National Day Tomorrow!

Dear Parents, 
 
To followup on the National Day parent information you received yesterday from UAS, we just want to clarify a few things. 
 
PK and KG1 decided not to attend the outside activities that the Emirati Club has organized. Although these students have done a great job, we felt that most of the activities were not as age appropriate for our little ones. So instead we have organized our own UAE Fun Day for Wednesday morning, from 8:30-10:00. It will be packed full of exciting activities and we want to THANK our many parent volunteers for assisting us!
Thank you!
Ms. Lisa

Our Week

Our Week:

It was a fun-filled week here in PreK!  This week we continued to learn about animal homes by studying the different types of animals that live on a farm.  We talked about barns as well as what animals live in a barn.  The children also created their own barns out of paper and popsicle sticks.  We read several books about farms including Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Farm, Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type, and Barnyard Banter.  As we continue our unit we will also look at animals that burrow as well as beehives and butterfly cocoons.

This week we also learned about our artist of the month, Vincent Van Gogh.  We watched a short video about Vincent Van Gogh’s life and work.  The children then looked at Van Gogh’s Starry Night and we talked about what we saw.  We then created our own Starry Night by using a method of fingerprinting utilizing foil and pressing paper onto the foil to make a print.  It was a fun process and the children enjoyed this different way of painting.

On Thursday, we also handed out the caring boxes to our lovely and dedicated support staff.  The children presented the gifts to each staff member.  It was a wonderful experience in giving back and showing appreciation for others.

Looking Ahead:

Monday, November 27th is yellow day.  Please send your child to school wearing yellow or bring a yellow item for show & tell.

We will be celebrating National Day all week with different activities each day, leading up to the school carnival on Wednesday, November 29th.  Our time for the celebration is from 9:30 to 10:30.  We have 3 parent volunteers, so we would really appreciate it if one more parent could volunteer.

There is no school on  Thursday, November 30th or Sunday, December 3rd.  School will resume on Monday, December 4th.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at ldornan@uasdubai.ae.

Thank you and have a lovely weekend!

Ms. Lisa

Please check out our Flickr page for more pictures.

National Day Volunteers

Dear Parents,

We need 4 volunteers for National Day from 9:30-10:30.  I already have two, so we need two more adults to volunteer.  It is only one hour and we would really appreciate your help to make the day fun and safe for all the children.

Please email me at ldornan@uasdubai.ae to volunteer.

Thanks!

Ms. Lisa

 

Our Week

Our Week: 

It was a short but busy week here in PreK!  On Sunday we continued to talk about our new unit of inquiry, homes.  We started our unit off by talking about animal homes.  This week. we specifically focused on creating nests.  We read the non-fiction book Look Inside a Robin’s Nest.  We learned that robins build nests using twigs, roots, grass, and mud.  We then created our own birds and nests.  On Monday, we watched the play Jack and the Beanstalk.  The children had a wonderful time at the play and really enjoyed the interactive show.  Tuesday was a special day here in PreK as we celebrated Ms. Thelma’s birthday.  A big thank you to all the parents that contributed to Ms. Thelma’s gift.  She really appreciated it.  We also commemorated Diabetes Awareness Day by wearing blue and running races on the track.  We learned that it is important to stay healthy and active.

Next week, we will continue to talk about animal homes by looking at different farm animals.

Looking Ahead:

November 12th to 16th is the Magrudy’s Book Fair.

 

November 15th and 16th are Parent-Teacher conference days.  There is no school for students on these two days.  Please login to Synergetic to sign-up or confirm the time of your Parent-Teacher Conference.

Last week I sent home a Scholastic Books order form for September and October.  Please send in all orders by November 21st.

School pictures will be on November 22nd and 23rd.  More information regarding picture days will be posted soon.

Yellow day will be on Monday, November 27th.

 

Housekeeping: 

Two weeks ago we sent home information about the Caring Boxes.  In connection with our PYP Who We Are unit, and to show how being a caring member of a community is important, the Pre-K, KG1 and KG2 teams have collaborated on an effort we are calling the Caring Box.  The children will be organizing, decorating and filling boxes of a variety of items, to give to our UAS Support Staff members. This will include our bus drivers, bus monitors, cleaners, maintenance, security and a few others. This is where we need your help. We are asking that each student bring in particular items so that we may fill the boxes.  We are hoping to fill eight boxes per classroom. We would like your child to go shopping with you to get the items listed on the flyer sent home today.  Please send in these items by Monday, November 20th.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you and have a lovely weekend!

Ms. Lisa

 

Please check out our Flickr account for pictures from this week.