Grade 2 - September 29 / 2017


Weekly Highlights:

Thank you to those brave parents who volunteered to come in to talk to the students about their work in the medical profession. We will be arranging a time for you to come in to talk to the classes.

In their unit of inquiry, students will investigate their food choices and how those choices affect them.  

In both classes, students are meeting with their teacher to conference and share what they have learned about patterning and sorting. Those meetings will continue next week. The students will also begin exploring place value.

In French, we continue to explore our new play, Ou est mon chien? We have also started to learn about the human body in French.

Looking Ahead:

New Circles: The Junior School continues their support of New Circles Community Services. New Circles is a not-for-profit, grass-roots agency that builds strong and caring communities by providing basic necessities to those living in poverty. We provide much needed clothing, social programs, and skill building opportunities to individuals living on a low-income, with a focus on residents of Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park, Victoria Village, and Taylor-Massey (including Crescent Town), many of whom are newcomers to Canada. Each year New Circles collects gently used Halloween costumes for children. They already have appointments for 400 families and now have a waitlist because they are in need of more costumes. Here is their website for more information about the organization and this programme. The Junior School will be collecting gently used costumes from Monday, October 2 to Friday, October 13th. Bins will be in the Gathering Place for items. 

Co-Curricular Programme Dates:
December 18th - 21st       Last week of Fall 2017 Co-Curricular Programme
November 24th                 Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme Guide online
December 7th - 10th         Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme online registration
January 9th - March 9th    Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme

Reminders:

Raz-kids is set up and ready to go. Feel free to use this programme at home to practise your child’s reading and comprehension skills. Please log in using khutton9 or sheyes to find your child’s name. Please note that Raz-kids automatically sets students back a few levels at the beginning of the year.