Charlie is a Hit!

Jun 1, 2012

Congratulations actors! What a wonderful show. So much work goes into these productions – script writing, student rehearsals, parents helping with lines and costumes at home, set design and production – not to mention the many jobs back stage keeping everyone in the right place at the right time. Thank you for coming out to…

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A Day at the Farm for SK

Jun 1, 2012

The SKs had their first all-day field trip this month to Downey’s Farm. The weather was perfect. The children enjoyed planting strawberries, meeting the animals and riding go carts. Next up are the Grade 2s and 3s – they’re off to Adventure Valley for a sleepover next week!

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Grandparents’ Day at CGS

Jun 1, 2012

Grandparents’ Day is one of the best days on the CGS calendar. We begin with a short Assembly in the gym and then students and grandparents head back to class to share work and have a celebration. Proud faces shine in every corner of the school! We look forward to seeing all the Nanas &…

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Vilaine ou Princesse – Storyboarding with the Grade 3s

May 29, 2012

On Tuesday, June 12, Grades 1-3 parents are invited for an exhibition of their children’s year-end projects in both French and Media Studies. Traditionally, the culminating project for French is a play the children have studied all term and then perform before a live audience, complete with costumes and props. The Grade 3 class wanted to try something different…

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Is New Math Worth the Trouble?

May 29, 2012

Student-Centered Mathematics VS Procedural Learning A colleague of mine recently showed me an article published in Maclean’s Magazine in March 2012 lamenting the amount of effort it takes for parents to help children through the newer mathematic strategies taught in school. As with many such articles, the proposed solution (particularly from Kim Langen, CEO and…

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Moms Make The Best Teachers

May 2, 2012

              In my job I am always on the look out for great teachers. I think I am pretty good at it and all thanks to one of the best teachers I know, the one who brought me into this world… my Mother. From as early as I can remember,…

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Happy Birthday to Us!

May 2, 2012

What a fantastic day for our school community! The children had a wonderful party on Friday during House Games – complete with a juggler and a giant cake – and the adults had a big bash of their own on Friday night. Don was busy snapping away as usual and we are so grateful for…

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In the Distance

May 1, 2012

In the Art Room Grades 1, 2, and 3 have been exploring one-point perspective through landscapes. Students learned that just a few drawing techniques can transform their drawings! We began discussing what constitutes a landscape and decided it is a drawing, painting, or photograph of anything within nature. The children learned what the horizon line…

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More French Please

Apr 27, 2012

Plus de Francais S’il Vous Plait! After school Extended French is a runaway hit ~ For the second term in a row, the Extended French program at CGS is completely full. Demand for this popular extra-curricular has been huge and we are finishing the year at our maximum complement of 16 students. The participants range…

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