1E- Week of October 11, 2015

What's going on in 1st grade!

This Week...

Sunday: World Language, Library

Monday: MSArabic/Explore Time, PE, Music

Tuesday: Art, World Language, Guest Reader (Volunteer needed!)

Wednesday: PE, World Language, Guidance

Thursday: Art, Music

Book Fair

The PTA Book Fair is coming up! The PTA is excited to bring the opportunity for students, parents and teachers to buy new books in the Elementary Presentation Room. There will be lots of fantastic titles not available in Doha. Prices rage from 15 QR to 80 QR. The books are priced so that the vast majority cost about 20qr to 25qr each. They are priced comparably to what they would be priced at in book fairs in schools in the United States.

We are going on Monday. You are invited to send money in with your child to purchase book at the fair. This is not required, but students enjoy purchasing books to read at this time. This is a great opportunity to expand students personal library and grow as readers.

This is a cash only event. Please send cash if your child would like to buy books.

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Our class will be going to the book fair on Monday from 1:00-1:20pm.

  • Monday October 12th and Tuesday October 13th- Reserved for class visits
  • Wednesday October 14th and Thursday October 15th- The Book Fair will be open to all parents from 7:40am - 3:30pm or until quantities are gone

Sign and Return- Math Check-ins and Halloween Carnival Volunteer Info

You will find in the Green Home Folder on the "Please Sign and Return" side Math Check-Ins and Halloween Carnival information. Please review everything, sign, and return it to school. Let me know if you have any questions.

Homework Reminder

Thank you for your support with homework at home. We appreciate the help. Please remember to send work back on Thursdays along with the Green Home Folder. The Green Home Folder is helpful to keep things organized and to help from losing items.

: Return Green Home Folder; Homework and new books sent home

Thursday: Return homework, books, and Green Home Folder to class; graded work and other papers from school sent home in Green Home Folder

High Frequency Words-- Lists Sent Home

You will find in the Green Home Folder lists A-F of the High Frequency Words. Students need to practice these and should know them by the end of the school year. They should be able to read these words accurately and quickly (no sounding out, no pausing). I've highlighted the lists your child need to continue to work on. If nothing is highlighted, your child can just review as needed. If there are lists highlighted, I would recommend you practice these lists when possible. Thank you for your support with these at home!

Social Studies

We are wrapping up our Social Studies Unit:

  • acting out the ASD Values
  • Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon-- being proud of yourself
  • making a poster to show the ASD Values

New Picture Online


We have new pictures posted online. You can login to this Google Drive folder by using your child's Gmail login and a 6-digit number password I have glued into their Green Home Folder. The login is 27(first initial)(last name)@asd.edu.qa-- i.e. 27acarroll@asd.edu.qa.

Pumpkin Patch

The annual Pumpkin Patch will be held in the Administration Foyer from Sunday, October 25th - Tuesday, October 27th

from 7:30am-3:30pm. This is a cash ONLY event that everyone really enjoys and is a great opportunity to do some Halloween shopping. Items include fun gadgets, yummy treats, pumpkins and decorations.

Halloween Carnival

This year our SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Carnival will be held at ASD on Tuesday October 27th from 5:30-7:30pm. All students Pre-K - Grade 5 are invited to attend. We need parent volunteers! If you interested in helping please fill out the form sent home with your child or contact mmartin@asd.edu.qa

Tickets will be sold BEFORE the carnival. Ticket forms will be sent home Thursday October 15th. This event is for ASD students and their families ONLY.

Upcoming Dates

  • October 11-14: PTA Book Fair
  • October 21-22: Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:40pm-7:20pm (21st) and 7:40am-12:00pm (22nd)
  • October 25-27: Pumpkin Patch
  • October 27: Halloween Class Party
  • October 27: Halloween Carnival
  • October 28: PD Day- No School for Students
  • October 29: No School
  • November 20: PTA Gala
  • November 24: Full Day of School- 3pm dismissal
  • November 25: Thanksgiving Celebrations
  • November 25: End of Trimester 1
  • November 26: Thanksgiving- No School
  • December 1: 1st Grade Music Concert
  • December 3: Report Cards sent home electronically
  • December 7-10: International Week
  • December 17- Christmas Class Party
  • December 18-January 2: Winter Break