Grade 2 - February 23, 2018

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Parent Compass Points Feedback Meetings Reminder

In The FLASH last week, we invited all Junior School parents to attend a follow up Compass Points coffee morning on either:

Monday Feb. 26th @ 8:30 a.m. or
Tuesday March 6th @ 8:30 a.m.

Both meetings will take place in the Junior School Cafeteria and will cover the same content. For parents who can't attend either coffee morning, we will include a summary in the FLASH.

We hope you are able to attend.


Val and Struan


In math, after finishing up using subtraction strategies, next week the students will be taking surveys and collecting information.

In literacy, the students will be using timelines and starting brainstorming to write persuasive opinion paragraphs.

In unit of inquiry the students will be discussing inventions with hopes of them “designing” their own invention. Please, if you have any “old” technology laying around that you don’t mind sending in, it would be great for the students to have a look.

This week, the students continued to practise to say questions partielles. These are questions that contain a part of the answer and that contain the words who, what, when, where, what, how and so on in French. The students have been encouraged to answer these questions orally in full sentences in French. They have also been answering these questions in a written form. The ultimate goal of these questions is to improve the fluency of the students in French.

In PSE class, as part of our “changemakers” theme, we have been using a “choice map” to help answer the line of inquiry, “Can we change our thoughts and feelings?” We read the story,  Bike Like Sergio’s, and used the problem of the main character to map out his choices and help to see the connection between actions, thoughts and feelings. In the story, the main character, Ruben, was faced with the decision to keep the $100 he found and buy a bike like his friend’s, or return the money to its rightful owner. Through mapping, the students discovered that a mix of thoughts and feelings are involved when making choices, but when Ruben wanted to feel proud, happy and relieved, he knew he had to give the money back.

Looking Ahead

Spring Athletics

We are nearing the end of the Winter Season, and are looking forward to Spring!  We are please to offer several GADPs and team sports for our Spring Season - please click here to see the schedule (scroll down to page 3 for Spring).  The registration link will be in The Flash next Friday.

Author Visit

The Library will be hosting Phyllis Bordo reading her book to the Grade 1-3 students. She will be reading her debut picture book entitled "Lilly Esther Conquers the Worries". Mrs. Bordo is Max Bordo [2B]'s grandmother.

Period 1 - 8.30 - 9.15 AM - Classes 1A, 1B and 2A
Period 2 - 9.15 - 10 AM - Classes 2B, 3A and 3B

Parents are welcome to attend this reading in the Library.

If you have any questions, please feel free and ask me.

Thank you,

Ms. Sara Spencer

Important Dates

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

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