Grade 1d News
08 October 2015
welcome to 1d news
Below - Moritz and Gabriella take a bow after their role-play.
Coming Events in 1D and Lower Elementary school
Week of October 11 - 15
- PTA Book Fair (1D's class shopping is on Monday 12th)
Wednesday October 21 (3:40PM - 7:30PM)
- Parent - Teacher Conferences
Thursday October 22 (7:40AM - 12:00PM)
- Parent -Teacher Conferences. Note: No school for students.
Tuesday October 27
- Halloween Carnival and Party - Note: Full day schedule.
Wednesday October 28
- Student-free day (Teacher Professional Development)
Thursday October 29
- Break - No school.
Friday November 20
- PTA Gala
Tuesday November 24
- Full day of school - 3PM dismissal
Thursday November 26
- Thanksgiving - No School
Tuesday December 1
- 1st Grade Music concert
Thursday December 3
- Report cards sent home electronically
- International Week
Thursday December 17
- Christmas class party
December 18 - January 2
- Winter Break
The Elementary book fair is next week, in the Elementary Presentation Room. This is a great opportunity to expand students' personal libraries and help them grow as readers. 1D's shopping day is on Monday, October 12.
Wednesday October 14th and Thursday October 15th, the Book Fair will be open to all parents from 7:40am - 3:30pm or until quantities are gone
There will be lots of fantastic titles not available in Doha. Prices rage from 15 QR to 80 QR. Please note, students will have to use cash to purchase books, we cannot use the Dragon Bracelets at the book fair.
This year our SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Carnival will be held at ASD on Tuesday October 27th from 5:30-7:30pm. All students Pre-K - Grade 5 are invited to attend. We need parent volunteers! If you interested in helping please fill out the form sent home with your child or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets will be sold BEFORE the carnival. Ticket forms will be sent home Thursday October 15th. This event is for ASD students and their families ONLY.
Big Idea: making predictions, conversing about books, assessment
We have been enjoying reading with partners, as well as reading independently. I have been working to get to know 1D's students' learning needs better, and finding books to suit each individual. Beginning next week, we will be building in more small-group rotations of targeted activities into the regular routines.
Home reading books are on their way more formally next week too. I have had to re-think some organization in the classroom to enable the students to shop for 'good fit' books independently and effectively.
"There is no app to replace your lap. Read to your child."
As our illustration unit draws towards a close, we will be working on Revising and Editing strategies. Students will choose one of their pieces of writing to 'fancy up' and publish.
Two helpful acronyms we will be learning are:
- ARMS (Add, Remove, Move and Substitute) for Revising, and
- CUPS (Capitals, Usage, Punctuation and Spelling) for Editing