Note from Ms. Zou

Dear Grade 3 Students! Please see the note below from Ms. Zou!

Dear students:

This year’s Book Week theme is Escape to EverywhereThrough books, we can escape to all sorts of places:  Hogwarts, Narnia, the Hobbits’ Shire,  the bottom of the sea or even outer space.  When we have the chance to escape into a book we are instantly transported into a different world and it feels like we are actually alongside the characters.  Perhaps you can hear the hoot of an owl, smell the home cooked meal in Bag End or hear the thunder of hooves approaching.  We can also escape to real worlds too where we learn the rules of football or how to grow crystals.  

Your task is to design a T-Shirt around this theme.  What does Escape to Everywhere mean or look like to you?

Your design must include:

  • UAS Book Week 2018 for the front of T-shirt

  • Theme title: Escape to Everywhere

  • Design for the back of T-shirt

  • Your name and grade

If you are interested in participating in this competition, please create your design on an A4 paper.  Designs must be submitted to Ms Fraser in the ES (Room 322) by Thursday the 11th of January at the latest.  All students across all grade levels may participate and the winning design will be printed onto T-Shirts to be sold in celebration of this year’s Book Week.  Attached are some ideas for inspiration.

Good luck!

Invention Convention Reminder

Dear Grade 3 Parents,

This is a quick reminder to join us tomorrow, Wednesday December 13th” in the MPH from 2:00-2:50pm for our Grade 3 Invention Convention.

Administration has allowed all the Grade 3 students to wear “formal/business” attire for the convention 🙂 We hope this will make the students feel more confident and official when presenting their inventions. Students can arrive at school in uniform and change before the convention or arrive at school in their formal clothes!

We look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow!

Kind Regards,

Grade 3 Team

Last Update for 2017!

Dear Grade 3 Parents,

As the holidays are quickly approaching, and we are wrapping up the last week of school, things are busy in Grade 3 (as per usual). Please make note of all the items below so that you don’t miss out on anything coming up this week!

Wednesday, December 13th- Grade 3 Annual Invention Convention! Please join us in the MPH from 2:00-2:50pm for the students invention convention. You will be able to see, support and question the students on their individual inventions and the invention process they have been working through at school.

Thursday, December 14thHalf Day of school (12 noon dismissal) and Pyjama Day! Most classes will be having their holiday party on this day as well so please contact individual homeroom teachers for more information on how you can get involved!

* This week during Library students will be allowed to check out new books to read over the break. Please make sure your child brings in their library books so that they can get some great new reading for the holiday. All students should continue to read 30min a day over the break!

*This week Grade 3 will not be assigning homework.  Towards the end of the week we will post a blog with information regarding websites and activities that Grade 3 students can continue to work on over the holiday.

*If your child will be missing any days of school this week due to travel please make sure to inform your child’s homeroom teacher and the attendance office asap.

We wish you all a relaxing and joyful holiday and look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

Kind Regards,

Grade 3 Team

Junior Scorpion Development Swim Team

Dear Grade 3 Parents,

Please see email below from our Aquatics Director 🙂

Dear Parents,

We are now accepting registration for the Junior Scorpions Development swim team.  This team will practice every Thursday beginning Jan 11 from 3:15 – 4:15pm. Late bussing will be  available but may not start until the middle of January so students must be picked up on Jan 11th. It is important to be at the first practice as our first swim meet is Jan 23rd.

Due to the size of the pool, we can only take a maximum of 25 students.   Students must be able to swim 25m (a full length of the pool) comfortably to be considered for this team.

Here is a possible list of swim meets we will be attending: Only students ready for competition will be entered. UAS will provide bussing to and from these events.

Tuesday Jan 23 @ American School of Dubai;  from 4 – 5:45pm

Friday Feb 16 @ Dubai American Academy;  from 8:15 – 1pm

Thursday Mar 15 @ Universal American School; from 4- 5:45pm

Fri and Sat Apr 27/28 at Hamdan (MEUC)

Thursday May 3 @ Gems World Academy;  from 1- 4pm (grade 1-3 only)

Monday May 7 @American School of Dubai;  from 4 – 5:45pm

Please click on the link below to register.

Ms Terry

Aquatics Director


Materials for Inventions!

Dear Grade 3 Parents,

The students are embarking on a busy couple of weeks planning and designing inventions for our upcoming “Annual Invention Convention”. There are a few things we would appreciated from parents to assist in the students creative design process:

1)Talk with your child about what problem they have decided to solve. 

2)Ask them about what their invention idea is and have a discussion about if this invention is original (has not already been created) and if it is the best solution to their problem.

3) Talk with you child about what materials they will need to design their invention. Help them to gather all the materials they will need and remind them to bring them to school this week. (All invention designing will happen in the classroom)

Also, be sure to mark Wednesday, December 13th in your calendar to join us in the MPH from 2:00-2:50pm to celebrate all the students creative work!

Kind Regards,

Grade 3 Team


Updates for the Week!

Tuesday, November 28th: Grade 3 student will be writing their Unit 3 Final Assessment for math.

Wednesday, November 29th: National Day Celebration! All UAS students should come to school dressed in UAE flag colors or UAE National Clothes.

Grade 3 will be going to the UAE National Day carnival from 10am-11am. Students have the option to purchase popcorn and cotton candy for 10 dirhams each. Students are able to bring money to school for these items, however please make sure you are clear with your child that they will be responsible for the money they bring to school on this day.

All students will still need to bring a healthy snack and lunch as per usual.

Important Note: Homework is now on Google Classroom! After this week, homework menus will only be posted to Google Classroom. This will significantly cut down the amount of paper copies being used each week and will be more environmentally friendly 🙂 Please contact your child’s homeroom teacher directly if you have any further questions or concerns.

We are wishing you all a wonderful and restful long weekend in celebration of this beautiful country we all live in 🙂

Kind Regards,

Grade 3 Team

Updates for the Week!

Monday, November 19th- Field Trip forms and ifly waiver due to homeroom teachers.

Homework sent home and posted on google classroom for Grade 3 students. 

Tuesday, November 21st– Grade 3 will meet visiting author Ying Chang. 

Wednesday, November 22nd- Field trip to ifly from 8:50am-2:20pm. Please make sure to send a packed lunch with your child that day to eat during the field trip. 

Thursday, November 23rd- Photo Day! Classes will either be getting their photo on Wednesday or Thursday this week. Please wait for further information from your child’s homeroom teacher.

*Please make sure to fill in the photo packet information sent home with your child and send it back to their homeroom teacher by Wednesday, November 22nd. 

*Unit 3 Pre-Assessments will be sent home. Final Assessment will be on Tuesday, November 28th. 

Logging into Google Classroom

This week for homework that students will need to log into Google Classroom and Destiny Quest.

To access their Google Classroom they can either go to and enter their gmail address and personal password or download the Google Classroom App and log in with their gmail address and personal password. If your child does not know their gmail account information or password please make sure they inform their teacher to receive this information.

To access Destiny Quest have your student go to . They will then need to click on Elementary School and log in with their UAS username (not gmail account) and their personal password. Next they will choose “Destiny Quest” on the left bar of the Catalog to make book lists.

Fingers crossed it works!! Please let your child’s teacher know through email if they encounter any difficulties!

Kind Regards,

Grade 3 Team

Movie Night for Grade 3!

Hi everyone,
Are you excited for Christmas? Or do you just like watching movies with your friends? We have the perfect event for you to attend: The December Movie Night!! This event will take place on Thursday, December 7th in the Secondary Library from 3:30 to 5:45pm. The movie that will be shown is “Home Alone” and it will be free entrance with snack which will be sold outside the library. Sounds like fun, right?! Well, if you want to come all you have to do is ask your parents to fill out a quick form, and then you can enjoy your time watching the movie!
See you there.
Aya (Head of Movie Night Committee)