Grade 1 - January 12 /2018


Welcome back and welcome to a new term! We are all excited about the new term and we wasted no time in getting started. In Literacy, we will be deconstructing stories into four elements: plot, character, setting and conclusion. When you are reading at home with your child, you can make note of these elements to help reinforce these concepts. In Math, we are reviewing numeracy skills this week and expanding the ways in which we show our thinking. In our Habitat Groups, we are coming up with deeper questions that will help guide our research.

In French, this week, we practised saying the date and saying our song about Winter, C’est l’hiver! We also practised our play, La poule Maboule, since the students will be filming their performances over the next few weeks.

C'est l'hiver!

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This week in Art, students finished their Animal Habitat art pieces. They created a collage background and added their clay animals.

Some new faces in Grade 1!

My name is Mona Desai and I am so pleased to be back at the York School as the Primary Associate Teacher for Grades 1 and 2! I have worked at The York School previously as an Associate Teacher for Grades 3, 4 and 5 and have enjoyed supporting the teaches and the students. This past year I was on maternity leave to take care of my son Mikael who graced us with his presence on Christmas Day and he is an active little guy who keeps us very busy. I am so looking forward to getting reacquainted with all of the children each day as I spend time with them in their classrooms.







My name is Alison Roy and I am returning to the York School as the new Primary Music specialist. From 1993-1999, I taught Music and Grade 7 Core at The York School. I have spent the last seventeen years working for the TDSB as a Vocal Itinerant, working in eight schools a week, teaching teachers and their students about music. I have also worked as a professional musician in Toronto for 24 years singing primarily with Chamber Choirs such as The Elmer Iseler Singers, The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, The Elora Festival Singers, Choir 21 and St James Cathedral Choir. As a chorister I have sung for Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli and Roger Hodgson of Supertramp.  At the end of January, I, with the women of The Elmer Iseler SIngers, will be singing with the Toronto Symphony at Roy Thomson Hall and later in the year for the Harry Potter movie show.  I love all things choir and have directed Primary, Junior and Senior choirs. I am really looking forward to directing the Primary Choir at The York School. I am very excited to back at The York School and to become a part of this friendly community.






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