Anglo-American School of Moscow – Grade 2 Team

Author: Erika Tabor (Page 1 of 3)

Grade 2 Expo – THANK YOU!

Dear Parents,

The whole grade level (students, teachers, instructional assistants) would like to say a great big THANK YOU for coming to our Expo this morning!

If you were unable to come to the Expo, take a look at the students’ learning journey for this unit in the photos below. Be sure to also take a look at your child’s reflection about this unit on Seesaw.

-The Grade 2 Team

 

Grade 3 Market Day

The students in Grade 3 will have their annual Market Day next Friday, March 13th. The Market Day is part of the Grade 3 unit of inquiry How We Organize Ourselves, during which they have been learning that economic activity relies on a system of exchange and consumption of goods and services. Each Grade 3 student wrote a business plan for a product or service to sell during Market Day.

For Market Day on March 13th, students should bring in small notes and coins to purchase the products and services (such as sweets, games, and other fun items) from the Grade 3 entrepreneurs. The price range for the goods and services will be 20 rubles to 500 rubles.

HTWW – Request for Materials

For their How the World Works project, the Grade 2 students will need materials to build with.  Please take a look at the list below of loose materials that can be donated from home.

Loose materials found at home:

  • paper towel rolls
  • wine bottle corks
  • wire
  • yarn
  • string
  • sturdy boxes (all sizes)
  • plastic bottles
  • small toy cars
  • extra unneeded lego wheels and axles
  • plastic or paper cups
  • small wood pieces
  • anything you think might be used to help us build a compound machine

**You should not expect these items to return home again**

Please send in any of the above materials that you have at home as soon as possible.  The Grade 2 students greatly appreciate your help!

Dress Up Day This Friday (Feb. 7th)

This Friday, February 7th, is our next dress up day sponsored by the ES Student Council.  Friday’s theme is Back to the Future.  Students are encourage to come to school dress in outfits from long ago.

If you child does not wish to participate in the dress up day, they must wear their regular school uniform to school.

ES Swim Club – ASA Term 3 and Term 4

Please see the message below from the Aquatics Department about the opportunity for students in Gr. 2-5 to participate in the ES Swim Club during ASA Term 3 and Term 4.

Dear Parents,

The Elementary School Swim Club is an activity designed to improve stroke technique, aerobic fitness, and to have fun in the water for Grades 2 – 5. The Aquatics Staff are offering an evaluation for the students that would like to join the ES Swim Club VIEW

In order to see the number of participants and to evaluate their skill level… Any G2-G5 student that would like to register for the T3/T4 ES SWIM CLUB ASA, is required to complete a PRE-REGISTRATION SWIM EVALUATION. There are no exception that can be made.

  • The evaluation will be happening on January 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, Feb 3 from 15:30 – 16:10
  • You must use this Registration Form to make an appointment with the Aquatics Staff
  • If your child will not be able to attend one of the following dates and times, they will not be able to join the program.
    • Students may register for ONLY ONE ES Swim Club session (pending numbers)
  • Frequently Asked Questions regarding the ES Swim Club – view here for requirements and evaluation criteria 

ES Swim Club will run from March 11 – May 28.  The students will swim for one extra week during (April 13-16). All ES Swim Club students will be invited to participate in the Penguin Spring Classic on May 16.

Thank you and see you at the pool!

The contact person for ES Swim Club is Ms. Tatiana Goncharenko (AQ <tatiana.goncharenko@aas.ru>

No Ice Skating during PE for now

Please read the important message below from the PE teachers regarding ice skating:

There is no ice skating during PE for the next two weeks, possibly longer. Instead we will be having normal PE classes for now. Moscow’s weather is unfortunately not cooperating with us and we have no ice for ice skating.  For the crew to create the ice rink it needs to get to a certain temperature for a several days in a row.  When we have more information about ice skating we will send this information out.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the elementary PE team. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Fingers crossed we get some cold weather here shortly!

Sincerely,

The ES PE Team (Todd Wohlberg, Nathan Weaver and Jenny Collins)

Important Reminders for this week (Dec. 9-13)

Dear Parents,

There are several important things happening this week.

  • Tuesday (Dec. 10th)New Book Fair – students should bring money in the ziploc bag that they brought home last week (the PTO would greatly appreciate money in small denominations)
  • Wednesday (Dec. 11th) – students are to wear their formal uniform, photos for the yearbook will be taken during rehearsal for the Holiday concert
  • Thursday (Dec. 12th)Grade 1-4 Holiday Concert, students are to wear their formal uniform
  • Friday (Dec. 13th) – ES Spirit Day – Pajama/Festive/Ugly Sweater Day (students who do not wish to participate in the spirit day will need to wear their regular school uniform)

Holiday Concert

Dear Parents,

On Wednesday, December 11th, the students will have their last practice for the Holiday Concert.  Students are to wear their formal uniform to school as photos will be taken during the rehearsal for this school year’s yearbook.

The Gr. 1-4 Holiday Concert will be on Thursday, December 12th at 9:00am in the Bolshoi Theater.  Students are to wear their formal uniform.

Taganka Gift Giving Fund

Please read the message below from the Elementary Student Council about the annual Taganka Gift Giving Fund:

It has been a big part of the AAS holiday tradition to support the children of Taganka every holiday season.  As a CARING community, we would like to continue to donate Christmas gifts to the Taganka Foundation which is an organization that supports children with special needs, troubled teenagers and families who need social and emotional support. We have been supporting the foundation since 1991.  Gift giving bags will be distributed to classes next week.  We would like students to decorate the bags (draw, paint, and make a card to include in the bags to give it a personal touch/connection). Students are asked to bring their filled bags back to school by December 17th. 

We encourage students to include the following items in the bags:

  • winter hat
  • scarf
  • mittens or gloves
  • toys
  • books in Russian
  • Christmas candy
  • art supplies
  • personalized cards made by students

These items should be brand new and for children the same age as your child.

Student Council thanks you in advance for your support!

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