JK - April 12 / 2019


This week we discussed and compared living versus nonliving as a provocation to our unit, Sharing the Planet. In JKA, the children had a great time inquiring into “Where do we find seeds?” where they were able to dissect real vegetables and examine seeds close up. In JKB, students went outside to look for living and nonliving things in the playground. They have also been observing, investigating and drawing plans in our new learning area. During this unit, we will be getting our hands dirty and doing lots of planting in our classroom. Through this, we will be investigating plant growth and cycles. If you have any planting utensils that you are willing to part with, we can use them. We are in need of small pots and shovels/spades. Thank you in advance!


In Music, the JKs sang a new call and response song, The Needs of a Plant. We listened to and practiced a song by John Denver about growing plants called Inch by Inch. The JKs also played a movement game called Glue.


In French, the students are still practising the play, Le petit chat cherche une famille, in class with the puppets.


This week in PHE, the students balanced in different ways such as on a bench and balance beam. They also participated in another dance class with Miss Megan.


This week in Art, the JKs continued to work on their doll sculptures. They first picked a skin colour and painted their entire doll one colour. Next, they added clothing and detail with paint. For next week, students will create accessories using fabric, yarn, and pipe cleaners.

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 probably send out one more Scholastic flyer before the year is over. We will let you know in advance.

Looking Ahead

International Week is Here! PARADE OF NATIONS THURSDAY

The York School’s very first International Week is set to take place from Monday, April 15th to Thursday, April 18th. Students will participate in an international activity every day, culminating in a Parade of Nations and activity afternoon on Thursday, April 18th. Please send your child to school on Thursday with an outfit to represent their country, that they can change into after lunch. This could be clothing, jewelry, accessories, flags or cultural items. The Parade of Nations will take place from 1:15pm - 2:00pm on Thursday, April 18th and students will be following a parade route around the neighbourhood. Parents are welcome to come to this event. If you have any questions about International Week, please e-mail Andrea Hughes at ahughes@yorkschool.com.

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Grandpals & Special Friends Day

Join us for a special morning at the Primary school! To rsvp, click here.

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

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