Grade 2 - September 21 / 2018

Highlights

Students are continuing to inquire into ways they can make healthy choices and exploring how those choices affect their bodies.

If there any parents who work in the health industry and would like to share their expertise with the Grade 2s, we would love to have you visit. Please contact your child’s homeroom teacher if this is of interest.

Just a reminder that on Tuesday, September 25th, the Grade 2 classes will be going on their first field trip to Ninjaz in Woodbridge as part of their first unit on keeping our bodies healthy. As we have been stressing the importance of exercise throughout this unit, the children will have the opportunity to challenge their bodies by completing an obstacle course. Please return the sign waiver to your child’s teacher by Monday if you have not in in order for them to attend the trip.

Please note that attendance (from Grades 1 to 5) is taken following the national anthem.

Raz-kids is set up and ready to go. Feel free to use this program at home to practise your child’s reading and comprehension skills. Please log in using khutton9 or srand1 to find your child’s name.

In Math, we will begin our new unit on Number Relationship. Children will explore and practise a number of approaches to counting, including grouping, skip counting, counting on, and counting back. They will use this knowledge to develop solid addition and subtraction strategies.

This week in Art, the Grade 2s learned about Claude Monet and his style of painting. Students then created works of art using oil pastel and watercolour paint, inspired by Monet’s short brush strokes.

In Music, the Grade 2s learned a partner game/song that uses rhythm and coordination called Draw a Bucket of Water. Choir practice will start the week of September 24th.

Important Dates

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

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