1E Newsletter: Week of January 31
What's going on in 1st grade!
Sign and Return
Gate 5 Entry
After 8:00am parents can enter through Gate 5 on days when there are Principal Coffee Mornings, Counsellors Coffee or Workshops and Let’s Do Math Workshops.
Parents picking up sick students can enter through Gate 5, the ES Nurses will leave the parents name with the Guard House for easy and quick access.
ASD Sports Day
Friendship Festival Shirt Order
This year's Friendship Festival T-Shirt gives you free entrance to this year's Friendship Festival which will be on February 26th.
Valentine's Day Project
Friendly Reminder: Homework Routine
- Sunday: sent home- green homework folder with homework, mesh zippy pouch with home reading books
- Thursday: return to school- green homework folder with completed homework, mesh zippy pouch with home reading books completed
Please let me know if you have any questions!
We are continuing our Nonfiction: All About writing unit. Most students completed their first stories this week and are starting new ones next week.
Students continue to read nonfiction:
This week will continue to work with place value as well as adding bigger numbers together:
- planning for a new book
- spelling strategies
- twin sentences
- reviewing paper choices
- text features and how they help us
- fluency and reading with expression
- what can we learn from nonfiction books
Lower Elementary Math Drop In
Our Math Coordinator, Mrs. Carol Little will be holding a Lower Elementary parent drop in / office hour every Wednesday from 2:00 – 3:00pm. Mrs. Little will be available at this time every week to assist parents who need further information about our Math program or who would like help / suggestions with how to support their children at home. It will be held in Ms. Mindy Martin’s office.
Collecting Cardboard for Explore Time
February 2- ASD Sports Day
February 9- No School, Qatar Sports Day
February 11- ASD Elementary Swim Champs
February 14- Valentine’s Classroom Party
February 14-18- Reading Week
February 23- 1st Grade 100th Day of School
February 23- 2nd Grade Concert
February 26- Friendship Festival
March 10- Trimester 2 Ends
March 17- Report Cards sent home electronically
March 17- St. Patrick’s Day and Shamrock Shamble
March 25-April 4- Spring Break
April- Poetry Month
April 5- Full-day of school, 3pm dismissal
April 8- ASD Fun Day
April 21- Arabic Concert, 7:30pm
April 26-28- Used Book Sale
April 27-28- Student-Led Conferences- Portfolio Day
May 1-17- PK-12 Art Show
May 3- PTA Faculty/Staff Appreciation Lunch
May 8- 1st Grade Writer’s Café
May 12- 5th Grade Play
May 17- KG Music Concert
May 19- Volunteer Breakfast
May 22- No School for Students, Teacher Professional Development
May 24- Full-day of school, 3pm dismissal
May 26- Assistant Appreciation Lunch
June 5- Step-Up Day
June 7- Full-day of school, 3pm dismissal
June 9- Last Day Assembly
June 9- Last Day of School, Report Cards go home