Pride Month is here and with it comes so much colour! The children have been making all kinds of rainbows, learning about all kinds of families and all kinds of love. The JK’s building challenge this week was to make a rainbow out of whatever they had at their disposal at home. They came up…

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The Grade 2/3’s have been reviewing their Indigenous Perspectives lessons this week. They started off with vocabulary and what Indigenous means, remembering that the term includes three groups of people – the Métis, First Nations and Inuit. They talked about what they learned about Residential Schools during Orange Shirt Day earlier in the school year.…

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Our very dear CGS friend Fred Fox came to ‘visit’ last Friday. He came to us live from the Terry Fox Foundation in Burnaby, BC. It was so great to see him and to hear more about his relationship with his extraordinary brother Terry. We have heard Terry’s story so many times at CGS but…

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The SK’s have been very busy over the last several weeks learning amazing new things about Art & Culture from the AGO. They’ve had three extremely enriching and engaging workshops – Art and the Environment, Art and the Senses and, most recently, Indigenous Art and Artists. This last session was perfectly timed for the start…

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The Grade 1’s learned about Inukshuks this week. They learned that they were first created by the Inuit and represent a beacon for those looking for the right direction and safe passage. An Inukshuk in the shape of a person signifies safety, hope and friendship. While stone figures resembling human forms are often referred to as…

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A huge thank you to the ROM and their Indigenous Voices program for the excellent webinar the SK’s attended on Tuesday. The SK’s were there along with 15,025 other students across Ontario! Students tuned in to learn about First Nations perspectives on family, art and the transformative power of dance. J’net started off the teachings…

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The new moon in the sky signals the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid, a very special time for people in the Muslim community. Eid means ‘feast’ or ‘festival’. People are ready for a celebration with family and friends after the long month of fasting for Ramadan. To everyone celebrating this special holiday…

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The SK classroom is bursting with Lunar New Year spirit. Their board is full of colourful dragon paintings, complete with fireworks in the background. You can hear the beat of New Year’s drums just by looking at them. The children created the work using watercolour and oil pastel with Carrie in virtual art class this…

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On Monday, October 28th CGS celebrated Diwali. We were so fortunate to have Naya and her mom Nina treat us to a special celebration presentation in the gym. The students enjoyed wearing bindi dots and carrying their specially decorated diyas to the celebration to line the stage. The diyas decorated the stage with beauty and light.…

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