Next Sunday (April 29th) we will begin PE as our special class. We will have regular PE on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. They should wear their PE clothes and sports shoes.

 

On Monday and Wednesday, we will be swimming. Be sure to send a change of clothes, pool shoes, a towel, swim cap and goggles.

We will swim on the following PE days:

  • April 30
  • May 2
  • May 7
  • May 9
  • May 14

We will not swim during Ramadan.

 

Grade 5 Cat Food Drive

Grade 5 are working with KG2 for their exhibition project. Their goal is to help feed stray cats in the area. To this they are having a competition between the 5 KG2 classes. The class that donates the most cat food wins a donut and juice party. Grade 5 will be returning on Thursday to check the collection boxes and announce the winning class. If you would like to donate cat food please send it in any day this week.

Thank you

It is great to be back with the kids this week! I heard so much about all the fun they had at the aquarium and the beach. I will post some pictures of the beach soon.

This week we have started a new unit called ‘Books Alive’. Books inform and entertain us. We have been reading The Snail and the Whale. We are looking at the characters and settings in the story. Ask your child about this story. We are designing our own story wheel to sequence and retell the story.

In Reader’s Workshop we are ‘Becoming Avid Readers’. We have discussed what it means to be an avid reader and how we can properly take care of books.

Avid Readers – Read a lot!

– Find places everywhere to read

– Keep a stack of books-in-waiting

– Can’t stop reading

– REALLY pay attention to the book.

Encourage your child to talk about being an avid reader to help further nurture a love for reading at home. Heap lots of praise on your child when you notice them being an avid reader!

In writer’s workshop we are becoming ‘How to’ writers. ‘How to’ writing helps to teach the reader how to do something. Children must think carefully about each step in the process they are describing.

We have been doing lots of fun rotating Math activities working on addition, subtraction, ten frames, base ten and counting. In Literacy we have been working on blends, rhymes and sight words.

This week we have started PM testing for reading and Sight word testing, this will continue next week

Lots of avid readers!

Elementary Arts Alive Display

April 19 – May 3, 2018

 

We are pleased to announce that the elementary arts alive is officially on view! Our KG2 – 5th Grade students have worked hard since the beginning of the year to create the many different artworks currently hanging in the front and back lobby.

 

Due to the large number of students, only one artwork per student was chosen to be displayed. Parents are encouraged to collect the rest of their child’s art portfolio from the art room during Student Led Conferences.

 

Enjoy all the amazing art!

Favorite book

We will be starting our new unit in UOI called Books Alive soon. Please have your child choose their favorite story and bring it in to class. It might be a good idea to make sure their name is written on the inside. Thank you!

Dubai Aquarium Trip

Welcome back! 🙂 I heard lots of wonderful stories this morning about all the exciting things the children got up to over the holidays.

Just a quick reminder our field trip to Dubai Aquarium is tomorrow. We will leave school at 9.15. Lunch will be provided at the Rainforest cafe. If your child is a vegetarian please do let me know. Children will need water and their snacks. We will have snack before we leave. We will return to school at about 1.15pm. I will allow extra time for a snack in the afternoon in case the children get hungry. Children should be collected as normal.