We will continue our Unit “Who we Are” this week. We are reading We Are Alike, We Are Different and this promotes how the students will recognize how they are similar to their classmates. We are working on fine motor skills and drawing self-portraits. In Maths, we are counting objects to ten and counting as high as we can. We are still practicing our classroom rules, jobs and making good choices. We are doing surveys about ourselves and our favourite things. We are also working on our names: recognising, spelling and knowing first and last names. This week’s song is: 1, 2 Buckle My Shoe.
Have a wonderful week!
What a wonderful first three days we had! It was also wonderful meeting the new and the returning students. These first few weeks of school will focus on the personal, social and emotional development of the students. They will explore the classroom materials, we will discuss behaviour expectations and set the class rules and routines.
If you have not already done so, please send in a change of ISM clothing to be kept at school in case of accidents and a small pillow and blanket. Also please send in an old, large t-shirt to be used as an art shirt for painting. I am very excited about the year we have ahead of us in early years. It is going to be full of learning and excitement!
Eileen Achaoui and Ilham Boudrika
Welcome Early Years at ISM!
My name is Mrs. Eileen Achaoui and I am happy to be teaching your child this year and look forward to helping them grow and blossom in our early years program. My aims are to nurture in your child a love of school and learning, to help them gain confidence in themselves and their special abilities, to help them gain independence, to develop their language and math skills in order to prepare them for the school years to come, and, most of all, to give them an environment where they feel safe to explore, discover, and take risks. A child’s love of learning is developed early in life and can have a lasting effect on their feelings about school and about themselves. I want to make their experiences positive and enriching; my classroom is a happy, safe place where they will learn and discover together.
I am happy to say I have an amazing assistant this year, her name is Ms. Ilham Boudrika. She has a degree in Business Management and has worked many years teaching different ages. She is really looking forward to working with your children.
I am originally from England, but I have lived in Morocco for many years. I have a Bachelors degree in Education from the UK and certified in ESL and lots of experience teaching 3-5 years old!
School is only one piece of the puzzle that makes up your child’s education. It is very important that your child has an enriched, active environment at home where they are able to continue exploring ideas and activities that they are learning at school. Your child will love creating at home and sharing new skills they have learned with you!
Supplies to send to school:
Change of clothes
One uniform (weather appropriate) to be kept at school or in backpack
Hat to be worn at recess
Blanket and pillow for nap time
We look forward to meeting with you to discuss our program in more depth. If you have any questions or concerns before then, please contact us at
Eileen Achaoui & Ilham Boudrika