Ms Greenlee's Class
2G at American School of Doha
Dates to Remember:
Eid Holiday --Enjoy
27 September -- School begins again
Brief Subject Updates -- Click on buttons below to open parent letters for each subject
Math: This week saw the end of our first numeracy unit and we are now into our new unit on measurement. In partners, the students have been exploring standard and nonstandard units of measurement centered around a book called Measuring Penny.
Reading: In Reading we continued looking at tricky words, especially prefixes, suffixes, and vowel teams in the middle of words. These vowel teams often make 2 different sounds and we want students to self monitor and flip the sound if their reading does not make sense. Students also did a lot of independent reading while teachers worked with small groups for guided reading, or with individuals. Running Records are assessments given individually to help inform teachers' planning.
Writing: Writers considered ways to elaborate their thoughts and feelings. One way is to use dialogue and speech bubbles to stretch out/show their thoughts and feelings. Another way is to use twin sentence to stretch out/show their thoughts, feelings, and actions. Partners read their stories to each other looking for evidence of these strategies.
- Social Studies: We continued our work with community roles by looking at the importance of leadership Students worked in collaborative teams with and without leaders to complete a task. This activity lead to rich discussion about the delicate balance of citizens and leaders.
- Health: This week was Well Being Awareness Week. It was a successful time where students were exposed to a range of activities that related to their physical, mental, emotional and social well being. There were many activities for all the elementary grades that included basketball freeplay, Chinese jump ropes, dance parties, target practice, yoga, meditation beachball volleyball and many other fantastic events that got the students moving and grooving. It was a fantastic and fun week for all involved!
Information From Our Nurses
There are students in your child’s class who have nut allergies. A child with nut allergy can develop mild or severe reactions if they come in contact with the said allergen. Please take note of the following measures:
· Please be considerate of your child’s classmates when sending in snacks (if possible, to avoid sending any nuts or nut products)
· Children should be encouraged to wash their hands before and after lunch, prior to returning to the classroom to avoid any cross-contamination.
· For any special occasions, please be reminded that any food brought in to the class should be nut free.