1E Newsletter: Week of April 19th
What's going on in first grade!
Student Led Conferences
**also sent via email at 3:39pm on Sunday
You are invited to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conference 1E.
DATE: April 29 and April 30.
PLACE: Room 1223.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: End of day before each conference day
To pick a time slot, enter this link in your internet browser:
At that link, you will be asked for your Entry Code, where you should
Thank you for taking an active role in your child's education.
Scholastic Book Orders
Purchasing from Scholastic allows our classrooms, library and students to benefit from Scholastic rewards. It also provides ASD parents and students access to an ever-changing selection of books.
Due to increased customs fees, you will be charged a 10% administration fee. This covers the cost of orders entering the country.
There will be an option at check out to choose your child’s grade level order. If you have children in multiple grades, you can make one combined order for all children, or individual orders, one for each child.
How to order online
2 Select the books that you’d like to order and add them to your basket by entering the catalogue code (item number in catalog) in Shop Search.
3 When you checkout, choose your child’s grade level open order (ie. Grade One order, Middle School order, etc.). Please add their class too! (ie. 2A)
4 Checkout and choose the ‘school delivery’ option.
Order will be OPEN Thursday, April 16 until Thursday, April 23 at midnight
We hope that you enjoy browsing through the leaflets and the website – it’s a great way to encourage your child to widen their reading experience.
Lauren Elliott and Karen Genest
Students finished their poetry unit last week and will be bringing home their published poems with a rubric to be signed and returned later in the week. We are revisiting personal narratives and small moments for this unit:
We are focusing on the Author's Message and retells this week:
We finished up our unit on geometry and are onto our final unit in math- revisiting bigger numbers. The math test will be sent home to looked at, signed, and returned. This week we are focusing on comparison word problems and numbers to 120:
- reviewing narratives and setting a writing goal
- reviewing the writing process
- reviewing how to find ideas for writing
- sketching out ideas; using temporal words
- spelling strategies
- what is the author's message?
- focusing on the central message
- practice retelling a story with the main idea
- solve compare with difference unknown problem types
- solve compare with bigger or smaller unknown problems
- use the place value chart to record and name tens and ones within a two-digit number up to 100
- write and interpret two-digit numbers to 100 as addition sentences that combine tens and ones
- ice cube experiment-- adding heat
- ice cube experiment-- adding cold
- researching and reading about solids and liquids
Earth Day Challenge
Did you know that each year there is enough plastic thrown away to circle the Earth four times? That recycling one plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60-Watt light bulb for 3 hours.
Both the Upper and Lower Elementary divisions will be partaking in the Earth Cup Challenge sponsored by the State of Qatar Ministry of Environment and Entalek. Throughout the week of April 22nd to 26th, plastic water bottles will be collected in the Office Courtyard and at Gate 5. At the end of the week, Entalek will collect the bottles and announce the winning school in Qatar who has collected and recycled the most water bottles. The winning school with receive ‘The Earth Cup” trophy.
This community service project aims to help Qatar in this nationwide initiative to help the environment while supporting a positive cause and developing an awareness of the environment.
Service Request from Middle School
Dear ES Parents,
Hi, my name is Khadeeja Kalair and I’m an 8th Grade student. In Middle school you have to take a mandatory service class and I chose Roots and Shoots.
Roots and Shoots is a service programme founded by Jane Goodall. “Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is the youth-led community action and learning program of the Jane Goodall Institute. The program builds on the legacy and vision of Dr. Jane Goodall to place the power and responsibility for creating community-based solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people. Through the program, young people map their community to identify specific challenges their neighborhoods face. From there, they prioritize the problems, develop a plan for a solution, and take action. Our young members are part of a wave of change across the globe for people, animals and the environment. It is when the minds and hearts of many come together and act as one that we achieve measurable change and lasting impact for our future.” (About Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots)
The project that I’m doing regards donating to children. My project has two parts and I’ve already finished the first. I’ve donated books in English to the Orphanage here in Doha. The second part of the project is to donate stuffed animals to the Children’s Hospital and I’d like the elementary involved in the project.
I would appreciate if you could send in stuffed animals with your child(ren) to school. Nearly new or new would be fantastic. If they could bring their stuffed animals to the front office I will place a box there for collection. The children will be so happy and overjoyed to receive such a gift when they are sick. The preferred deadline to send the stuffed animals in is April 24th.
Thank you so much for your help,