Grade 2 - May 31 / 2019



In Math this week, students enjoyed learning about fractions of a whole and set with the highlight activity being designing, decorating, and, of course, eating their own ½ and ¼ cookie fractions! Next week we will wrap up division and fractions and will begin exploring mass and capacity.   

Unit of Inquiry

This week in our Unit of Inquiry, students chose an endangered animal to research for their summative assignment. The assignment will include multiple parts: a research booklet, poster and animal trading card. They will continue this research next week and will also explore different systems we have in place to protect endangered animals.   


In Music, the Grade 2s started a math song and dance called “Weevily Wheat”. The students reviewed multiplication in a groups of four. We started with multiplying 5 x 1; 5 x 2, etc. The Grade 2s also reviewed a hand game involving beat, rhythm and listening. Instead of using our names, we each became a number.


In Art this week, the Grade Two students are using their knowledge in ceramic skills to create a final clay piece for the school year. Their creation is a free choice based on personal interest. As well, the art department is looking to replenish the art room with magazines we can use for collage work during the 2019/2020 school year. If you are looking to recycle old magazines that you think would be great for collage, please consider donating them to our art room. Thank you in advance for your ongoing support!


In French, the students were filmed performing their play, Les trois petits cochons. The plays will be ready to view in the near future in the Flash. Please stay tuned!

Before Care Reminder

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



Please encourage your children to practise at home. Showcase will be taking place on June 11th at 10:45 am. Parents are welcome. Please email Andrea Hughes at if you have any questions.

Track and Field Day

On Thursday, June 6th we have our Track and Field Day. The activities will be held at Oriole Park. JK-Grade 2 students will participate in the morning from 9:00-11:00 am and Grades 3-5 in the afternoon from 1:00-3:00. Students need to come to school in their PHE uniform, house shirt and black TYS shorts. They may accessorize with house colours. Students also need to bring a water bottle, sunscreen and hat.

Junior School Book Drive

Next week is the Junior School Book Drive! House bins will be located in the gathering place from June 3rd - June 7th for donations. Please donate gently used books from your home library that you are finished with to give the gift of reading to someone else. All books will be donated to The Children’s Book Bank. The Children’s Book Bank is a non-profit - organization located in the Regent Park area of Toronto. Gently used children’s books are donated and distributed, free of charge, to children who might not otherwise have a chance to own their own books.


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