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Colourful Science

We have been studying colour in Lower Elementary science all week. Today, we mixed watercolours to create Ph Scale reader card. Afterward, we tested the acidity/alkalinity of different liquids and matched them to the scales. Those that were more acid … Continue reading

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Orchard Is Open Today

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Snow Day

We have no TDSB maintenance to the building so we have to close. Enjoy the snow.

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Model UN Position Papers

The children have submitted their position papers and are waiting now to see if they will be accepted. Our six delegates are sitting on the following committees: SPECPOL (Special Political), ECOFIN (Economic Finacial), and DISEC (Disarmament and International Security). They … Continue reading

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West End Phoenix Assignment

Update January 4th. This is a reminder. All students are invited (but not required) to submit a story next week for The West End Phoenix. Submissions are due January 9th at 9am. I am re-posting the assignment here. Our assignment … Continue reading

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Model UN Working Group December 30 2-4pm

Model UN delegates are asked to attend a Working Group to prepare position papers which are to be submitted by January 23, 2019. Our country is Congo Brazzaville. When preparing your research, please do not confuse this with Democratic Republic … Continue reading

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Have a Peaceful Holiday. See you January 7th.

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WW II Communication Fair

Each year, we participate in the Supply Line program with the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. They ship a traveling trunk of a full officer’s kit along with a story (which we dramatized like a radio program) of a soldier … Continue reading

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Join us Thursday, December 13th for Music and Dance

On Thursday, we will showcase the music and dance programs at The Orchard. The casa children will lead with two original compositions by their music teacher, Jennifer. Next up, we’ll be treated to three pop and classic tunes that bear … Continue reading

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Poetry Recitations – Why Do We Do That?

We get asked quite often why the children are made to do poetry recitations every Monday morning. I suppose from the outside, it might seem conventional and rote. So here is a story about one of the recitations we heard … Continue reading

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