Ms Greenlee's Class
2G at American School of Doha
Dates to Remember:
May 26 MAPS results sent home
May 30 Irish Storyteller Visit - Library will provide further detail
May 31-- 2G Goes Bowling (other grade two classes go on different days--bring socks)
June 5 Step up Day 8:10-8:40
June 7 Full Day Tuesday – Tuesday Morning Schedule
June 9 Last Day Assembly @ 9 am
June 9 Last Day of School - Student Dismissal at 12:00pm – Report Cards go Home
Making Badges for NVS
Enjoying the Fruits of Our Labor
Knowing usernames and passwords will be essential for accessing NVS over the summer
Seems Like Yesterday
We are proud to announce Gate 6 will be open for use starting Sunday, May 29 and Gate 5 will close. The change of gates for the last two weeks of school is to facilitate construction of the new Learning Support classrooms for opening as early as possible, and to improve pedestrian traffic flow through campus.
Gate 6 is situated 50 meters further down the road from Gate 5, towards Al Saad and students should be dropped off at Gate 6 in the mornings starting Sunday, May 29.
The play area and access to Lower Elementary through the entrance adjacent to Gate 5 will be closed off as well to support safe construction of the Learning Support classrooms.
The Grade One and Two playground will be closed to students for the remainder of the school year, other areas will be designated for outdoor recess.
We thank you once again for your support and patience during this transition.
Grade 2 Service Learning
Grade 2 Mini-Marketplace
Six students in 2G contributed items to sell and several students brought money to spend/donate. All enjoyed shopping, and some learned valuable marketing lessons as well. Our shops, all seven classes, raised quite a bit of money to add to the donation fund.
Remember that you and your child are invited to help second grade teachers with the clean up of the Shukran dinner on May 30th ending around 6:30 pm. Since our HOW community workers will be honored at the dinner, this is one more way we can help show our appreciation. Feel free to meet me just outside the cafeteria by the track at 6:15 if you would like.
Brief Subject Updates
Math: We continued to construct and deconstruct arrays and we used arrays to represent and solve word problems using repeated addition.
Reading: Students have been choosing books, sharing books with partners or clubs, and working on their reading goals. The Library has been setting out lots of books (up for grabs to staff) and 2G took advantage. We had the chance to spend a day sharing and savoring picture books and noticing what we could about the illustrations. Many students found a book to take home for the week. Please be aware that parents are able to check out 15 books from the library over the summer. The rule is the books must not be taken out of the country.
Writing: Students have been enjoying the opportunity to chose what kind of writing they’d like to do. Many teachers also sat with students to review and discuss individual student’s scores from the Common Writing Prompt (CWP). This allowed writers the opportunity to go back, make revisions and edit. Writing to a prompt is a school skill, and it's different from workshop approach. We also reiterated how to be a helpful writing partners. Writers are keen to demonstrate skills that may not have been evident in their CWP piece. Assessments are meant to be learning opportunities. The highlight of the week was listening to many writers who volunteered to share their writing. Knowing that our writing will be appreciated is motivational.
Science: Our forces and motion unit is coming to an end and students have had the opportunity to review the forces they have learned by creating videos or annotating images of balance, gravity, and friction. Of course the most exciting part of the unit is the bowling alley field trip. Students will be using what they know about pushes, pulls, and balance to help them as they bowl!
Change to logging on to NVS
To improve the security of student accounts we are going to change the students' NVS passwords from 12345678 to a unique number for each student. Next week, or soon after, you will get an email containing the new password. This password should be used from then on when you log onto NVS. If you have any problems or questions please feel free to contact me directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through your son or daughter's classroom teacher.
Information From Our Nurses
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 (if possible, to 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.