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Les Cartes de Baseball – Learning in Context

October 11, 2012

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…

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Happy Thanksgiving

October 9, 2012

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! The SKs had an especially fun celebration at school with period costumes, crafts,and thoughts about what they were thankful for in their lives. Here are some pretty pictures from the day. Enjoy.

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Magazines = Great Programs

October 9, 2012

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…

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Reading is Fun in Grade 1!

October 9, 2012

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…

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Principal’s Message October 2012

October 9, 2012

  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…

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Bansho Mathematics

September 26, 2012

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…

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Who Are You Running For?

September 21, 2012

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…

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Get Messy!

September 20, 2012

Spaces still available. Register with Zandee in the office. Questions? karahicks@gmail.com

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Welcome to CGS

September 14, 2012

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…

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