Friday, 29 November 2013

Quran: Update from Tr. Samia

Dear parents

Alhamdulillah by the beginning of November, we have finished Surat Attariq, and we will have a test on the whole surah on Dec 9th Insha Allah. Then we will start Surat Al-Bourooj Insha Allah. Please practice with your child using this website and go to Sheikh Ibrahim Alakhadar:  

Congratulations to the best memorizers  and reciters of the month 
of November: 

2A                                                  2B
1.Ayesha.                                     1.Mayam A.
2.Ghala.                                        2.Zaid.
3.Karim.                                        3.Ranad. 
4.Ismail.                                       4.Hamza A.

Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your cooperation.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013


Dear Parents,
We are beginning our next Science Unit, Earth and Space Systems, Air and Water in the Environment.
By the end of this unit, your child will:
- demonstrate an awareness of the forms in which water and air are present in the environment, and describe ways in which living things are affected by water and air.
- investigate the visible effects of air and water in the environment.
- describe ways in which clean air and water are vital for meeting the needs of humans and other living things.

Home Links:
To help your child further their understanding of this science unit, here are some fun activities for you and your family:
- Visit a water filtration plant.
- Catch snowflakes on a black piece of construction paper.
- Watch the daily weather forecast.
Happy Adventures,
Tr. Hajer

Monday, 25 November 2013

Field trip

Assalaamu Alaykom wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh,
Tomorrow in sha' Allah we'll have our first field trip. We'll go to the Nature museum. Alhamdulillah, 3 parents volunteered to go with us, Jazahom Allah koll khair. we'll be there the whole day (from 10.00 to 2.30). In sha' Allah the kids enjoy, have fun and learn.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Quran H.W

ASA dear parents,

This is the Quran H.W. Students didn't have time to copy in their agendas:
Surat Attariq for November 24th in shallah.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Math Project

Assalamu Alaykum dear parents,

I am sending home a copy of the math projects that students are going to do for November 29th.
Students are asked to write 3 addition problems from their world and to solve them using pictures, numbers, and words.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Math Home Connection

Assalamu Alaykum dear parents,

Math Home connection for this Thursday is:
Have your child describe at least two ways to solve 29+39, with and without materials.


Thursday, 14 November 2013

Weekly update

Assalamu Alaykom dear parents,
We had a very successful week alhamdulillah.

Reading Comprehension: students are learning how to do a paragraph attack. Below is an explanation of that strategy:
1. Read and circle the title. Look for clues in the title about the main idea of the passage.
2. Number the paragraphs.  Since test questions often ask students to go back to specific paragraphs to look for information, labeling the paragraphs prior to reading can assist with these questions later.  In addition, beginning with a simple task boosts confidence and allows a moment to calm nerves.
3. Read the questions.  If the main purpose of reading the passage is to answer the questions at the end, why not begin with the end in mind?  Read the questions, underline the key words, and take note of what information needs to be found.  (No need to read the answer choices at this time.  That will come later.)
4. Read the passage.  Underline all topic sentences and highlight key words.  Make notes in the margins about big ideas.  Be careful to highlight only a few words and phrases per paragraph. 
5. Reread the questions.  This time, read the answer choices as well.  After reading each answer choice, decide if the answer is not correct or maybe correct.
6.  If time allows, reread the questions and check the answers.
Math: Students are writing and solving addition problems using words, pictures and numerals.
Science: this week we've seen how humans grow and change and we have also studied animals' adaptation.
Social Studies: Traditions and Celebrations: Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day.
Islamic Studies: We talked about the two shining treasures: Quran and Sunnah, and their importance in Muslims lives. We also started the story of prophet Nuh pbuh. 
Math Problem of the Week! 
Write the answer on a separate piece of paper and write your child full name and grade.  I will put their answers in the draw box.
 H.WWeekly homework is sent home today. 
Jazakum Allah khairan for your cooperation.
Tr. Hajer


Assalamu Alaikom dear parents,
Students today have discussed how different animals adapt themselves to their habitats. We've also watched a related video. Here is the link of the video if you want them to revise. I am also attaching other links that might be beneficial for them.


Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Field trip

Assalamu Alaykom dear parents,
On Tuesday November 26th, Grade 2 students will attend the Canadian Museum of Nature.
We will need 3 parents to volunteer and go with us. Jazakum Allah khaira.
Tr. Hajer

Friday, 8 November 2013

Weekly update and Math Home connection

Assalamu Alaykum dear parents,

Alhamdulillah we had a very good week. 
This is a list of what we've covered this week.

Reading: making predictions, reading fiction stories.

Writing: students are learning how to build super sentences starting from very simple sentences. To develop a super sentence students have learnt that they have to answer the 5 W's (who, what, where, when, why) and how.


Math: children create and solve story problems involving addition, using place-value concepts.

Social studies: we have covered two important celebrations; the new Hijri year and Canada Day.

Islamic Studies: Hijra of the prophet pbuh.

Science: students have seen what is a Larva and we have also talked about animals that lay eggs (animals that lay many eggs, animals that lay eggs and do not take care of their babies, and animals that lay eggs and take care of their babies)

Homework: Students have their blue H.W folders. Can you please encourage them to start doing it so that they do not rush at the last minute. H.W is due November 13th. 

Math Home Connection: Provide straws or toothpicks that can be clustered into 10s with a twist tie. Ask your child to model one of the following addition problems: 

Have a wonderful and a restful weekend.
Tr. Hajer

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Pizza party

Assalamu Alaykum dear parents,
Our class will have a pizza party tomorrow in shallah since we won the first prize at the benefit dinner.
In shallah our students will enjoy it.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Spelling test List words

Assalamu Alaykom dear parents,
As you know, our class has a weekly spelling test (every Thursday)
The List Words for this week are:

  1. band
  2. fit
  3. him
  4. tack
  5. sad
  6. list
  7. mitt
  8. have
  9. will
  10. skin
The tests will be given to students to be signed and returned to class the next day (Friday)

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Wish List

Assalamu Alaykom dear respected parents,

I kindly request you to give your donations to your child's class. May Allah reward you with hasanat in His Jannah in shallah. Here's the list :
  • A puff tissue (ideal to make the board clear and free from dust )
  • A first -aid kit (plasters-bandage-alcohol..)
  • DVD's related with the curriculum or Islamic cartoons
  • books -magazines (chick-a dee )
  • overhead projector
  • sponge balls -bowling supplies-cones
  • 2 or 3 kids sofas for my reading area (even used ones)
  • Educational games

So thank you again for taking the time to read the blog.

May Allah bless you and your family.
Tr. Hajer

Friday, 1 November 2013

Our Work

Assalamu Alaykom dear parents

We had a very good week mashallah!

  • Reading Comprehension: we've been reading fiction texts. Students learned that a fiction text has a beginning a middle and an ending. They also know that a story's map contains characters, a setting, a problem, and a solution for that problem.
  • Grammar: Adjectives: size (big, small), age (young, old), shape (round, oval), color, material  (wooden, cotton) and origin (French, Canadian.)
  • Writing: we've been practicing writing descriptive sentences and short fiction or real stories (my lost tooth, my favorite pet, a healthy meal.)
  • Math: we've launched the 7th unit Addition and subtraction. Students have prepared their own place-value mats as we were learning strategies for solving addition problems. I will also blog the Home connection so that you can do it with the kids at home. I won't be sending the books home unless there is an unfinished class work.
  • Social Studies: we've covered Victoria Day and we did Canadian Symbols (maple leaf, maple tree, beaver, and moose.)
  • Islamic Studies: we've started the Unit: Born to worship. We've talked about the shining treasures Quran and Sunnah.
  • Science: students did some activities related to animals and their babies. We've also seen Human's Life Cycle. What is inside an egg? and animal habitats. Students know that all animals begin life as eggs (even humans) and that some animals grow inside the mother and are born, while some others are laid in a nest and hatch. (This point is a little bit tricky for them!. I advise you to talk with them about it and check their understanding.)
  • Art: we've been drawing following a grid, and coloring using patterns.


Homework: I am not sending a H.W booklet as usual, it is just a reading comprehension page. I want them to focus on the book report. I've sent a copy of the book report template with the students two weeks ago. You can choose the book that your kid likes the most and fill in the template. I will ask students to present the story they've read to the class, (I'll be sending the rubric with them on Monday in shallah.)

Jazakum Allah kairan,
Have a wonderful weekend!

Quran: Update from Tr. Samia

Dear parents

Alhamdulillah by the beginning of the month of November we are in the middle of Surat Alaalaa ,we will have a test on the whole surah Insha Allah on Monday Nov 18  , so please practice with your child using this website and go to Sheikh Ibrahim Alakhadar:  

Congratulations to the best memorizers  and reciters of the month 
of October : 
2A:  Omar                               2B:     Hamzah K
        Ahmed                                       Siraj
        Xena                                          Hanin A

Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your cooperation.