Grade 1 - December 15 /2017

This week we continue to take a closer look at various animal habitats. In language, we are exploring various types of letter writing. This week we looked at how an email message was similar and different from a written letter. In math, we are investigating data management and we have been building our own graphs using concrete materials.


In Art, the Grade 1s continued their habitat art piece. They painted their clay animals. They also created 5 painted papers that they will use to create a collage for the background.

In French, this week the students started their last set of centres before the winter break. Among other things, the students have been practising their play along with their marionnettes with their group. In the New Year, the students will be filmed performing their play.

Looking ahead

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New Circles Clothing Drive

Our  winter clothing drive has launched and thank you for your support, thus far! All donations will be brought to New Circles. New Circles is a not-for-profit, grass-roots agency that builds strong and caring communities by providing basic necessities to those living in poverty. They provide much needed clothing, social programs, and skill building opportunities to individuals living on a low-income, with a focus on residents who are newcomers to Canada. Here is their website for more information about the organization.

The Junior School will be collecting winter clothing items such including:

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  • hats
  • mittens
  • scarves
  • coats
  • Boots
  • Snow pants/suits
  • sweaters
  • long pants
  • socks
  • girls’ tights

All child, youth and adult sizes are welcome. Collection bins will be in the gathering place from Wednesday, Dec. 13th - Wednesday, Dec. 20th.


Please click HERE to complete electronic permission for your child to purchase books and have them charged to their York student account.

Winter temperatures have arrived. During the school day, students in Grades 1 - 5 are outside for recess three times a day and at the end of the day for pick up/aftercare.

To fully enjoy the excitement that the winter season brings, appropriate winter clothing will enhance their outdoor experience.

Grade 1, 2, and 3 students are expected to wear winter coats, snow pants, hat, waterproof mittens/gloves and waterproof winter boots at each recess. Even if it is dry and there is no snow, it is still cold. As it warms up, snow pants can be replaced by rain pants, rain boots and a lighter jacket. The clothing is standard for this age group.

Important Dates

Please make sure to check The York School’s full school calendar regularly for updates, locations and times.

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