Sunday, August 19, 2018

Our First Week of School!

Thank you to those families who have brought in supplies! If you need help with supplies, please see Oumou or Mariam in the front office.

Dear Grade 1 Parents,
You might have noticed your children having paint on their clothes on Friday. They did a great job in making painted paper for future use in the art room. Unfortunately it became a bit messy. Please know that the paint washes out quite easily.
Thank you for your understanding,
Simone Kamminga
Art teacher at AISB

Important Dates:
  • August 20-22: Tabaski Holiday-No School
  • August 23 (6pm): First meeting of the AISB Board of Trustee
  • August 24 (7:30am): First PTO meeting - planning the Welcome Back BBQ
  • September 3: Start of first quarter After School Activities
  • September 6: K-12 Back to School Night 7:00-8:30 pm
  • September 8Welcome Back BBQ

Below are photos from our first week including reading buddies with Grades 4/5, writing workshop with partners, math games and our first Friday share!


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Our First Day of Grade One!

Welcome to the new school year!

My name is Julie Gibson and I will be teaching Grade 1. This is my third year at AISB after teaching at schools in Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Iraq and California. I have taught IB, British National, and Common Core/AERO curricula. This year, we are lucky to have Mr. Sam joining us during literacy and Ms. Irama joining us during Math.

The primary method of communication with families will be through our class blog, so please be sure to view the posts when you receive them and check the blog regularly. I will share information about student learning, the curriculum, photographs, recommendations about how you can assist your child’s learning, and more. I am thrilled to partner with you through the year in your child’s journey of learning.

Our non-swimming PE days are Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Please ensure your child wears appropriate clothing including athletic shoes. For swimming later on, your child will need a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and flip-flops.

Mondays are our library days. Students will bring home reading folders and classroom books in a few weeks.

Please send a hat to school along with a reusable water bottled, both labeled with your child’s name.

If you have areas of expertise and would like to come into class to share anything, please contact me. You may also contact me to read a book to our class as a Mystery Reader anytime through the year. We love Mystery Readers! More information about Mystery Readers is coming.

Below is our current timetable without swimming. A few photos from the day have also been posted.

Looking forward to a great year ahead!

Ms. Julie


Friday, January 13, 2017

@home Learning

@home Learning

To ensure continuity in learning we will make use of our online learning plans for today Friday, January 13th. @home learning for Grade One is:

Reading: Read books in GREEN folder and/or read on RAZKIDS.
a.     Go to
b.    Enter or choose the teacher's username, amali1
c.     Your child finds his or her username on the class chart.
d.    Your child enters his or her password.
e.     Select books to listen to and read      
Math: Practice Math skills and abilities online at
a.     Go to
b.    Enter your child's username and password in the upper right corner and click the button to sign in.*Your child's username and password has been sent to you in a separate email.            
c.     Click on the name of the subject you'd like to work on at the top of the page and navigate to your child's grade level.
d.    Select a specific skill to practice from the list of skills. You can also place your mouse over any skill to see a sample question and click on the link to begin.
Social Studies & Writing:
a.     Draw a picture and write about a favorite family celebration.
b.    Play a round of the Dreidel game.
French Assignments (for students in French)
Miss Isabelle: Complete worksheet that was sent home and return worksheet to class.
Mr. Barry:
a.     Reading and spelling parts of body already studied in class.
b.    Telling time *Each student has received a copy of these lessons (with drawings).