Throughout the next two weeks, we will be collecting middle of the year data on each student to look at their growth. This data will help guide my instruction in small groups to help meet each of the students needs. Assessments are as follow:
Tuesday- Reading MAPS 9:55- 11:20
Thursday- Math MAPS 9:55- 11:20
PM Reading Benchmarks: Students will read a book and answer questions. This will take place over the course of the next two weeks, in between lessons and small groups.
Spelling Inventory: Next week students will take the spelling inventory (same as beginning) to look and see what patterns they have mastered and which patterns we need to continue to work on.
After assessments have been completed, I will be setting up conferences to discuss students progress and things that we will be working on in the classroom to help guide their learning. I will also be able to give you items or strategies to work on at home, as well.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. Thanks!
UAS and the Special Needs Future Development Center of Dubai, are inviting the school community and EVERYONE in the area to come out on Friday, January 26and enjoy a fun filled day and learn more about ways we can all support this special need. UAS is hosting this at our school!
Below is the SNF mission and we, at UAS are strongly supporting these efforts.
Who We Are: The Special Needs Future Development Center focuses on empowering young adults with special needs. By offering personalized and professional support to students above the age of fourteen years, SNF strives to aid them in becoming self-sufficient, personally, and professionally.
This afternoon the students brought home two letters regarding upcoming events. See the following pictures below:
Thank you for all of your support in providing your child with engaging, hands on, and meaningful lessons.
Happy New Year! I hope you have had a great three weeks. It was great to see all the students today and hear all about their exciting adventures.
Today, the Unit 4 graded IPP’s went home. This assessment was given before we went on break. We will be reviewing these skills over the next couple of weeks. Tomorrow the Unit 5 IPP will go home with the IXL assignments for our upcoming unit. In Unit 5 we will be working on place value using Base 10 blocks, comparing numbers, and solving addition and subtraction word problems.
Tomorrow we will be starting our new Unit of Inquiry over Celebrations. Click below to view the information regarding this new unit.
Students will continue to participate in PE for the next two weeks.
Book bags will begin going home tomorrow. I have placed new books that we will be using during small group instruction that you are welcome to read and practice their fluency at home.
If you have any questions or need any other support, please do not hesitate to ask.
Happy Birthday Judson and Mostafa!
Thursday is the last day before the winter break. School will dismiss at 12:00. Students are welcome to participate in Pajama Day and wear their favorite PJs. We will be having a small holiday party that will be from 10:45 – 11:45, where students can eat snacks and play some festive games. Parents, can you please bring in one item of food to donate to the class for our party on Thursday! Thank you for all of your support this trimester! I am so lucky to have a great bunch of students and parents! I wish you all a wonderful break and a Happy New Year.
Junior Scorpion Development Swim Team
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.
Our next Unit of Inquiry starts after the break. In January, we will be discussing the theme of how we express ourselves. The central idea is “celebrations bring people together.” I would like to gather pictures of the children and their families participating in different celebrations. We will display the photos in the hallway and around the room, and we will be using the pictures throughout the unit to guide discussions. If possible, please send in between 1-3 photos of your child participating in a celebration, or email them to me and I will print them out. Please send in at least one photo in as soon as possible (to be display on the hallway bulletin board). If you have any questions, please contact me.