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K2 Learning at home

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K2 Busy Bees

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Enrolment 2020/21

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ECC distant learning

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K2 and week 1

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Name that tune…

Name that tune…

Creativity can happen anywhere... The beginnings of Feras’ composition The beginnings of Aldo’s waltz Feedback can happen from anywhere too... This is of the ways in which Grade 9 are still fulfilling their responsibility as MYP learners.

Earning As we Learn

Earning As we Learn

In Grade 3 we are learning about trade, and goods and services. To understand how money is used in trade and in an economy, our class have been earning ABIS $ by producing goods (our school work as well as some yummy food items) and some people have also started to...

Building momentum online

Building momentum online

Thank you to the many parents who have been communicating with teachers, sharing your thoughts, concerns, and suggestions for how we all can better support the learning of our children. Secondary teachers have had several discussions about how to support student...

Grade 4 E-Learning week 28

It is so great to see and hear all the learning that is going on between school and home. The students are using a lot of problem solving skills to read in different places around home and create art masterpieces that are related to their Unit of Inquiry by using a...

Learning through the journey of life

Learning through the journey of life

School is a precious place where we come together to learn; yet, learning happens everywhere we go. This week Grade 1 took the time to reflect about how they continue developing skills and the learner profile from home. Students also had fun celebrating Wacky...

Cold War Webinars

Grade 9 students have created wonderful webinars about the Cold War. Students created their own research questions, analyzed sources, carried out an investigation, and reflected on the process. This was a very intensive project and many collaborated with classmates...

Some Wacky Stuff this Week!

Some Wacky Stuff this Week!

Thank you to everyone who took part in Wacky Wednesday on Wednesday, 1st of April. I had great fun reading Wacky Wednesday by Dr Seuss and seeing so many of you either dressing up or reading in wacky places. I also loved watching some of those wacky PE workouts that...

G9 Design : Innovators

G9 Design : Innovators

The students have started the design cycle and selected their design challenge and client. We have been communicating remotely with the students with success. We are looking forward to seeing what their client specifications are!

Making Cheese in 5KL

Making Cheese in 5KL

As part of their Unit of Inquiry about food production, the Grade 5KL students were asked to follow instructions and make cheese at home using milk and vinegar. It was a great success. The students had been asked to make a video of the process and it is clear we have...

Creative Communicating in Grade 1

Creative Communicating in Grade 1

Wow, what a week! We had fun on Wacky Wednesday but because we were not at school we had to find other ways to share our wacky ways. I learnt lots about SeeSaw making my “silly selfie” and so did the other crazy people in Grade 1 There were lots of examples of...

Home schooling week 27

Home schooling week 27

Dear parents, Thank you for your continued support this week. The students have been fully engaged in all the activities I have set and those of the specialist teachers. The quality of the work has been of a high standard. Students are completing work on time and...

Thank you for another productive week

Thank you for another productive week

Thank you again for your support in this new learning adventure we are on together. I miss seeing your children everyday. The upside is that I am really getting to see a different side of them in the videos and voice clips they post, as well as the daily work they...

The Joys of Travel

The Joys of Travel

In English language and literature this week, Grade 9 have started to look at travel writing, which is a varied and interesting genre of study. We agreed a common definition for this and went on to read and discuss a number of different travel writing texts. We will...

Grade 2 @ Home

Grade 2 @ Home

Dear Students, I enjoyed reading about your inquiry into the Rainforest and the Wack Wednesday photographs were creative and fun to view. Thank you for your hard work and commitment while learning at home.

Using Seesaw in Grade 5

Using Seesaw in Grade 5

We have really honed our Seesaw skills these first weeks of distance learning, haven't we? This week we used Seesaw to review rounding. So glad it has become an important part of distance learning!

A Fun And Busy Week … Communicating!

A Fun And Busy Week … Communicating!

There were some wacky students on Wacky Wednesday, April Fools Day. We continued building teen numbers, tallying, making graphs and playing Maths games on Study ladder. Three students received certificates. Taiba did the Scavenger Hunt. We read a non-fiction big book...

K2 Learning  at home

K2 Learning at home

I am so proud of all my students. It is so exciting to see all the learning experiences happening at home. Some children are exploring nature, drawing pictures, practicing counting and position in Math, practicing their names, reading and listening to stories, looking...

K2 Busy Bees

K2 Busy Bees

This week has been a wonderful learning experience for the students, parents and teachers. I am amazed at the efforts everyone has put into distant learning and how it has brought our class together, sharing our knowledge and skills with each other. We have been...

Enrolment 2020/21

Enrolment 2020/21

Dear Parents, To facilitate planning for next year we need to have an indication of student numbers for the academic year 2020/21. It would help us if you could complete this online form by April 9th, 2020. If you have more than one child at the school, please include...

Secondary update – supporting your child

Secondary update – supporting your child

الأفاضل / أولياء الأموربصفتنا معلمين ، نواصل الالتقاء لمناقشة التحديات التي يواجهها أبناؤكم في التعليم عن بعد وما يمكننا القيام به جميعًا لدعم التعلم. فيما يلي بعض النصائح المتعلقة بالدعم الذي يمكنك تقديمه في المنزل.التواصل بصفتكم والدين ، يُرجى الرد على رسائل البريد...

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

Last week the K2 students listened to the Gruffalo's story and looked at the book online. Some students became storytellers using the pictures as cues, they presented confidently and clearly, it was a pleasure to listen to. Some made masks to act out their character...

K3 Are “rocking it, rocking it”

K3 Are “rocking it, rocking it”

Well done K3. It has been wonderful to see lots of learning. The Angry birds graph was fun and is interesting to see all the different results! Well done Turqi building the "teen numbers"! And Taiba for posting the photo of you with your Mommy having a healthy snack...

Grade 4 Famous Explorer Art

Grade 4 Famous Explorer Art

Grade 4 students have been researching Famous explorers and finding out why they were explorers, where they explores, who paid for it and what attributes explorers have. They have had sketching and drawing lessons during the year so were able to use these skills to...

G9 Design : Woodwork

G9 Design : Woodwork

This week we launched our Design unit : Innovators. We tried out google classroom this morning and it worked well after a few tech issues. We hope that the students enjoy their next Design cycle.

Working this week

Working this week

It has been alternatively relaxed, stressed, busy this week. Both chemistry and biology students took their last test this past week. These are strange times, like nothing we've witnessed before. Students in grade 12 now have a rare opportunity to improve their own...

Valuable learning experiences

Valuable learning experiences

We completed another successful week of distance learning, thanks to the ongoing parent support and dedication. As we work together, school and families, we become a stronger community. This week the children in Grade 1 asked questions and shared their understanding...

G7 Design Woodwork

G7 Design Woodwork

Over the last week, students have been making prototypes of their final sketches while studying from home. They have now moved onto the last phase of this design cycle, EVALUATION.

Grade 11 showing skills on Webex!

Grade 11 showing skills on Webex!

Grade 11 were my webex pioneers this week! Not to be put off by a few technical glitches, in fact using some crackling to good advantage, they filled the air with some great French! This was very uplifting as I could see real progress being made, embracing the remote...

Showcase of our Learning

Showcase of our Learning

In Grade 3 we are doing our best to continue our learning from home. This means overcoming challenges and learning to be disciplined with our time. The first five people in our class earned their White Belt in recorder this week. Here are two of them. Students...

Science work – grade 11

Science work – grade 11

It's been weird and busy and stuck-at-homy week. It feels strange being disconnected from direct contact between me and the kids. Both my groups took tests from home this week and have turned their attention to their Internal Assessments for next year. Some decisions...

Another achievement for Grade 12

Another achievement for Grade 12

Grade 12 students attacked their French speaking tasks last week to complete a major part of their Diploma in French. It is always enjoyable to hear the students’ views on a wide range of contemporary topics as they really show their insight into today’s world....

Distance learning in English – Week 2

Distance learning in English – Week 2

Grade 7 and 8 worked on grammar and reading comprehension. Grade 9 started their poetry unit by learning about the poetic language. Grade 10 practiced for their exams which have now been cancelled. Grade 11 started their study of poetry by Carol Ann Duffy. Grade 12...

Webex Meeting with Grade 10

This week, grade 10 met online to discuss the coursework essay for IGCSE. Students are working hard toward the April 2nd deadline. I am looking forward to reading your essays and learning from your research. Keep up the hard work.

Working from home in Grade

Working from home in Grade

Sultan’s having fun - and writing about his at home adventures. I really miss school - but there is so much learning going on in Grade 1. We are being terrific communicators and sharing our learning on SeeSaw. Here is just a taste of what’s been going on . . ....

Culture and Identity

Culture and Identity

We have now begun the study of 'Things Fall Apart' for one of our literary texts in English Language Acquisition. This week we have been thinking about the social bonds and rules which bind the Igbo community together in their African setting, both in the instance of...

Victorian Action

Victorian Action

It seems that not everything in Victorian London was about drinking tea from china cups and saucers! This week, Grade 7 and 8 have been thinking about how excitement, tension and mystery have been created in their class reader. We have had lots of action keeping us on...

Grade 2 @ Home

Grade 2 @ Home

Dear Students and Parents Thank you for sharing your learning with all of us. We are enjoying all the math, writing, audio and video recordings. Your efforts and enthusiasm is admirable.

Arabic

Arabic

Taif and Shamma have completed the requirements for Arabic, including, the written task. One of which was a letter to the Arabic Women Association for which she has written 240 words for the rationale and 891 words for the task. Taif's was a letter from Aisha who...

Adapting to Home Learning

Adapting to Home Learning

Although we were expecting to do our learning at school this week, look at the fantastic learning that students in Grade 3S have been doing at home this week. This is some of the work we have done to learn and practise the 3 times table. We have learnt a lot about how...

We Are E-learners!

We Are E-learners!

Well done to many students and families. It is pretty exciting how we are learning now in many different ways. Thank you for all your efforts. I love to see what you are doing and that you are carrying on with your learning. Taiba and Taqwa dressed up in Rainbow...

New tools for distance learning

New tools for distance learning

We have a great collection of distance learning apps that students and teachers are starting to appreciate on a whole new level. In secondary, teachers are finding that SeeSaw and Webex are very powerful tools for keeping in touch with students. With both teachers and...

The Head's Blog

Enrolment 2020/21

Enrolment 2020/21

Dear Parents, To facilitate planning for next year we need to have an indication of student numbers for the academic year 2020/21. It would help us if you could complete this online form by April 9th, 2020. If you have more than one child at the school, please include...

Remote Learning @ ABIS

As, promised, we are happy to share two documents that provide an overview of the strategies and approaches that will be used by the school in the event of an extended school closure. This document (Remote Learning at ABIS - Primary School) is relevant for parents who...

Update from ABIS

Update from ABIS

Wow! this has been a busy week with lots of moving parts! We just had a wonderful Primary Assembly that has reminded us all of the wonderful work our teachers do with your fantastic children. Indeed, first up, I want to thank you our wonderful staff on behalf of our...

Coronavirus update

Over the last week we have been very lucky to have a great deal of advice from the Ministry of Health (MOH). They have reassured us that we as a school can rely on the support of the MOH with regard to the Coronavirus. ABIS is committed to following their advice...

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