Week of November 11th

We have a short week coming up due to Parent-Teacher conferences.  No school on Wednesday or Thursday.

Our two questions of the week are:

Q1. What kinds of rooms do we have in our school?

Q2. How are schools different than houses?

Our stories are:

  1. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
  2. Changes, Changes
  3. Five Little Ducks

Learning objectives for the week:

12a: Remembers and connects experience
15c: Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonic skills, and word recognition: Notices and discriminates discrete units of sound
16a:Demonstrated knowledge of the alphabet: Identifies and names letters
20a: Counts
20b: Quantifies
21b: Shapes
22a: Compares and measures: measures objects

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences

November 14 & 15, 2018

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

You can sign up using the UAS Parent Portal.  See instructions to book your appointment here.  If you are having technical problems please contact portalsupport@uasdubai.ae. The booking system on the Parent Portal will close on Sunday, November 11 at 4:00pm. Please be sure to select your appointments by that time.

 

We kindly ask that you complete this Google Form (KG1) for your child in KG1. This form will provide information to your child’s teachers in order to help them best meet your needs during these conferences.

Thank you

Week of November 4th

We are continuing with our Building Study this week  

Our three questions of the week are:

Q1.Which buildings are near our school? (show two pictures)

Q2.What building did you like best?  (Buildings around our school)

Q3. Have you ever seen a building like this?(Buildings from different parts of the world)

Our stories are:

  1. Chair for My Mother
  2. House, Sweet House
  3. Buildings, Buildings, Buildings

Learning objectives for the week:

12a: Remembers and connects experiences: Recognizes and recalls

15a: Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonic skills, and word recognition: Notices and discriminates rhyme

15c: Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonic skills, and word recognition: Notices and discriminates discrete units of sound

16a: Demonstrated knowledge of the alphabet: Identifies and names letters

20b: Uses number concepts and operations: Quantifies

21a: Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes: Understands spatial relationships

23: Demonstrates knowledge of patterns

35: Explores dance and movement concepts

Week of October 28th

We will be starting a new Building Study unit when we return to school.  

Our two questions of the week are:

Q1.What do we know about buildings?

Q2.What do we want to find out?

Our stories are:

  1. The Three Little Pigs
  2. Changes, Changes
  3. Keep Counting

 

Learning objectives for the week:

8a Listens to and understands increasingly complex language: comprehends language:

9a Uses language to express thoughts and needs: an expanding vocabulary

13 Uses classification skills

15c Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonics skills, and word recognition: Notices and discriminates discrete units of sound

16b Identifies letter-sound correspondence

16a Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet: identifies and names letter

20b Uses number concepts and operations: quantifies.

20c Connects numerals with their quantities

22a Compares and measures: measures objects

36 Explores drama through actions and language

 

The week of 14th -18th

This week, we will taking a look at Sounds, what sounds do we hear at school?

Our two questions of the week are:

Q1 What sounds do we hear at school?

Q2 Where do they come from?

Our stories this coming week are:

  1. Polar bear, Polar Bear what do you hear?
  1. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
  2. Crazy Pizza Day
  3. A world of Family

Image result for going on a bear hunt bookImage result for crazy pizza dayImage result for a world of family book

The songs this coming week is “La, La, La”.

We will also be demonstrating concepts of music and movement: a variety of bells. Children will explore number concepts through counting and quantifying.

The main objectives we will be focusing on this week will be:

8b Follows directions

15a Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonics skills, and word recognition: Notices and discriminates rhyme

15c Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonics skills, and word recognition: Notices and discriminates discrete units of sound

16a Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet: identifies and names letter

18c Comprehends and responds to books and other texts: Retells stories and recounts details from informational texts

19a Demonstrate writing skills: writes names

20b Uses number concepts and operations: Quantifies

 

We look forward to another great week in KG1!

Week of October 7th to 11th

This week, we will taking a look at friendship, sharing and being kind to others.

 

Our two questions of the week are:

Q1 How do we make and keep friends?

Q2 How can we be part of a group?

 

Our stories this coming week are:

  1. The Gingerbread Man
  2. Too Many Tamales
  3. Crazy Pizza Day
  • Our songs this coming week are “Hello Friends” and “The Name Cheer.”
  • We will also be demonstrating concepts of print through book making.
  • Children will explore number concepts through counting and quantifying.
  • We will have a fire drill on Thursday morning to practice safe evacuation procedures.

The main objectives we will be focusing on this week will be:

1a Manages feelings

2 Establishes and sustains positive relationships.

3b Participate cooperatively and constructively

4 Demonstrates traveling skills

10a  Engages in Conversations

15 Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonics skills, and word recognition

16a Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet: identifies and names letter

17b Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses: uses print concepts

18a Comprehends and responds to books and other texts: Interacts during reading experiences, book conversations and text reflections

20a Uses number concepts and operations

20B Uses number concepts and operations

34 Explores musical concepts and expression

We look forward to another great week in KG1!

Week of September 30th to October 4th

This week we will taking a look at school community and what they do at our school

Our two questions of the week are Q1.When do things happen at school?

                                                                      Q2. Who works at our school?

 

Our stories this coming week are:

  1. Papi, How Many Stars Are in the Sky?
  2. The Gingerbread Man
  3. Neighborhood Song.

  • Our songs this coming week are Hello Bingo and Lets Clean up!
  • We will also be be doing several activities on measuring and analyzing data as well as comparing objects based on their size and shape.
  • Children will explore the concept of  dancing and movement.
  • We will have Gloria, Karen and Ms. Fox come to pay us a visit to talk about their jobs in our school and the different tools they use for their jobs.

The main objectives we will be focussing on this week will be:

11b Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

16a Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet: identifies and names letter

15b Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonics skills and word recognition: Notices and discriminates alliteration.

18a Comprehends and responds to books and other texts: Interacts during reading experiences, book conversations and text reflections

20a Uses number concept and operations

21b Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes: understands shapes

22a,c Compares and measures: measures objects and represents and analyzes data.

30 Shows basic understanding of people and how they live

36 Explores drama through actions and language

We look forward to another great week in KG1!

Week of September 23rd to 27th

We had another great week in KG1. This week children explored their feelings, how to recognize their own feelings and respond appropriately to the emotions of others. We studied different facial expressions and discussed how we knew what each child was feeling. Children came up with different strategies they could use for when they feel sad, scared, angry etc. This topic also tied in nicely with why we have rules in school. Children recognized that rules help to keep everyone at school safe and happy.

This week we will take a more in-depth look at rules and why they are important. We will also be discussing our schedules in school.

Our two questions of the week are

Q1. What are our rules?

Q2. When do things happen at school?

Our stories this coming week are Charlie Anderson, Peeny Butter Fudge and Jalapeño Bagel.

Our rhymes this coming week are Hickory Dickory Dock and One, Two, Buckle My Shoe.

We will also be be doing several activities based on using positional language appropriately. For example when jumping from one stepping stone to the next children must describe where they are in relation to an object.. I am behind the chair, I am next to the library, I am in between the table etc.

Children will explore the concept of following rules and expectations through playing instruments.

As a grade level we will also begin planting seeds next week. This is a fantastic learning experience for children to follow a plants development and to eat vegetables they have sown.

The main objectives we will be focussing on this week will be:

1(b) Follows limits and expectations

8(a)-Listens to and understands increasingly complex language: comprehends language

11(a) Attends and engages

16(a)-Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet: identifies and names letters.

18(a)–Comprehends and responds to books & other texts:  interacts during reading experiences, book conversations, and text reflections

21(a)- Explores and describes spatial relationships: understands spatial relationships

We look forward to another great week in KG1!