Homework

Good afternoon,

Just to let you know there will not be a homework menu for KG2 for the rest of the year. The children will still be bringing home their small reading book and their poem notebook and they will soon be bringing a slip of paper with a line to memorize for the show on the 6th.

If you would like your child to bring home some extra reading books let me know and I can send those home for a few days at a time.

Thank you,

Lois

Ramadan in KG2

 Ramadan – Things you need to know

  • School begins at 8:00 am (bell at 7:50)
  • KG2 car riders picked up at 12:50
  • KG2 bus children put on buses at 12:55
  • We will have one recess and one set eating time
  • Children will have the option to eat again during playtime at the end of the day if they are hungry.
  • We will eat lunch in the classroom, not the cafeteria so they will not have a microwave available to them.
  • A plan has been set in place by the school for indoor recess once the temperature gets too hot.
  • KG2 children will be allowed to drink water outside and, in the classroom, as usual.
  • Please try your best to be on time to pick your child up at the end of the day. With the entire school being dismissed at the same time it is going to be very crowded and hectic.
  • Swimming is finished. We will have regular PE, some taking place in the classroom. We will begin Art on May 24th.
  • Our schedule will stay basically the same as it is now with the exception of Arabic and Islamic/or skills club. We will alternate Arabic and Islamic/or skills club every other day.
  • Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you

Thank you for making my birthday so special. I appreciate the cake, the gift, the party, your children, but most of all, you! I feel very blessed to have so many wonderful, supportive parents.

Thank you, I am a very lucky lady!

Lois

Mark your calendar!

Save the Date!!!!

Wednesday, June 6th 9:00-9:40 am will be our Kindergarten End of Year Celebration. This is a very exciting day for KG so mark the date on your calendar now! You will receive more detailed information later.

KG2LF Mrs. Finney

 

Tomorrow

Dear parents;

Tomorrow UAS will celebrate Hag Al Laila. Hag Al Laila is a day to celebrate the month of Ramadan and promote the values of sharing and giving. Your child may come to school dressed in traditional national dress or any celebratory/party clothes. Third grade will be doing a parade and song and the Emirati mothers will be handing out candy.

Please remember to fill in the survey about end of the year if you have none done so already.

Thanks,

Lois

swimming today

Don’t forget we are swimming today. We don’t swim until 12:30. It is awfully hot to wear their bathing suits under their clothes that long, but it is up to you. They will have a chance to change before hand.

Also, many children are saying they are cold in the classroom. It is not that the AC is so high, but it is hot outside so they feel cold when they come in. Please talk to your child and see if they want a jacket at school. It can come back and forth or they can leave it at school, your choice.

Have a great day, Lois

 

update

Dear Parents;

No regular school on Wed. or Thu. Your child should come with you for your scheduled conference time. They do not need to wear their uniform. Remember, they are the teacher and will be showing you all of the wonderful things they can do at school.

Next Sunday (April 29th) we will begin PE as our special class. We will have regular PE on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. They should wear their PE clothes and sports shoes.

On Monday and Wednesday, we will be swimming. Be sure to send a change of clothes, pool shoes, a towel, swim cap and goggles if they want them.

We will swim on the following PE days.

  • April 30
  • May 2
  • May 7
  • May 9
  • May 14

We will not swim during Ramadan.

Sight word tests will come home today. The children have all made amazing progress. Remember that there are two dates and two colors highlighted. One is the pretest (Feb.) and the other is the posttest (this week). If there is only 1 color that means this was the pretest and they will be retested at a later date.

If they have finished all 4 lists (A-D) they are done with the kindergarten sight words. They can continue to practice reading them, spelling them and using them in their writing. If your child still has some words left to read on the lists, continue to work on them at home and I will test them before the end of the year.

If you want to get a jump start to the grade 1 words, you may go to the website, http://www.mrsperkins.com/dolch.htm . Here you will find word lists, flashcards, activities and even a PowerPoint where it will flash the words on your computer at 4 second intervals. Great for summer practice! (even lists for your older children).

I am looking forward to seeing you and your child on Wed. or Thu. You will be amazed at what great students (and teachers) they are!

Lois

Cat food drive

good morning,

There is a grade 5 exhibition group that is collecting cat food for stray cats. Ask your child about it. If you would like to send in a package or 2.with your child it would be greatly appreciated. Maybe let your child pick it out so they feel as though they are helping to contribute.

Thank you, have a nice weekend,

Lois

Reading

Good afternoon,

I have completed my PM reading assessments. I am proud to say that all 21 children moved up a level in their reading books. I sent a certificate home with the children today so they could show you and be very proud of themselves in their reading accomplishments. The reading levels are for you so you know where your child is reading at this point. Please don’t ask other parents or your child what level their friends are on. This is not a competition and children all progress at different rates. We have children of all ages, languages, and previous schooling. No matter what their level, please be sure to heap lots of praise on them. They are all making great progress and should all be very proud of themselves.

For your information the children are considered reading “on grade level” at the end of KG2 when they are reading Level 6 or above. Please remember that reading is more than just reading words on a page. It includes answering comprehension questions, both literal and figurative. They should read with fluency and expression as well as much more.

I hope to finish up the sight word testing at the beginning of next week. I look forward to seeing many of you at the student led conferences Wed and Thu.

Have a nice weekend,

Lois