What did you do today? Preschool at Children’s Garden School

Oct 13, 2011

The Early Start Classroom Oct 3, 2011 9am Circle Time and Announcements: Stand for O Canada Sing the months of the year and the days of the week Use flash cards for Aa Bb Cc Dd  to practice letter names and related sounds Create Calendar for October to practice numbers Read ‘Turkeys on the Farm’…

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Technology at CGS – iPad 2.0

Oct 13, 2011

The iPads are here! Thanks to the generosity of the CGS Foundation, we were blessed with three brand new iPad 2s for use throughout the school. The students were already familiar with the iPad basics thanks to the iPad pilot program which was run through the French program last year. It has been exciting to…

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Monkey Music Mondays!

Oct 13, 2011

Alana Kurtis, our music teacher, is teaching an exciting new music program for Babies and Toddlers at CGS! Join us Monday mornings for fun, interactive and educational music classes for you and your child. Together you will sing, giggle and play while developing musical skills. Registration is now open for the Fall and Winter sessions. To…

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The Giant’s Garden

Oct 7, 2011

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Oscar Wilde’s short story  “The Selfish Giant”, let me give you a brief synopsis. The children love to play in the Giant’s garden, where the grass is soft and green and the peach trees flower in the spring. But the Giant doesn’t like it. “My own…

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Open House at Children’s Garden School

Oct 4, 2011

October is a busy time for families looking for a private school. There are so many Open Houses to attend and so much  information to sort through. The time you invest now is well worth it as schools can be very different. Please plan to drop by to see us on Tuesday, October 25, from…

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SMART Boards at CGS

Sep 22, 2011

The first thing I saw when I walked into my new classroom at the beginning of September was the SMART Board. All summer I had been thinking about it. What kind was it going to be? Would we be able to use it right away? I had used SMART Board technology before, but this was…

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Happy September New Year

Sep 12, 2011

This week I had two messages sent to me by friends.  Both of them ended their message by saying “Happy New Year”!  It was comforting to know that there are people other then me who view September as if it was January 1st. In the world of an educator the end of the summer is…

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Grade 3 at CGS – Focus on Critical Literacy

Aug 10, 2011

Grade Three Focus on Critical Literacy at Children’s Garden School “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle Grade Three is the most senior year at CGS. Our upcoming Grade Three students will be given consistent opportunities to showcase their strength of character…

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Be Your Child’s Advocate

Aug 10, 2011

Every time I travel it seems that inevitably I strike up conversations with people who have children. When they hear what I do for a living the floodgates open up and I am told story after story of children who just aren’t getting what they should out of school. Whether I am in Canada, the…

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