JK - March 8 / 2019


Students have completed their self-portraits for the month of March. There is a noticeable improvement in students fine-motor control, attention to detail and self-image. We have continued working on shapes, 2-D, and 3-D and classifying them in our environment by sorting fat and flat shapes. Students continue to explore their creativity and imagination through literature such as The Gruffalo’s Child (JKA) and Fairy Tales (JKB). Students continue to explore learning and playing in the house center, dramatic play and puppet theatre.

Cubbies have been cleared for a deep clean over the break. Upon return, please be sure to check to see if your child has an extra full set of clothing (that fits) in their cubby (that stays at school) as children still have accidents! Also, check to see if they have the proper clothing necessary for outdoor enjoyment and that everything is labeled.


In French, the students have started to learn a new song called Bonhomme, Bonhomme. It is a song about a fellow who plays various instruments. The word “bonhomme” means fellow in French. In the video of the song, it features Bonhomme carnaval (The Carnival Fellow, the official mascot of the Quebec City Carnival) and we discussed the Carnival of Quebec and how it is the largest Winter Carnival in North America. Please follow the link to view the video. Bonhomme, Bonhomme


In Music, the JKs volunteered suggestions as we sang goodbye to winter and hello to spring! The students also played a solo singing game called Who has the shamrock? The JKs enthusiastically marched to the beat in the song March of the Leprechauns.

In PHE this week, the JKs finished their scooter board unit. Students enjoyed playing “Shark Attack” and other fun tag games.

This week in Art, the JKs continued working on their Eric Carle inspired birds. They cut shapes from painted papers and used those shapes to create the form of a bird.

Attendance Reminder

A gentle reminder that all student absences should be emailed to 1639attendance@yorkschool.com
As well, if your child arrives late, please have them sign in with Ms. Kate or reception.


We will be sending another scholastic form out after the March break. We will keep you posted.

Looking Ahead

Wishing you all a healthy and relaxing March Break! We look forward to seeing the children back to school on:

Monday, March 25th.

March Break Home-School Connection

Families have been inquiring into activities they can do at home to support their child’s learning over the break. Here is a list of recommended activities for your child:

  1. Reading - it is important that you read to your child nightly. As important it is for students to decode reading, it is also just as important that students comprehend what they’re reading. When students listen to stories they’re able to make predictions, retell texts and summarize a story.

  2. Math IXL - login information has been sent through the flash

  3. Raz Kids (Reading A-Z) can be downloaded for free through the app store - login information will be sent home in your child’s backpack so please look for it

  4. OG Card Deck can be downloaded through the app store - The OG Card Deck app is free and students are familiar with the process, it can be enhanced with the following-up with printing the lower case letters

  5. Play- your children need time for unstructured, free play → encourage them to use their creativity and imagination. Allow risk in their play and get them outside (fingers crossed for good weather!)


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Travelling or staying home this March Break and need something to read?

Here are the iPad instructions for Sora -- our OverDrive Digital Library.

[1] Go to the App Store and download the free Sora App
[2] Find the York School [it should appear on your screen if you have your location on]
[3] Type in your child's library number / York username [First letter of your first name + your
last name + last 2 digits of the high school graduation]
[4] A password is not necessary.

Each patron can check out and DOWNLOAD 5 digital books for a two-week loan period.

Happy Reading!
Ms. Spencer


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

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