It was Curious George, that adventurous monkey created by Margaret and H.A. Rey, that appeared in most of my book reports in grade three. I couldn’t get enough of his antics; I couldn’t spend enough time in the library. Reading was my passion. Today, I find that students ask for books with characters they see on TV and in movies. Often, those books are a very small part of our collection and students miss the great childhood literature that awaits them in the library.
You will find here an introductory guide to help you discover those wonderful stories that are part of great childhood literature. Whether you create a reading list for your child or come with him or her to the library to select books, we hope the love of reading will expand in your home.
The Kindergarten list includes read-alouds, alphabet and counting books, and beginning readers. Listed books for Grades One and Two include books of interest and books that they can read, including “chapter books”. The book list for Grades Three and Four includes great stories (with pictures), intermediate-age humor, and fun with language. All can be found in the picture book section of the AIS Elementary School Library, shelved in alphabetical order by the first three letters of the author’s last name (in bold capitals). Librarians Ms Ash and Ms Stephanie are available to assist you and your child. See you in the library!
75 Over 10: each of the following authors have a minimum of 10 titles in our library collection.
Kindergarten (Pre-K, KG1, KG2)
Norman BRIdwell (Clifford the Big Red Dog)
Margaret Wise BROwn
Eric CARL (Bugs)
Nancy White CARlstrom (Jesse Bear)
Ezra Jack KEAts (Peter)
Jean MARzollo (I Spy)
Mercer MAYer (Little Critter)
David MCKee (Elmer)
Jane Belk MONcure (Word Bird)
Marcus PFIster (Rainbow Fish)
Dana MEAchen Rau
Daina SARgent (Colors and Numbers)
Gilles TIBo (Simon)
Nicola TUXworth (First Picture Books)
Rosemary WELls (Max)
Mo WILlems (Pidgeon)
Grades One and Two
Frank ASCh (Moonbear)
Stan and Jan BERenstain (The Berenstain Bears)
Crosby BONsall (Mysteries)
Paulette BOUrgeois (Franklin the Turtle)
Jan BREtt (Scandinavian tales)
Marc BROwn (Arthur)
Nancy CARlson (Louanne Pig)
Lynley DODd (Hairy McClary)
Pamela Duncan EDWards
Lillian HOBan (Arthur)
Helen LESter (Tacky the Penguin)
Arnold LOBel (Frog and Toad)
James MARshall (George and Martha)
Laura NUMeroff (If You Give A….)
Jane O’Connor (Fancy Nancy)
Dave PILkey (Dragon)
Margaret and H.A. REY (Curious George)
Cynthia RYLant (Henry and Mudge)
Marjorie Weinman SHArmat (Nate the Great)
Mike THAler (…From the Black Lagoon)
Jean VAN Leeuwen (Oliver and Amanda Pig)
Bernard WABer (Lyle Crocodile)
Grades Three and Four
Eve BUNting (Historic Fiction)
James HOWe (Pinky and Rex)
Peggy PARish (Amelia Bedelia)
Daniel PINkwater (Larry the Polar Bear)
Jon SCIeszka (Fairytale Parodies)
Chris VAN Allsburg
Judith VIOrst (Alexander)
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR RECORDER
Please note: it is not necessary to clean your entire recorder every time you play. The most important thing to clean is the mouthpiece once or twice a month if you are playing it often outside of class time. Also, the entire instrument can be submerged in water if it is a plastic recorder.
Here are some easy ways to keep your recorder clean:
- Shake the recorder in soapy water (dish soap)
THOROUGH CLEANING (requires adult supervision)
- Shake the recorder in soapy water (dish soap)
- Place the recorder in a bleach/water solution for 30 seconds (1 capful of bleach for a sink of water)
WHERE TO GET A RECORDER:
There are several places that have offered recorders in the past:
- Justice – multiple locations
- Salmiya:Music Store(between Paatchi and Panasonic)
- Salmiya: Al Bustan Mall (next to Fantasy World)
- True Value – multiple locations
- Hawally:Music Store(close to Al Muhulab Mall)
**If you know of any other locations or more specific information about any of these locations, please let us know so we can add them to our list.
Ms. Lacie Rempel
ESMusic Teacher- AISK
Hot Weather Precautions
Hello from the Physical Education Department. We hope you all had a rewarding summer. We would like to remind everyone that water intake is very important during the warm weather months. We want all of the students to come to class with a full water bottle. It is very important for the students to keep hydrated at all times.
Although our PE areas are shaded, a hat or cap can also help to keep the students cooler. Wearing shorts may also help to prevent students from overheating during PE classes.
Your child will be participating in a variety of activities which are designed to give them a well rounded PE experience. These experiences are part of the PYP program. General activities we will be involved in are cooperative games, motor skill development, movement activities and fitness development. Within these general activities your child will have the opportunities to develop critical thinking skills (making group choices and reflecting upon their work.) Your child will also start developing personal goals based upon fitness and nutrition.
Our primary concerns in the physical education department are the well being and safety of the students.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us. Our office is room 276, adjacent to the multipurpose room.
Thanks for your time!
Mr. Tim, Mr. Carpenter, Mr. Tai and Mrs. Aniko
There is no staff supervision of school students before 7:15 a.m. Please remember, if you drop your student off at school prior to 7:15 a.m. whether they are in KG1 or grade 5, there is no adult supervision of the students.
The hallways are congested areas at entrance and dismissal times. Parents are to remain outside the school at dismissal time; the students are brought as a group to meet you in the grade identified entrance and dismissal area.
All elementary students with the exception of those attending club activities are required to leave our AIS school grounds at dismissal time, 2:30 p.m.
Students are not permitted to remain on school presmises once the school day is complete. This applies to all school divisions.
If you have a problem and it involves your child these are the steps to follow:
- Contact your child’s teacher and explain the problem.
- If that doesn’t bring resolution to your problem set an appointment with elementary administration.
- If resolution is still not found, see the superintendent.
A great resource for parents is always the guidance counselor, a professional trained to work through problems related to children and other issues affecting the family. Our guidance counselor, Donna Lawrence, is always open for a chat; however, her day is very busy and it is best that you book an appointment through our elementary office.
Elementary Office: 22255156 – ext. 302/303