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Friday STEM in Grade 2/3

The Grade 2/3’s have been enjoying their Friday morning STEM activities! For our latest challenge we decided to leave it quite open-ended, creating a ‘STEM Buffet’ for them to choose their materials from and build whatever they desired from their randomly selected teams. Our only instructions were that time had to be set aside for…

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Computer Skills in Grade 2/3

The Grade 2/3’s worked on a special project this week. We are very lucky to have the computers in our classroom, and this week we assigned our first technology project. Each student began by selecting their favorite author. They learned how to search their author’s name on Google and how to locate photos of their…

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Self-Regulation in Grade 2/3

This year, Grade 2/3 will have a great emphasis on the development of social and emotional skills. Our goal is for students to have a clear understanding/step-by-step process of how to act and react in various situations. Our curriculum aims to provide students with a ‘social tool kit’ that they can use as they navigate…

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Grade 2 Problem Solvers

The Grade 2’s have been learning many addition and subtraction strategies over their years at CGS. By Grade 2 they have a bank of strategies and skills they can pull from to answer word problems. As word problems get more complex, the students must slow down the process. The students have been learning about the…

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Laser Focus in Grade 2

Daily 5 in Grade 2 is in full swing! The students choose from 5 centres; Read-to-Self, Read-to-Someone, Listen-to-Reading, Word Work, and Work on Writing. The students are empowered by having choices and each centre strengthens their literacy skills in different ways. The children have been building their reading stamina for Read-to-Self since Grade 1. Independent…

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Grade 2/3 at the Studio

Thank you to Wanted Studio for hosting our Grade 2/3 class for the third year in a  row. It is such a cool experience for the children! They recorded three songs, including their original song, See Ya’ After Class, written with Finn Scott, Jackson Seaward and Michael O’Meara of Frankie the Pig. Thank you to Finn for…

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Grade 2/3 Songwriting Workshop

The Grade 2/3’s were so excited to meet local musicians Finn Scott, Michael O’Meara and Jackson Seaward from the band Frankie the Pig yesterday. The band was here, for the second year in a row, to workshop and write the graduation song for our Final Assembly with the children. The lyrics and tune are top secret!…

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Fractions in Grade 2/3

The Grade 2/3’s have been exploring fractions in math. The Grade 3 students have learned about Proper, Mixed and Improper fractions. They have used what they know about equal parts of a whole to understand decimals. The Grade 2’s have begun to decipher between parts of a whole and parts of a group. They explored parts of a whole…

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Grade 2/3s at The ROM

The Grade 2/3s  had a great trip to The ROM on Monday. It was a perfect tie in with their Ancient Civilizations Unit. They had guided tours of the Ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian exhibits as well as lots of time to explore the dinosaurs, bat cave and medieval suit exhibit. The children were lucky to…

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Grade 2/3 Celebrates Chinese New Year

Noodles are sooo good. The Grade 2/3s had a wonderful time at their Chinese New Year lunch on Thursday. Emily and Jordan make everything so fun! They ordered in Chinese food for the children and set a lovely table to mark Chinese New Year. The year of the Fire Rooster is here!

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