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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Ever wonder where the expression ‘The real McCoy’ comes from? Ask a Grade 2/3 student and they’ll tell you! The Grade 2/3’s learned all about the influential inventor Elijah McCoy on Feb 26. He was born free in Canada after his parents escaped slavery in Kentucky via the Underground Railroad in 1837. McCoy is known…

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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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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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The Grade 2/3’s have been working on their swing dance moves in Music class. Ella Fitzgerald got her start singing in big band swing shows so what a great person to learn about to kick off Black History Month. We played a record of Ella singing on my record player and the kids were pretty…

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Thank you to Snapology for their totally fun ‘Escape From School’ Escape Room session for the Grade 2/3’s on Monday. The kids loved it. It was 1 hour of trying to discover clues, solve puzzles, answer riddles and manipulate contraptions to complete assigned tasks. Well done 2/3’s, you made it out!

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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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The Grade 2/3 class learned about Movement & Location in math this week. Navigation without a GPS may soon be a lost art so it was great to see the children learn about map reading and directional language. Up/down, north/south, left/right – the works. To practice their skills they played a fun game called I…

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I can change the world With my own two hands Make a better place With my own two hands Make a kinder place With my own two hands As part of the focus on Martin Luther King Jr. over the last few weeks, the Grade 2/3 class has been talking about how they could change…

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