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Movie Night

December 13, 2012

Movie night was a wonderful event for the children as usual! Thank you to Sylvia McGeer for organizing. Children arrived in their pajamas, with sleeping bags and stuffies in tow. The kids munched on licorice and popcorn while Madagascar 3 played on the big screen. Congratulations to Liam for winning the fabulous movie inspired door…

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Girl Power

December 3, 2012

There are several Clubs offered each term at CGS. Clubs are run by staff and have a variety of different themes. The popular Because I am a Girl Club just wrapped on Friday. It was a very exciting day! Marie, our Principal, paid the girls a special visit to give each member a set of Because…

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Crawford Lake

November 30, 2012

The Grade 1s and 2s went on an amazing all-day field trip to Crawford Lake Conservation Area on Monday. The visit tied in with the Grade 2 First Nations curriculum and the Grade 1 environment curriculum. Crawford Lake was a great place to further explore both of these themes. Students loved the reconstructed 15th Century…

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Hibernation in the Early Start Room

November 30, 2012

The Early Start students have been busy these past few weeks at CGS!  They have been learning about migration and hibernation through stories, songs and hands on lessons. They loved learning about the reasons why birds migrate to Florida for the winter (just like some of their grandparents)! They have made 3-D geese, squirrels inside…

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More Great Math Strategies with Paul

November 23, 2012

Fostering strong conceptual understanding in mathematics is much more than following a specific program or philosophy. It requires teachers to teach mathematics in a student-centered way, building upon their knowledge and helping them make sense of new ideas.Teaching a procedure for a specific type of operation does not necessarily foster understanding; a student can follow instructions…

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The Case of the Messy Classroom

November 20, 2012

There was a terrible mess discovered in the SK classroom early last week. Kara’s SK detectives were the first on the scene and have stopped at nothing to solve the case and find the culprit. After searching the school the detectives were able to find many clues – a poisonous wart, brown hair, an over-sized…

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Zandee Gets a Special Treat

November 20, 2012

Every Monday morning the Grade 1s & 2s have a Team Meeting in the gym. This is an opportunity for students to talk about many different issues that concern them. Teachers are there to help guide the discussion and problem solve with the children. Often times, discussion centres around our character education program and what qualities…

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Need a Night Out?

November 19, 2012

Each year the CGS staff volunteers their time so you can have a “Night Out” in exchange for donating holiday gifts for children in need. On Friday, December 7, you are invited to leave your children at school for a fun filled evening. There will be festive games, crafts and stories. Dinner will be provided. Please note…

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CGS Votes

November 16, 2012

Casting a vote Getting ready for the speeches Congratulations to all the CGS Student Election participants. After a week of campaigning, the votes are in. It takes courage and skill to run for office. We are proud of all of you! Your campaign posters were creative, well produced and persuasive and your speeches were delivered with…

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