1E Newsletter: Week of December 13

What's going on in first grade!

This Week...

Sunday: World Language, Library

Monday: MSArabic/Explore Time, PE, Music

Tuesday: FULL DAY OF SCHOOL- 3pm dismissal, Qatar National Day Activities

Wednesday: PE, World Language, IT, 1st Grade Holiday Rotations, Holiday Reading Rainbow

Thursday: PAJAMA DAY!, ES Holiday Sing-along, Art, Music, Holiday Party

Fun Events This Week!

We have a lot of fun events coming up this week!


Holiday Party- Send in items on Wednesday

  • To be sure we have all of our supplies for our party on Thursday, please send in all the party items on Wednesday
  • I will store everything for us for the party

Activity Day for Qatar National Day

  • Tuesday is a full day and the students will participate in fun activities to celebrate Qatar National Day

Holiday Rotations

  • The first grade teachers are putting on fun holiday activities
  • Students will have a great time working with kids from other classrooms and visiting different teachers for fun learning activities

Holiday Reading Rainbow

  • Students will go to different classroom and hear favorite holiday stories

Pajama Day

  • As mentioned in previous newsletters, since the pajama day was cancelled due to the rain day, we will be making up the pajama day on Thursday
  • Students are invited to wear pajamas to school and bring one "extra" item (i.e. pillow, blanket, or stuffed animal)

ES Holiday Sing-along

  • Students will come together for an assembly to sing holiday songs

Tuesday, December 15- Full Day- 3pm Dismissal

We would like to remind you that Tuesday, December 15 and Tuesday, January 5th will be full school days with dismissal at 3 pm for students in KG – Grade 12. This is to make up for the lost day (instructional time) on November 25.

Math Games for Home

A binder of math games was sent home in your child's home bag in a brown envelope. Some of these are games we have played before, and many we will be playing in class after the new year. Please feel free to use these as a fun way to keep your child's skills sharp over the break. The cards needed for each game are included with the packet on yellow card stock. Please keep this game binder because we will be using them as part of the homework assignments.

Minions Movie Night Cancelled

Minions Movie Night was cancelled due to bad weather. All funds are being sent home today. Money was placed in the students' backpacks.

Anyone leaving early or coming back late?

For planning purposes, please let me know if your child is leaving early or coming back later so I can plan accordingly. Thanks! Have a great break!

Fair Trade Sale

Fair Trade Sale. Grade 5 selling hot cocoa, etc., for Fair Trade on Monday and Tuesday next week. Prices between 5 & 30 QAR.

Social Studies

We are starting to research an ecosystem:

  • selecting an ecosystem: desert, tundra, rainforest, grasslands
  • researching information online, in books, and other resources