Grade 1 - November 23 / 2018


This week we have been working on our final task for our Canada unit. The students have enjoyed using plasticine to create a “symbol of Canada”. We now look forward to heading into next week with our new unit...Habitats!


In Math, we began our data management unit this week. We have dabbled with T-charts, tally marks and pictographs. All next week we will be graphing our “favourite things”. On Friday, we will be having a “Favourites Day”! To help us create authentic graphs next Friday, we would GREATLY appreciate your support in sending in your child’s favourite stuffed animal next week.


In Literacy, we have been learning about the purpose of letters and pondering deep questions such as: Why do people send letters? Why do people like to receive letters? We have mostly been learning about the parts of a letter (Date, Greeting, Body, Closing, Signature), but look forward to writing our own letters any day now!


In French, the students have started to work on a new activity called les phrases folles (crazy sentences). This is a language manipulation activity where the students create funny sentences and show their creativity in French. At first, the students will copy sentences funny sentences and illustrate them to show their understanding. Then they will start to create their own.  It is generally a very popular activity.


This week in Art, the Grade 1s began creating a background for their new animal habitat art piece. They will be using collage to create an animal habitat and clay to create the animal. Next week, students will be going to the AGO on Thursday to participate in an animal habitat artmaking studio.


In Music, the Grade 1s started looking at the different dances in The Nutcracker ballet. They continue to practice their songs for the Harmony concert on December 21st.


In PHE, the Grade 1’s have been actively participating in a variety of fitness activities such as, fitness stations, tag games and fitness games. We have been identifying the changes that occur in our bodies when we exercise.


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

SAVE THE DATE - December 14

*New* Junior School Celebration Assembly

On Friday, December 14th at 8:40 AM, students in Grades 1-5 will join together in the Junior School gym for our first Celebration Assembly.

The assembly is a time for the community to celebrate the many achievements this term - from math to music to sports - of students. The event will include recognizing student athletes from our fall teams:  the U11 Girls’ basketball team, U9-U11 Cross country team, and the U-9 to U11 Soccer. There will be a choir performance celebrating our ‘vocal chops’ and the Junior School students who are participating in the Caribou Math Contest will be recognized as well.

Families are welcome to attend!

Instead of having one Junior School Athletic Assembly in June, this new Celebration Assembly format recognizes all student achievements including our student athletes each term.

As you can see by the fun tweet below, this event is always a huge hit at the Middle and Senior School!

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