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Need More Art?

Dec 14, 2018

This January, I am inviting the JK and SK children to join me after school for art classes on Tuesdays. The children will be able to further their artistic skills and knowledge while getting inspired by real life artists from the past and present. The children will experiment with several materials to create artwork using…

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Puppets Tell The Story

Dec 14, 2018

The SK’s have been learning about the elements of a story – the who, what, where, why and how. They chose their favourite fairy tale character (or any storybook character they love) and created a beautiful puppet. This activity is a hit in the SK classroom every year. The children love it and Paula and…

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Joy in the Classroom!

Dec 14, 2018

Welcome to the Grade 4 Blog! The Grade 4’s have been tasked with providing one story per week for the rest of the school year. The correspondent of the week is in charge of choosing their own topic, providing all the written content and making sure they have the pictures they need to support their…

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Gustav Klimt Inspires

Dec 14, 2018

This past month the children in Grades 1-3 have worked so hard on their versions of Gustav Klimt’s Tree of Life. Since Kilmt was a symbolist painter, we discussed what the tree of life represented. We talked about how works of art can have meaning and even tell a story. For example, that the growth…

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Stickers & Stories with Marie

Dec 14, 2018

The Early Starts had their usual visit to the Library on Friday morning but they had an extra special visit with Marie this time. Marie had recently purchased the storybook, The Night Before Christmas, for their classroom and when she presented it to the class they asked if she would please read it to them…

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STEM Gingerbread

Dec 14, 2018

This week, amongst all of the CGS Christmas Carol preparations, the Grade 1s found some time to build gingerbread houses and eat them too! They used their knowledge and experience from all of their previous STEM sessions, and their visit to Legoland, to help them build a strong and stable (and delicious) structure. They showed…

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Mums and Dads Hit the Ice

Dec 7, 2018

Our family skate at the Forest Hill rink last Friday was a great success. The Grade 1-4 students have been taking skating lessons there since September. There were four skating groups for the lessons, ranging from first-timers to seasoned skaters. It was amazing to see the progress from the first week to our final skating…

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Santa Float Surprise

Dec 7, 2018

Welcome to the first Grade 4 Blog! The Grade 4’s have been tasked with providing one story per week for the rest of the school year. The correspondent of the week will be in charge of choosing their own topic, providing all the written content and making sure they have the pictures they need to…

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Legoland is Awesome

Dec 7, 2018

The Grade 1-4 classes had an absolute blast at Legoland on Thursday. It was the first time CGS has visited the Discovery Centre and it was well worth it. The children really enjoyed their Tall Towers Workshop with Sean. They started off talking about tall towers around the world and naming the ones they already…

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