We spent this week learning about and celebrating the UAE. We learned that we all live in Dubai and that Dubai is part of the UAE. Our centers were focused on the UAE this week. We had UAE puzzles, pictures of UAE buildings in the block center, and a UAE exploration center. The children participated in a variety of activities that highlight the UAE as well. On Sunday, we made UAE flags using hand-printing. On Monday, we created camels using watercolors. On Tuesday, we created falcons out of paper and feathers. We also read two stories about the Dubai, Expi Elephant Travels to Dubai and The Camel that Got Away.
Today was our National Day celebration. The children were divided into small groups and went around to different activities. Some of the activities included a bean bag toss, creating UAE buildings, UAE bowling, UAE watercoloring, UAE matching games, and UAE yoga poses. The children got to try all the activities and had an excellent time. After the activities, the children got to try Emirati food and have a picnic. It was a wonderful National Day celebration!
A special thank you to the parents, Naydn (Aya’s mother), Heba (Omar’s mother), Qiuxiang (Qiaoyang’s mother), and Amina (Oasha’s mother), that were able to volunteer or cooked food for the children. We couldn’t of had the celebration without your help and support!
There is no school on Thursday, November 30th or Sunday, December 3rd. School will resume on Monday, December 4th.
Red day will be on Monday, December 11th. Please send your child to school wearing red or have them bring a red item for show & tell.
Thursday, December 14th we will have a pajama day where the children may come to school dressed in pajamas and bring a cuddly toy for show & tell. There will also be a Santa visit with pictures and Santa will read all the kids a story.
Winter break starts Thursday, December 14th and lasts until Saturday, January 6th. Thursday December 14th is an early release day; school will finish at 12:00pm. School will resume on Sunday, January 7th.
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Thank you and have a lovely, long weekend!
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