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Brickworks is the Best

September 22, 2017

The Grade 2 and Grade 3 classes went on an autumn trip to Evergreen Brick Works on Thursday and it was an AMAZING day! The sun was shining, the kids were laughing, and the wildlife was everywhere. We began with a game of Camouflage in the garden before separating into grade groups for a nature…

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Fairy Tale Fun in SK

September 22, 2017

The SKs have had an amazing time working their way through their Fairy Tale unit. Paula and Heather have weaved just about every cross-curricular activity they could into this fun and collaborative week! From baking porridge for Goldilocks, building rafts for The Billy Goats gruff in Science, baking gingerbread like The Little Red Hen and…

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The First Tooth of the Year!

September 22, 2017

As most of you know (and for new parents you’ll find out soon enough I think), losing a tooth at CGS is very exciting. Marie, along with being Principal, also performs tooth-pulling duties when the time is right. The children love to come to her when a tooth is getting ready to fall out. It…

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STEM in Grade 1

September 22, 2017

The Grade 1 class has been busy at work with their STEM bins. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, all of which we encounter in our everyday lives. The purpose of these bins is to promote thinking divergently, inventively and imaginatively. Students are assigned a task that they must solve using the tools…

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Time to Think About Terry

September 22, 2017

CGS is proudly taking part in the 2017 Terry Fox School Run for our 19th year on Friday, October 6! Please mark your calendars and join us. It is truly a family day at CGS and we look forward to seeing everyone there. I have been travelling from class to class this week talking about…

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A is for Airplane

September 22, 2017

A is for airplane and B is for bubbles! The Early Start program is in full swing and we are enjoying every moment of this beautiful weather. The children have really enjoyed taking a few of our literacy activities outside to the playground. We flew a giant paper airplane and enjoyed blowing bubbles while making…

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Teamwork Tuesday in JK

September 22, 2017

The JKs focussed on shapes and colours for Teamwork Tuesday this week. The children were paired up with a partner and took turns counting, sorting and gluing the appropriate number and colour of shapes on their booklet. At the end of the activity, they congratulated one another with a high five for a job well…

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Germination & Growth in Grade 3

September 22, 2017

The Grade 3s entered the planting phase of their Growth and Change in Plants Science unit this week. Last week we investigated the process of germination and how a seed eventually becomes a plant. Next week we will be comparing growth rates in a styrofoam cup versus a clear plastic cup. We will also be recording the stages…

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New Parents Celebrate!

September 15, 2017

The New Parent Social on September 8 was a big success. Thank to everyone who was able to share the evening with us. CGS Parent Ambassadors mingled with new parents and staff. It was a lovely way to start the school year and welcome our new parents. We were so happy to see you! Thank…

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