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Skating Skills Acquired!

December 1, 2017

The Grade 1-3’s have completed their 8 weeks of skating. We had a wonderful last class today. Parents were invited to come and watch their children’s lesson for the first half, then join us on the ice for a free skate. It was great to see so much parent support and the students had so…

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Organizing Math Thinking in Grade 3

December 1, 2017

The Grade 3 class has been working hard on learning different problem solving strategies. They have a solid understanding of the four steps of problem solving: Understand, Plan, Solve, and Reflect, and have been learning different strategies to help them solve word problems effectively. So far, we have worked through the strategies of: Solving a…

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Making Sure Santa Knows Where to Find Us

December 1, 2017

The children have been having so much fun writing (and receiving!) Santa letters. Trips to the mailbox have been happening all week long. The Early Starts have already heard back from Santa. He sent along some magic seeds for the children to plant. With Holiday Outreach happening tonight, and the holiday spirit starting to flow…

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Choosing Math Models in SK

December 1, 2017

The SKs are doing just beautifully! They are really enjoying their math classes. This week they focussed on subtraction word problems and finding multiply strategies. The children practised using concrete models (or equations) and picture models (using drawings of objects to represent numbers) to solve the questions at hand. These simple concepts form the basis…

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Roger That, Star Student

December 1, 2017

Once a week (usually on Fridays) each of the Grade 3 students have a chance to be Star Student. Emily introduced this fun classroom tradition to give the children a chance to share their personal passions, practise their presentation skills and turn- taking and demonstrate leadership. Being Star Student oftens involves explaining how to operate…

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Freya the Fairy Needs Our Help

November 24, 2017

The Grade 2 Class found a very special message in their class Tuesday morning. This message was written by a fairy named Freya. She had been listening to our class and trying to learn with us. The students were so happy to read her message. They noticed that her note had some spelling, capital, and…

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Annie Time

November 24, 2017

Please join us in welcoming Annie from the Bishop Strachan School. She is here doing some of her high school co-op hours and the children are having a wonderful time with her! Annie attended CGS from JK to Grade 2 and we are so happy to see her back at the school. Annie is helping…

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Design Your Own Float

November 24, 2017

This past Sunday, some of our students attended the Santa Claus parade and were excited to share all of the amazing floats that they saw. We then found coverage of this year’s parade and showed the children some of the fabulous and creative floats that were displayed. The children were so fascinated by them that…

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JK Gets Healthy

November 24, 2017

The JKs have just wrapped up their Healthy Eating Unit in Science with a bang. Nutritionist Linda Tommarino visited today to talk about healthy snacks. Making a snack with Linda was lots of fun! Thank you again to Sienna’s mum for sponsoring the visit for the class.The children have been learning about healthy eating for…

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