Well,  in case you’ve never noticed, MOM spells WOW upside down. Thank you to Sara A for pointing out this fun fact for us. Celebrating Mothers and Fathers is always a pleasure at CGS. The teachers know how important these relationships are for the children and make sure to mark the occasion with lots of…

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A big thank you to storyteller Selina Eisenberg for joining us on Wednesday, all the way from her kitchen in Montreal. She was with us to mark Canadian Children’s Book Week. It was wonderful to listen and watch as she brought her stories to life with her voice and amazing, animated expressions. She used puppets…

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The Grade 1’s had a very special visitor last week, in good time to start thinking about Mother’s Day. New mama Lisa stopped by!  The children prepared questions for Lisa in advance about what it’s like to be a mom. The children were so adorable and asked incredibly thoughtful questions. Everyone was very excited to…

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Last week the Grade 1 class spent some time learning about the importance of Earth Day and what we can do in our everyday lives to make a difference. Using the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle), students were challenged to create a droid using only recycled materials around the house. The smiles below say…

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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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The Grade 1’s created these beautiful rainbows with watercolours and pastel just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. They used a watercolour resist to create a mist of clouds in the sky as they appear after a rainfall. They were careful to include all seven colours in order for the rainbow using the acronym ROYGBIV.…

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It’s a happy coincidence that the JK, Grade 1 and Grade 2/3 classes are all working on their money units at the same time. It is interesting to see the progression – the JK’s are learning Canadian coin values. They’re having fun practicing by playing store and earning ‘money’ for things like free play in…

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Learning about a Growth Mindset is one of the most important lessons – for school and for life. Our Grade 1 class already has an impressive handle on what this critical concept means. They are using their mistakes to learn, taking their time to build new skills, trying again and staying resilient. Thank you for…

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Hello everyone, my name is Chelsea Woods and I am so excited to be joining Michelle Menezes in the Grade 1 classroom. I was thrilled to meet the children virtually first last week. A little bit about me – I grew up in a small town, 10 hours north of Toronto, and have always had…

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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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