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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CGS Adventure Camp

Apr 26, 2012

CGS Adventure Camp  Join qualified CGS teachers Liz Farkas and Paula Woods for two fun-filled weeks of sport, games, creative classes and outdoor fun! Ages? 4-10 years Where? Children’s Garden School 670 Eglinton Ave. E. M4G 2K4 (416) 423 5017 When? June 18-22           9am – 3pm June 25-29           9am – 3pm How much? $400…

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Look Out for the Giant Bunny!

Apr 24, 2012

WOW! Who knew that bunnies could be this big?? Zoo Tek came to visit for Earth Day and brought several animal friends with them. Don’t be alarmed… the bunny was the biggest of the bunch! Well done CGS students – Doug from Zoo Tek was very impressed with your willingness to interact with the amazing…

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Parents Come to School

Apr 24, 2012

Our Early Start, JK and SK Child-Led Conferences are complete! Each year at Children’s Garden School parents are invited to share in a typical school day with their child. The home/school connection is extremely important and our Conferences are one of the best ways we have to give parents a sense of what happens here…

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