Grade 1d News
14 November 2015
What a week it has been! I have spent time learning from Kathy Collins, a visiting expert teacher of reading from the U.S., along with a full day working on science curriculum development and another day carrying out reading assessments. A week like this can be unsettling for 6 and 7 year olds, but this has not been the case. A lot of the credit is due to the two fantastic assistants, Miss Pooja and Miss Mariko, who provided amazing support to the class for those two days, ensuring the kids still had a great week of learning. It is also true that the supportive school culture and great group of kids in 1D helped to make things go smoothly.
This coming week has less things going on for me, but will still include some extra reading assessments for students, as we approach the end of trimester. Please make sure they get plenty of sleep, so they can do their best in these.
In the midst of all this week's busy-ness, we still managed to add a few more photos to this week's photo folder. Please check them out.
Coming Events in 1D and Lower Elementary school
FOR THE DIARY
Friday November 20 PTA Gala
Tuesday November 24 Full day of school - 3PM dismissal
Wednesday November 25 Grade One Stone Soup Thanksgiving Celebration
Thursday November 26 Thanksgiving - No School
Tuesday December 1 1st Grade Music concert
Thursday December 3 Report cards sent home electronically
Week of December 7-10 International Week
Thursday December 17 Christmas class party
December 18 - January 2 Winter Break
Making Bricks in the science lab
Students also sorted gravel into different sized pieces, in order to classify and distinguish between sand, gravel and pebbles.
International Week T-Shirts
This is a gentle reminder to fill out International Week T-Shirt order forms and place them in the home-school communication folder by Tuesday November 17th, please. Thank you to those who have already done this.
PTA Latin Dinner Dance - Friday, November 20th 2015
This is also a reminder. I don't know how many tickets are still available, but will probably need to be very quick to ensure you don't miss out:
The PTA are excited to host our annual dinner dance with this year's theme being a colorful and fun Latin night. Tickets for this event are QR350 per person.
Tickets can be purchased at the main administration.
This week sees the end of our 'How To' books unit. The final activities will be focusing on writing conclusions, revising and editing, before students present their work to their friends in our class and another first grade class. Students will also reflect on their work, and evaluate their achievements.
Math Unit 2 Parent Letter
I am very pleased with the work of the students on the Unit 1 test too. Please sign and return those tests if you have not already done so. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions as well.