The Grade 2/3’s took Maya Angelou’s wise words to heart last week and came up with ways they could ‘be the rainbow in someone else’s cloud’. If you’ve never heard Maya Angelou speak, please take a few minutes to watch the video link below. The children didn’t watch this video but it is a powerful…

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Some of the Grade 2’s visited the office on Wednesday to share their work. We love it when the children spontaneously arrive to let us in on what they’ve been doing in class. We always learn something. This particular activity for the Grade 2/3 class was just great. The children created a ‘Biography Bag’ for…

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The Pink Shirts were out in full force in Grade 1 on Wednesday for Pink Shirt Day. February 24th is set aside in Canada to foster anti-bullying awareness. It is all about tolerance, kindness and learning how to be an ‘upstander’ if you see someone being bullied. We’re so proud of the kids and all…

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As we move through February, the children have no shortage of impressive figures to study during Black History Month. There is so much to learn from these amazing people and all they have accomplished. The Early Start children learned about Jackie Robinson this week. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became…

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This week the Grade 1’s were given the assignment to choose a chore and then document themselves doing it. Amazing, awesome, fantastic! There aren’t enough adjectives to describe how great we found these pictures when they came in! Life skills are so often ignored these days in favour of building specialty skills like playing the…

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Civil Rights is a pretty advanced topic for our youngest students but children are never too young to learn about people who are brave, kind, fair and full of love. These are concepts and feelings our little guys know all about. (Ok, maybe not fairness (ie sharing) quite so much, but still, they’re getting there.)…

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The Grade 2/3’s were introduced to TED talks on Wednesday. They were a little surprised when we weren’t actually meeting with a man named TED! We listened to ‘A Life Lesson From a Fire Fighter’ presented by volunteer firefighter, Mark Bezos. Mark spoke about how we don’t need to do big things to make a…

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Thank you to our CGS community for bringing in bundles and boxes of soup for The St Ann Food Bank over the last few weeks. Colette, who runs the food bank with her husband Carlos, was here on Wednesday to pick everything up. (The Student Government pitched in to get the donations ready to go –…

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Our 2020 Holiday Outreach was a true outpouring of generosity – thank you CGS community! Dale from the Diaper Bank arrived yesterday to pick up the donations. Paula and Aidan made this great display first so we could express our thanks to everyone who donated. Thank you to the Student Government for their help carrying…

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We all remember the story The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The SK’s tackled it this week for Character Ed and learned about the value of honesty and what it means to be trustworthy. Check out their beautiful drawings! The children are also doing a great job with their independent, inventive spelling. Well done SK, keep…

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