Mrs. Russell's Second Grade Class Blog


Pajamas and Party tomorrow!


Hi everyone,

Just a reminder that tomorrow 2BR will be having our party and we are also making it a PAJAMA PARTY!!

Thursday-school ends at 11:30am.

Thank you for your support!

2BR End of Year Party!


2BR will have a pool party on Wednesday, June 27 from 10:45-11:30. I will get into the pool with them and have some fun! I might also get in Tuesday this week! Fun times! 🙂

We will have a class party on Wednesday, June 27 from 12:15-1:30 with some snacks. There will be about 19 students and some teachers. Please sign up by replying to this post or you may email me with what you would like to send in. We appreciate it.

Signed up food so far (I will update when you inform me):


Mohammad-mini doughnuts

Yuki- popcorn

Malek- juice

Faisal-mini cupcakes

Serjio- hot dog rolls

Reina- chocolates

Aaminah-M&M Cookies

Layan- Small pepperoni pizza and fresh fruit

Ibrahim- sour candies, marshmallows and jelly candies

Thank you! Let’s have a great last week of school in Grade 2!!

Mrs. Russell

Grade 2 Pool time!


Just a friendly reminder to send in all pool things with your child daily. It is their swimming unit until June 27. June 27 is the last day of swimming. There will be no swimming on the last day of school


Flip Flops, Goggles, Swim Cap, Bathing suit underneath uniform and towel.

Thank you.

Weekly Updates!


Some reminders:

There is no homework or newsletter this week. I will pass out a Summer Bucket List next week for your children to enjoy this summer.

Tomorrow is the June birthday party at 1:00pm. Please send in your treats to pass out before 1:00pm. It’s the last birthday party of the year for 2BR! Thanks parents!

Next week, 2BR will have a class party on either Tuesday or Wednesday. I will post separately about that by tomorrow. It might include a pool and some food. I will let students sign up to bring in certain foods for that day. I appreciate your support on this.

I have a lot of deadlines and things to take care of before my move to China but I do wish you all the best in the future. Come by and say “goodbye” to me if you get a chance next week. It has been a great year with you all!

Have a great last week and half of school! Stay cool!

Mrs. Russell


New Adventures!


Hello everyone!

I am writing to tell you some exciting yet sad news! Some of you might already know this information. My family and I are moving to Beijing, China in July 2018. I have really enjoyed the last 3 years of my teaching career here in Dubai and will miss my friends turned into family the most. We are looking forward to our next adventure in Beijing though! I will be a Grade 2 teacher at the International School of Beijing. It seems like a great school with great people.

Thank you for a great year together and for making this a wonderful last year in Dubai for me. Maybe if the stars align, I might move back to Dubai after some time in China. If you are around the last day of school, come say goodbye to me! It will be a bittersweet moment for me.

Take care everyone and again thanks for a wonderful year! I have loved teaching and being with your children every day!

Mrs. Russell

Weekly Updates!


Hello Parents,

Hope you are having a great week so far!

Unit 8 IPP’s will come home this week.

Swimming will start June 17 in PE. There will be no swimming on the last day of school, June 28 because that is a half day.

2BR will have a class party on June 26 or June 27! We want to have a pool party and then come back and eat some good food. More details to come soon. I will finalize the date by next week and let you all know.

June birthday party will be on Wednesday, June 20 from 1-1:30pm! Send in treats on that day please.

Starting Sunday, June 17- UAS will be back to regular school hours.

Eid Holiday– We do not have any confirmed dates off yet. I will update the blog as soon as I find out.

That is all I have for now. Take care.

Mrs. Russell

Weekly Updates


Hi everyone,

It is crunch time in schools as we wrap up a great year along with finishing up the final units of study. Sorry for the delay on the post. I have posted homework and newsletter on their appropriate pages.

Unit 8 IPP’s will be sent home next week. We have started Unit 9 this week. It is a long unit, check out the IPP on this blog.

There is no word on Eid Holidays yet but we will update you all if they announce it.

That is all I have for now. Please take a look at our Grade 2 Newsletter. Thank you.

Mrs. Russell

Iftar Tonight!


Ramadan Food Drive


Let’s give to the needy!

We have a box in our room that needs to be filled up by Thursday THIS week! Please send in canned foods, oil, flour, sugar, rice or macaroni pasta to fill up the box  by Thursday. Thank you!!!

Please see flyer below:

Ramadan Fridge Walking Trip Form


Please send back the permission form back after filling it out and signing it. On the back of the form is the photo release form. Please fill out BOTH sides of the form coming home with your child today and send it back by Tuesday or Wednesday the latest!

You may send in food to put in the fridge on Wednesday. The list of items is on another blog post and the form that is coming home. We appreciate your support with this initiative.

Mrs. Russell

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