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Phonics Match Up

November 17, 2017

Students in Grade 2 learn best when they are on the move. The Grade 2’s have been learning about Open, Closed, and Bossy E syllables. Understanding syllables help children understand how the order of letters affect vowel sounds. This understanding aids greatly in a child’s decoding when reading and spelling when writing. To better understand…

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Early Start Musicians

November 17, 2017

Besides learning songs for assemblies, music class provides Early Starts the opportunity to play instruments including bells, drums, shakers and rhythm sticks. While exploring these instruments, Early Starts learn the basic elements of music such as high and low, loud and soft, fast and slow, and steady beat. Early Starts love to sing and move…

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Trading at Fort York

November 17, 2017

On Wednesday morning the Grade 3’s went to visit historic Fort York. They had a fabulous time learning about the Fur Trade in Canada, after people from the Old World (Europe, Africa, and Asia) ventured across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World (North and South America). They were able to see Indigenous artifacts that…

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Fill Your Bucket

November 17, 2017

This week in MindUP the JK and SK students have been talking about ‘bucket filling.’ This concept is based on the story ‘How Full is your Bucket’ by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer. The story tells us that we all carry invisible buckets that float above our heads all the time. When we are happy,…

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There’s No Place Like Home

November 17, 2017

The SK’s love Social Studies and their unit on Canadian Symbols and Landmarks is no exception. Paula and Heather got the children to think personally when they asked them to write about what they loved most about living in their own city of Toronto. The children also made beautiful drawings of the places they have…

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Glee is Getting Ready

November 17, 2017

Emily and Heather and the Glee Club members are hard at work preparing their number for the Holiday Concert on Dec 13 and 14. We can’t disclose any details because it is a surprise! Suffice to say it involves singing and dancing and lots of spirit! Unlike other Glee Club will continue next term as…

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JK Action This Week

November 17, 2017

It has been a short but busy week in JK! On Teamwork Tuesdays, the children were put into teams to measure various items including their hats, mitts and snack bags with snapping cubes. They impressed us with their cooperation skills, turn-taking and responsibility sharing. The JK class also really enjoyed the new toys from the…

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Paying Our Respects

November 9, 2017

Peace is as soft as silk. Peace is as lovely as a bird singing in a tree when I wake up. Peace is so easy to find because it is right in front of you! War is as hard as a mountain. Love is something that you find in your heart!!! Peace is as bright…

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The Playground is Finished!

November 9, 2017

For those of you that don’t drop off or pick up from the playground, or use the parking lot on a regular basis, you may not have noticed that the playground installation is complete. The final pieces went in last week! Staff and students are loving the outdoor learning space (complete with chalkboards), the mirrors…

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