The children loved seeing The Kenyan Boys Choir perform on Tuesday!
Thank you to our parent volunteers who joined us Thursday for our trip to Downey’s Farm. We had a great time learning about pumpkins, feeding the animals, going on a wagon ride and playing with all the amazing activities in the field.
We wrapped up our first inquiry unit with the children acting out the role of a school community member.
The children have been learning a new group of sight words. We will add them to our wall of words we are trying to learn how to read and write. We have also been exploring how we can represent numbers in different ways, one-to-one correspondence, and making tallies together as a whole-group.
French: The students have been reviewing the colours in French this week.
Art: The SKs are learning all about complementary colours. This week, students identified pairs of colours which are complementary and created three small paintings using their new knowledge.
Music: SK students are exploring the difference between beat and rhythm by patting the beat, and clapping the way the words go. This has been expanded to creating our first bands and by assigning different instruments to each concept; played simultaneously.
We will be starting our Borrow-a-Book programme at the end of the month. Children will be bringing home a book to read. They may keep it as long as they like, we will send a new one when we see the book come back.
Individual and Class photo day is Thursday October 19. Although SKB has gym that day please have your child come to school in proper winter uniform for the photos.
There are so many play-based apps that help children develop not only their math skills but as their conceptual understanding of mathematics that are age-appropriate. Below is a list of some highly recommended apps from respected mathematics educator and researcher, Jo Boaler (@joboaler, https://www.youcubed.org/resource/parent-resources/).
Thank you to those parents who have followed the Drop Off and Pick Up policy and refrained from stepping in to the Discovery Zone during these times. We appreciate the support in our quest for independence for your children. We kindly ask that all parents follow this policy, as it can create a discrepancy and it feels unfair for the children, as they see it as some parents are allowed in and others are not. Thank you in advance for your support.
Please make sure to check The York School’s full school calendar regularly for updates, locations and times.
|October 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM||Admissions - Junior School Open House|
|October 17, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM||YPA Speaker - Julie Lythcott-Haims (registered event)|
|October 19, 2017||Junior School Individual + Class Photo Day|
|October 24, 2017||Junior School Grade 1-5 Progress Reports available|
|October 26, 2017 - 2:15 PM - 7:30 PM||Junior School Parent/Teacher Interviews|
|October 27, 2017||Junior School Casual Day|
|October 31, 2017||Junior School Halloween Activities Afternoon:|
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM: Costume Change
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM: Parade
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM: Floor Parties
|November 2, 2017 - 2:15 PM - 7:30 PM||Junior School Parent/Teacher Interviews|
|November 3, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM||Junior School Lice Check|
|November 9, 2017||Remembrance Day Assembly|
|November 10 - 13, 2017||Mid-Term Break - classes resume Nov. 14|
|November 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM||Junior School Admissions Open House|
|November 23, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM||Fast Forward Capital Campaign Celebration|
|November 24, 2017||Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme Guide online|
|November 29, 2017||Term 1 Birthday Celebration Treat (provided by Aramark)|
|December 7 - 10, 2017||Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme Guide online registration|
|December 8, 2017||Treats for Faculty + Staff From the JK/SK parents|
|December 13, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM||JK/SK Holiday Music Assembly|
|December 18 - 21, 2017||Last week of Co-Curricular Fall Programmes|
|December 20, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM||All School Holiday Concert|
|December 21, 2017||Junior School Casual Day|
|December 22, 2017 - January 9, 2018||Winter Holidays - School begins on Jan. 9, 2018|
|January 9 - March 9, 2018||Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme|
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