Mental Health and Wellness Day

To kick off Mental Health and Wellness Day at CGS, Marie treated staff to fresh bagels and cream cheese.

Yoga

All our classes participated in yoga sessions with Mai. Before starting their yoga, Mai taught the students how to make their own eye pillow. Then they used their eye pillow to enhance their yoga practice during the session.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness workshops were presented by Cynthia at Goldminds. Students learned breathing techniques and guided meditation. One of the exercises was pretending to be a tree and breathing up the branches and opening the leaves with the breath.
The students listened to a soothing, guided meditation where they practiced deep breathing. They also started a ‘Think Journal’ to encourage mindful journaling and self-reflection by colouring and journaling their feelings.
Cynthia deeply appreciated the responsiveness of our CGS students and staff. To support students in carrying forward the mindfulness techniques they’ve learned, Goldminds is offering our CGS families 3 free mindfulness classes that they can do during after school hours virtually. You will find link information included in the email sent from Wanda on Friday, February 17, 2022.

Improv Comedy Workshop

The Grades 2 and 3&4 classes participated in an Improv Comedy Workshop presented by Ashley from Y.A.Y (You Amaze You). They played lots of improvisational games, but the focus was really on listening to one another. The students had to create a creature with each student contributing a quality or characteristic to the creature. Another game was ‘What’s on my Lawn’; a game where a cow spots different characters on her lawn and students act out those roles. The students had a blast workshopping with Ashley.

Olympics Round Up

Health and Wellness Day ended with an Olympics themed cookie and a gold medal for every CGS student. The cookies from ‘Christina’s Sweet and Savoury’ were generously provided by the CGS Parent Association. As a special ‘Thank You to CGS’ Christina’s Sweet and Savoury is offering a 10% discount to CGS families on all orders for 2022. Simply let them know that you are from CGS when you place your order.

A huge CGS THANK YOU! to the Parent Association and to Christina’s Sweet and Savoury! Send Wanda [wthorne@cgsschool.com]¬†pictures of your CGS student enjoying their Olympic cookie so that we can post it on social media.