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Peacemakers

The Grade 2/3 class were introduced to a special Mindfulness tool last week – PeaceMakers! PeaceMakers are a set of cards meant to inspire mindfulness and compassion in all ages. Each card contains a message of affirmation, with the intention of building emotional intelligence through play. They explore the themes of Power, Joy, Balance, Love,…

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What is a Mind Jar?

The JK’s and SK’s have been up to some wonderful things in Mind Up over the last couple of weeks. They created ‘Mind Jars’ which are currently in the classroom for them to use when they are feeling anxious, sad, scared, angry or overwhelmed. When creating the jars we discussed how the glitter in the…

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Being Mindful Matters

The Mind-UP curriculum is in full swing for all classes at CGS. This term we have focused on discussing what mindfulness is and its importance in our lives. We have practiced meditation in every classroom and have been working towards the difficult task of focusing on only one thing at a time, training our brains…

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Meditation Mondays

Mindfulness is so important and the children are loving their Meditation Mondays in our classroom. We start off with a guided meditation with the intention of filling our hearts with love. (Each session begins with focussing on gratitude and knowing we are loved.) In this week’s meditation, the students were asked to think about a worry they…

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What is TASAM?

We hope you have set aside Monday, Oct 3, from 6-8pm to join us for the PA sponsored TASAM parents workshop from Arts Express. (TASAM = Tackling Anxiety and Stress through the Arts and Mindfulness.) Please read on for more information about this innovative day/evening of learning for you and your children. ________________________________________________________________________ Using our creative arts approach…

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MindUp Meditation Chains

The SKs had a very special MindUP class on Thursday. Throughout the year, we have been practising our mindfulness through many different breathing and meditation techniques. Our goals have included improving concentration and reducing stress. I have found that the hardest part of meditation is focus (for kids and adults!), so together we created something…

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Namaste CGS

It was Yoga day at CGS on Monday. We were so lucky to have Mai visit us from 123 kids yoga and do a special Yoga and Mindfulness lesson for each class during their gym period. Mai led the children through a variety of Yoga poses, and also through a guided meditation using a vibration bell,…

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SK Looks for Signs of Spring

  The SKs had a lovely time outside this afternoon with Lisa, Paula and Ceci, looking for signs of Spring. They stopped by Marie and Don’s garden and walked around the neighbpurhood. They used magnifying glasses and goggles to help them in their search and then recorded their finds on their clipboards. The children talked about…

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Principal’s Message Thank you for your interest in our school. CGS has been a special place to start for so many children, and their families, since it was founded in 1986. We pride ourselves on getting to know each child and becoming their champion through their early and critical years of education. From Preschool through…

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Our Exciting New MindUp Curriculum

“The MindUp classroom is an optimistic classroom that promotes and develops mindful attention to oneself and others.” ~ MindUp Curriculum MindUp is a comprehensive program that fosters social and emotional awareness, enhances psychological well-being, and promotes academic success. We are very excited to be implementing the MindUp program, created by The Hawn Foundation, to help teach…

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