JK - November 8 / 2018


Thank you to all parents for bringing your child prepared for the weather. Splash pants and rain boots have ensured our students go outside for much needed play. Keep sending them daily as the playground can be wet.

Almost all students have shared their Play collages with their class. They were excited to learn how their peers play, where they play and connections they have. Students used their presentation skills to use a loud voice and be a good audience. Also, students worked on asking good questions using (who, what, where, when and why) to find out more about their friends. These collages concludes our unit on Who We Are - Play allows us to communicate and investigate.

Scholastic orders- we have combined two orders into one. The forms will be sent home on Thursday and ordering takes place on Friday,  November 16th. If you would like to purchase these books as a gift, please let us know and we can hide them from your child.


In French, the students have been practising the date in French, that is saying the numbers from one to ten, the different days of the week and the months in French. The students have also been practising the play, Le lievre et la tortue, in class.


This week in Art class, we are completing our pressed leaves by glazing them and hanging them in an installation. We are practicing our fine motor skills through the use of scissors for a Henri Matisse-inspired work detailing how we play. Our “Beautiful Stuff” is being sorted and classified in order to create our “Beautiful Stuff Self-Portraits” for October/November.


In Music, the JKs started to sing a song about celebrations using percussion instruments to keep the beat. The students practiced their Hibernation and Splish Splash songs.


Our new unit: How The World Works- Animals through Seasons will begin after the Fall Mid-Term break. Students will inquire into how Animals adapt to their environment throughout the seasons. We will provoke students thinking during the first week by introducing them to seasons and the concept of adaptation. In addition, we will use the following lines of inquiry to guide our learning:

  • Different habitats (Form)

  • The effect of seasonal changes on animals (Causation)

  • Ways animals adapt to seasonal changes (Change)


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

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