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Self Portraits with Loose Parts

​“The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences.” -Loris Malaguzzi, Founder of the Reggio Emilia Approach The journey began with a simple provocation! We...

What Time Is It?

"Without time, life would be crazy." I.Z. 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...

What does IB look like in Kindergarten?

The Primary Years Programme (PYP) presents schools with a comprehensive plan for high quality, international education. It provides schools with a curriculum framework of essential elements — the knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action that...

Learning and playing with snow

"Kindness is like snow, it beautifies everything it covers"  - Kahlil Gibran  We are grateful for the beautiful snow that has covered our playground. The freedom to play in the snow provides fun learning opportunities...

Unfolding Personal Narrative Writing

​Narrative Writing is an important style of writing that students at different grade levels experience. By creating and telling a narrative/story, ‘our students learn to organize their thoughts and use written language to creatively...

How the World Works

Central Idea:  Earth's resources are an important part of our life.​ Our Grade 4 / 5 Class has officially launched into our third International Baccalaureate (IB) Inquiry about how the world works.  This work is...

How outdoor learning benefits kids

Want your kid to pay more attention in school, feel less stress, and step up his game in classroom activities? Mother Nature has the answer. A new study from researchers at the University of Illinois in...