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Prehistoric Pals in SK

February 9, 2018

The SK’s recently started their ‘Prehistoric Pals’ unit. They loved it! The children learned about different dinosaurs and their specific characteristics. They learned the meaning of all sorts of big words like herbivore, carnivore, extinct and paleontologist. Did you know that dinosaur means ‘terrible lizard’ or ‘fearfully-great lizard’? Or that a flying dinosaur is called…

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Resilience is Like an Elastic Band

February 2, 2018

Our in-school Character Education Assembly on Resilience was a great one this month. It is such an important quality for all of us to cultivate and often one of the most challenging. Marie did an excellent job of demonstrating resilience with the help of an elastic band. She pointed out that when she stretched the…

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Six More Weeks of Winter

February 2, 2018

Wiarton Willie sees his shadow, get ready for six more weeks of winter! Folklore has it that if a groundhog sees his shadow on Groundhog Day he’ll flee to his burrow, heralding six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t, it means spring’s around the corner. The Early Start children have been exploring shadows all…

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Ancient Egypt Comes to Life

February 2, 2018

The Grade 2 Class started their unit on Ancient Civilizations this week. They are exploring Ancient Egypt first. To get the children excited about what’s ahead, an ‘Egyptian Mummy’ visited the class. When first learning about something new, the students use the KWL Chart strategy. The K stands for what we know, the W for…

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CGS Let’s Talk

February 2, 2018

On Thursday in Health class the Grade 2’s and 3’s had a special discussion about an important topic: mental illness. Inspired by the ‘Bell Lets Talk’ initiative, the children had an open discussion about the prevalence of mental illness in Canada today, what that means/looks like, and the importance of talking about it. We spoke…

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The Woman With the Yellow Hat

February 2, 2018

Well, here’s something you don’t see in the Library every day – The Woman With a Yellow Hat, AKA Sara A! The JKs loved their story time in the library this week. Sara A was adorable in yellow and the kids couldn’t stop smiling while she read one of their favourite Curious George books. Thank…

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Math in the Playground

February 2, 2018

Check out the pop-up math learning happening in the playground this week! I know it’s a little hard to see what Zoe is up to on the acrylic board with the chain link showing through, but she is working out a math problem. The markers are handy at play time for the kids to use…

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CGS Olympic Spirit

January 26, 2018

It’s official, I don’t think we could show more school spirit if we tried! A huge thank you to Sara A and Annette for organizing this very important CGS day. Our January character trait of Resilience joined perfectly with the Cozy Canadian Olympic theme. There were fun and spirited touches everywhere you looked – from…

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JK Hosts Resilience

January 26, 2018

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists. ~ Japanese Proverb The JKs did a spectacular job of hosting the Resilience Assembly on Thursday. Kudos to Sara A, Meesh and all of the children for working so hard to make the Assembly so special. To see such little ones confidently manage public…

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