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