Open-Ended Learning

Our SK and Grade 3 Learning Buddies spent the afternoon outdoors enjoying the sunshine, and an exploration with “loose parts”. Creating their self-portrait was the goal, but the process of creating was just as important, or even more, as their outcome. While product-based art focusses on how the end-result should look, process-based creations value the…

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LOVE the Earth First

“Give children a chance to love the earth before we ask them to save it.”  ~ *David Sobel, educator Earth Day is an annual opportunity in April to reflect on our earth; all the visual beauty and generous gifts it has to offer, and our responsibility to take care of in return for all of…

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CGS Family Skate Night 2024

Thank you, CGS Parent Association for once again organizing our annual Family Skating Night! Our CGS Community is quite fortunate to access William P. Wilder ’40 Arena & Sports Complex on the U.C.C. campus. After a night of fun on the ice, many of our families and staff gathered in the cozy lounge for pizza,…

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Math & Science Are Everywhere

Math and Science are everywhere! Look around you and notice Math and Science in the most surprising places. As CGS parents, we read and hear about the importance of our children learning “21st century learning skills”. These skills refer to the knowledge, life skills, habits, characteristics and traits that are critically important to student success,…

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Character Trait of the Month: WARM

“A warm heart can heat us even in very low temperatures…” ~ Mehmet Murat ildan  A new term, a new month, a new character trait at CGS:   WARM ~ having, showing, or expressive of enthusiasm, affection, or kindness.  _______    In this, traditionally not warm, month of February, our focus is on equality, diversity, inclusivity, positivity and active engagement.  …

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Is Winter Over Yet?…not at CGS!

Slightly warming temperatures and the little bit of snow we’ve had hasn’t dampened our excitement for Winter as it relates to our current units of study. Our Early Start children are progressing with their pre-reading and language skills through shared seasonal books. They began to verbalize their own creative story from observation during a 1:1…

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Our Awesome SKs!!

It’s time to catch up on what our amazing SK class has been up to these last few weeks!! From exciting science projects to heartwarming Fall seasonal moments, they’ve had quite a lot of fun with their learning! In the world of science, our SK class has been conducting some fascinating experiments! From diving into…

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CGS Space Staycation!

Our CGS Shining Stars went on a starry-eyed adventure this past Tuesday Sept 26th! They buckled in and embarked on a cosmic journey like no other as the Astronomy in Action team took them through the incredible experience of the cosmos with a staycation school visit of their space dome! Picture this: a portable inflatable…

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CGS Term 2 Ribbon Recipients!

Congratulations to all our CGS Term 2 Ribbon Recipients! Today we gathered in the gym to recognize some of our outstanding students for their growth and hard-working achievements from the past school term. Our Student Government executed a well-organized assembly that showcased our shining stars from Term 2! We are so proud of their courage…

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We’re Getting Excited!

Classroom Set-Up The teachers have been hard at work getting ready to welcome our wonderful students to the school! Floors have been cleaned, tables have been arranged, and walls are being decorated to make our spaces inviting and engaging. We can’t wait until everyone is back together!   Library We are very excited to welcome…

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