Ms. Mary's Class

Class 2C at the Elementary School, ASD, Doha.

Week 6, October 8th, 2015

Dear Parents,

We began a Papier Mache project today: we will be creating Hallowe'en pumpkins in time for the Carnival (see below). I greatly appreciated the assistance of Shyla's and Sienna's mums for the project - any parents who would like to join us in the LE Art Room from 8:00 - 8:40 on the next two Thursdays, please come along and join in the mess!

Most units were wrapped up today and we launch new Math, Reading, Writing and Science units on Sunday - no rest for the wicked! Some of the Parent Letters for these new units are below. As we launch a new Math unit, please take note of the Parent Workshop schedule below, specially for parents.

Kind Regards,

Mary Mulqueen

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Subject Updates

  • This week students finished up their unit on adding and subtracting linear measurements. The assessment was given today and I will share the results with you later on. As for next week, students will be taking their number knowledge up to 1000. We will begin with the concept of bundling many smaller units (i.e. tens) to make one larger unit (i.e. a hundred). This foundational unit helps students gain a flexibility with larger numbers to 1000, and it sets the stage for later units on triple digit addition/subtraction and repeated addition. Look for the parent newsletter on Sunday for more information!
  • We wrapped up our Strong Reading Habits unit with a reading celebration. Students reflected on the Readaloud books we've been reading as a class and jotted notes in them to inform the next readers. They also self reflected on their own reading habits using a checklist format. This process was also helpful for setting goals that will carry on into our next reading unit.
  • As we wrapped up the writing unit on Personal Narratives, we payed particular attention to revising and editing. We used a Conventions Checklist to remind us what and how to check spelling and punctuation. Stories were published and shared with peers as a celebration of the writing unit.
  • Students learned the importance of digital citizenship this week. We understand no matter what community we communicate with, citizens should be respectful, honest, considerate, and responsible. Next week we are looking forward to our new science unit all about the life cycles of plants and animals. We’ll begin by dissecting a seed in the science lab!

Why are there more centimetres than dogs?

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Read, Draw, Write...

Read the question, draw the problem, write the equation & work out the answer
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Retelling a story is an important skill in G2

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Upcoming Events...

October 8 AMA Bake Sale

October 11-14 PTA Book Fair

October 18 Let’s Do Math Workshop Parents Grade 2

October 21/22 Parent/Teacher Conferences. 15:40-17:20

October 27 Halloween Classroom Party - 40 minutes

October 27 Halloween Carnival

October 27 Full Day Tuesday, 17:30 - 19:30

October 28 PD Day – Students off

October 29 Day Off!!

PTA Book Fair

The PTA is excited to bring the opportunity for students, parents and teachers to buy new books in the Elementary Presentation Room. There will be lots of fantastic titles not available in Doha. Prices rage from 15 QR to 80 QR
Our class will be going to the book fair on Monday from 8:40 till 9:00(Monday October 12th and Tuesday October 13th are reserved for class visits).

On Wednesday October 14th and Thursday October 15th the Book Fair will be open to all parents from 7:40am - 3:30pm or until quantities are gone

Hallowe'en Carnival

This year our SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Carnival will be held at ASD on Tuesday October 27th from 5:30-7:30pm. All students Pre-K - Grade 5 are invited to attend. We need parent volunteers! If you are interested in helping please fill out the form sent home with your child or contact

Tickets will be sold BEFORE the carnival. Ticket forms will be sent home Thursday October 15th. This event is for ASD students and their families ONLY.

Pumpkin Patch

The annual Pumpkin Patch will be held in the Administration Foyer from Sunday, October 25th - Tuesday, October 27thfrom 7:30am-3:30pm. This is a cash ONLY event that everyone really enjoys and is a great opportunity to do some Halloween shopping. Items include fun gadgets, yummy treats, pumpkins and decorations.

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Nut Allergies

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 (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.

Please contact the nurse office or your homeroom teacher if you have any questions or concern. Thank you for your cooperation
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