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Learning in a 21st Century Classroom

Jan 29, 2013

There are some frightening videos to be found online that cast a dark shadow over the idea of low student engagement in today’s fast-moving, technology-bsaed world. These videos claim that today’s primary students will be taking jobs as adults that, as of yet, have not even been invented. One such video can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8. While…

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After School Yoga is Back

Jan 29, 2013

123 kids yoga is back! After school classes commenced on January 16th. Classes are every Wednesday, from 3:30 – 4:30, for eight weeks. Partner yoga has become a favorite. We love doing double boat pose and lizard on a rock! Next week we are making eye pillows to help us relax. There is still time to join…

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Girls’ Schools Coming to CGS

Jan 25, 2013

As many of you know, Children’s Garden School hosted Crescent School, Upper Canada College, The Sterling Hall School, Royal St. George’s College and Montcrest School back in November 2012. It was a great opportunity for CGS parents to learn more about these schools in a casual and relaxed way. Attending all of the Open Houses…

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Mediacs Internet Safety Seminar Hits Home

Jan 25, 2013

If you attended last night’s Internet safety seminar, The Wild, Wild Web, you are probably feeling very glad that you did. Debbie Gordon, managing director of Mediacs and our speaker for the evening, proved to be a very accomplished person in the field of children and media research. Her talk was extremely informative – so…

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Child-Led Conferences at CGS

Jan 24, 2013

CGS parents are invited every school year to sneak a peek into their child’s school day. These Child-Led Conferences are excellent opportunities for parents to see classroom and specialty teachers in action. They also serve as a great way to strengthen the home/school connection. The Grade 1s and Grade 2s hosted their conferences this past…

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Character Education in January – Acceptance

Jan 18, 2013

As part of our Character Education curriculum this month, the children have been learning about acceptance. Kara’s SK class is hard at work preparing for the assembly on the 31st. There have been many opportunities to practice acceptance first-hand this month, as we have welcomed so many new students to CGS in Term 2. When…

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A Night in Tuscany ~ CGS Gala 2013

Jan 18, 2013

The 2013 Gala Committee has been busy making plans! They have secured a great venue right around the corner at the new Amsterdam Brewery – perfect for cabbing it or even walking to and from the party. The Amsterdam has graciously waived the booking fee for our event! Please visit their website to learn more about this funky…

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OUR KIDS Camp Expo

Jan 18, 2013

Meet top March Break and Summer Camps at Our Kids Camp Expo, Canada’s largest Camp Expo. FREE admission with online registration at www.ourkids.net/campexpo Chat with camp directors, parents, campers and experts face-to-face and learn about many different camps in one day, at one location. The Expo showcases a variety of camps including day, overnight, sports, arts, traditional and…

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Cole’s Amazing TTC Adventure!

Jan 16, 2013

Cole is a Grade 1 student at Children’s Garden School who happens to be a very big fan of riding TTC buses, subways and streetcars. Every Saturday he takes the bus and subway to and from his music class at the Royal Conservatory. He has become especially fond of one particular bus driver named Joel,…

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