1E- Newsletter: Week of Sept. 27th

What's going on in first grade!

This Week...

Sunday: No School- Eid

Monday: MSArabic/Explore Time, PE, Music

Tuesday: Art, World Language, Guest Reader- Fatima's mom, 12:30-Dismissal

Wednesday: PE, World Language, Guidance

Thursday: Ms. Mindy- Read Aloud, Art, Music, Explore Time

Homework is starting this week!

Homework is starting this week! You will get a homework packet on Sundays and it is due on Thursday. You may keep it at home for the week or send it back in forth if that's easier to do. I will not check it till Thursday. We are trying something new with the books we are sending home for homework. In an effort to keep better track of what books students are taking home I might stagger the days that students return their books, so I can really help students choose books well. This means sending books back one day a week. I will send home three Just Right books each week based on reading assessments I do with the students and what the skills they've shown in class. Students are expected to read four nights a week. They will also have new library books each week they can read. And they will also have access to RAZ Kids to read from as well as other online databases as the year goes on. Students may also read books from home. We want students learning to love reading! Thank you for your flexibility and patience while we work on figuring out our book system for homework. For now, remember the following:


Sunday- homework sent home

Thursday- return homework to school, graded papers and papers to sign to be sent home-- please check Home Folder

Books for Reading- to be determined... stay tuned!

Online Subscription Websites

Students will have individual logins for different websites glued into their green Home Folders. You will also find in the login for our online class documents. This login/password is an @asd.edu.qa email address and numbers for the passwords. The Home Folder is coming home on Monday.

Social Studies

This week we are focusing on the ASD Value: Compassion

  • I am Compassionate
  • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse-- being compassionate

Upcoming Dates

Here are some important 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 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