SK - September 22 / 2017


Highlights:
This week, the students enjoyed asking Ms. Sara and Ms. Andrea questions about their roles and responsibilities at The York School. We discussed Ms. Kate and Ms. Nisha’s roles, and the children gained a better idea of the importance of being quiet as we pass by their work spaces. We look forward to having more staff in to share with the children, so they have a greater understanding of the teamwork it takes to effectively organize and run a school.     
 
The children are becoming more independent at signing into centres, and making diverse choices.

We continued our first math unit on data management and probability this week. We are learning:

  • how to collect information and make sense of it;
  • how organizing objects and events helps us to solve problems.

This connects to our current unit of inquiry “How we organize ourselves.”

In French, this week, the students were introduced to our new play, La petite poule rouge (The Little Red Hen). The students have also continued to practise the vocabulary and songs they have been learning in class.

In Art, the SKs learned all about our artist of the month, Jackson Pollock. Students listened to the book “Action Jackson” to learn about the artist’s life and style. The SKs then used different techniques, involving string and marbles, to create a Pollock inspired art piece. Also this week, the SKs began a fall art piece and learned about warm and cool colours.

Reminders:
The Fall 2017 Co-Curricular Programme commenced the week of September 18th and continues until December 21st.

Looking Ahead:
Next week we will begin our handwriting programme, as well as work on sound-symbol association. We will also start on work on sight words, commonly known as “no excuses” words in SK. These are words that can be sounded out such as I, it, is, a, had, etc. and are used frequently in books. The SK children will be attending an assembly on Friday, October 13th from 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. If you wish your child to attend, please have them here by 8:30 a.m. on that day.