Grade 1 - May 25 /2018

This week, we continued to explore Energy. We are presently looking at light energy and how light can be bent and it can play tricks on our eyes! In Math, we are using the advertisements that we made last week to create a simple market system where we can “shop” for various items. We will use play money and “buy” whenever we have enough money for. We even have a house for sale!! The real estate bubble must have burst in G1! We are deep into our passion projects and this week we are coming up with ways that we can demonstrate our learning. We look forward to sharing them with you soon.

This week in Art, the Grade 1s are combining art and science. The students are creating a design on a large, canvas pencil case using black marker. Then the students will carefully spray their design with rubbing alcohol and watch the ink separate into new colours.

In French, the students started a new set of centres. Among other things, the students have been doing a written story retell of the play, Le petit chat cherche une famille, in their own words. Due to some absences last week, some of the plays were filmed this week. The edited videos will be available in next week’s edition of the Flash.

In Music, the Grade 1s are practising their square dancing dance moves with their partners for the Music Assembly on Friday.

The week of May 28th, all York Shop Lands End black long sleeve t-shirts will be $10.00. We have inventory of some “Take on the World”  slogan and some celebration our 50th Anniversary. Some youth medium to x-large and adult medium to xxl sizes are available. Please let me know if you are interested by email with your students name for charging, the size of interest and the reception you wish it left at. I will respond regarding inventory for your request by email early next week.

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York School Athletic Wear Casual Day
Next Friday, June 1 we will be tie-dying t-shirts in our House Meetings. Students are to come to school Friday, June 1st in their PE uniform

Students will be bringing their house coloured tie-dyed t-shirt home on Friday afternoon in a plastic bag. Please remind your child to take the bag out of their backpack when they get home as the the elastic bands will need to be removed and the t-shirt will need to be washed and dried. The t-shirts are for the students to wear for our Track & Field Day on Friday, June 8th to show house spirit.

Looking for Parent Volunteers for Fun Morning!
The YPA is looking for some more volunteers for the Fun Morning on Thursday, June 14th.  It will be a fun-packed morning with games, sports, crafts & more at Oriole Park! Please see link with sign up options. If you have any questions please contact Lara Teoli or Kate Corrin, YPA Junior School Co-Chairs.

Important Dates

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