2F Weekly News

Week of November 9, 2014

A Note from Ms. Graves

Dear Families,

We had a pretty eventful week this week and I hope your child has come home excited! We spent the week in reading learning strategies for solving triky words and movements to go with them. Ask your child about cross checking, flipping the sound, and also using the beginning and ending of the word to help problem solve the middle. We had 6 everyday heroes share visit our classroom to share their role and responsibilities with the students. Next week we will practice our friendly letter writting, but sending them an appreciation letter. Next week will also be our last week in the information writing unit. We will focus on editing for spelling, capitalization, and look at how we use commas to list details.

In math we learned what a gram was (about the weight of a paperclip or peanut) and made predictions about the weight of some everyday objects. Students will mass these objects next week to see how close they were to their predictions and we will also explore area using colored tiles. After some measurement olypmics practice, we will have our Measuring Unit Test on Thursday.

Keep reading for highlights and pictures.

School Announcements

  1. Hena Khan picture books are still avaiable for purchase - she will be visiting ASD on Nov 17th
  2. Please remember the elementary playgrounds are closed until 3:15pm, and children must be supervised after this time.
  3. Scholastic Book Orders have been sent home, please return them by Wednesday, November 19th

Warm Regards,



In Case of Absence

  • contact Lower Elementary Office Manager, Mrs. Krista Wilson if you know your child will be absent
  • email kwilson@asd.edu.qa
  • or call the elementary office at 4459-1550


  • needs to be returned every Sunday, but can be turned in on Thursdays
  • kindly make sure your child has a chance to read their just right books each night
  • keep in mind library books are chosen by interest and may not be just right - they are perfect for reading after Just Right Reading Time
  • please email me during the week if your child has difficuluty completing the work - this way I can explain it to them before the weekend

Dragon Bands

  • can be topped up at the vending machines on campus
  • email alerts will be sent once the account dips below 100 QR

Highlights of the Week

Upcoming Events

Upper and Lower Elementary Parent and Counselor Coffee

Sunday, Nov. 23rd, 8am

8:10 actually

Join the Elementary Counselors on November 23rd at 8:10am in the elementary cafeteria to discuss Behavior Management: An Alternative Approach. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Movie Night for 1st and 2nd Grade

Sunday, Nov. 30th, 3-5:30pm

Elementary Cafeteria

50.00 riyals: includes the movie, pizza, drinks, and a home-made dessert. Information flyers were sent home this week