SK - October 19 / 2018


The SKs loved the story Giraffes Can’t Dance. In the story, Gerald the Giraffe couldn’t dance YET. We took this opportunity to talk about some of the things we couldn’t do YET. We had rich discussions and we are so proud to see how honest they were. Both SK classes were excited to make their made their own “I can’t do _____ YET, but I can _____” books that now live in their book nooks.

MATH: We are wrapping up our Data Management unit. We will still be adding to our October Weather Graphs and daily surveys. Our next focus will be all about number sense and numeration. The SKs are enjoying the problem solving activities we have done already, and are looking forward to taking it further.

ART: We are working with clay. Students have been choosing a leaf from outside, pressing it into their clay, and then cutting it out using tools. We will be firing the leaves in the kiln next week, and then will be painting and glazing them. Stay-tuned for an interesting installation! Student artwork has been hung in the hall outside of The Discovery Zone in Kindergarten - take a look when you get a chance!

MUSIC: They discussed community and made up verses to the song I live in Toronto. We also read The Little Old Lady Who was Not Afraid of Anything. Next week, we will add percussion sounds to the story.

FRENCH: The students have been learning the alphabet in French. Among other things, they have been singing the alphabet in French. Listen along here: L'alphabet


Kindly send in a Pumpkin Pie pumpkin for your child to decorate. After they decorate their scary pumpkin, they will bring it home for you to enjoy just in time for Halloween.

School Uniform

This is a reminder to please label all pieces of your child’s uniform. We have many sweatshirts and sweatpants in the discovery zone that are not labeled. If your child is missing any clothing, please take a look in the kindergarten area.

Toronto Raptors Tickets

Once again, we are pleased to offer tickets to the York School community for various Toronto Raptors games.  Please click here to order your tickets!


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

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