CGS This Week

Early Start  The Early Start class learned about Kwanzaa this week. They learned about the 7 Principles of the 7 day African-American celebration. Unity, self-determination, working together, sharing, purpose, creativity and faith. They read the story of Kwanzaa and based their phonics lesson on the letter ‘K’. It was a very exciting day when the…

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Holiday Outreach Event

CGS had such an amazing Holiday Outreach event this year! With a record number of students in attendance our families overwhelmed us with donations of almost 200 pajamas, slippers and bathrobes for the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. Our students enjoyed decorating gingerbread cookies and houses, making holiday themed art, a virtual holiday dance party,…

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Holiday preparations at CGS

CGS is preparing for the holidays in a big way. Everywhere you look you will find reminders that the holidays are near. Our students have been busy getting Christmas Trees displayed (JK and Grade 2 Trees are below), creating decorations, writing letters to Santa and welcoming the ‘Elf on the Shelf’. It’s so important at…

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Our week at CGS

Our Grade 2 class completed their holiday celebrations project. Students were asked to select a celebration that is important to their family/culture. The students learned from their parents, grandparents and other family members about the celebration and how it may have changed over time. What they created are some gorgeous dioramas of their heritage and…

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This week at CGS

The Grade 1’s have been learning all about appreciation this month. ‘Appreciation’ is the CGS Character Trait for November. The students have been reading stories, listening and learning about all the various ways we can show someone that we appreciate them and what they do for us. So who better than to show thanks and…

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Canada History Week

November 22-26 marked Canada History Week. This years theme is Indigenous History. Our CGS classrooms spent time talking and learning about the history of Indigenous persons in Canada. Senior Kindergarten The SK class talked about the many things that are part of our everyday life that are from Indigenous origins. Each student created a collection…

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CGS This Week

Senior Kindergarten – Arctic Landscape Our SK class created an Arctic Landscape with pastels. These beautiful pieces included polar bears and pastel colours for the Northern Lights. Gr 1  – Where the Wild Things Are Last week, our Grade 1‘s read “Where the Wild Things Are’ and discussed various things that we do ‘when we…

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CGS Mental Health Awareness Day

CGS introduced Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on Wednesday, November 17. We focused primarily on emotional health, and not academic health and growth for this day. We assembled resources and programming to promote positive well-being, raise awareness and teach our students how to seek help and advice strategies, and generally TALK about their mental health. Early Start Our Early Starts took time throughout the…

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Diwali celebrations at CGS

Early Start The Early Starts had a very special Diwali book for their story time. The students made some beautifully decorated diyas with construction paper and glitter! Junior Kindergarten The Junior Kindergarten class created their very own diya (oil lamp) pictures and learned Diwali keywords in their phonics and writing work. Senior Kindergarten Niam Kalwani’s…

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The Letter F/f and CGS Art

Each week in Early Start the students learn a letter of the alphabet.  This past week was the letter ‘F-f’. At circle time the students review the letters they have learned and are introduced to the new letter.  We read a book about the letter of the day and look at items in a letter…

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