Dear Parents,

A reminder that tomorrow is pyjama day! Your child should come to school in their pyjamas and slippers. They may bring a stuffed animal to cuddle if they wish. Please be sure they have regular shoes for outside play. Some children are not comfortable wearing pajamas and that’s ok, they don’t have to.

We will not be going to the cafeteria, but I will give the children a chance to eat in the classroom so be sure to send food for them as they are used to eating at 11:00 and will be hungry.

Today I am sending their poem notebooks and a few books to read over the holiday. Please keep them until we return on Jan 7th. Don’t forget they can also use Razkids and IXL. They can also work on their sight words. The sight word pre-assessments are in their folders.

As a parent, you are welcome to come to the library and check out books for the holiday.

Report cards will be posted on the UAS portal this afternoon. I would be happy to meet with you after the holiday to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

I wish you all a happy, safe holiday. See you on Sunday, January 7th.

Aoife

Science experiments!

Today we had so much fun with science. This morning we made rain clouds using shaving foam, water and food coloring. This afternoon we  made some erupting apple volcanoes! We first looked at the materials we needed, then we made our predictions about what we think might happen. After that we carried out the experiment Continue reading →

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Dear parents,

My sincere apologies the word list did not go home today. I will send it home tomorrow. Our science experiment took longer than expected so we ran out of time! I will put some photographs up shortly. 🙂

Thanks

Dear parents,

Just wanted to let you know that in the children’s folders today will be a sight word list. We have not officially started learning the sight words yet so this is a PRE assessment, therefore it is not a concern if your children could not read the words as we will be teaching them next term. It is useful for us to see their starting point. I will send you dates nearer the time as to when the follow up test will be.

Also a reminder that we have a Santa visit and pyjama party on Thursday! Children can bring in a teddy and or pillow. We cannot wait!

Thanks!

Thursday 14th

 

Thursday December ​14th is Pajama​ ​Day(all​ ​ES​ ​kids) ​ ​ ​​​&  Santa​ ​Visit (PK-G2)

On​ ​Thursday​ ​the​ ​14th​ ​of​ ​December,​ ​kids​ ​are​ ​free​ ​to​ ​dress​ ​in​ ​their pajamas​ ​and​ ​bring​ ​a​ ​stuffed​ ​animal.​ ​Prek​ ​-​ ​Grade​ ​2​ ​will​ ​be​ ​participating in​ ​classroom​ ​winter​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​will​ ​have​ ​a​ ​chance​ ​to​ ​visit​ ​Santa​ ​as​ ​a whole​ ​class.​ ​The​ ​PTSO​ ​have​ ​purchased​ ​candy​ ​canes​ ​and​ ​Santa​ ​will​ ​be giving​ ​each​ ​child​ ​one.​ ​A​ ​class​ ​photo​ ​of​ ​the​ ​kids​ ​with​ ​Santa​ ​will​ ​be​ ​taken and​ ​posted​ ​on​ ​the​ ​teacher’s​ ​blog.

Please​ ​remember​ ​that​ ​Thursday​ ​14th​ ​is​ ​a​ ​half​ ​day​ ​and​ ​children​ ​are dismissed​ ​at​ ​12:00.​ ​We will have a small party in our class.

 

UAS will be celebrating UAE National Day on Wednesday, November 29th.

There will be a fun carnival set up on the HS playground with lots of fun activities.

  • I am looking for 4 volunteers to come and spend an hour with us, 8:30-9:30 am. I will give you a group of 4 children to be responsible for to lead them around the various games and activities. If you would like to help please send me an email.
  • Your child may come to school dressed in Emirati National Dress or colors of the UAE flag.
  • Your KG2 child will not need any money for the carnival.
  • There will be activities and food trucks for you as a family from 5:00pm to 10:00 pm if you would like to attend.

Thank you

A few things

  • Class photos are on Wednesday, November 22. You received an envelope home. Please return it by Wednesday even if you do not wish to purchase a photograph.
  • Early childhood is setting up a small UAE Museum in the old drama room. If you have something that you would like to lend us for our display that would be great. It will be returned to you on the 29th, Please do not send anything breakable or valuable to you either monetary or sentimental. We will do our best to take care but accidents in EC can happen.
  • There will be a UAE National Day celebration on Wednesday, November 29th during the day and then after school. More info will be coming to you soon.
  • There is no school on Thursday, Nov. 30th or Sunday December 3rd in celebration of National Day.
  • I will be retesting the children on their color words this week.
  • There is an illness going around the class. Please keep your child home if they are not feeling well, even if they don’t have a fever. Maybe you can catch it early! They must be totally fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.

Thank you

Handwriting

I have sent home a laminated A3 handwriting sheet in your child’s bag. This shows how to form the letters correctly. Get your child to practice forming the letters with a marker until they can form them correctly and confidently independently. After each use just wipe it clean. This can be done daily or weekly.

Thank you

Caring boxes

Dear parents,

We are planning on giving our Caring boxes to support staff on Thursday 23rd. If you have not yet sent your items in could you please do so before Wednesday. Thank you for your support with this, it will mean a lot to show our appreciation to our support staff for all the hard work they do.