Ms. Mary's Class
Class 2C at the Elementary School, ASD, Doha.
Week 21, February, 4th, 2016
What a great day we had on Tuesday! Thank you to Jaci, Elizabeth's mum, for the great selection of photos below. I think the expression on Fahad's face says it all!
In 2C we are looking forward to the arrival of our 'buddy' MEASAC basketball team, the Varsity Girls team from American & British School of Oman. We will welcome them at the Opening ceremony on Thursday and if time permits, we will watch them play a game and be their supporters!
Lower Elementary School Sport's Day 2016
9 February - No School
10 February - Photo Retakes
11 February - AMA Bake Sale
14 February - Class Valentine Party
- Math: We have really consolidated our addition and subtraction strategies this week, through rigorous practice and close attention to the mistakes we sometimes made. We have a bagful of strategies to choose from now! We have even been creating our own word problems to challenge others to use their skills.
- Reading: We have been doing amazing work inferring about our characters in reading. We know a writer gives us clues to infer by showing not telling us how the character thinks, acts, and feels. We have read so many great examples of show not tell, and in
- Writing: we have learned to follow the example of our authors by taking a telling part of our own written story and turning it into showing. Some of us were ready to use our checklists to edit our stories.
Explain Everything movies
Explain Everything movies made to show the arrow way and place value tile/chip model strategies
Lower Elementary Math Parent 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.
How would you show, not tell, what emotion a character is feeling?
Class giving clues for Jackson to determine the emotion
They thought of a time when they felt that way and described it to Elizabeth
Freyja listened to the clues and inferred what the emotion was
IXL practice for this Math unit
Important Information from the LES Office
Nannies and Drivers are not allowed on campus until 2:45pm daily. If you are sending a driver or nanny to pick up your child throughout the school day for an appointment or other reasons you need to let the Elementary Office know by email. Please email Deb Fenley email@example.com and Swati Korpal firstname.lastname@example.org the following information: Who will be picking up your child, what time they will pick up and the reason for picking the child up and family ID Number which is located on your ID badge.
Gate 5 Entry Update
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.
Friendship Festival T-Shirt Orders
Remember to please bring in your Friendship Festival T-Shirt orders by Sunday January 31st. T-Shirts will be sold at Gate 5 and Gate 8 the week of February 21st - 25th. This year's Friendship Festival T-Shirt gives you free entrance to this year's Friendship Festival which will be on February 26th.
National Foreign Language Week, March 7 – 13, 2016 (All the World language team and classes)
Pass it forward: world language students will teach the community a word they have learned
- Selected students will say hello in different languages each day over the intercom
Hour of Code - learning to code / program
New Entry to Campus Procedures
Starting January 17th, 2016 there will be some changes for students and parents entering the ASD Campus supporting student safety. All students will be required to scan their Dragon Wristband entering and exiting the campus. It is recommended that you remind your child to wear their wristband daily. Replacement Dragon bands may be purchased at the front desk of the Administrative entrance for 50 qr. Wristbands will be distributed to Lower Elementary Students next week by their teachers. Your child's dragon band will be labeled with their name on a key tag. We kindly ask parents to keep this label on the wrist band for easy identification.
Parents and domestic staff will not be permitted through Gate 5 for morning drop off. Students may enter through Gate 5 using their wristbands and teachers will be there to supervise starting at 7:40 am. Parents wishing to accompany their children to classes are asked to enter through Gates 8 & 10.
Pick-up procedures will remain the same, parents will be able to enter and exit the campus through Gate 5 from 2:45 - 4:15 PM. Pick up procedures for PACT Tuesdays and our Pre-K Students will also remain the same, parents will be able to enter through Gate 5 at 12:15 PM. We kindly ask parents and guests to enter through Gate 8 during the school day. We thank you for your continued patience and cooperation as we work to keep our school safe and continue the improvements to the ASD campus.
ASD 2016 Calendars FOR SALE!
The 2016 ASD Calendars will be for sale in the Elementary Office starting Sunday December 6th. These make great gifts for friends and family, get yours today!
Tuesday After School Activity Pick Up
Parents picking up students from After School Activities on Tuesdays should enter through Gate 8. A kind reminder to all parents to bring and display your ASD Dragon Card at all times while on campus.
Students are not allowed on the playground equipment at Gate 5 until after 3:15 PM. Children MUST be supervised by an adult at all times. Adults must be present on the playground and be able to see your child(ren). If children are left unsupervised they will be asked to leave the playground immediately for safety reasons.
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 (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.
So many more reading resources here. Class name username is mmulqueen2, no password is required.