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.

 

Reminder: Parent-Teacher Conferences

Greetings Parents,

Wednesday, November 15th and Thursday, November 16th are Parent-Teacher Conference Days.  Thank you to all the parents who have signed up for a conference time.  If you have not done so, please login to Synergetic to sign-up for a time.  Directions on how to login and sign-up can be found on the  Elementary School Blog.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

Thanks!

Ms. Lisa

 

Our Week

Our Week:

It was a great week here in PreK!  We spent this week focusing on our monthly concepts.  We started the week with a continuation from our pumpkin investigation.  Our pumpkin seeds were starting to sprout in the plastic bags, so on Sunday we planted our seeds in cups with dirt.  We also read the story One Bean by Anne Rockwell and discussed what plants need to grow.  The remainder of the week we focused on our monthly concepts, including our nursery rhyme of the month, our color of the month, and our shape of the month.

We also started talking about our new unit of inquiry, Homes.  Our classroom centers have changed a bit to reflect our new unit.  We have more building materials out for the students to create homes and buildings.  Next week we will start focusing on animal homes by looking at bird nests and farm animals.

Looking Ahead:

November 12th to 16th is the Magrudy’s Book Fair.  Our class will visit the Book Fair on the 12th.

On November 13th, we will be watching the play Jack and the Beanstalk.  We will also read the story in class to become more familiar with the story.

Diabetes Awareness Day is November 14th.  Please send your child to school wearing blue to show support for this cause.

Since next week is a short week, our library lesson will be on Tuesday, November 14th.  Please return library books on or before Tuesday.

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.

Today 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: 

Last week 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 November 14th.

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

 

Reminder: Healthy Snacks

Greetings Parents,

Just a friendly reminder to send healthy food for our two snack times.  Examples of healthy food include fruits, vegetables, sandwiches, rice cakes, bread, rice, noodles, or yogurt.  Items not allowed include crackers, biscuits, cookies, chocolate, Nutella, juice (apple juice is ok), or flavored milk.  If you are unsure if something is allowed, please contact me and I will be happy to help.

Thank you for your assistance,

Ms. Lisa

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Dear Parents,

You received information from UAS Elementary School today on how to access the online portal and how to schedule your child’s Parent Teacher Conference. If you have multiple children in the Elementary School, their PTC has already been pre-scheduled. Please log on to view your pre-scheduled time. Should you have a conflict with that time, it is your responsibility to edit and reschedule accordingly.  If you have any questions please contact me at ldornan@uasdubai.ae. 
Please see the Elementary School Blog for more information on how to change and/or schedule your Parent-Teacher Conference.  
Thank you,
Ms. Lisa