Monthly Archives: September 2017

For KG2 and 1st Grade Minions: Extra Reading Practice

Dear parents,

If you would like to join our Breakfast Reading Club please fill out the below form. I will open up the spots first to  past and present Minions. I only have 8 spots available for the month of October. Please only sign up if you can commit to the month of October arriving at 7:10am. on Monday and Thursday. This is a Free Morning School Activity.

Basically, students will learn how to blend and decode words, and work on their phonics skills. Then they will use these skills to practice reading.

Please sign up using this link:

https://goo.gl/forms/aeD2rWABJBKFZ5jm2

 

Best,

Tolu Daramola

That’s a Wrap: The First Week Full Week!

Dear KG2TD Parents,

Congratulations on a successful full first week!
What an amazing time it has been this year. We were able to celebrate Lea and Lamar birthdays, celebrate the 10th day of school, and make it to 3:00pm dismissal without any major breakdowns!
Each of your students have shown so much growth and excitement. I look forward to spending these next few weeks (the weeks go by fast) with them.
As a Kindergarten Teacher I get to see the miracle of seeing student mature to be first grade ready. This past week, I assessed each one of your students to see where they are academically. Your kids are full of such a love of learning and! It is truly amazing. Thank you for allowing me to be part of the process.
PLEASE LOOK BELOW FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER:
October 1st 
Introducing Ms. Rose Ann Hernadez.
Ms. Rose Ann will be returning to the KG2 family Sunday, October 1st. Rose Ann was out on medical leave and I am so glad to have her back. She has a great balance of treating students with Love and Logic, and will be the Minions classroom Teacher Assistant. Ms. Jackie, will still be around  the Elementary school as a Substitute. . Please welcome Ms. Rose Ann when you see her!
OCTOBER 2ND 2017 – Back to School  in room 102 
WE WILL HAVE 2 SESSIONS. CHOOSE ONE TO COME TO.
IF YOUR STUDENT RIDES THE BUS PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT THEM TO GO HOME ON THE BUS OR IF YOU WILL PICK THEM UP AND ATTEND THE 3:15 SESSION. If you are attending the 3:15 session child care will be provided.
Please note, this is not a personal parent-student conference. I will be reviewing what KG2 at UAS looks like and answering questions. If you have a questions please email me at tdaramola@uasdubai.ae and I will make sure I answer them during Back to School Night.
October 5th 2017 – UAS Community Fair in the MPH
The community fair is an opportunity for me to meet you on a more personal level. Please come out and when you see me lets chat! I look forward to hearing more about you, what brings you to Dubai and to collaborate at some point.
 
October 8th 2017 – P.E. Unit Begins
Swimming classes will be from October 8th – 19th, 2017. We will have P.E. in the morning. Please have students arrive in their swim wear. Pack a towel, swim cap, goggles, and a change of clothes in their swim bag.
October 10th 
Pattern Day! The students have been learning about patterns and will be celebrating pattern day! Students should come to school wearing clothes with some sort of pattern and should be able to explain the pattern to their friends and teachers. We will also be making food kebabs. Please take note of the assigned item in your students folder this week.
 
 
October 26th 2017- UAS Halloween Parade
October is famous for Pumpkin Patches, Home made apple cider, and OF COURSE! HALLOWEEN! As a child my family never celebrated Halloween. However in 5th grade I snuck a Spice Girls Outfit into my backpack and walked in my schools Halloween’s parade for the first time. I also delivered a paper bag for my brother, he was a sandwich head. Don’t let your child suffer through this! Students can dress up in a costume, their favourite book character, or even as a Minion! The class will walk in the parade in the around 8am. I suggest an extra change of clothes if they choose to change after the parade. We will have a Halloween party. More information to come on this.
 
October 29th and 30th – UAS PD Day
No school for Students 

Early Release Dismissal

Good evening,

Congratulations on making it to the eve of the 3rd full day of KG2! The students are slowly  getting comfortable with their surroundings and the new schedule. As a 2nd year resident in Dubai I can see what a difference my comfort level is as opposed to last year. It takes time, but eventually you get out of your shell and are open to learn more about the world around you!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 is an Early Release Dismissal.  Parents, you may pick up your students at 1:50pm to avoid the traffic of other grade levels.

Please note Thursday September 21, 2017 we will not have school.

 

Have a wonderful evening with your little learners,

 

Thank you,

Tolu Daramola

Welcome to KG2TD

Greetings parents!

 

Welcome to KG2 TD. This blog is where you will find communication from me, Ms. Tolu Daramola about what is taking place in our class. This week we will begin Arabic and English classes, as well as Islamic and Reading Classes.

 

Please note September 21 We will have no school.

 

Thank you,

Tolu Daramola