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Managing Screen Time for Children

Today’s children are born into a world of touchscreens and are immersed in technology from a young age. Organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) had previously determined that children over the...

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...

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...

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...

Enriching our Understanding of Science

Enriching our Understanding of Science ​Our visit to the Ontario Science Centre was an important learning moment for our Grade One students. The field study was a shared social experience that provided them the opportunity...

Building Positive Attitudes 

Building Positive Attitudes  “The IB-PYP Attitudes are a vital focus in the development of positive attitudes towards people, the environment, and learning. These are the day to day attitudes we use: appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation,...

It’s Time for Fun!!

It’s Time for Fun! Our Grade One students have been deepening their understanding of Time as part of our ‘Measurement’ strand in math. They have been learning about the importance of this concept...

Science and Technology

Science and Technology  "A scientifically and technologically literate person is one who can read and understand common media reports about science and technology, critically evaluate the information presented, and confidently engage in discussions...

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