The Grade 1’s learned about Inukshuks this week. They learned that they were first created by the Inuit and represent a beacon for those looking for the right direction and safe passage. An Inukshuk in the shape of a person signifies safety, hope and friendship. While stone figures resembling human forms are often referred to as inuksuk, such figures are actually known as “inunnguaq”.  After the lesson, the children were asked to create a stone family of their own, to act as a beacon for their family, their home and for themselves. Beautiful.

The Grade 1’s also made some pretty cool umbrella contraptions in their STEM class! The task? Make an umbrella that would keep a tissue dry. It was another fun CGS Spirit at Home activity for the kids…