# 1F Weekly News

## Dear Parents,

Happy Spring Break!

The children definitely deserve a good break. I hope you can spend some quality time with them. I want to thank you for your support for the past 10 weeks as I learned the ins and outs of 1F. I thank you for your understanding and patience, not to mention your warm encouraging words of support. Educating a child is not a simple feat and this is not possible myself alone but with you as well. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Please be rest assured that a qualified teacher and Ms Banu will take the class for 3 days from 5th to the 7th of April, until Mrs D returns to school the following week.

The children had a great time visiting the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) on Sunday. The children got to notice the details of some artefacts, and some of us were fascinated by the age of some of these artefacts. The oldest we noticed was 1000 years old!

But what the children enjoyed the most were the grass where the could run on and the entertaining playground. It was a little hot but they enjoyed their time running around expelling much energy.

## Happy Birthday, Mrs D!

Tuesday March 22nd was Mrs D's birthday. Since we couldn't celebrate it with her, we sent her our love by singing her 'Happy birthday'. The children were so excited to be able to send her a message from afar.

## Shapes shapes and shapes

In Math, we have been discussing 2D shapes this week - mainly the triangle and quadrilateral. The children have also learned what a polygon is. One thing I have learnt this week is that a circle is not a polygon. I thought it but somehow I was not convinced of it until a student pointed it out. The circle only has one side so it cannot be a polygon.

We have also enjoyed the story called 'The Greedy Triangle'. I share the book with you, in case you want to revisit the book with your child over the break to keep their memory fresh on 2D shapes.

Interactive Read Aloud: Geometry: The Greedy Triangle with questions embedded
Polygon Song Video

## Poetry Month

April is the Poetry Month. If you would be great for you to share one of your favourite poems with your child. If you or your child speak another language, why not sure a (simple) poem in that language?

Following is the poem the children created together on an everyday object: the sharpener.

## First week back - April 5th

Please note that the first day back from the Spring Break is the April 5th, and we will be on SUNDAY FULL DAY schedule. So the children will be ready to be picked up from the cafeteria at 3 pm, unless they are bus riders. However, there will be no ASAs on the 5th April.

## 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.

## Farewells

We sadly say goodbye to Marva as she moves back to Indonesia. We will be missing her in the class, her smile and gentle nature. We wish her the very best.
Have a wonderful break!

Ms. Cat

## Sneak Peak At The Week Ahead

This Week

March 25-April 4- Spring Break

Coming Up

April- Poetry Month

April 5- Full-day of school, 3 pm dismissal

April 21- Arabic Concert, 7:30 pm

April 26-28- Used Book Sale

April 27-28- Student-Led Conferences- Portfolio Day

May 1-17- PK-12 Art Show

May 3- PTA Faculty/Staff Appreciation Lunch

May 8- 1st Grade Writer’s Café

May 12- 5th Grade Play

May 17- KG Music Concert

May 19- Volunteer Breakfast

May 22- No School for Students, Teacher Professional Development

May 24- Full-day of school, 3 pm dismissal

May 26- Assistant Appreciation Lunch

June 5- Step-Up Day

June 7- Full-day of school, 3 pm dismissal

June 9- Last Day Assembly

June 9- Last Day of School, Report Cards go home