1E Newsletter: Week of September 6

What's going on in 1E!

This Week...

Sunday: World Language, Library

Monday: MSArabic/Explore Time, PE, Music

Tuesday: Art, World Language

Wednesday: PE, World Language, Guidance, Back to School Night- 7pm

Thursday: Art, Music

Back to School Night- Sept. 9!

Please join us for Back to School Night and learn more about our class. I will be going over classroom routines, homework routines, and how to access some online things for our class.


Date: Wednesday, September 9

Time: 7pm

Location: Our classroom, LES 1223

For: Parents of 1E


We hope you can join us to hear more about first grade!

Picture Day!

Our class will be having professional photos done on Sunday, September 13th. The photos will be available to order at a later date. Students are invited to dress up for their class photos. These photos will also be used in the yearbook that will be available for order towards the end of the year.

ASAs- After School Activities Start this Week!

If you signed your child up for an ASA it will start this week. Thank you for those of you who have let me know which activity your child will be in so I can get them to the correct place after school. I have received the master list and here is the schedule I have:


Sunday- Calvin, Venice, Samuel

Monday- Xochitl, Kaamila

Tuesday- Camilla, Aidan

Wednesday- Fatima


If you think your child needs to be on this list, please let me know. Your child's ASA teacher will be responsible for dismissal. If you have any questions please contact: zmccabe@asd.edu.qa.

Sock Request for Math!

Please send in one used (but clean) sock that we can use as an eraser for math for our slates. The socks will get dirty and stained by the end of the year. Please don't plan on using this sock again :) If you have more than one sock we would be happy to have extras.

Social Studies

This week we will be focusing on the ASD Value of Respect:

  • I am respectful; books on respect
  • No David! books; acting out respectful vs. disrespectful behaviors
  • Being a respectful technology user

Word Study

We are starting our Word Study routine this week. The whole class will do one sort, so we can learn different activities we will do all year. Later on I will split the class into developmentally appropriate spelling groups based on their spelling stages and there will be different spelling sorts in class.

Beginning of Year Assessments

I am working with students individually to see where they are academically. All students will be seen individually for subject areas. The information that I observe will be used to drive my instruction for the students.

Curriculum Night: Wednesday, September 16th

Join our subject coordinators to hear about the curriculum that will be covered in first grade!


Date: Wednesday, September 16th

Time: 5:30pm

For: Parents of students in the LES

Library Info

Students are allowed to check-out two books at a time at the beginning of the year while they get into the routine of checking out books. Books can be returned any day of the week and new books can be checked out at that time. Students can exchange books before school and at recess. If students want to check out books during library time, then they need to bring their books back on Sundays. Please contact Ms. Cindy, the librarian, for more info: cwright@asd.edu.qa. The library is always looking for parent volunteers too!