SK - Oct. 17 / 2019


Unit of Inquiry

The students created flowers where their classmates wrote descriptive words on the petals to describe who they are. The students seemed to enjoy hearing what others thought about them.

Ms. Nero used her expert coding skills to to explore Ozbots with the students. They were introduced to the robots by learning the different ways they can make them move based on the different kind of lines they drew. The students then created their own mazes for the Ozbots to follow. They were amazed that they could follow the various kinds of lines they drew.


The students explored various blends this week; th, sh, ch, using Bananagrams and puzzles. This has helped them immensely when trying to sound out words when writing and reading. We also went on a “Blend Hunt” in magazines and books and used our highlighters to find them.

We continue to investigate different forms of writing using our Writing Workshop duotangs. So far, the students have created stories, lists, cards, letters and invitations. To help at home, if you are ever creating a piece of writing, no matter how small, ask your child to help out and create it with you.


The students continued to challenge themselves to sort natural materials from our nature walks into different groups based on a common rule. For example, sort by size instead of colour.

The students created huge number lines from 1-20 showing one-to-one correspondence using various materials around the room.


In PHE this week, SKA had their first health lesson due to photo day being in the gym. We had a discussion about germs and what they can do to us. We looked at how germs spread and how we can prevent them from spreading. SKB worked at jumping centres where we jumped into hula hoops, jump over hurdles, jump in and out of an agility ladder and crawled through a tunnel to finish off our locomotor unit.


In Music, the SKs did a fantastic job adding in non-pitched percussion instruments to the poem Hallowe’en Dance. The students also discussed how different percussion instruments make sounds.


In French, the students practised their play La petite poule rouge again.

Art Studio

In the Art Studio, the SKs have been busy painting with watercolours based on a book called, Beautiful Hands. In addition, we’ve been working on our October self-portraits.


On Monday, October 21st please send in a small “Pumpkin Pie” pumpkin to observe, investigate and decorate in SK. This is just another activity that we love to play during Autumn.

As the weather begins to get wet and cold, please continue to have conversations with your child about appropriate clothing for outside. Support them in learning how to put on and take-off some of those tricky sweaters, jackets and boots. 



If you have a need to place your child into Aftercare on an occasional basis, please contact Lamar Khatib at

As well, if your child is in Aftercare but has plans to go home with another student from Aftercare, please contact Lamar with the details.

Reporting an Absence?

If your child(ren) are going to be absent from school for any reason, please send an email to as well as to their homeroom teacher. If your child is returning to school during the day, please have him/her sign in with reception.


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

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