Grade 1 - February 22 / 2019


What a great weekend to get outdoors! We heard lots of fun stories spent with your families over the weekend. We hit the ground rolling this week and began the exciting tasks of building our habitat dioramas. Each habitat group will construct a miniature habitat based on what they have learned during their research. They are working together to come up with creative methods to “show what they know” as artists, creators and researchers. We would love to have you see our dioramas next Wednesday morning February 27th between 9-10 in the morning. This week we have also spent time working in front of the Green Screen filming ourselves read our letters to our habitats. We hope to send those links out to you soon!  This project has applied what we have learned about friendly letters and also what have learned about the animals that live in that habitat to take on perspective. It has culminated in practising how to give a presentation! A lot of skills in one project!


In Math, we are delving into those strategies that can move children away from relying on their fingers to add and subtract. It is our hope that the children will become comfortable with adding and subtracting to 20 using various new strategies over the next few weeks.


In French, the students have been practising les questions partielles, that is partial questions that contain the words qui, ou, quand, comment, pourquoi, etc. (who, where, when, how, why, etc.). These are partial questions because they hold part of the answer in the question. For example, a partial question could be Ou est-ce que la poule Maboule regarde quand le gland tombe? La poule Maboule regarde le ciel quand le gland tombe. Please follow the link below to view the song with the questions we have been practising in class.

Les questions


In Music, the Grade 1 students continue to practice Little Wheel on various percussion instruments. They will be performing at the Assembly on Friday March 1st at 8:30 am.


This week in Art, the Grade 1s learned about pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein. They drew their face with the thick black lines they noticed in his work and filled their face with dot stickers to create a comic book style.


In French, on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019, Grade 1, 2 and 3 students will see Gregg LeRock in concert. This is the rescheduled date after the concert was postponed on Feb. 6th 2019. He is an educator and a musician who performs for children in French. Please follow the link below to see the Venturing Out form for this field trip.

Venturing Out form

Evelyn Calhoun and Katherine Almeida  

The Junior School’ annual Book Fair has been moved to February for March Break Reading! Click HERE to complete the electronic book purchasing permission for your child[ren].

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India Donation Drive Wish List - Drop off in Gathering Place before February 25th

Global Pathways School is looking for gently used items below - get your spring cleaning done and out of the way early! This years' wish list is here. We will be collecting these items until Monday, February 25th. Many thanks in advance for your donations.

-The Global Pathways School Team


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

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