News from 1C
February 6, 2016
A Note from Mrs. Thexton
I hope you have had a nice weekend and are taking advantage of the lovely Doha weather! I was able to spend time with good friends and family this weekend, getting out and soaking up some sun and Vitamin D!
We have concluded our Social Studies unit and started a new Science unit - Plants and Animals: Forms and Functions. In this experiment and observation-heavy unit, students will learn:
1. What are the parts and functions of plants?
2. What are the observable characteristics of animals?
3. How do animal structures function?
Remember that homework is due on Thursday, but if you need the weekend, it is fine to bring it in on Sunday. Please make sure that your child is the one putting homework in their book bag so they know it is there. We are finding many students don't know they have their homework and are not getting it turned in on time. Also, remind your child to record the title of the book in their book bag on their reading log each day.
100th Day of School
1st Grade will celebrate the 100th day of school on Thursday, Feb 11. Students have the option to bring in 100 items to make a 100 collection during Explore time this week. So far, students have brought in bow-tie pasta, jewels, stickers, and craft sticks, to name a few objects. These can be sent in any day, Sunday - Wednesday, this week.
Our Valentine's Day party will be held on Sunday, Feb 14 from 1:35 - 2:10. Students should be writing 2 or 3 Valentine cards each day so they are not under pressure to get them all completed the weekend before the party. The purpose of the Valentine is to write something kind and respectful about each students in our class. Students may also create cards for specialist teachers, as well.
Cards should be sent in on Thursday, Feb 11 or Sunday, Feb 14 at the latest. We will pass the cards out in the morning of the 14th.
If you are interesting in helping with the party, please contact Rouqueya at firstname.lastname@example.org.
T2 ASAs have now come to a close. Be sure to watch for the e-mail to sign up for T3 after school activities.
February 9- No School, Qatar Sports Day
February 11- 1st Grade 100th Day of School
February 14- Valentine’s Classroom Party 1:35 - 2:10
February 14-18- Reading Week
February 26- Friendship Festival
March 10- Trimester 2 Ends
March 17- Report Cards sent home electronically
March 17- St. Patrick’s Day
March 25-April 4- Spring Break
Coming up next week in 1C
Informational Readers Learn About the World
Informational/All About Books
Addition Within 40