Kindergarten Rituals

Kinder Morning Ritual 3

School rituals are composed of repeated moments of a short-duration activity. Frequency and regularity allow students to become comfortable with the activity, increase their autonomy, and gradually master the activity. Beginning in November, the Kindergarten class has been working on its morning rituals which include three activities: The calendar The attendance The encoding of syllables…

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Budding Scientists in Elementary

Grade 4 Science 5

At the elementary level, students in grades 2 and 4 were busy experimenting in their science class. Second graders learned about the properties of different materials. Then they realized an experiment: they tested which surface would soak up water the fastest between cement, soil, and grass. Pouring an equal quantity of water on each element,…

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Our Bilingual Big Green Monsters

Big Green Monster

French and English teachers developed a bilingual project in the preschool class where students learned about their bodies. They acquired new French and English vocabulary about the various facial features and colors. This project stemmed from the album Go Away Big Green Monster! (Va-t’en grand monster vert !) by Caldecott Award-winning author Ed Emberley. After…

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The Empathy Project

Grade 7 Inventors at work

This year’s primary focus in STEM class is on purposeful inventions, designing something useful or even life-changing. In grade 7, students started a project designing a practical assistive or adaptive device. For this first project, students learned about the engineering process of Ask, Think, Make, Test. They need to figure out the device’s purpose, devise…

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