Ms Greenlee's Class
2G at American School of Doha
Dates to Remember:
April 8 ASD Fun Day
April 11 AMA Bake Sale
April 14 LE Movie Night Fundraiser
April 26, 27, 28 Used Book Sale in Library (see below)
April 27 - April 28 ES Student Led Conferences
Brief Subject Updates -- Click on buttons below to open parent letters for each subject
Math: Many students started collecting data this week. Working in groups, students took turns using catapults to aim at targets and then recorded the data. Later we shared each group’s data and created a graph. Also students used animal cards to learn about categorizing information, tallying, and graphing. We continue to work on increasing fluency, and sharing ideas about problem solving. IXL is sponsoring a contest for the month of April. The class that solves the most problems (at each grade level) wins a pizza party.
Reading: We continued to explore poetry this week, specifically noting that poets choose their words and phrases carefully. They use similes, metaphors and personification to compare an object or a person to something else and we might chose to do this too. We wrapped up the unit by searching for, and recording, examples of the musical tools that poets use: Rhythm, Alliteration, Rhyme and Repetition. Students also revisited kidsa-z.com to read some of their poetry selections. teacher login is sgreenlee0, and then each student has a username and password. These are case sensitive.
Writing: We learned that poets use strategies to make their poems sound just right. They pay attention to where you put words and where you don't put words. Poets try a few different ways of breaking up their lines, reading and performing the poem aloud after each try, until the poem is written in a way that sounds just right.
Social Studies: Students enjoyed learning more about landforms this week. We had books to study and a game to play along with images from the internet to help us learn more about landforms and how people interact with them. We will begin building landforms next week and we need your help. Please send newspapers and materials that might be used as bases for paper mache (egg containers, vegetable containers, tops from ‘Beanery’ drinks). Students will be working in pairs or triads to build volcanoes, plateaus, mountains, canyons.
Additional Information- Classroom Donation Request
Library Used Book Sale - Once again it is time for our library annual used book sale. Beginning April 10th, we will accept any gently used books (clean, no pages missing) for this annual sale. The sale will be April 26, 27, and 28, including the Student-led Conferences. For every donation of three books, you will receive a coupon for one free used book.
- If you have newspaper you would like to get rid of please send it in with your child during our Landforms social studies unit. We will be making papier mache landforms as part of our culminating project and would like to begin the collection now.
Change to logging on to NVS
To improve the security of student accounts we are going to change the students' NVS passwords from 12345678 to a unique number for each student. Next week, or soon after, you will get an email containing the new password. This password should be used from then on when you log onto NVS. If you have any problems or questions please feel free to contact me directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through your son or daughter's classroom teacher.
Information From Our Nurses
There are students in your child’s class who have nut allergies. A child with nut allergy can develop mild or severe reactions if they come in contact with the said allergen. Please take note of the following measures:
· Please be considerate of your child’s classmates when sending in snacks (if possible, to avoid sending any nuts or nut products)
· Children should be encouraged to wash their hands before and after lunch, prior to returning to the classroom to avoid any cross-contamination.
· For any special occasions, please be reminded that any food brought in to the class should be nut free.