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Grade 2 Newsletter, Dec. 9 – 13

December7

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • December 13th will be a half day of school before winter break. Students will be dismissed at 12pm. Classes will begin again January 6th.
  • December 9 – 13 will be dress up days in support of homeless pets. Students can dress up for the day and donate money for homeless animals. Each day will have a theme:
    • Scientist Sunday, dress as your favorite scientist
    • Matching Monday, dress to match a friend
    • Tiger Tuesday, dress up like a tiger
    • Wacky-hair Wednesday, come to school with a crazy hairdo
    • Theatre Thursday, wear a mask (no movie masks please)
  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • If you would like to order your child’s individual/class photos, you can visit the photographer’s website at www.intlphoto.com. The photographer will return sample photos soon with a website login.
  • Please follow the links to see your class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Becoming Experts, Reading Non-fiction:

Sunday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills. Students can practice the reading skills using RAZkids, library books, class book shopping books or other books they have at home. Please allow your child to choose what to read as it promotes enjoyment of reading which will help them become life-long readers.
Monday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Tuesday Students will notice and learn the details and fun facts in non-fiction.
Wednesday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Thursday Review of skills learned this week.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Writing About Reading:

Sunday Students will share their book reviews with other Grade 2 classes in celebration of our Writing About Reading unit. Students can practice these writing skills by writing about books they are reading and having conversations about the plot, characters and meaning of stories they are reading.
Monday Students will write a small moment story about their weekend.
Tuesday Students will write the story Walking in the Air as a small moment story.
Wednesday Students will review their work using our checklist.
Thursday Students will work on finishing writing from the week.

Students can use IXL Language Skills to support literacy. This week, students can do Two-syllable Words, M.1, and M.2.

 

Math

Link to Everyday Math Support for Parents Please visit this site to support Unit 3 Math learning.

Sunday Students will be learning to build numbers with Base10 blocks, thinking about how to change hundreds for 10s, 10s for 1s. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Place Value, M.8, M.9, M.10.
Monday Students will be using frames and arrows with two kinds of rules. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Counting and Number Sequences, A.14.
Tuesday We are learning to make change by counting up to 100. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Money, P.10.
Wednesday Students will be “buying” items using exact change and without exact change. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Money, P.11.
Thursday Review of the week and fluency practice.

 

Unit of Inquiry

In UOI, students will begin tuning in to a new unit of inquiry. We will be doing our first unit of science. Students will consider how to distinguish solids, liquids and gases and the definition of matter.

 

Extras

For 2DO, email is dosullivan@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @mrs.oclasstimes

For 2KG, email is kgour@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @kaveri_gour

For 2BC, email is bcinque@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @brenda.cinque.52

 

List of websites/apps that can be accessed for home learning:

 

  • A PreK-3 database for reading and research. Our subscription includes PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science.

 

      • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

  • For students in Grades 1-5. This database includes thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, engaging games and activities.

 

    • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

Further reading regarding homework:

https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/ed/12/01/are-you-down-or-done-homework

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/education/yes-there-is-such-a-thing-as-too-much-homework-for-dubai-students

Grade 2 Newsletter, Dec. 2 – 6

November30

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • December 2 and 3 there will be no school in celebration of UAE National Day.
  • December 6 will be Pajama Day. Students come to school in their pajamas!
  • December 13th will be a half day of school before winter break. Students will be dismissed at 12pm. Classes will begin again January 6th.
  • We are making HOLIDAY BOXES for our support staff. We ask that parents buy and send in 1 bottle of shampoo in 2KG and 2DO and 1 tube of toothpaste in 2BC. Those items will be placed in small boxes for each support staff member with a mix of other items from other grades. The deadline is Dec. 6. Thank you for all the generous donations that have been sent in already.
  • December 9 – 13 will be dress up days in support of homeless pets. Students can dress up for the day and donate money for homeless animals. Each day will have a theme:
    • Scientist Sunday, dress as your favorite scientist
    • Matching Monday, dress to match a friend
    • Tiger Tuesday, dress up like a tiger
    • Wacky-hair Wednesday, come to school with a crazy hairdo
    • Theatre Thursday, wear a mask (no movie masks please)
  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • If you would like to order your child’s individual/class photos, you can visit the photographer’s website at www.intlphoto.com. The photographer will return sample photos soon with a website login.
  • Please follow the links to see your class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Reading Growth Spurt:

Sunday National Day Holiday Students can practice the reading skills using RAZkids, library books, class book shopping books or other books they have at home. Please allow your child to choose what to read as it promotes enjoyment of reading which will help them become life-long readers.
Monday Holiday
Tuesday We are learning to book shop for non-fiction.
Wednesday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Thursday Review of skills learned this week.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Small Moment Stories:

Sunday National Day Holiday Students can practice these writing skills by writing about books they are reading and having conversations about the plot, characters and meaning of stories they are reading.
Monday Holiday
Tuesday Students will be using narrative skills to write about the National Day Weekend.
Wednesday Students will review their work using our checklist.
Thursday Students will share their published pieces with Grade 2 friends.

Students can use IXL Language Skills to support literacy. This week, students can do Silent E, F.3 and F.4.

 

Math

Please do not attempt homework materials from the next unit of math until we have taught it. You will cause your child frustration and anxiety. Link to Everyday Math Support for Parents Please visit this site to support Unit 1 Math learning.

Sunday National Day Holiday
Monday Holiday
Tuesday Students will build and rename numbers. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Place Value, M.1, M.2 and M.3.
Wednesday We are learning to use frames and arrows with two rules. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Counting and Number Patterns, A.5 and A.14.
Thursday Review of the week and fluency practice.

 

Unit of Inquiry

In our classroom economy, students will get new jobs for the week and keep track of their savings and spending. Each child will check to see that they have saved $25 for each week and not overspent. The goal this week is to have saved $75.

 

Please continue to send in small toys/items you are ready to part with for our novelty store. (Very popular with our classes!)

 

Extras

For 2DO, email is dosullivan@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @mrs.oclasstimes

For 2KG, email is kgour@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @kaveri_gour

For 2BC, email is bcinque@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @brenda.cinque.52

 

List of websites/apps that can be accessed for home learning:

 

  • A PreK-3 database for reading and research. Our subscription includes PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science.

 

      • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

  • For students in Grades 1-5. This database includes thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, engaging games and activities.

 

    • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

Further reading regarding homework:

https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/ed/12/01/are-you-down-or-done-homework

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/education/yes-there-is-such-a-thing-as-too-much-homework-for-dubai-students

ASAs cancelled for today

November26

Dear Parents,

After school activities have been cancelled for today. Please be ready to collect your child from school or meet them at home if they ride the bus.

Grade 2 Newsletter, Nov. 25 – 29

November22

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • Our National Day celebrations will take place Nov. 28th. Students will participate in painting a giant flag. After school there will be a big celebration for families from 6-11 pm. Students can dress in National dress or UAE flag colors.
  • December 2 and 3 there will be no school in celebration of UAE National Day.
  • December 13th will be a half day of school before winter break. Students will be dismissed at 12pm. Classes will begin again January 6th.
  • We are making HOLIDAY BOXES for our support staff. We ask that parents buy and send in 1 bottle of shampoo in 2KG and 2DO and 1 tube of toothpaste in 2BC. Those items will be placed in small boxes for each support staff member with a mix of other items from other grades. Thank you for your help with this.
  • December 9 – 13 will be dress up days in support of homeless pets. Students can dress up for the day and donate money for homeless animals. Each day will have a theme:
    • Scientist Sunday, dress as your favorite scientist
    • Matching Monday, dress to match a friend
    • Tiger Tuesday, dress up like a tiger
    • Wacky-hair Wednesday, come to school with a crazy hairdo
    • Theatre Thursday, wear a mask (no movie masks please)
  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • If you would like to order your child’s individual/class photos, you can visit the photographer’s website at www.intlphoto.com. The photographer will return sample photos soon with a website login.
  • We are looking for small cheap toys to be used for a “Novelty Store” in our new unit of inquiry. If you have small inexpensive used toys at home you are willing to part with and can send in, we would be happy to use them. (Items similar to what kids are given in loot bags at parties.) Many thanks to those of you who have contributed already.
  • Please follow the links to see your class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Reading Growth Spurt:

Sunday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills. Students can practice the reading skills using RAZkids, library books, class book shopping books or other books they have at home. Please allow your child to choose what to read as it promotes enjoyment of reading which will help them become life-long readers.
Monday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Tuesday Students will be using literary language to discuss our reading books. (character, setting, plot, title, chapter, cliffhanger)
Wednesday Students will be working in their small levelled groups on various skills.
Thursday Review of skills learned this week.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Small Moment Stories:

Sunday Students are learning to add some powerful emotion words to their story. Students can practice these writing skills by writing about books they are reading and having conversations about the plot, characters and meaning of stories they are reading.
Monday We are polishing one of our letters to publish for our end of unit.
Tuesday We are polishing one of our letters to publish for our end of unit.
Wednesday National Day activities. Students will learn about the U.A.E.
Thursday We will review our checklist to make sure we have tried a few of our strategies.

Students can use IXL Language Skills to support literacy. This week, students can do Silent E, F.1 and F.2.

 

Math

Please do not attempt homework materials from the next unit of math until we have taught it. You will cause your child frustration and anxiety. Link to Everyday Math Support for Parents Please visit this site to support Unit 1 Math learning.

Sunday Unit 2 Summative Assessment
Monday Unit 3 Pre-assessment
Tuesday We are learning to use Base10 blocks to build numbers. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Place Value, M.4, M.5 and M.6.
Wednesday National Day activities. Students will learn about the U.A.E. No homework.
Thursday Review of the week and fluency practice.

 

Unit of Inquiry

In our classroom economy, students will get new jobs for the week and keep track of their savings and spending. Each child will check to see that they have saved $25 for each week and not overspent. The goal this week is to have saved $75.

 

Please continue to send in small toys/items you are ready to part with for our novelty store. (Very popular with our classes!)

 

Extras

For 2DO, email is dosullivan@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @mrs.oclasstimes

For 2KG, email is kgour@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @kaveri_gour

For 2BC, email is bcinque@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @brenda.cinque.52

 

List of websites/apps that can be accessed for home learning:

 

  • A PreK-3 database for reading and research. Our subscription includes PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science.

 

      • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

  • For students in Grades 1-5. This database includes thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, engaging games and activities.

 

    • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

Further reading regarding homework:

https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/ed/12/01/are-you-down-or-done-homework

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/education/yes-there-is-such-a-thing-as-too-much-homework-for-dubai-students

Thanksgiving Dinner

November19

Grade 2 Newsletter, Nov. 18 – 22

November15

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • The Dojo website is experiencing some problems communicating with the Etisalat server. If you use Dojo to communicate with your class teacher, please begin using email until this problem is fixed. (Ms. Cinque at bcinque@uasdubai.ae, Ms. Gour at kgour@uasdubai.ae, and Mrs. O’Sullivan at dosullivan@uasdubai.ae )
  • November 18th will be Prophet’s Day. No school for students.
  • Our National Day celebrations will take place Nov. 28th. Students can dress in traditional Emirati dress or the colors of the flag.
  • December 2 and 3 there will be no school in celebration of UAE National Day.
  • December 13th will be a half day of school before winter break. Classes will begin again January 6th.
  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • If you would like to order your child’s individual/class photos, you can visit the photographer’s website at www.intlphoto.com. The photographer will return sample photos soon with a website login.
  • We are looking for small cheap toys to be used for a “Novelty Store” in our new unit of inquiry. If you have small inexpensive used toys at home you are willing to part with and can send in, we would be happy to use them. (Items similar to what kids are given in loot bags at parties.) Many thanks to those of you who have contributed already.
  • Please follow the links to see your class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Reading Growth Spurt:

Sunday Holiday Students can practice the reading skills using RAZkids, library books, class book shopping books or other books they have at home. Please allow your child to choose what to read as it promotes enjoyment of reading which will help them become life-long readers.
Monday Students will think about how the author puts the book together.
Tuesday We are learning to stand back and look at the whole story.
Wednesday Students will question “What does the author want to teach me?”
Thursday Review of skills learned this week.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Small Moment Stories:

Sunday Holiday Students can practice these writing skills by writing about books they are reading and having conversations about the plot, characters and meaning of stories they are reading.
Monday We are learning to use literary words in our writing.
Tuesday Students gather more evidence about the character.
Wednesday We are learning to add capitals to the character’s adjectives.
Thursday We will review our checklist to make sure we have tried a few of our strategies.

Students can use IXL Language Skills to support literacy. This week, students can do Consonant Blends and Digraphs, C.7 and C.8.

 

Math

Please do not attempt homework materials from the next unit of math until we have taught it. You will cause your child frustration and anxiety. Link to Everyday Math Support for Parents Please visit this site to support Unit 1 Math learning.

Sunday Holiday
Monday Review and correction of the pre-assessment. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Mixed Practice, L.1.
Tuesday We are learning to build numbers using Base10 blocks and number grids. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Place Value, M.2, M.3.
Wednesday Students will practice fluency and speed in their addition and subtraction. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Mixed Practice, L.2.
Thursday Review of the week and fluency practice.

 

Unit of Inquiry

In our classroom economy, students will get new jobs for the week and keep track of their savings and spending. Each child will check to see that they have saved $25 for each week and not overspent.

Please continue to send in small toys/items you are ready to part with for our novelty store. (Very popular with our classes!)

 

Extras

For 2DO, email is dosullivan@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @mrs.oclasstimes

For 2KG, email is kgour@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @kaveri_gour

For 2BC, email is bcinque@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @brenda.cinque.52

 

List of websites/apps that can be accessed for home learning:

 

  • A PreK-3 database for reading and research. Our subscription includes PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science.

 

      • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

  • For students in Grades 1-5. This database includes thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, engaging games and activities.

 

    • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

Further reading regarding homework:

https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/ed/12/01/are-you-down-or-done-homework

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/education/yes-there-is-such-a-thing-as-too-much-homework-for-dubai-students

Grade 2 Newsletter, Nov. 11 – 15

November10

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • Grade 5 Market Day will be Sunday, Nov. 11. Students can bring 10 aed or so to spend on small items during lunch recess.
  • The Dojo website is experiencing some problems communicating with the Etisalat server. If you use Dojo to communicate with your class teacher, please begin using email until this problem is fixed. (Ms. Cinque at bcinque@uasdubai.ae, Ms. Gour at kgour@uasdubai.ae, and Mrs. O’Sullivan at dosullivan@uasdubai.ae )
  • World Diabetes Day will be Nov. 13th. Students should dress in blue for the day. They will be doing some physical movement during class to raise their awareness of diabetes.
  • Please visit Synergetic to book a parent-teacher conference for Nov. 14 or 15. You must book separately for each of your children and teachers are not able to access the system to book for you. When booking with Mrs. O’Sullivan, book with Deborah Lawrence (maiden name). The system will close Nov. 11th.
  • November 18th will be Prophet’s Day. No school for students.
  • Our PE lessons will no longer be swim. Students can come dressed in their PE shirt and shorts for PE days. (Or a uniform item they can move freely in.)
  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • If you would like to order your child’s individual/class photos, you can visit the photographer’s website at www.intlphoto.com. The photographer will return sample photos soon with a website login.
  • We are looking for small cheap toys to be used for a “Novelty Store” in our new unit of inquiry. If you have small inexpensive used toys at home you are willing to part with and can send in, we would be happy to use them. (Items similar to what kids are given in loot bags at parties.) Many thanks to those of you who have contributed already.
  • Please follow the links to see your class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Reading Growth Spurt:

Sunday We are noticing the author’s “craft moves”, how the author keeps us interested. Students can practice the reading skills using RAZkids, library books, class book shopping books or other books they have at home. Please allow your child to choose what to read as it promotes enjoyment of reading which will help them become life-long readers.
Monday Students will think about how the author keeps us interested in the story.
Tuesday We are learning to put the story together to see the whole picture.
Wednesday Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday Parent Teacher Conferences

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Small Moment Stories:

Sunday Students will write the story “Wilma Who Will Be Rich Next Sunday” as a rewrite of Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday. Students can practice these writing skills by writing about books they are reading and having conversations about the plot, characters and meaning of stories they are reading.
Monday We are learning to support our opinion with proof from the story.
Tuesday Students will make a plan for their letter.
Wednesday Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday Parent Teacher Conferences

Students can use IXL Language Skills to support literacy. This week, students can do Consonant Blends and Digraphs, C.6.

 

Math

Please do not attempt homework materials from the next unit of math until we have taught it. You will cause your child frustration and anxiety. Link to Everyday Math Support for Parents Please visit this site to support Unit 1 Math learning.

Sunday We are practicing adding 9 by adding 10 and subtracting 1. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Addition, E.7.
Monday Students will practice fluency using facts they know to figure out facts they don’t know. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Addition – One Digit, E.17.
Tuesday Students will explore weight and using scales. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Addition – One Digit, E.16.
Wednesday Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday Parent Teacher Conferences

 

Unit of Inquiry

We will begin a new unit of inquiry this week. Students will be getting their second jobs and thinking about how to use their money better than last week. They will be asking questions about how we organize ourselves in the world and in a classroom. Students will have homework that helps them reflect on how to use money in a responsible way.

 

Extras

For 2DO, email is dosullivan@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @mrs.oclasstimes

For 2KG, email is kgour@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @kaveri_gour

For 2BC, email is bcinque@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @brenda.cinque.52

 

List of websites/apps that can be accessed for home learning:

 

  • A PreK-3 database for reading and research. Our subscription includes PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science.

 

      • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

  • For students in Grades 1-5. This database includes thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, engaging games and activities.

 

    • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

Further reading regarding homework:

https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/ed/12/01/are-you-down-or-done-homework

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/education/yes-there-is-such-a-thing-as-too-much-homework-for-dubai-students

Drawing By Me deadline

November7

Dear parents, 

The “Drawings By Me” project is coming to an end.     We can’t wait to see the kids Masterpieces!    

Only a few days left to order! If you haven’t done so, please return the order envelope to school                                                            by Sunday 11/11/2018 

I will make such meaningful gifts for the end of the year and bring so much pride!

 www.drawingsbyme.com

Market Day

November4

Dear Parents,

On Sunday, November 11, the Grade 5 students will host “Market Day” as part of their How We Organize Ourselves Unit of Inquiry. During this unit students have been learning about businesses, how to start them, and what makes them successful. As the culminating activity, Grade 5 students have created businesses and will host “Market Day” for Grades 1 – 4 during each lunch recess on Sunday, November 11. Prices of goods and services at “Market Day” will be under 10 aed. If you would like your child to participate in “Market Day”, please send your child to school with a small amount of money (5-20 aed) on Sunday, November 11.

 

Kind Regards,

The Grade 5 Teachers and Students

Grade 2 Newsletter, Nov. 4 – 8

November1

For the coming week…

Reminders

  • World Diabetes Day will be Nov. 13th. Students should dress in blue for the day. They will be doing some physical movement during class to raise their awareness of diabetes.
  • Please visit Synergetic to book a parent-teacher conference for Nov. 14 or 15. You must book separately for each of your children and teachers are not able to access the system to book for you. When booking with Mrs. O’Sullivan, book with Deborah Lawrence (maiden name). For links, please see the end of this message.
  • November 19 will be Prophet’s Day. To be confirmed by KHDA.
  • Our swimming lessons will continue this week. Please take note of the dates for your class:

2DO       Sun., Nov. 4

                Wed., Nov. 7

2KG       Mon., Nov. 5

                Thurs., Nov. 8

2BC        Tues., Nov. 6

Students must bring their swim kits which should include: swimsuit, towel, swim cap, flip flops and goggles (optional). Please see the bottom of this post for a message from our PE and Swim teachers.

  • The link to our art, music and PE teacher blog is here.
  • The link to our counsellor blog is here.
  • We had our photos taken last week. If you would like to order your child’s individual/class photos, you can visit the photographer’s website at www.intlphoto.com. The photographer will return sample photos soon with a website login.
  • We are looking for small cheap toys to be used for a “Novelty Store” in our new unit of inquiry. If you have small inexpensive used toys at home you are willing to part with and can send in, we would be happy to use them. (Items similar to what kids are given in loot bags at parties.)
  • Last week our schedule was very interrupted by Breast Cancer Awareness, Halloween and Flag Day. We will be catching up on missed lessons so our curriculum information for the week is the same as last week.
  • Please follow the links to see your class schedule:

Gr. 2DO

Gr. 2BC

Gr. 2KG

 

Literacy

This week in Readers’ Workshop, Reading Growth Spurt:

Sunday We are learning to deal with new words when we encounter them. Students can practice the reading skills using RAZkids, library books, class book shopping books or other books they have at home. Please allow your child to choose what to read as it promotes enjoyment of reading which will help them become life-long readers.
Monday Students will think about paying attention to the author’s message.
Tuesday We are learning to listen to the author’s voice.
Wednesday Students will look for morals in their stories.
Thursday Review of skills learned this week.

 

This week in Writers’ Workshop, Small Moment Stories:

Sunday We are learning to look at the pictures in our book to develop opinions. Students can practice these writing skills by writing about books they are reading and having conversations about the plot, characters and meaning of stories they are reading.
Monday We are learning to talk about the character and compare notes with others.
Tuesday Students will retell parts of the story in their writing.
Wednesday We are learning to use capital letters in the right places.
Thursday We will review our checklist to make sure we have tried a few of our strategies.

Students can use IXL Language Skills to support literacy. This week, students can do Consonant Blends and Digraphs, C.4, C.5.

 

Math

Please do not attempt homework materials from the next unit of math until we have taught it. You will cause your child frustration and anxiety. Link to Everyday Math Support for Parents Please visit this site to support Unit 1 Math learning.

Sunday We are learning to use triangle cards to get faster at number bonds. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Addition, E.10, E.11.
Monday Students will extend their 10 bonds using added tens. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Properties, K.1, K.2.
Tuesday Students will use Base 10 blocks to build 2 and 3-digit numbers. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Properties, K.3.
Wednesday We are learning to use frames and arrows to make a sequence. Students can practice this skill on IXL, Counting and Number Patterns, A.5
Thursday Review of the week and fluency practice.

 

Unit of Inquiry

We will begin a new unit of inquiry this week. Students will be filling out applications and thinking about how an economy works. They will be asking questions about how we organize ourselves in the world and in a classroom. Students will collect their first paycheck and begin to understand what happens when we pay bills and put money aside in savings.

 

Extras

For 2DO, email is dosullivan@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @mrs.oclasstimes

For 2KG, email is kgour@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @kaveri_gour

For 2BC, email is bcinque@uasdubai.ae and Instagram @brenda.cinque.52

 

List of websites/apps that can be accessed for home learning:

 

  • A PreK-3 database for reading and research. Our subscription includes PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science.

 

      • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

  • For students in Grades 1-5. This database includes thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, engaging games and activities.

 

    • username: studentuasd and password uasd1234

 

Further reading regarding homework:

https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/ed/12/01/are-you-down-or-done-homework

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/education/yes-there-is-such-a-thing-as-too-much-homework-for-dubai-students

 

Dear UAS Elementary Families,

UAS will be hosting Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 15. You may now log in to the UAS Parent Portal and schedule conferences with your child’s teachers. Conferences will be held beginning at 8:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm on each day. Time slots for homeroom teachers will begin every 30 minutes. For specialist teachers, such as Arabic, Islamic, music, PE, and art, you may sign up for a 10 minute time slot.

When you login to your portal page here you will see where to click to access the booking system. Please click here for instructions on how to book your appointments. If you are having technical problems please contact portalsupport@uasdubai.ae.

We also ask that you complete this Google Form for each of your children in the Elementary school. This form will provide information to your child’s teachers in order to help them best meet your needs during these conferences.

The booking system will close on Sunday, November 11 at 4:00pm. Please be sure to select your appointments by that time.

If you have any questions, please contact Rania Eldanaf, our UAS Elementary administrative assistant, by phone (04 232 5222 ext. 2126) or by email (reldanaf@uasduabi.ae).

Kindest Regards,

UAS Elementary School Administration

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