Monthly Archives: January 2018

Class Mother/Father + Community Helper Projects

Good morning!

I hope this email finds you well. Thank you for bringing in Library books, because of MAP testing we were rescheduled to go  to the Library  on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018.

If possible, I would like to ask for a class Mother to be the official “mom” for KG2TD. Who ever is interested please send me an email. Once I get the email I’ll let you know so you do not have to reply.

Finally, the community helper presentation is due tomorrow, January 31st, 2018. If you need an extra paper, please let me know and I will send it home today.




Viral and Other Illnesses – Message from The Doctor

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

Upcoming Events

Good  morning,

Here are a list of Upcoming Events!

Friday, January 26th, 2018 – Fun Fair 10:30am – 8:00pm 

Sunday, January 28th, 2018 – Week 2 of P.E. . and A,E,I Short Vowel Open Call

Monday, January 29th, 2018- MAP Testing

Monday, January 29th, 2018- Short Vowel A Read Aloud

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018- MAP Testing

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 – Library Day

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018-  Short Vowel E Read Aloud

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018- Community Helper Presentation Due

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018- Short Vowel  I Read Aloud


What have we been doing in January?

  1. In Math students studied 2d and 3d shapes. We looked to see what 3d shapes could roll, slide, and stack. We compared shapes using their attributes as well as whether they were congruent or similar. Finally, we made 2d Monsters, and 3d Art Pieces.  Beginning On Sunday, January 28th, stop by the classroom to see our 2d/3d Shape Exhibit titled, “Shape Monster University.”
  2. In Reading students have practiced the digraphs, ch/wh/th/sh. Students have also worked on their short vowels A,E, and I books. We have reviewed sight words and have turned words we see often into Snap Words. Students Read Every Day and have an opportunity to read to a partner, a teacher, or to the class. Students took home a Sight Word Assessment where we tested their sight word skills. Feel free to make sight word cards for the students to practice the words they do not know at home with. The school has added the language portion of IXL to access at home. Please try it out!
  3. In Writing students have continued writing pattern pieces. We have written about what Community Helpers can do, have, and who they help. Students have been intentional about putting spaces in between each word, writing  capital letters at the beginning of sentences, periods at the end of sentences, and labelling their pictures. Students edit their work by reading it to a friend and getting feedback on whether it is easy to read or not.
  4. Throughout the curriculum, we have explored various community helpers and their functions. We have made healthy and unhealthy signs that takes the students own snack and lunch and discuss the health benefits! The final project students are working at is at home with you. A presentation describing the community helper of their choice. Each students took a book walk exploring various community helpers. Now, students get to do further research on the community helper of their choice. Students will present their Community Helpers on February 4th, 2018. You can draw, print out pictures, cut out magazines, or even paint! There is no right or wrong way to fill out the paper. Students will have 1 minute for their presentations.

It has been an exciting January. I am looking forward to seeing the students grow and develop a deeper understanding of their foundational skills in order for them to be successful in the future!



Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

Dear parents,

Welcome back to school! 3 weeks was just enough time to rest, relax, and reconnect with family and friends. I went home to Los Angeles, California and spent a lot of time with family. I must admit, you don’t realise how much you miss someone until you see them again. I am so glad to see many of you today and we are looking forward to having the whole class back by the end of the week.

Thank you for your thoughtful gifts and seasons greetings. I really appreciate your kindness.


See you this week,

Tolu Daramola