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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Valentine’s Day is so great when you work at a school – teachers really know how to make it tons of fun. Not surprisingly, CGS was bursting with Valentine’s Day spirit. There was so much going on! Hilarious dance parties complete with disco lights (thank you Reuben), awesome outfits and headgear (you know who you…

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The Grade 1-3’s have been doing lots of really thoughtful work this past week. They are focusing on the brave men and women who drastically altered the course of civil rights in Canada and the United States, including Harriet Tubman and Ruby Bridges. There is so much to be inspired by. Ruby Bridges was the…

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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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The Grade 1’s always love their STEM challenges – the Foil Boat Challenge is a particular favourite. The challenge: build a tin foil boat that floats on water and measure how many coins you can get it to hold before it sinks. Students make predictions beforehand and there is a bonus for counting up the…

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M was the lucky winner in French yesterday – he was chosen to help Rim complete the daily calendar. He had to check his watch for the date but they got through it!          

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The Grade 1’s were given a particularly fun STEM challenge this week. They had to create a maze (outside if possible) and challenge a sibling (if they had one available) to solve it. The children came up with some very creative solutions – everyone used different materials to get the job done. Looks like the…

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The Grade 1’s have had lots of fun in Language Arts this week. In their grammar lesson on Wednesday they reviewed what a noun, verb and adjective are. After the review, it was time to play Jeopardy. Each student had a turn to select a question and the students with the top 3 points received…

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It was an online start to Term 2 for our JK-Grade 3 students and it looks like they will be learning from home until Jan 25. At the time of this writing, the Jan 25 announcement was just made and I think we heard a collective heavy sigh from all parents everywhere. Our teachers are…

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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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