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Things Add Up in Early Start

January 26, 2018

Liz’s Early Start class is loving their TouchMath program. They were recently introduced to counters during circle time. Working as a team, they are beginning to put number sentences together. They are using several hands-on materials to reinforce the concepts of one to one correspondence, counting, and recalling numbers. The children are very proud of what they…

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Grade 3 Goes Big

January 26, 2018

The Grade 3 class had their first ‘Big Write’ on Wednesday. The aim of a Big Write is to increase stamina, confidence, and willingness to try anything as a writer. The children began by viewing a picture on the SMARTBoard to serve as a kickstart for their imagination. Big Writes are different than most of…

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Gymnastics at CFCC

January 26, 2018

We had a great day of gymnastics on Wednesday! The JK-Grade 3 students all travelled to CFCC gym (Canadian Fitness Centres of Canada) for an hour of tumbling, jumping, balancing and climbing. The staff at the gym were outstanding, creating several different stations that the students rotated through in small groups to maximize their active…

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InSchool Wear No Tax February

January 26, 2018

Make sure to visit InSchool Wear to stock up on anything you may need in the spring. I noticed pants getting short at the Assembly yesterday! Please keep in mind we have several # 1 Dress special events still to come this year. We know some of you may be leaving the school next year…

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Principal’s Message January 2018

January 23, 2018

At the start of a new year we generally have such a long list of things we would like to change, get rid of, or achieve, that there is little wonder we can’t successfully follow through with our resolutions. As we approach the remaining days of January, I wonder how many resolutions have already been…

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CGS Alumni Come Home

January 19, 2018

What a terrific party! It was so wonderful to see so many happy faces walk through the doors. Thank you to everyone who came to visit last night. We were thrilled to see all of you. Parents and children caught up with teachers and old friends, alumni mixed with the After Care kids and played…

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Committed to Reading

January 19, 2018

After using the Remediation Plus program for 16 years as the main method for teaching phonics at CGS (for students JK and up), Marie has decided to invest further in the program. Jordan and Paula have been chosen to receive the training necessary to qualify them as clinicians in in-depth reading assessment and remediation. They…

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Fun With “The Mitten”

January 19, 2018

This week in Early Start, we have been enjoying Jan Brett’s wonderful book “The Mitten.” We’ve been busy exploring all of the different animals from the story through art activities, picking our favourites and making graphs. We even role played stuffing animals in mittens in our sensory bin and got the chance to stuff ourselves…

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Spell Well & Resilience in JK

January 19, 2018

The JKs have had a busy and productive start to the New Year! After completing the first book of the Remediation Plus phonics program before the holidays, it was just a matter of time before the reading process would begin along with book 2 (CVC- consonant vowel consonant). And so it did! The children completed…

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