JK - May 11 / 2018

Highlights
This week we continued our investigation into capacity. The focus is on estimating, measuring and comparing capacity using nonstandard units. The JKs have been learning through play at the water centre - filling up and pouring water into different size containers. During class discussions, we are asking them to identify the appropriate size container for different scenarios; for example, “If you were very thirsty, what cup would you choose?” The JKs are confidently using the appropriate vocabulary, such as empty, full, less and more.

In Music, the JKs continue to sing songs about seeds and flowers. They are using their imaginations as they practice the story of The Tulip Bulb.

In French, the JKs have been learning a new song called, Sur la ferme du pere Anselme, a song about different farm animals. The song also ties in very nicely with their play, Petit poussin, that has a few farm animals in it.

Sur la ferme du pere Anselme

This week in Art, the JKs learned about our Artist of the Month, Gustav Klimt. They watched a short video about his life and discussed his work and style. The JKs then used shape, pattern, line and beautiful metallic colours to create a design on canvas inspired by Klimt.

JK Learning Celebrations
Both JK classes will be showing off what they have learned during this last Unit of Inquiry to their parents on Thursday May 31 at 9:15 AM. The Learning Celebration will take place in the cafeteria so please be sure to save the date and time! You will not want to miss this!

Reminders
Summer uniform is in full effect! Please see the infographic below as a guide to summer uniform.

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May 31 - JK Learning Celebration -  9:15 - 10:00 AM in the cafeteria

June 14 - Junior School Fun Day at Oriole Park in the morning, followed by a pizza and ice cream lunch and small group activities in the afternoon

June 15 - Junior School Closing Assembly in the morning, followed by class parties in the afternoon

Closing Assembly
On Friday, June 15 at 10:45 AM, the Junior School students and faculty will gather in the gym at the Junior School for our closing assembly. In the past, a closing ceremony was held at the Middle and Senior School on the last day of school; however, this year, to include our JK and SK students and to make the length of the assembly more reasonable for our young learners, the assembly is at the Junior School.

Parents will have an opportunity to view the assembly via a live stream and a video that will be shared after the assembly. Students look forward to welcoming parents to the class parties that will take place in the afternoon in each classroom. Thank you for your support!

Class Parent Recruitment for 2018-19

We are ideally looking for 2 parents per class (4 per grade) to act as a liaison with the school for various roles and events.  For example, class parents perform a key role in helping to organize class parties, treats for teachers and parent socials. Class parents will also liaise with the administration on any issues presenting to their grade. While we welcome the involvement of all parents, our goal is to identify 2-4 parents per grade to consistently liaise with the administration.

If you are interested in becoming a class parent, please fill this form and if you have questions about the role please email ddsa@yorkschool.com. The school will be in touch with you in June.


Important Dates

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


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