Welcome to our CGS Blog.
I always enjoy using real-world contexts whenever possible to teach and review core concepts with my students. I find that many of them have greater focus and improved participation when I can use a subject which interests them as the basis for a lesson. So, when my Grade 2 class went crazy over a baseball…Read More
Dear CGS Families, Our first CGS Parent Association fundraiser for this year is well underway and has been extended until Monday, October 15. Please order your magazines today! The easiest way to order is online at www.QSP.ca. Our school’s Group number is 32433. Online orders are processed immediately and you save the $1 processing fee that…Read More
Please find below a detailed description of the reading program your child will be engaging in throughout their Grade 1 year here at CGS. It is by no means an exclusive description, as our curriculum is often enriched and extended through student interests. My entire purpose this year is, through an imaginative and appealing Reading…Read More
If you watched this year’s coverage of the Summer Olympics, you no doubt noticed a reoccurring theme throughout, acknowledging the supporters of the athletes and more specifically the parents of the athletes. P&G ran “have the Kleenex ready” commercials thanking the athletes’ Moms for their sacrifices and support and Petro-Canada also did a nice…Read More
The publication of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in the 1990s was considered a groundbreaking look at mathematics instruction around the world, particularly in Germany, Japan, and the United States (http://www.ams.org/notices/199605/comm-timss.pdf). As one might expect, the international rankings of various countries in comparison to one another is of some interest to educational…Read More
Every year the CGS community gathers together to celebrate Terry Fox and raise money for cancer research. For several weeks leading up to the the walk, students learn about his incredible accomplishments and indomitable spirit. Even our youngest students are captivated by the story of this amazing human being. The hallways are full of art…Read More
Joining a new school community is an exciting time for parents and it was our pleasure to celebrate our new CGS families on Friday, September 7th. Thank you to our gracious and fun-loving hosts, Mary and Angelo, for making us all feel so welcome and relaxed. Turn out was excellent and the evening was full of good…Read More