Grade 2 - November 9 / 2017


The students are continuing with hands-on challenges using a simple machine to perform a task. Next, they will be combining two or three simple machines to move an object.

In math, the students have been discussing mental math strategies to use with basic addition and subtraction ie. doubles, making tens, counting on. They will continuing using these strategies next week.

In literacy, the students are identifying the parts of a story as they are reading, as well as making predictions about what will happen next. They are also identifying parts of speech like nouns and using the dictionary to find words.


The focus of our Personal Social Education PSE classes this month have been about making choices at recess that will help to de-escalate problems (or make them smaller). The students have been working with the Problem Solving Wheel as a tool for making responsible choices. The students have also had the opportunity to redesign the Problem Solving Wheel and have contributed excellent ideas for strategies that could be added to a redesigned wheel. Please ask them about their contributions!

In French, the students have been learning O Canada in French in honour of Remembrance Day. Please follow the link below for our national anthem in French.

O Canada in French



Nutrition Committee

Are you interested in becoming the next Chair of our Nutrition Committee? Now is the time to put your name forward to join a group of parents, teachers, administrators and food service providers to lead conversations about healthy eating at our Junior School. If you are interested please contact Jennifer Wyatt at

Important Dates

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

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