News from 1C

February 6, 2016

A Note from Mrs. Thexton

Dear Parents,

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.

Valentine's Day

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


T2 ASAs have now come to a close. Be sure to watch for the e-mail to sign up for T3 after school activities.

Important Dates


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

Kelli Thexton

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.