Joy is Vital to Learning

“Joy constructively affects cognitive functions. People in joyful states tend to be more creative, open-minded and better at problem-solving. The sensation refines cognitive flexibility and broaden one’s thought patterns.” ~ Michelle Brown-Stafford, educator and parent of a child prodigy   Childhood should be synonymous with the feeling of joy. At CGS we believe joy is integral…

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Math Matters More Than Ever 

In July 2023, the Minister of Education delivered a statement through the The Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act and announced that, “These new measures will focus on getting back to the basics of education: strengthening reading, writing and math, and other STEM disciplines.” The Minister continued, “…we’ve listened to the priorities of parents putting…

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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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Summer Camp Adventures!

Our first week of CGS Camp was an exciting one! As the sun was shining bright and the laughter filled the air, our campers dove headfirst into a themed week of fun, exploration, outdoor adventures and friendships! Our campers adventured through themes of Pokemon Creations, Sports Extravaganza, Underwater STEAM Projects, Prehistoric Pals, and of course…

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SK Spotlight: Little Inventors!

Our SKs have been transforming their classroom into an SK Laboratory! With the help and in class teachings of our SK teachers Akira and Paula, their students have been working hard in STEAM this year with so many different educational projects all challenging them to reach to their highest inventive potential. All of their projects…

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Grade 2-4 Spotlight

Grade 2-4 Spotlight Our grade 2-4 class has been busy this week! They started the week with a STEM activity based on their inquiry into simple machines. The students built cars using wooden clothes pegs, straws and buttons. The class worked hard to make their cars functional and the results were great!   Later in…

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Let Us Show You How Math Is Fun!

Math Is Fun! This week at CGS all of our students dove into some really fun math exercises! From 1-1 counting to calculating data, our CGS students were all mathtastic! Check out what each class is up to. Early Start Our ES kids are moving through our TouchMath #6 booklet! They are practicing their 1-1…

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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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