Asian Heritage Month and Mother’s Day

Junior Kindergarten Our JK class is getting ready to celebrate Mother’s Day! The students are learning about all the many kinds of Mothers and what makes them so special. They are writing a special poem for their Mother and making some beautiful portraits. Even the JK teacher, Sara A., showed off a beautiful drawing of…

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Spirit Week Wrap-Up

Spirit Week Doors and Bulletin Boards Each class had a special word for the week – Sensational / Passionate / Incredible / Resilient / Inspirational / Team – and decorated doors and bulletin boards with their word theme. The office joined in the fun too! Welcome Greeters and Decorations Every day started with some of…

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Our classrooms this week

Early Start To wrap up their Black History Month learning, the Early Start listened to two wonderful stories this week. ‘I am Enough’ by Grace Byers is a beautiful story teaching us that although we are all different, we are enough. In the story ‘Hair Love’ by Matthew A. Cherry tells the story of a…

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Our classrooms this week

The Early Start class is continuing their Black History Month curriculum. Today they read the book ‘I am Strong’ featuring the life of Rosa Parks. The Early Start classes read the story and had a lively discussion time. They showed their solidarity with a display of their strong muscles. The reading time was followed by…

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CGS This Week

Early Start  The Early Start class learned about Kwanzaa this week. They learned about the 7 Principles of the 7 day African-American celebration. Unity, self-determination, working together, sharing, purpose, creativity and faith. They read the story of Kwanzaa and based their phonics lesson on the letter ‘K’. It was a very exciting day when the…

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Celebrating Pride

Pride Month is here and with it comes so much colour! The children have been making all kinds of rainbows, learning about all kinds of families and all kinds of love. The JK’s building challenge this week was to make a rainbow out of whatever they had at their disposal at home. They produced some…

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When We Were Alone

The Grade 2/3’s have been reviewing their Indigenous Perspectives lessons this week. They started off with vocabulary and what Indigenous means, remembering that the term includes three groups of people – the Métis, First Nations and Inuit. They talked about what they learned about Residential Schools during Orange Shirt Day earlier in the school year.…

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My Time with Terry – Fred Fox Comes to Visit

Our very dear CGS friend Fred Fox came to ‘visit’ last Friday. He came to us live from the Terry Fox Foundation in Burnaby, BC. It was so great to see him and to hear more about his relationship with his extraordinary brother Terry. We have heard Terry’s story so many times at CGS but…

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Amazing AGO Journeys for SK

The SK’s have been very busy over the last several weeks learning amazing new things about Art & Culture from the AGO. They’ve had three extremely enriching and engaging workshops – Art and the Environment, Art and the Senses and, most recently, Indigenous Art and Artists. This last session was perfectly timed for the start…

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Right Direction & Safe Passage

The Grade 1’s learned about Inukshuks this week. They learned that they were first created by the Inuit and represent a beacon for those looking for the right direction and safe passage. An Inukshuk in the shape of a person signifies safety, hope and friendship. While stone figures resembling human forms are often referred to as…

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