The students did a great job singing at the assembly last Friday. They were all very excited to sing the Jolly Phonics songs S, A, T, I, P. They all did a great job. Well done early years! We have started our new unit of inquiry and this week we will continue reading: The Three Little Pigs. We will be discussing and identifying where the story takes place: the sequence of events and the main characters in the story. If you have the book at home, please read it to your child and ask the key questions: What is the title of this story? What characters are in this story? What happens first/at the beginning/end? What happens next? What does the wolf do? What do the Little Pigs do? What happens to the wolf? In maths we are learning about measurement, and comparing height and length. The sound of the week is N. On Tuesday we are going on a field trip on the train to the airport. The students are very excited and looking forward to this trip. Please mark you calendar for Wednesday, 6 th December for report card conferences. The students do not have school that day but they are expected to attend their conference with their parents. I will send out conference appointments forms next week. There will be no school on Thursday the 30th of November and Friday December 1st. It is the Eid al Mawlid holiday. Have a wonderful week! Regards, Mrs Achaoui Ms Boudrika.
Dear Parents, This week in early years we will begin our second unit of inquiry in the PYP trans-disciplinary theme of, ‘How we Express Ourselves’. Our central idea is: Stories can engage their audience and communicate meaning. The lines of inquiry are: What stories can convey; *How stories are created and shared *Feelings and emotions that stories evokes *How to construct an effective story The key concepts that we will look at are connection, reflection and perspective. During this unit we read various stories that convey certain emotions.(happy, sad, excited, scared, etc).They students will learn how to analyse elements in a story that will help them in creating their own. Then they apply what they have learned by creating their own stories. We are looking forward to reading lots of exciting stories. Just a reminder on Wednesday November 22, there will be a Thanksgiving luncheon for students and parents at 12:15pm. Thursday November 23 is no school, Thanksgiving holiday. On Friday November 24 is our monthly assembly at 8:30am. We are looking forward to another great week. Regards, Mrs. Achaoui Ms.Boudrika
Dear Parents, Thank you to all the parents who joined us in our ‘cous cous’ lunch last Friday at ISM. The food and entertainment was spectacular! A big thank you to Mr.Achlim, the cafeteria staff and all the other support staff in making this event possible.Also hats off to teachers and students for sharing their talents and singing the Moroccan National Anthem. Last week we studied the letter T .We learned new vocabulary, had fun reading about turtles and visited our turtle in the schools garden.Afterwards,we made puppets and pretended we were turtles. Then we made our own poster of turtles eating lettuce! This week we will be studying the letter/sound ‘I’ and singing ‘Inky the Mouse is my Pet’, from our Jolly Phonics program. We will be learning new words that begin with I. In mathematics we will continue learning names and descriptive features of 2D shapes and we will also begin learning to play dominoes. We will be discussing not only objects can be counted but claps.jumps and steps. We are looking forward to another great week. Mrs. Achaoui Mrs.Boudrika.
Click Dear Parents, I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Autumn break. I can’t wait for the students to tell me which places they visited. I am sure they will be excited to draw a picture of what they did. This Friday November 10th, is Moroccan heritage day at ISM. Students may come to school in Moroccan dress or their school uniforms and parents are very welcome and invited to join their children for a special lunch. Looking forward to seeing everyone. Last week we read the book, Do You Want To BeMy Friend, and the students made their own puppets. They chose which animal they wanted to be, they drew that animal and then they made their puppet. They were so excited to act it out with their classmates. This week we will be learning the letter T and reading: I Can’t Get My Turtle to Move. This story is about a lively group of animals demonstrating numbers one through ten--except for one lazy turtle that just won't move. After we read the story we will go into the garden and observe our turtle. I wonder if he will move if we give him some lettuce leaves? In math we will be reviewing shapes and counting one more and one less on our number chart. Have a wonderful week. Sincerely, Mrs. Achaoui Miss Boudrika