Important Dates to Note!

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Dear Grade 3 Parents,

Please take a minute to read through this post and note the important days coming up for our Grade 3 kids!

Thursday, November 2ndUAE Flag Day! ALL Grade 3 students must wear green shirts to school!

Sunday and Monday November 5th/6thJunkBots comes to UAS! Please continue to send in all recyclable materials ex/tissue boxes, empty toilet paper rolls, plastic water bottles to school by Sunday so that our students have lots of materials to create their robots!

Wednesday, November 8th- JunkBot Showcase for Parents! You are all invited to the MPH from 1:30pm-2:30pm to see the students robot creations!

Wednesday and Thursday November 15th/16th- Parent/Teacher Conferences! Stay tuned for more information from the Administration on how you can book your conference times. This will be available to parents soon!

*Important note for students in Reading Club (non Islamic Students)

-Please ensure that your child has a pair of headphones/earbuds that they can keep at school for their Read Naturally Program. It is mandatory that they have these available to use during their lesson.

Halloween at UAS!

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Dear Grade 3 Parents,

This Thursday Grade 3 students will be celebrating Halloween at school. Please make sure your child arrives at school in their Halloween costumes. There will be a parade in the morning from 8:00am-8:30am that parents are welcome to come and support! 

Wish you all a Spooktacular Halloween!

Kind Regards,

Grade 3 Team

30×30 Fitness Brochure

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Dear Grade 3 Parents,

Please note that all the Grade 3 students will be bringing home a 30×30 fitness brochure in their backpacks. They have been told to put the monthly fitness calendar poster on their wall so that they can track their fitness for the month. We are asking that parents sign the box for each day after the minutes have been recorded to show what your child has completed for that day.

On Sunday, November 19th please have your child bring their brochure back into class so that teachers can tally up the total minutes of fitness completed for each class.

We have been told that the class with the most minutes logged may have their hard work rewarded with a prize, so please encourage your child to participate in this awesome challenge.

*The teachers in Grade 3 have also all registered and will be participating along with the students!


Kind Regards,

Grade 3 Team

30×30 Fitness Challenge comes to UAS!

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By now you will most probably have heard about the 30 x 30 Fitness Challenge launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai Government and Dubai Sports Council. This “new initiative sees Dubai aiming to be most active city in the world” by encouraging all UAE residents to commit to 30 minutes of activities daily for 30 days, starting on October 20 until November 18.

We are proud to announce that UAS will wholeheartedly be taking part in this challenge. We will be sending a calendar flyer home with your child. We would like to encourage you to get involved and exercise with your child on a daily basis.  Record your activities on the calendar provided throughout the 30 days and then return it to your child’s homeroom teacher after October 18th. 

To find out more about the challenge visit the website here.

To read the press release from the Government of Dubai, click here.

As part of this initiative, Dubai Fitness Challenge has partnered with a number of associations that will help you have fun while staying fit. Click here for calendar of events.

If you would like to participate with UAS, please go to this link here and follow the prompts as follows:

  1. Click on join an existing organization
  2. Click on register as a teacher or parent
  3. Complete the form by making sure you select Universal American School in the School Name field
  4. Stay fit, participate and share away!

If you are on social media and would like to share your efforts with us, please use the following hashtags: #Dubai30x30 #uasdubai30x30 #uasdubai

HW Menu October 9th-15th

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Choose 5 menu items. You must choose at least 1 from each section.

30 minutes of reading should be completed in addition to these tasks, every evening.

Tasks to be completed in a notebook.

Time Allocation Per Night: 30 min for Arabic and Non- Arabic Classes

Appetizer- Literacy

  1. As you read your book, retell your book to a parent.  Write what thoughts you had about the book. What part did you like about your book and why? What you thought about the main character.
  2. Log onto and practice Language Arts Skills U1, X1 and Y1.  Afterwards, write a reflection to explain what you practiced, how it went and what you found difficult.
  3. In your “Handwriting Without Tears” book practice pages 12 and  13 in cursive . *try to remember what your teacher taught you about connecting your letters. Have a parent check your work!

Main Course- Math

  1. Log onto and practice math skills H9 and T7. Afterwards, write a reflection to explain what you practiced, how it went and what you found difficult.


  1. Solve the following problems in your homework book. Please show your work.


  • Marisa read her book for 25 minutes on Monday and 30 minutes on Tuesday. How many minutes in all did she read?




  • The third graders collected 300 cans to recycle. The fourth  graders collected 400 cans. What was the total number of cans they collected?



  1. After doing the math examples, answer the questions in complete sentences.
    1. What strategy did you use to solve the word problems?

Drink- UOI

  1. Think of 4 symbols in language/reading.  Draw them and explain what they mean. (Example a full stop means when you get to the end of a sentence you stop before starting the next sentence or the sentence is finished.)  
  2. Think of or create one or two symbols that may represent you as a student, a child, or a friend.  Choose one and explain why it represents you.