International Day is Coming!

Congratulations to 5EY for their Sports Day win!

Whew!  Have you recovered from a GREAT Sports Day?!  That was a ton of fun, and we’re looking forward to more fun in the next few weeks before our spring break.

Burj Cup winners from 5SR!

Scooter mania!

5SS pulls to victory!

This week we expect to wrap up our division work in math–look for revision work before an assessment on early next week..

Take some short showers! We’re looking at water sources and uses in our Unit of Inquiry.  What an eye-opener our graph of fresh water, frozen fresh water, and salt water was: only about 1% of the planet’s water is fresh water.

With Exhibition work beginning very soon, we’ll continue to focus on reading non-fiction texts and writing non-fiction pieces.

Look for a new Home Learning menu on your teacher’s Google Classroom soon!


We have a library lesson on Thursday.  Please remember to bring your library books to school so you may select new ones.

WE ARE THE WORLD In preparation for our 11th annual International Day celebration at UAS, which is hosted by the PTSO on Saturday 3 March, students are invited to wear clothes to school that represent their country – International Dress Day. The International Dress Day will be on Wednesday, 28 February!

The PTSO’s 11th annual International Day celebration is THIS SATURDAY at UAS.  Look for Mr. Yates at the Million Solar Stars booth when you get thirsty–fresh water will be available for when you get hot and thirsty!

Next week is Book Week at UAS, and there are many activities throughout the week including author visits, a raffle to attend the Emirates Festival of Literature with Ms. Leslie, reading challenging puzzles in an escape room, and dressing up as your favorite book character for the 8:00 am character parade on Thursday, 8 March.

Home Safe and Sound!

We had an amazing three days at camp!  The kids were so independent as they engaged in team building and and exciting adventures!  Please be sure to check the photo drive with your child over the weekend as they regale you with tales of all the challenges they took on and the fun things they did at camp:

Teamwork helps when climbing Jacob’s ladder!

Luxury accommodations for desert survival!

Great shirts!

Please also check all the items that came back home.  Double check they belong to your child, especially sleeping bags as some were not packed in with their luggage.  If anything does not belong to your child or something is missing please let me know and we’ll sort it out over the next week.
It was a pleasure being with your children at Ecoventure.  They were enthusiastic, brave, and good-humored through chilly waters, dizzying heights, and hilarious “yachting” excursions on kayaks and rafts.  They may be exhausted, but they earned the chance to sleep in!
We’ll see you all on Sunday, February 18, for a normal week of school.
There is no school for the elementary students on Sunday, February 25.

Day Two is Done!

Our second day was an active one with full-on activities from dawn ’til dusk.  Were the campers tired?  NO WAY!  They worked into the evening tidying up and packing their bags after an “eggciting” night of jokes, skits, and perilous egg drops off the roof.  We even celebrated a birthday!

Tomorrow we wake up early to squeeze in the last two fun sessions of activities before enjoying a boxed lunch on the bus ride home to UAS.  We expect to return to UAS between 2:30 and 3:00.

The Google folder has been reorganized a tiny bit.  If you do not have immediate access to the Day 1 and Day 2 folders for photos, here are the links for them:

Day 1 Photos

Day 2 Photos

Happy Birthday!

Squid dissection isn’t as gross as it sounds!

MD rises to Kayak Challenge 5: Standing and Paddling!

Quick, we’re stuck in the desert–build a shelter!

Ecoventure Day One is Done!

The Grade 5 students laughed, climbed, splashed, and swam all afternoon at Ecoventure in Ras Al Khaimah today.

Snorkeling, team building, running the obstacle course (including the much-anticipated “Jacob’s Ladder,” snorkeling, and raft-building were all on the agenda this afternoon between a filling lunch and delicious dinner.

Wrapping up the evening was a campfire with toasted marshmallows, some free play time, and all the silliness of a sleepover with all your classmates as the kids wound down for the evening.

We’re looking forward to a thrilling day tomorrow!

To see all of the photos teachers and Ecoventure staff members are taking, please visit the links that were sent to you in an email from your child’s homeroom teacher.

Just Days to Go Before Ecoventure!

We have had a busy couple of weeks in Grade 5, from long division, to writing breaking news stories, to reading aloud on World Read Aloud Day, but everyone is excited to head to Ecoventure next week!

Remember that there is NO SCHOOL on Sunday, 11 February, as teachers will be engaged in professional development.

Here is a letter about the Ecoventure field trip which is from Tuesday to Thursday.  Come to school at the normal time on Tuesday–don’t be late!  The plan is to return to UAS in time for dismissal on Thursday.  Need the shopping list and itinerary again?  Here you go!

Did you really want homework?  Please visit your teacher’s Google Classroom page for a menu you can edit, or use the Home Learning sidebar on the left.  Of course you could just click here.