There’s been a lot of activity for the children leading up to the Easter long weekend – there are Easter eggs all over the place, bunny masks and paintings, spring poems and chicks being ‘born’ in the Grade 2/3 classroom. The Grade 1’s even built conveyor belts for the Easter Bunny’s chocolate eggs in their…

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Wow! The Easter Bunny was spotted outside the school on Wednesday morning. The Grade 1’s saw him first, he was just hanging out eating a carrot on the church steps. (Turns out he isn’t a very good hider.) Once he realized he had been seen, the kids got lots of waves. He turned up outside…

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A heartfelt thank you to Early Start mums F and K for dropping by to teach the Early Starts all about Norwuz last Thursday. Both mums were born in Iran and it was so lovely to hear about their special family celebrations. We learned so much. Norwuz, or ‘New Day’, is New Year for the…

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On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the office shares virtual morning announcements with the Early Start class so we can keep in touch. On Thursdays in particular, we focus on We Can Do Hard Things. Here is the latest list from the children when they were asked to share what they’re finding hard right now. It’s hard…

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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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The Early Starts had a great day full of love today. First, it was a very special pink and red Dance Party in their beautiful outfits. Then, after all the twirling, the children had a very special visitor. Marie stuck around after Dance Party to read I Love You Till the Cows Come Home. Needless…

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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 Early Start children enjoyed creating a slippy, slidey ‘melting snowman’ craft this week. They used shaving cream to mimic melting snow and cut pieces of paper for the rest of their snowmen. Messy and fun!

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It’s never too early to learn how to identify your feelings. The Early Starts had a fun and really important lesson in MindUp this week. They acted out different feelings and learned the ‘colours’ of certain emotions and how some emotions are related. No doubt we’re all feeling our share of ‘yellow’ after the announcements…

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We are very pleased to welcome some new and returning friends to CGS! New students always add an extra layer of fun and excitement to the start of a term for the children. Our older newcomers had a virtual start on Jan 5 and our new addition to Early Start joined us in-school on Tuesday.…

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