The JK’s had a lot of work to do for Groundhog Day this year. They had to make their own predictions – would spring be early or late? Would Wireton Willie see his shadow, or not? In order to make qualified predictions, the JK’s pretended they were meteorologists and tuned into the Weather Network to…

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On Tuesday afternoon we introduced our January character trait, Diversity, to the class. We started off by asking the children if they knew the meaning of the word. Olivia quickly raised her hand and shared “It means people from different places celebrate different traditions.” It is so nice to hear and see that the children…

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Thank you to Lindsay for coming in this week to talk to the JK class about Hanukkah. She brought in a book to share, two different menorahs, several dreidels, Hanukkah candles and fresh, still warm latkes with apple sauce to complete the festivities. It was such a celebratory way to end a busy day at…

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JK has been working on measurement during their math time this week. The children worked in pairs (it also happened to be Teamwork Tuesday) to measure objects in their classroom. They used snapping cubes to determine length and width. Partners took turns measuring then scribing the numbers. Once that work was done, the children had…

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The snowy weather surprised us all with it’s early arrival last Monday and now that it’s here, the JK’s have a lot to do! Handling winter gear is a great opportunity for the children to build independence and to help keep the classroom organized. When the children arrive in the morning, or come in after recess,…

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The JK’s were so excited to visit the Grade 2/3 class for their first Reading Buddies session of the year this week. This quiet time spent reading together is so beneficial for all of the children. Reading Buddies will meet once a week for the rest of the school year. There are lots more stories…

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The JK’s had a ‘mini Christmas’ last week when several of their Foundation Wish List items arrived. Beautiful table top toys, costumes to inspire imaginative play and even a pet carrier to take doggies on road trips. A huge thank you to the CGS Foundation and our parent community for providing new, fresh toys and…

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The JK’s have been having an amazing time in the playground. Sara and Meesh are taking advantage of the fine weather and getting the children out for some extra time in the afternoon. Soon enough it will be snow pants and gloves. Enjoy it JK!

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What an incredibly busy week it’s been for the JK’s. We’ve had a whirlwind of activities. We’ve already started our phonics program and have completed the sounds A, B and C. Feeding Mr.Muncher was a thrill for all. The children were busy filling our character board with their self portraits, displaying true teamwork as they…

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The JK’s had a fun trip to the Leaside Library this week. Thank you to the parent volunteers who joined in to make the trip even more special for the children.

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