Grade 1d News

10 December 2015

Welcome to another 1D News letter.

Photos in this week's photo folder include many different activities from an amazing International Week, where the theme was 'One Tribe'. It was very exciting to have Moritz and Raytu representing their countries as flag bearers during the opening ceremony. (Sorry Moritz, I wasn't able to get a photo of you, but there is one of Raytu.) The food, entertainment and activities that were included in this week were fantastic. Many, many people worked extremely hard to make this week a success, so a big thank you goes out to all involved from Class 1D!

A few photo highlights have been included below and there are others in the photo folder.


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Coming Events in 1D and Lower Elementary school


Monday - Tuesday Fair Trade Sale

Tuesday Qatar National Day Activity Day: Whole day schedule, 3:00 Dismissal

Thursday Christmas class party / Pajama day


December 18 - January 2 Winter Break

Fair Trade Sale

Grade 5 are selling hot cocoa and other small food items for Fair Trade on Monday and Tuesday next week. Items are priced between 5 & 30 QAR.

Math games homework

Next week a binder of math games will be sent home in your child's home bag in a brown envelope. Some of these are games we have played before, and many we will be playing in class after the new year. Please feel free to use these as a fun way to keep your child's skills sharp over the break. The cards needed for each game are included with the packet on yellow card stock. Please keep this game binder because we will be using them as part of the homework assignments in the future.

Pajama Day

This fun event has been rescheduled to the final school day before the Winter Break. That's right, the new date for Pajama Day is 17 December!


ASD calendars were sent home this week. There was a small number of spares left in the room, so it would be good if you could check to see that you have received the number you ordered. The spares will be returned to the office.


Central Message: What is the big idea through the book?

Building connections between how characters learn lessons and how we learn lessons. (text to self).


Big Ideas:

Ending punctuation

  • when to put punctuation: needs a subject and a verb

  • types of punctuation: period, exclamation, question


Big Idea: Introducing Place Value

  • identify 1 ten as a unit by renaming representations of 10
  • Solve addition and subtraction problems decomposing and composing teen numbers as 1 ten and some ones
  • Learn and practice skills through games

Social Studies

Continue to research different ecosystems:

Deserts, Grasslands, Rainforests, Tundra.

Students do their own research using Pebble go