Grade 2 - May 16 / 2019



In Math this week, students continued to explore multiplication with a focus on it representing multiple equal groups. They practiced strategies such as repeated addition, making arrays, and using pictures to create equal groupings. Next week, we will wrap up exploring multiplication and will introduce division.


In Inquiry this week, students continued to explore human impact on living things. We focused on the interdependence of living things, locating the seven Continents, and discussing what types of animals live in the different parts of the world. We will be focusing on deforestation, climate change, and continuing to discuss human impact next week.


In Art this week, the students will be bringing home their tie-dye creations. I have labeled each item with washing instructions: please wash alone in cold water with no laundry soap as a first wash. The kids are very excited to share their funky new clothing items with you!


This week in PHE, the Grade 2 students continued to develop their shot put skills as part of the track and field unit.


In French, the students worked on les questions totales. These are questions that contain the answer within the question and help the students say and write full sentences in French. The students are practising these questions in relations to our play, Les trois petits cochons. For example, a question could be Est-ce que le premier petit cochon est mechant out gentil? This language manipulation activity has helped the students with their fluency in the French language.


In Music, the Grade 2 students learned a hand game from Venezuela called Cho-co-la-te that deals with 4 syllable words, creativity, beat, rhythm and movement. The students also started a Japanese partner game called O Mochio.

Before Care Reminder

A gentle reminder that Before Care does NOT start unilt 7:30 AM. There is no supervision before that time.



Next week, May 21st - 24th, is audition week! The audition schedule will be posted outside of the cafeteria and given to every homeroom teacher. If students are playing an instrument, please have them bring it to their audition. A piano will be available in the audition room. All students who audition will be able to perform in Showcase on June 11th. Parents are welcome to attend. More details to follow. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Andrea Hughes at


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

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