Principal’s Club Holiday Sale

Dec 13, 2012

The Principal’s Club held their first big fundraiser of the year to support their chosen charity, Children of Hope Uganda, on December 5th. All of the items on offer at The Holiday Sale were created by the children themselves. Everything sold, for a total of $217 raised! Well done members. Thank you to CGS family and friends for supporting…

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Holiday Camp at CGS

Dec 13, 2012

Need to cover off a few more days of childcare before the holidays? Join CGS staff for Holiday Camp! Campers will spend two fun-filled days crafting and playing indoor & outdoor sports and games. Who:                        Ages 3 – 12 Where:          …

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Movie Night

Dec 13, 2012

Movie night was a wonderful event for the children as usual! Thank you to Sylvia McGeer for organizing. Children arrived in their pajamas, with sleeping bags and stuffies in tow. The kids munched on licorice and popcorn while Madagascar 3 played on the big screen. Congratulations to Liam for winning the fabulous movie inspired door…

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Girl Power

Dec 3, 2012

There are several Clubs offered each term at CGS. Clubs are run by staff and have a variety of different themes. The popular Because I am a Girl Club just wrapped on Friday. It was a very exciting day! Marie, our Principal, paid the girls a special visit to give each member a set of Because…

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Crawford Lake

Nov 30, 2012

The Grade 1s and 2s went on an amazing all-day field trip to Crawford Lake Conservation Area on Monday. The visit tied in with the Grade 2 First Nations curriculum and the Grade 1 environment curriculum. Crawford Lake was a great place to further explore both of these themes. Students loved the reconstructed 15th Century…

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Hibernation in the Early Start Room

Nov 30, 2012

The Early Start students have been busy these past few weeks at CGS!  They have been learning about migration and hibernation through stories, songs and hands on lessons. They loved learning about the reasons why birds migrate to Florida for the winter (just like some of their grandparents)! They have made 3-D geese, squirrels inside…

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More Great Math Strategies with Paul

Nov 23, 2012

Fostering strong conceptual understanding in mathematics is much more than following a specific program or philosophy. It requires teachers to teach mathematics in a student-centered way, building upon their knowledge and helping them make sense of new ideas.Teaching a procedure for a specific type of operation does not necessarily foster understanding; a student can follow instructions…

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The Case of the Messy Classroom

Nov 20, 2012

There was a terrible mess discovered in the SK classroom early last week. Kara’s SK detectives were the first on the scene and have stopped at nothing to solve the case and find the culprit. After searching the school the detectives were able to find many clues – a poisonous wart, brown hair, an over-sized…

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Zandee Gets a Special Treat

Nov 20, 2012

Every Monday morning the Grade 1s & 2s have a Team Meeting in the gym. This is an opportunity for students to talk about many different issues that concern them. Teachers are there to help guide the discussion and problem solve with the children. Often times, discussion centres around our character education program and what qualities…

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