This week we learned about nature and our home, Earth. We discussed ways to take care of it and why we should. We read books like Charlie and Lola: Look After Your Planet and Ms. Fox’s Class Goes Green. We even made our own chart about how our class can go green too. We began discussing the natural resources that our planet provides for us. We also categorized objects as natural or man-made. Next week we will learn all about plants and gardens.
In centers this week we explored measuring using rulers, meter sticks and tape measures. They made music with handbells and practiced the new set of letters (c, b, d, p, j, q, s, o, g). I think their favorite center was making a volcano. We used dish soap, baking soda, vinegar and food coloring.
*We had a super fun day at Uptown Mirdif Park yesterday. The students were well behaved and enjoyed learning more about our new PYP unit, Sharing Our Planet.
*UAS is hosting a Fun Fair, tomorrow, January 26, 10:30-8:00, here at our school. The event is to build awareness for our community of People of Determination. This is a free event and if you don’t have plans, stop by for an hour or so to support these special initiatives.
*Scholastic Book Orders were due today, but I am extended them until Sunday. If you are ordering books for your child, please send in order form and correct change on Sunday!
*Students had a wonderful time this past Sunday, as we began our Free Flow Inquiry into multiple classrooms. We will continue that and ask that your child wear their ORANGE CLASS T-SHIRT AGAIN NEXT SUNDAY!
*If you have not done so already, please send in a large empty cereal box for your child to decorate for Valentine’s Day. We need these no later than Jan. 29, as we will begin decorating that day!
*Valentine’s Day is a special day about love and friendships. We hope you and your child have made a plan about the cards that they will give to each of their friends in our classroom. A list of names has been shared with you and ALL CARDS SHOULD BE SENT IN NO LATER THAN FEB. 12.
*As stated last week, we are excited that our students can now practice both Math and Language skills on their IXL account, while they are at home. Today, we sent home a list of what we would like your child to practice for Math and Language. Remember they should login as themselves and not their siblings, so we can track their progress. Ms. Hanna recognizes the top 3 students (amount of time spent, not accuracy) each month with a special certificate. Who will be next???
*The January calendar states that KG1 Sports Day will be February 1, but it has been changed. Sports Day is now on Thursday, February 8. It will be a regular day for students, but they should again wear their ORANGE CLASS T-SHIRT.
*PTSO Counselor’s Coffee Morning (see below)