Dear parents,
In honor of the Chinese New Year, please dress your child in either red, yellow or gold on Thursday, February 15th.

Review for our UOI summative….

Good morning!
For our UOI summative this week, the kids will be completing a Venn Diagram, just like we’ve done in class. Some things that we have learned throughout the unit are attached for your viewing. I’m sure they will do great! They are basically comparing any 2 celebrations of their choice – yes, even birthdays if they choose 🙂

Your child will be starting a journey to math fact fluency this week. The class will be introduced to Crabby, the host of Reflex Math. Please encourage your child to go on to Reflex Math daily to earn the GREEN light. When your child earns the green light, that means he/she has practiced enough math facts to develop fluency- the ease of quick and accurate recall. With a secure base in addition and subtraction facts to 10 now, and to 20 by June, your child will experience math success in future years. Please be sure to check your child’s folder Sunday for your child’s password. Please download the app!Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Your child will hop into bed eagerly every night when you share this fun bedtime routine. Why not add a little math to the usual bedtime story? Download the Bedtime Math App and discover how much fun math can be! 

This week we will be closing our Celebrations Unit. The kids really enjoyed learning about various celebrations from across the world. Below is the rubric that the grade one teachers will use to assess the students’ understanding. Feel free to discuss the different celebrations and share the rubric with your child.

Chinese New Year

Dear parents,
This is a video that we watched in class today during UOI that taught us about the Chinese New Year. We made lanterns and researched which zodiac year applied to us. Most of the kids said they were born either in 2010 or 2011. I was born in 1977 and Miss Michelle was born in 1983.  We’ve added our zodiac signs. The kids wanted me to post this video.





A message from Dr. Amna…

Dear Parents,

To prevent spread of infections in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if they are not feeling well and notify the school on the first day of their absence.

Please keep your child at home and seek medical advice if he or she has any of these symptoms:

  • Fever (greater than 100 degrees and your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been fever free, for a minimum of 24 hours)

  • Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose

  • Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough and sore throat

  • Vomiting or Diarrhea

  • General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches

By keeping your child when they are sick you will help prevent others from catching their illness.

To help prevent the flu and other colds, please teach your children good hygiene habits:

  • Cover your nose and mouthwith a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away after use and wash your hands. If a tissue is not available, cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve or the inside of your elbow, not your hand.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects.Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home or work, especially when someone is ill.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours.  A child who has a fever should remain at home until “fever free” for a minimum of 24 hours.  A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on the medication for 24 hours before considered non-contagious and able to return to school.   Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities on return to school.  Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.

For further information on flu and other viral illnesses please refer to or contact school clinic team.


Dr. Amna Ahmed Butt

School Physician

Tel: 04 2326252 E:

Universal American School