Parent teacher conferences

Good morning,

Please click on the link below. You will need to follow the instructions to go to the portal to sign up for your 30 minute student conference on Nov. 14th or 15th. Please also fill in the Google form to help me better prepare for the conference.

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Please let me know if you have any trouble with any of the forms. I look forward to meeting with you next week.

Thank you,                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lois

first sight words

Dear Parents,

Today your child took the pre-assessment on 11 color words. The students will begin learning these words this week as our first set of sight words, and will continue to work on them for the next few weeks. I will let you know when we are ready to test them again. I have included flashcards if you would like to print them or make your own. You can help your child at home by flashing them the words and playing games with the words.  It may help to underline each word in its correct color to help with recognition of the word.  This can be combined with your regular reading at home.  If your child was able to read some or all of the words they can practice writing them.   Happy reading!

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Good morning,

Please click on the link below to read our newsletter for the week. As you can see we are very busy in KG2. Your children are doing amazing work. I hope they are telling you about the books they are writing.

Lois

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newsletter

In order to help you be more informed of what we are doing in the classroom, the KG2 teachers will be sending out a weekly newsletter every Sunday. This will give you a few points of what we will be covering in our curriculum. There are also a few questions that you can use to help guide your discussions with your child.  Please let me know how you like it and if you have any questions or suggestions for us.

Thanks,

Lois and KG2 Team

presentation

Good morning,

Last Wed was our back to school night. I really enjoyed meeting with many of you, sharing what we do in KG2 and what our day looks like. I am sorry you were not all able to attend. I have attached my presentation for you to look at if you would like.

Please click on the following link to view my back to school night presentation. Please let me know if you have any questions.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RfIKWWgD8Ku2VjXi1miLKt_C2PAqpJFE

Things are going well in the class. Your children are busy with Reader’s workshop, writing and counting. I am pleased with how well they have settled into our routine and they are very hard workers!

We have one more week of swimming (our last day of swimming is Thu Oct 4th) and then after that on Day A we will have PE in the gym. They should be sure to wear their running shoes and shorts or pants (no dresses) on these days.

We have 1 missing pink towel, please check your child’s bag to see if they came home with an extra towel and send it back tomorrow. I also have 2 pairs of socks, one black and one white. If your child came home without socks please ask them to get them and bring them home.

Thank you, Have a nice week,

Lois

Back to School Night

Good morning,

***Tomorrow is swimming and library. Dismissal at 2:00.***

Back to school night is on Wednesday, Sept. 19th. This is where I will go over our day and curriculum for KG2. There will be two sessions. I will be presenting the same material in both sessions, so you only need to attend one of them. Choose the one that best fits your schedule.                              3:45-4:30 or 5:15-6:00

There will be child care provided from 3:10-4:30 for free. Your child will be escorted to the MPH at 3:00 leaving you free to come at 3:45 to 4:30 for the presentation.

If you have another presentation to attend for a sibling, it doesn’t matter which one you go to first. All teachers will be presenting twice on this night.

You may leave your child 3:10-6:00, and for 20 dirhams there will be food provided.

Between the two sessions (4:30-5:15) there will be an opportunity for you to go to the library to meet our wonderful specialists, Arabic, Islamic and ELL teachers as well as classroom teachers, counselors and principals.

Of course, if you have help at home your child may go home as normal and does not need to stay for child care.

I know this is a bit confusing so please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions. I hope to see you there.

Lois

Reminders

Dear Parents;

What a great week we are having. A few reminders or updates;

  • Every Tuesday will be early release day. You may pick up your child from the classroom at 1:50.
  • We have library every Tuesday.
  • I like to keep the AC on in our classroom. If your child tends to get cold, please send a jacket for them to keep in their cubby.
  • I am slowly getting comfortable with Instagram. Follow me on @lfinney2018
  • I will be sending your child’s IXL and Razkids passwords home next week.
  • Thank you for sending all the school supplies. We still have a few children without hats. It is a school rule that they wear a hat on the playground.
  • We will begin eating lunch in the cafeteria on Sunday. Please remember that KG2 is not allowed to buy any food or drinks. They must bring their food from home. There is a microwave available if they want to heat their food.
  • No school on Thursday, Sept. 13.
  • Back to school night Sept. 19th, time to be announced soon.

Thank you, let me know if you have any questions or concerns,                                                                                                                    Have a nice weekend.

Lois