Always something unique going on in Grade 1 at CGS

Unique teaching ideas in Grade 1 (more photos in gallery below)

There is always something unique going on in the Grade 1 classroom at CGS. To reinforce sight word spelling, Kara Greenwood, Grade 1 teacher at Children’s Garden School (on Eglinton) had her students ‘build’ their sight words this week: friend, there & any, out of different materials. This hands on activity was very engaging for the students and made learning to spell new words fun.

Looking around the Grade 1 classroom at CGS you will also see a wall of paperclip chains, or ‘Book Chains’, as the students call them. For every book that students read outside of school, they earn a ‘book clip’ for their chain. This creative initiative fosters a love of reading for the children, especially for those not as interested in reading on their own.

Grade 1 is a year full of possibility. If you are interested in finding out what Grade 1 at CGS would look like for your child, contact Kelly Scott, Director of Admission, at 416-423-5017 x 43 or visit to book your private tour today.