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20 Years With Terry

April 20, 2018

What a special morning we had at school today. Fred Fox, Terry Fox’s brother, came to speak with staff and students. Fred is such a lovely man and it was a pleasure to host him for the second time. Fred is scheduled to come and see us again next fall so this trip was truly…

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Fairy Tale Adjectives

April 20, 2018

The SK’s have been working with story elements over the last few weeks – things like plot, setting and character development. This week it was all about adding adjectives. The children each chose a fairy tale character and looked for words to describe them. Given that fairy tale characters are so dramatic, the vocabulary the…

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Fun Fractions

April 20, 2018

The Grade 2’s have been having a lot of fun with fractions in their math unit this week. They’ve been breaking down and composing fractions through art…and candy! Watercolour flowers were used for creating fractions of a whole and M and M’s were used to create fractions from a group. The children had to apply…

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Track & Field Fridays

April 20, 2018

The Grade 1-3 Track and Field Club is off to a great start! A huge shout out to the brave club members who have shown up for both our practices so far, at 8am on these cold spring days. We are so impressed with your determination. We have been practicing our 400m, 200m and 50m…

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CGS Earth Day

April 20, 2018

The lead up to our Earth Day this year was very chilly. The ground is still frozen so planting and sketching in Marie and Don’s garden will take place over the next few weeks – hopefully! The children enjoyed planting seeds and getting their little pots ready to transplant in their classrooms. The Earth Day…

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Grade 1 Foundation Wishlist Arrivals

April 20, 2018

The Grade 1 students have been thoroughly enjoying their new board games and toys! The children shared with us that they would really like some new, specific things to play with during their Free Choice time, like Connect Four and more Lego. We were lucky enough to have some money left over from our CGS…

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Furry Friends in Grade 1

April 13, 2018

The Grade 1’s had a very exciting visit this week. Pegasus and James Bond, Erick’s very cute guinea pigs, came in to say hello. Thank you to Erick’s mum for bringing them in! Erick enjoyed telling his classmates all about caring for them and the children loved cuddling with them. James Bond and Pegasus love…

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We All Fit Together

April 13, 2018

The JK and SK’s did a special activity in Mind-Up this week. We read the story ‘Where Oliver Fits’ and had a discussion about the importance of being happy with ourselves just as we are. The children all shared things that they thought made them unique, and shared thoughts on what is unique about each…

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Early Start is Grateful

April 13, 2018

Liz’s Early Start class visits the library every Friday and they have made being grateful part of their routine. After Announcements and Dance Party, the children have their library time and then spend a few minutes talking about what they are grateful for in their lives. The children come up with wonderful ideas every week. They…

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