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Friday STEM in Grade 2/3

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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Computer Skills in Grade 2/3

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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Self-Regulation in Grade 2/3

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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Grade 2 Problem Solvers

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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Laser Focus in Grade 2

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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Congratulations to Our 2019/20 Student Government

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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Grades 1-3 On the Ice

CGS students have taken to the ice for another season! The Grades 1-3 skating lessons with Performance Skating at Forest Hill Arena have been taking place over the past two weeks. Each year, CGS students take part in eight lessons in the first term. Each child is assigned a group based on their skating experience…

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House Games 2019/20 is On!

The first House Games of the year were terrific. For students who are new to the school or have moved from Early Start to JK, it was their first time ever in House Games. Steve started off the festivities by pairing up students in different grades that didn’t know each other. It was lovely to…

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Cutting the Ribbon on 2019/20

The Grade 2/3’s had a fantastic first day of school on Thursday! As a part of our first morning meeting, we had the students write out the letters of their names and together we created a crossword puzzle with each student (and teacher) fitting in. You can find our crossword puzzle on our board in…

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Making Music in Grade 4

Kelly’s son Finn made a song with us on Thursday for our Graduation Ceremony. Finn comes every year to help the graduating class write an original song. First, we made a list of some of our favourite activities from this year to sing about. Then we put the words together in a song. Finn plays…

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