Remembrance Day 2021

Remembrance Day 2021 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Poppy, Canada’s symbol of Remembrance. Today, the Poppy is worn each year to honour Canada’s Fallen. In July of 1921, the Great War Veterans Association adopted the Poppy as the flower of Remembrance. The person who first introduced the Poppy to Canada and the Commonwealth was…

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CGS Virtual Talent Gets Real

Lights, Camera, Action… Press Play! This year’s Talent Show went virtual. Thank you so much to the students and families who submitted videos. Talents ranged from piano and singing to skateboarding and drawing. Even Sally, Mani’s kind, soft-spoken teaching assistant turtle, sang a song! For those of you familiar with this annual show, you know…

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Pizza Bag Steals the Beats

The JK’s and SK’s had an action-packed music class this week. Pizza Bag was up to mischief.  The children were busy practicing counting beats and being quiet on the rests when Pizza Bag suddenly burst in and stole the beats. What the heck?! (Sorry about the blurry photo below on this but it was a…

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Appreciation Rap

We had a wonderful Character Education Assembly on Tuesday. Appreciation was the subject and the Grade 2/3’s had lots to share. The children talked about WHAT they appreciate and HOW to show it. If you appreciate pizza, have a Pizza Day! If you appreciate your country, be a good citizen and stand for the national…

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Watching the Needle Drop for Ella

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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Making it Work!

Kudos to our wonderful, resilient specialty teachers. They have been on the move every day – teaching inside, outside, remote and live. Rim and Mani in particular have been struggling with voice strain and have been anxiously awaiting headset mics. They arrived this week and are fantastic – an outdoor teaching gamechanger! Now they can…

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October in the Music Room

We’ve been having a great month in the CGS music room. Each grade has been busy preparing their songs for the Halloween Assembly and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on! This year the October Assembly actually falls on Halloween itself so everyone’s excited to sing in costume. The choir has…

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