Grade 3 - January 25 / 2019


This week, the students were delighted to learn more about one another’s cultural backgrounds. Students brought in personal artifacts that reflected a wide range of beliefs and values. Thank you for supporting your child’s home-school learning by continuing the conversation at home.


Students started their cultural Cinderella writing this week and will be keen to share their progress at our student-centred conferences coming up!


In Math, we began exploring the concept of multiplication. This included a 3-day exploration of arrays and multiples of numbers from 1-25. There was lots of “math talk” about the patterns and factors of numbers. It was a great provocation for this concept and we will dive deeper in the coming weeks.


This week in Art, the Grade 3s glazed their Toronto buildings made of clay. The art room is always looking for recycled materials for free art time and Art Club. If you have any boxes, containers, toilet paper rolls, cardboard, or anything else you can think of, we would love to take it in the art room!


In Music, we have been exploring the different orchestral instrument families by looking and listening to real instruments and using an interactive online tool produced by Carnegie Hall, based on Benjamin Britten’s famous piece Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Recorder playing will return next week, so students will need to bring their instruments to school on Mondays and Wednesdays.


This week, in PHE, the grade 3’s finished off their stuntastic unit.




Our school-wide Wellness Week is coming up! Please see the poster below for each days details.

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In French, on Wednesday, Feb. 6th 2019, Grade 1, 2 and 3 students will see Gregg LeRock in concert. He is an educator and a musician who performs for children in French. Please follow the link below to see the Venturing Out form for this field trip.

VO form here: Venturing Out form


Evelyn Calhoun and Katherine Almeida  

Morphology Magic

We are pleased to report that Learning Strategies teachers Robyn Tarshis and Susan Gray will be offering a new club this term called Morphology Magic.


Morphology is the study of words, how they are formed, and their relationship to other words in the same language. We will analyze the structure of words and parts of words, such as bases, prefixes, and suffixes. Morphology gives us an opportunity to play with words in a multisensory, playful approach. We will have fun creating word sums and matrixes such as these!

This program will be open to students in Grades 2 - 4, but spaces are limited! If you wish to have your child join us, please email or Please join us for either Tuesday or Wednesday in the Learning Strategies room from 3:45 to 4:45 pm. The start dates are Tuesday, February 12 or Wednesday, February 13. We look forward to seeing your kids there!

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