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The Coming of Humans

Three of our grade four students spent a week making a timeline of human evolution. Beginning with the arrival of humans in the Pleistocene Epoch of the Quarternary Period, they traced our development through geographic, climactic and evolutionary change that … Continue reading

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Model UN in New York

Live from the UN General Assembly from 9-12 Saturday morning: To watch, go to webtv.un.org and look for “Montessori Model United Nations Live Stream” in the schedule on the right-hand side. WEDNESDAY Our Model UN contingent of five delegates plus … Continue reading

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Hot off the Press

This month, Orchard students were invited to contribute stories, photos and drawings of animals that fit loosely into the category of “pets”. The feature mirrors a regular monthly column that runs in The Phoenix called Pet of the Month. In … Continue reading

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Sound Bath with Kiko

The Upper Elementary years are a very collaborative time. It’s wonderful to watch the social being emerge from the soul of the child. Sometimes, like in all planes of development, these new-found roles and scripts require some refinement. We spend … Continue reading

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High Park Dates (Changed)

Please note the following changes to the dates for High Park Forest Fridays. March 1 April 5 April 12 April 26 May 10 May 17 May 24 June 7 * meet at 440 Parkside location!

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Geography Fair

We traveled to Ireland, Scotland, Japan and Mexico. Along the way, we studied the history, geographical features, biomes of life, cultural and artistic traditions of the people who live there. Each child wrote a myth and each group worked together … Continue reading

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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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