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JK Foundation Delivery

The JK’s had a ‘mini Christmas’ last week when several of their Foundation Wish List items arrived. Beautiful table top toys, costumes to inspire imaginative play and even a pet carrier to take doggies on road trips. A huge thank you to the CGS Foundation and our parent community for providing new, fresh toys and…

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JK in the Playground

The JK’s have been having an amazing time in the playground. Sara and Meesh are taking advantage of the fine weather and getting the children out for some extra time in the afternoon. Soon enough it will be snow pants and gloves. Enjoy it JK!

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JK Gets Busy

What an incredibly busy week it’s been for the JK’s. We’ve had a whirlwind of activities. We’ve already started our phonics program and have completed the sounds A, B and C. Feeding Mr.Muncher was a thrill for all. The children were busy filling our character board with their self portraits, displaying true teamwork as they…

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JK Goes to the Library

The JK’s had a fun trip to the Leaside Library this week. Thank you to the parent volunteers who joined in to make the trip even more special for the children.

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JK Explores Nature

The JK’s spent lots of time outside this week, leading up to Earth Day today. We had a great time in the playground shadow tracing animals and looking for birds and reading stories in Marie and Don’s garden. Back in the classroom, we painted with bits and pieces of nature we collected. Evergreen branches were…

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JK Art Cats

This month the children in JK learned about famous American artist, Laurel Burch. They were shown many pictures of the artist’s whimsical cat artwork. The elements of art: line, shape and colour were further explored as the children noticed the artist’s use of bold black lines, vivid colours and patterns. Inspired by her paintings, the…

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Independence in JK

The JK’s have been focusing on self-reliance in the classroom as they lead up to hosting the assembly at the end of this month. (Reliability is this month’s character education trait.) The children are doing a great job of taking care of the things they are responsible for at school. Their jobs include putting their…

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Special Guests in JK

It has indeed been a fun and festive week for the JK’s. From being busy elves working on presents for their parents and making a special delivery to the mailbox with our Santa letters, we were also incredibly fortunate and appreciative to have two very special visitors. Spencer’s Mom Audrey arrived on Thursday afternoon, armed…

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JK Wish List Arrivals

There was lots of excitement on Thursday when the children arrived to find new toys in the classroom! Thank you to the CGS Foundation and the Wish List program for funding these fun and educational additions to our classroom. This group of JK’s is especially enthusiastic when it comes to puzzles so we made sure to…

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3D Shapes That JK Knows

Learning about shapes is so much fun! If you walk by the JK classroom these days, you might hear the children singing “These are the 3D shapes, that I know.” The SMART Board is a fabulous learning tool for this unit as it allows the children a hands-on opportunity to sort various 2 and 3D shapes into…

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