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Here Comes Charlie

April 20, 2012

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory rehearsals are in full swing! Our SK- Grade 3 cast members are having a great time learning their songs with Meredith, our musical director. The Oompa Loompa numbers promise to be a real treat! The children are working on their scenes with director Mimi Doherty, creating lots of funny character moments and learning…

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Compose, Shoot, Discover

April 19, 2012

After School Art Studio Photography at CGS Thursdays, 3:30-5:00  We have been very busy in Studio Art Photography learning how to use our digital cameras as well as investigating the history of photography. This historical perspective on the art of photography is great fun for the children. They are surprised to learn that it hasn’t…

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Summer Rocks!

April 16, 2012

Discover your child’s inner rock star at Rock Star Music Camp! Join Alana Kurtis, CGS Music Teacher and founder of Monkey Bars Music School, for a creative week of song writing, recording and performing. Campers will also create posters and design t-shirts for their band. At the end of each session children will go home…

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Public Meets Private – Kindergarten Enrichment at CGS

April 16, 2012

The Kindergarten Club (Kindergarten Enrichment for public school students at Children’s Garden School) continues to work very hard on their reading and writing skills. Our youngest JK student is now reading books independently and our SKs are beginning to explore more complex stories. Our writing has progressed well and all students are using their strong…

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Happy Birthday CGS!

April 13, 2012

It’s almost time to celebrate – the CGS community is looking forward to some great Anniversary events this month. Students will have a birthday party all their own – complete with a visit from the amazing entertainer Craig Douglas (and lots of yummy cake) and the adults, not to be left out, will have their own…

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Strikes and Spares

April 13, 2012

CGS is fresh from the lanes at Newtonbrook Bowlerama! Every spring JK to Grade 3 students head out on a Friday for a fun-filled morning of bowling. Bowleroo is a real highlight on our school calendar – if it’s time for Bowleroo it must be Spring! Check out some of the happy faces below. Great memories are always made…

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Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

April 13, 2012

Children’s Garden School students were treated to an amazing dramatization of the story Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt in honour of Black History Month. This harrowing narrative, drawn from true incidents in African-American history, tells the story of a young slave girl named Clara. Clara is a seamstress in the ‘Big House’ and is…

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Collage and Poetry – CGS Artists study Romare Bearden

March 30, 2012

During February, in honour of Black History Month, Grades 2-3 studied African-American artist Romare Bearden (1912-1988). Bearden was a master of collage. His work depicts his life growing up in Harlem, NY and his community during the Harlem Renaissance. Children read the book, I Live Music, by poet Ntozake Shange. The collages throughout the book were created by…

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Hooray for Hollywood!

March 29, 2012

Every year at Children’s Garden School a brave bunch of students take to the stage to show off their special talents. The CGS Talent Show is open to all students, even our preschoolers. This year we had magicians, comics, singers, dancers and musicians. Our talented music teacher, Alana, put together a great script with a…

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