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Math Strategies in our Grade 3 Classroom

Dec 5, 2011

There is a lively buzz in the room as students work together on their multi-part addition problem. Some students have gotten out the base-ten manipulatives, others are busy drawing number lines. Another group is holding steadfast to the standard algorithm, working through the necessary trades and regrouping. The classroom is alive with activity as students…

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How Does Your Child Learn?

Nov 9, 2011

Learning Styles and Language Arts – Many children learn differently- some are primarily auditory, some are visual and some are kinesthetic. So often Language Arts lessons at school lack a kinesthetic component and those that do not learn best by simply sitting and writing can lose confidence. It is important to identify your child’s learning…

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Veteran’s Week at CGS

Nov 9, 2011

                            Each year during our Veteran’s Week, Children’s Garden School is very fortunate to have soldiers come to visit and speak with our students. This year Master Corporal Nicole Laidlaw and Corporal Ryan Lock of National Defense, 2nd Military Police Regiment, Area…

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Looking Beyond Ourselves

Nov 3, 2011

              “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. “ ~Anne Frank The members of this year’s Principal’s Club have indeed not waited a single moment before making a difference for the children of Nepal. After spending the first couple of…

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Did you miss our Open House? Class Visits at CGS

Nov 1, 2011

Attention SK Parents… Are you curious about the Grade 1 program at CGS? If so, please join Meg and our current Grade 1s for a classroom visit to see what CGS can offer your child in this important year. Class Visits: Tuesday, November 15 from 9:00-9:45 or Friday, November 18 from 9:00-9:45 Continental Breakfast will…

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123 kids yoga at Children’s Garden School

Nov 1, 2011

                          Afterschool 123 Kids Yoga classes are well underway for the fall semester. We are having lots of fun learning about yoga as we  focus on our breathing,  moving every part of our body and relaxing. Our class starts with a deep breath and a focus game…

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Kindergarten Enrichment at CGS

Oct 27, 2011

                            Great things are afoot on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in the Kindergarten Club! Our R+ Phonics program has met with great success, and both our JK and SK students are enjoying using rice trays to practice their printing. While our JKs…

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13th Annual Terry Fox Walk at CGS

Oct 25, 2011

October 7th, 2011 was certainly a day to remember at CGS. The weather was perfect and Terry’s spirit shone down on us every step of the way as we walked together. As always, it was a magical way to celebrate Terry’s incredible achievements. Students, teachers, parents and grandparents assembled in the gym to watch an…

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Student Government at CGS

Oct 19, 2011

The idea of Student Government was introduced to Children’s Garden School several years ago.  I have had the honour of being a part of this student directed group since the planning of the very first election. Members of the Student Government put into practice the skills and qualities we pride ourselves on here at CGS.…

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