Mrs. Russell's Second Grade Class Blog


Letter from Music Teacher Ms. Worling


Hi everyone,

Please read below the letter from Ms. Worling regarding the G2 Musical coming up next Thursday, May 24 at 8:15am in the MPH. Thank you.

Musical Song!


Hello again!

This is the song to play for your child at home so they can practice this song! There is an instrumental version and a regular version. Here are both:

Purple People Eater Instrumental

Purple People Eater with words

The G2 Musical is next Thursday! Enjoy the song with your child 🙂

Ramadan Kareem!


Hi everyone,

Ramadan Kareem to all observing Ramadan! May you have a blessed month!

**Tomorrow starts the 8:00-1:00pm Ramadan Schedule at UAS. There is a Day A and Day B schedule for Ramadan. Please look below for the schedule for 2BR.

Also, big reminder to parents to PLEASE email or comment below on this post IF your child is fasting this month. Even if they are fasting until lunch time at 10:15 OR only once a week; I need to know this information. So far I have had 3 emails stating that 3 of my students are fasting but 10 more have told me they are indeed fasting this month. I just need to know this information so a quick comment or email would be much appreciated. Thank you everyone!!

Happy Ramadan to all!

Mrs. Russell

Weekly Updates!


Hi everyone,

Homework and Newsletter are posted in the appropriate pages.


May Birthday Party is this Wednesday at 1:00pm. (Unless it is Ramadan Schedule, then we will celebrate May and June in June after Ramadan)

May 16 or 17 will start Ramadan schedule. Wait for email from administration.

May 22, 24 and 28 are Grade 2 MAP Testing dates.

May 24 at 8:00am is the Grade 2 Musical

Unit 8 Test is not this week or next week. It will probably be in a few weeks. I will send home the Unit 8 Pre-test in a few weeks. Thank you!

**IMPORTANT**- Please email me if your child will be fasting during Ramadan. We need to know this to plan for lunch/recess/specials arrangements.

That is all I have for you now. Email me if any questions at all. Take care.

Mrs. Russell

Weekly Updates!


Hi everyone,

Hope you all are doing well. HLM and Newsletter are on their appropriate pages.

Unit 6 and 7 IPPs will definitely be coming home this week.

We are starting Unit 8 on Fractions this week. Have conversations about parts and wholes at home 🙂

May birthdays will be celebrated next week Wednesday, May 16 from 1:00-1:30pm. Please send in a treat if you wish if your child’s birthday is this month.

Sunday, Mary 13 is a school holiday. Enjoy your three day weekend with your families!

Grade 5 Exhibition is going on tomorrow at Dubai Festival City Mall. If you haven’t sent in the signed permission slip for your child. Please do so by tomorrow

Thank you everyone! Have a great week!


Grade 2 Musical Information


Music just started again for Grade 2! Here is a letter from Ms. Worling about the Grade 2 Musical coming up on May 24th! Looking forward to it.

Mrs. Russell


Weekly Updates!


SLCs: Your children did amazing at the SLCs! I hope you got a chance to come in and see your child’s amazing work and portfolios. Please email me if you did not get to come in and wish to see your child’s work with him or her. I can schedule after-school for 20 mins this week and next week. Everyone did great on Wednesday and Thursday! I am so proud!

Homework and Newsletter are on their appropriate pages.

Hag Al Leila is coming up on Tuesday. Thank you to the parents that have sent in candy! If you wish you send any in for the PTSO to bag up to distribute to students, you may do so tomorrow, Monday, April 30.

Please make sure your child has a water bottle and hat! It is getting hot out there and we want to make sure your child is protected carefully. If we see anyone without a hat, we will send them to the shaded areas to play during recess.

Grade 5 Exhibition coming up: Grade 5 will be doing their Exhibition this year at Dubai Festival City Mall next week. I will be sending home a permission slip to have you sign so that your child may go with us as a class to see the Grade 5’s put on their amazing Exhibition. I am also a mentor to a group and would love to show my students their research and work! Please send this form back by Thursday. I really appreciate it!!

That is all I have for you now. Thank you! Happy almost May! Stay cool out there 🙂



Dubai Safari Field Trip


Our field trip to the Dubai Safari Park went great on Sunday! Thank you to the 4 amazing moms that came along and helped 2BR out on this very hot day! It was fun being outside of school and interacting with everyone!

Hope to see you all at SLC’s either today or tomorrow. Have a great long weekend with your family!

—Mrs. Russell

Student-Led Conference Sign-Up Deadline!


Message from Administration:

Dear Parents and Families of Universal American School,

This is a reminder to sign up for Student Led Conferences via Synergetic. The letter with instructions for the sign-up is here.

Please complete your sign up by 2:00 pm on Tuesday.

We are excited to see how your students will be able to describe their learning to you!

Thank you,

Elementary School Administration Team

Weekly Updates!


Hello everyone,

Homework and Newsletter are up on their pages.

Student-Led Conferences are on Wednesday and Thursday. Please make sure you have signed up following the link that I posted in the SLC post below. Email me if any questions about this.

There is a Book Fair going on at UAS right now. It goes on until Wednesday. You can check it out anytime. Please check out the Book Fair post below.

Unit 7 Test for us will be next week. This week has too much going on and it is also short.

I will send home the Unit 6 and Unit 7 IPPs together. Sorry for the delay on this.

FYI: May 13 is a school holiday.

That is all I have for you now. Thank you and see you on Wednesday or Thursday. Your child is looking forward to showing you all of the amazing things they have been doing in class.

Mrs. Russell

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