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Grateful Early Start Hearts

October 6, 2017

We have excitedly been looking forward to Thanksgiving all week long. The children had so much fun creating their own turkey hats, which they proudly wore home on Thursday. We sang turkey songs and enjoyed learning about what it means to be thankful. The children all pitched in to help make apple sauce too. They…

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CGS House Spirit is High

October 5, 2017

House Games are off to a great start at CGS! All students (JK and up) are placed into a House that they will remain in for the duration of their time at CGS. The house system is designed to inspire¬† friendly competition, team spirit, and interaction among the older and younger students. All four Houses…

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CGS Mums’ Night Out is Coming Up!

October 5, 2017

The CGS PA is so looking forward to hosting the Mums’ Night Out on Thursday, Oct 12. Evites went out this week and there are already several mums attending. (If you didn’t receive an evite, please contact Shannon.) New mums – please don’t be shy! This is a great way to connect and get comfortable…

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Let the Campaigning Begin…

October 5, 2017

You may have noticed that the hallways are adorned with some pretty colourful and creative posters. Our 2017/18 Student Government Election is taking place on Oct 10 and the Grade 1-3 candidates are hot on the campaign trail! It is so nice to see the effort that has gone into their posters. They are full…

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Gratitude Soup

October 5, 2017

Our character trait this month is Gratitude and do we ever have a lot to be thankful for. We created our very own Gratitude Jars after reading the story “Gratitude Soup” by Olivia Rosewood this week. We brainstormed as a team and came up with various thoughts on what we are grateful for. Examples included,…

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Learning About Terry

October 5, 2017

Hilary Kellam from The Terry Fox Foundation was here on Tuesday to share stories about Terry leading up to our walk today. Thank you to Sara A for arranging this event for the children. Students already know a lot about Terry but the video Hilary showed, along with demonstrating the prosthetic leg that Terry would…

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The JK Phonics Train

October 5, 2017

The JKs are moving full steam ahead on our phonics train. They have just been introduced to our 3rd vowel, I is for Itch. So exciting! As a fine motor follow up activity, the children used rubber letter stamps, incorporating the nine letter sounds we have introduced so far. They were encouraged to see how…

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Nature & Numbers in Grade 1

September 29, 2017

The Grade 1 class has been busy reviewing their numbers. For one of their cross-curricular activities, we had the children create their own number wall for the entire class to use. Each student was assigned a number where they had to write both the word and the number. We then went on a neighbourhood nature…

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Mindfulness at Home & School

September 29, 2017

A huge thank you the CGS PA , and by extension all CGS parents, for the ‘Mindfulness at Home’ workshop on Monday night and the day of mindfulness activities the following day for the children. Both events were very successful. For everyone who attended the workshop on Monday, we hope you enjoyed it. A fun…

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