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Stop & Go

April 13, 2018

The Grade 3’s are working on a very exciting project in Art class. They are making their very own stop-go-motion videos. After creating a personalized set and characters, they put them into action, taking up to 250 photos to create the movement they wanted for their stories. Some of the videos even have sound effects,…

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Character Collaboration

April 13, 2018

The Grade 2’s and 3’s have teamed up again! This time they have been working on understanding and developing characters. For the introductory lesson, the kids listened to a fantastic story called Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell and listened carefully for juicy describing words. Afterwards, we talked about how the author used…

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JK Commerce

April 13, 2018

This term in math, the JK’s have been learning about money. We have learned the values of each coin and the Canadian symbols they represent. Each child has made their own wallet, which they keep in their work box, with money to spend. We have been shopping for toys around the room. The children can…

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Bowleroo

April 6, 2018

We had another successful Bowleroo today! This is one of our favourite CGS events of the year. The JK-Grade 3’s headed to Newtonbrook Bowlerama for a morning of friendly bowling competition in their houses. This is the biggest house event of the year, where the teams have a big opportunity to get points. Each house…

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Chilly Fun at Mountsberg

April 6, 2018

Well, it was a freezing cold day but the SK’s and Grade 1’s were full of anticipation and the spirit of adventure as they headed off to Mountsberg Conservation Area on Wednesday. The children had an amazing day out in nature. They learned all about how maple syrup is made. In fact, the syrup they…

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Early Start Goes Bowling Too

April 6, 2018

The Early Start children are too little to venture out to the bowling alley with the JK-Grade 3 students for Bowleroo but that doesn’t mean they miss out! They had their own Mini Bowleroo in the gym this morning. There were plenty of high fives and lots of cheering as the pins fell to the…

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Rainbow Plate Focus Group at CGS

April 6, 2018

Earlier in March, the Early Starts enjoyed a wonderful program facilitated by Rainbow Plate. Each student was encouraged to ‘taste a rainbow’ as they explored excellent hands-on fruit and vegetable stations. Afterwards, Janet Nezon, the founder of Rainbow Plate, contacted us and asked our CGS staff for some help with a project she is currently…

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Learning About Bengali Culture in JK

April 6, 2018

The JK’s have been so fortunate to have Tanjina, our amazing student teacher, in our classroom. Along with doing many fun and exciting activities, including science experiments, gross motor activities and extra reading on a daily basis, Tanjina brought in her National Clothing for cultural studies this week. She talked about the importance of when…

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Getting Ready for Public Speaking

April 6, 2018

Public Speaking is always a focus at CGS but right now the children are paying a little more attention than usual, as the Public Speaking Contest is fast approaching on April 24. Emily’s class has been playing a game they call Talking Points. The aim of the game is to get comfortable speaking on any…

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