Grade 2 - February 9, 2018


Next week, the students will continue to explore addition and subtraction strategies. We will revisit and practice these strategies later in the year.

The students have been completing their presentations of holidays and traditions. They have been amazing! The students are now being introduced to their next unit on technology. The central idea is: As technology continues to evolve, it impacts our daily lives. The students have been exploring our book resources and next week they will be exploring “old” technology. For  example, can they figure out what an audiotape is?

In Literacy, the students are continuing to practice writing in paragraphs, as well as their regular word study and guided reading.

In French, all of the Grade 2 groups were filmed performing their play, Ou est mon chien?. Please follow the link below to view the students perform their play.

In Music, the Grade 2 classes have been learning about the 5 note pentatonic scale.  We have sung two songs in the pentatonic and now we are practising these on the xylophones. Eventually, we will have three songs and we will combine them together as a little mash up of pentatonic sound.

Looking Ahead

February 14th

On February 14th we will be celebrating our 100th day in Grade 2.  Your child is welcome to bring in Valentines day cards, however we ask that you bring one in for everyone in the entire class. We will use this day as an opportunity to celebrate kindness and friendship.

Wellness Week

Next week will be our first annual K-12 Wellness Week. At the Junior School we will be celebrating wellness with a different theme every day, from Monday - Thursday. Please take this time to reflect together on the ways that your family celebrates wellness.

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India - Global Pathways School Donation Drive

This week we will be kick starting our India donation drive (clothes and toys). Bins will be placed by fire place in the Gathering Place for donation drop off. Please take a look at our "wish list" link below. This list will also be posted in each classroom and communicated in the FLASH for the next few weeks.

Great Canadian Skating Afternoon

The JK- grade 2 classes will be going on a trip to Ramsden Park on Thursday, February 15th for our annual skating afternoon. We will be departing from school at 1:00 pm and returning at approximately 3:00 pm. You have been sent the VO form, that can be accessed on YorkNet. Please be sure to sign into your YorkNet account to submit the permission form no later than Monday, February 5th. Students are to come to school that day dressed in their grey York School sweatpants and sweatshirt. As well, your child must have the appropriate winter clothing,  such as snow pants, hats and mittens. Please note,  there are no skate rentals available at the rink and that a hockey or a ski helmet are mandated by the City of Toronto. If you would like to volunteer please let your child’s homeroom teacher know.

Junior School Pancake Breakfast - REGISTER NOW!

We are thrilled to host a Pancake Breakfast, hosted by The York School Parents’ Association (YPA) on February 22nd and 23rd.

Students are invited to bring a family member or friend to join them for a pancake breakfast at the school. Please RSVP to one of the four seatings below.

February 22 - 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. or 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
February 23 - 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. or 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

RSVP here!

Important Dates

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

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