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JK & SK at Willowgrove Farm

October 4, 2013

What a great trip! JK & SK staff, students and parents had a wonderful morning at Willowgrove Farm and Outdoor Education Centre. The weather didn’t put a damper on anyone’s spirits and the apples were ripe for the picking. Something to sing together tonight…

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The PA is Working Hard

October 4, 2013

The PA met yesterday for the second time this year. It was a jam-packed meeting with lots of discussion about Fall Family Fun Night, The Terry Fox Walk, the QSP magazine fundraiser (ongoing) and the upcoming Acorn fundraiser. Thank you for your support of the PA initiatives. Monies raised by the PA are all used…

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Terry Fox Update

October 4, 2013

Congratulations CGS, you have already sold $1,100 in t-shirts and raised a total of $4,500 in pledges to support the Terry Fox Foundation. Let’s keep going! Donate online today. Our Terry Fox Walk is one of the best events of the year at CGS. Our community comes together with a tremendous amount of spirit. It is also…

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Fall Family Fun Night is Coming Up

October 4, 2013

                        Fall Family Fun Night is just around the corner. This is our first social event of the year and because it always falls so close to Halloween, we get to make it a Halloween party! Please come in costume. CGS spirit is always…

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JK Yogis

October 4, 2013

This month the JKs will be learning about Thanksgiving, Canada’s Food Guide, Fall, The Five Senses and Halloween. We are incorporating these themes into all areas of our learning. The JK children have been enjoying Yoga! Here is a fun group shot of us in “butterfly” pose. Michelle Heighington JK Teacher Children’s Garden School

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CGS Votes

October 4, 2013

This week, students in Grade 1 and Grade 2 participated in student government elections. Interested candidates were asked to bring two posters and to both prepare and present a short speech. They, and their classmates, then voted to elect their leaders for the year. The MAYOR is the symbolic leader of the student government, and…

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What Does Beauty Mean to You?

October 4, 2013

The CGS Because We are Girls Club had their first meeting yesterday. The focus of the club this term will be empowerment, self expression, as well as the continued communication with Merynpil, our Plan Canada child in the Phillipines. To begin their kick-off conversation about what beauty looks like for girls and women in the…

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Watching Out for Doubles

September 27, 2013

Each morning in Paul’s math class, students begin with a friendly sharing of math strategies for a specific problem. Each problem can be solved in many ways, and students are encouraged to understand each other’s strategies. Grade 2 students are currently working on applying the “Find Ten” and “Find Doubles” strategies. For example, given 6…

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Jumping Into Grade 2 Math

September 27, 2013

                        Jamie’s class is learning math with their whole bodies. Pictured above is the number line students use to ‘jump out’ the missing value in the equation on the SMART Board. We talk a lot about mental math strategies at CGS – inventing them,…

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