Grade 2 - April 12 / 2019


The Grade two students have enjoyed learning about the importance of water by participating in a class experiment. In Ms. Kendra’s class, the children have been watering one plant with water, one plant with salt water and one plant with cola. In Mr. Rand’s class the children have been watering one plant with water, one plant with vinegar and one plant with cola. Each week we will be recording our observations about the effect each substance has had on the plant.    

There were great class conversations about diversity and anti-bullying from our “Day of Pink” this past Wednesday. The children enjoyed listening to stories, such as “Same Same but Different” by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw and “Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress” by Christine Baldacchino. These books were used as a tool to discuss how our differences make us special. We also discussed the importance of being an upstander rather than a bystander when we see someone being bullied.  


In French, the students have continued reading our play, Les trois petits cochons, in little groups along with the teacher. They did a wonderful job reading the play after being introduced to it very recently. Bon travail mes amis!


In PHE, the students started a health unit. They looked a Canada’s old food guide and compared it with the new one and played a fun game of couch potato.

Attendance Reminder

A gentle reminder that all student absences should be emailed to
As well, if your child arrives late, please have them sign in with Ms. Kate or reception.


In our Unit of Inquiry, we have been discussing the importance of not polluting our waters and the negative impact that pollution has on our environment and living things. We will be extending this topic by building our own water filtration system next week.  If you have any one litre plastic bottles around the house, could you please send them into school with your child? Thank you!

In Math, we will be starting our new unit on measurement focussing on area and perimeter. The children will estimate, measure, compare and record linear measurements using centimeters, meters and non-standard units.

In Art class, the Grade 2 students begin to explore printmaking as an art form. Next week we will be experimenting with various inking techniques to create an edition of original prints.

In Music, the Grade 2s continue practicing drum patterns on the djembes and dancing to the Liberian welcoming song, Funga Alafia.

International Week is Here!

The York School’s very first International Week is set to take place from Monday, April 15th to Thursday, April 18th. Students will participate in an international activity every day, culminating in a Parade of Nations and activity afternoon on Thursday, April 18th. Please send your child to school on Thursday with an outfit to represent their country, that they can change into after lunch. This could be clothing, jewelry, accessories, flags or cultural items. The Parade of Nations will take place from 1:15pm - 2:00pm on Thursday, April 18th and students will be following a parade route around the neighbourhood. Parents are welcome to come to this event. If you have any questions about International Week, please e-mail Andrea Hughes at

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Grandpals & Special Friends Day

Join us for a special morning at the Primary school! To rsvp, click here.

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

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