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STEM Aliens in SK

The SK’s absolutely love their STEM days. This week, the challenge was to build an alien animal. There were a few requirements for the STEM teams to fulfill (see below) but after that, they could let their imaginations run wild! 

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Family Skate at UCC

A huge thank you to the CGS PA for organizing our annual Family Skating Night on February 1. We are so lucky to have access to the wonderful ice and super comfy lounge at UCC. We hope you all enjoyed the night of physical activity and socializing. It was a really nice way to end…

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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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Hop, Skip and a Vault!

The JK to Grade 4 students attended gymnastics lessons this past Monday at the Children’s Fitness Centres of Canada near Leaside. For some students it was their first time ever doing gymnastics outside of school. When we arrived, the students were divided into seven groups in order to keep the instructor to student ratio low. Each station…

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Skating Night at UCC is On!

Our Annual CGS Family Skating Night at UCC is on! Please mark your calendars for Friday, Feb 1. Ice time is from 4:30-6:30. Dinner will be served in the lounge from 5:30-7:00pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Kids 3 and under are FREE. Skating, pizza, veggies, dessert and hot chocolate included!…

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SK Predictions

The SK’s have been busy inferring, predicting and finding evidence. These skills are key to reading comprehension. Brave Irene was the story of choice this week and the children did a wonderful job of analysing the story and putting their thoughts down on paper. The inventive spelling you see in the work on display is…

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Looking to the Skies

The Grade 1 class visited the Science Centre this week and attended the Planetarium Program called “The Night’s Sky”. The children enjoyed ‘travelling’ to the dark countryside and being surrounded by stars and other visible objects in the night sky. They also explored the phases of the moon as it orbits the Earth, listened to…

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SK Halloween Hunt

SK loves to get outside. Paula and Meagan always look for ways to build in outdoor learning time for the children. Halloween presented an amazing, spooky opportunity to hit the sidewalk and see what’s going on in the neighbourhood! Our CGS neighbours have been very hard at work creating elaborate Halloween displays and the SK’s…

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Kitchen Chemistry in SK

As part of our Social Studies unit on Canadian Heritage and Legacy, the SK’s have been focusing on the staple foods that the pioneers would have cooked. The children chose apple crisp, pumpkin pie, corn muffins, butter, pancakes, and waffles to bake during Kitchen Chemistry, as many of these foods are still enjoyed today. The…

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SK Meditation

The SK class is off to a mindful and focused start to the school year through the support of their weekly guided meditations. Each week, the SK’s find themselves relaxed and breathing deeply as they take a few moments to ease their minds and bodies through guided meditation. With the help of a “breathing buddy”…

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