently beginning to work with clay in ways that relate to their IB inquiries. The grade 2 class is understanding the properties of clay as part of their investigation...