JK - November 2 / 2018

HIGHLIGHTS

Thank you to all the parents that came out to our last night of parent teacher conferences. It was great to establish the home-school connection. Please feel free to contact us if you need to follow up on any of our discussions. Students have been working hard on their collages and will begin to present to their peers next week.

FRENCH

In French, the students have been practising to say the days of the week and have been introduced to the months of the year. The children have started saying the date with the teacher. See more here: Les jours de la semaine

ART

In art class, the students have been working on transparent leaves that they observed and then traced on the light table. These, along with our glazed leaves, will be hung in an installation outside of Kindergarten in the coming days. On another note, I’d like to thank the parents who met with me to discuss their child’s progress in art class. For those that inquired, here is a link to some great fine motor activities that will continue to foster your child’s love of art, in addition to aiding in the continued development of their printing: https://theimaginationtree.com/40-fine-motor-skills-activities-for-kids/

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MUSIC

In Music, the JKs learned a song called Three Ghosts and they continued to learn our song about bears and hibernation.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

In PSE we have been using the language “Make it Better” to help students understand perspective, build the skills of empathy and resolve conflicts. Through puppet plays, the students recognize the perspectives in a conflict. They are then asked how can the puppets, “Make it Better.” The students give ideas and the puppets try out their ideas. Students see that to “Make it Better” takes caring and responsibility for ourselves, our classmates and our school.


LOOKING AHEAD

In language we continue to work on variety of language exercises from sound/symbol matching and association to sorting sounds according to their initial sound to building and reading phonetic words to reading early readers. Every child is working at a different level.

Although we will continue to investigate patterning and sorting throughout the year, we are now focusing on 1 to 1 correspondence, sequencing numerals and working with the 10 Frame.

As the weather is changing, it is important to pack splash pants, hats, gloves and scarves/ neck warmers. Please make sure all items are labeled with your child’s name.

Junior School Athletics

Don’t forget to register your child in one of our Junior School Athletic Programs that are being offered for the winter term. Don’t see a sport your child would like to play? Check out our Gladiator Athletic Development Programmes and alternative sports we offer!
Click here to sign up!


IMPORTANT DATES

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

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