The pure joy of writing a letter to Santa, delivering it, and then hearing back from him is infectious. The children LOVE their trip to the mailbox each year. It is so fun to see them head out the door with their friends and teachers, crazy excited and happy. Santa has already written back to…

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The Grade 2/3’s have been enjoying their Friday morning STEM activities! For our latest challenge we decided to leave it quite open-ended, creating a ‘STEM Buffet’ for them to choose their materials from and build whatever they desired from their randomly selected teams. Our only instructions were that time had to be set aside for…

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The Grade 2/3’s worked on a special project this week. We are very lucky to have the computers in our classroom, and this week we assigned our first technology project. Each student began by selecting their favorite author. They learned how to search their author’s name on Google and how to locate photos of their…

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This year, Grade 2/3 will have a great emphasis on the development of social and emotional skills. Our goal is for students to have a clear understanding/step-by-step process of how to act and react in various situations. Our curriculum aims to provide students with a ‘social tool kit’ that they can use as they navigate…

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The Grade 2’s have been learning many addition and subtraction strategies over their years at CGS. By Grade 2 they have a bank of strategies and skills they can pull from to answer word problems. As word problems get more complex, the students must slow down the process. The students have been learning about the…

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Daily 5 in Grade 2 is in full swing! The students choose from 5 centres; Read-to-Self, Read-to-Someone, Listen-to-Reading, Word Work, and Work on Writing. The students are empowered by having choices and each centre strengthens their literacy skills in different ways. The children have been building their reading stamina for Read-to-Self since Grade 1. Independent…

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The Grade 2/3’s did some great goal setting for 2020 this week. They thought about how they want to be better students, sons and daughters, friends, and citizens. You can check out their thoughtful resolutions on the board outside their classroom. Good luck Grade 2/3’s, it’s already been a great year so far!    

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The students in the Grade 2/3 class have been discussing the important meaning behind Christmas. To put this spirit into action we decided that we would work together as a team to complete the Twelve Days of Christmas Kindness. Santa has twelve acts of kindness on his beard, and the goal of the class is…

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Although there is a ton of festive activity at school right now, the children are still busy with their academic work. The Grade 1’s are working on Data Management right now in math class. They’ve been having lots of fun travelling around the school collecting information, looking for answers to questions like ‘What’s your favourite…

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While the big, outside world was busy with the Federal Election this week, the Grade 1-3’s were busy with the 2019/20 CGS Student Government campaign. The stakes were high and all of our brave candidates rose to the challenge! From the creative campaign posters, to the passionate speeches, our CGS candidates gave it their all.…

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