Monday, 31 March 2014

Milk form and Toonie Tuesday

Assalmu Alaykom dear parents.

Tomorrow in sha'Allah is Toonie Tuesday.


The new milk order schedule will start tomorrow inshaa Allah.
If you have not completed the form and are interested it is not too late just let me know and I can send you a new form.

Tr. Hajer

New Math unit

Assalamu Alaykom wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh,

We are starting a new unit this week week in sha'Allah: Linear Measurement, Area, and Perimeter.

In this unit, your child will be learning about measurement. Your child will develop an understanding of linear measurement and area.
The learning goals for this unit are to:

  • estimate, measure, and compare lengths using non-standard units, such as clips, straws, or Snap Cube trains.
  • develop an understanding of the need for standard units and measure lengths using the centimeter and the meter.
  • estimate, measure, and compare perimeter (distance around) using non-standard and standard units.
  • investigate area measurement by using non-standard units, such as cards, to cover a surface.
  • solve everyday problems about measurement.

Tr. Hajer

Sunday, 30 March 2014

New Language unit

Assalamu Alaykom dear parents,

We have started a new language unit: Biographies.


In this unit, students read a variety of recounts in the form of biographies. They read about several famous Canadians, including a gold medalist at the Paralympic Games, a children’s author, an astronaut, and a hockey player. As students read the recounts (biographies), graphic text, DVD covers, cartoon, and interview, they develop
• an understanding of recount text form;
• an understanding of how the conventions of DVD covers convey meaning;
• the reading strategy of making inferences;
• the listening strategy of making inferences;
• the writing strategy of putting things in order;
• word work, word study, and vocabulary skills.
Tr Hajer

Friday, 28 March 2014

Classwork and Homework

Assalamu Alaykum dear parents,
We had a wonderful week alhamdulillah.


In our reading center students did guided reading and shared reading. We read texts from Nelson Language Arts (Reach Out).
We have also started our new Language unit: Biographies.
Understanding and appreciating biographies is an important skill that all students should master.  Biographies provide information about people who have accomplished many things in their lifetime.  They allow a person to be remembered over time after he is long gone.  Learning about an important person in one’s culture allows for a sense of pride and gratitude for his accomplishments.  Reading about important people from other cultures also allows students a more global understanding of the world.  It also allows English learners more opportunity to relate to what they are learning about.  Students need to be motivated to discover another person’s accomplishments and utilizing pre-reading strategies allows this to happen.


We started a writing center where students are given a writing prompt that corresponds to current units of study. They are expected to follow the steps of the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, publishing) with their work.
We have also studied subject and object pronouns.


This week we have written in our end of unit journals. Students also worked on their Graph projects. They were asked to ask a question and to conduct a survey about it. After tallying the answers students sat in groups to do a graph.
We have also done some extra worksheets to wrap up the unit.

   The spelling words for this week are: what, such, where, peach, much, when, whip, arch, coach, who.


We have reviewed the two simple machines we've already seen : wheels and axles, and levers. We have seen what a wedge and a pulley are. Students then have done some worksheets on these simple machines.

Social Studies

Students have used the map of Canada to locate their local community and to find directions between different locations in Canada.

Islamic Studies

We have been working on in-class projects: Showing Love and Respect to our Families: Do’s and Don’ts.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Quran update

Assalamu Alaikum dear parents;

Alhamdulillah, this week we finished Surat Al-Bayyinah.

Inshalla next Monday, March 24th we will have a test of the whole surah.

Please let them practice the new vocabulary that we learned as well/

clear evidence
Best of Creatures
khayru albariyya
الْبَرِيَّةِ خَيْرُ

Jazakom Alalhu khairan

Thursday, 6 March 2014

French Project

Assalam alaikoum Dear parents, 

I hope my email finds you in a good health and Iman,
In our story  : comment y aller? Marie meets a police officer in a car. After a littel while, Marie sees a train approach. After she sees a ship....

Have you child to name the different means of transport.
• Ask you child to choose the image of his/her favorite means of transport and why he/she like it.
• What means of transport do you have at home?
• What is the color of the car dad’s car?
• What means of transport move on the earth?
• What means of transport travel  in the sky?
•What means of transport float on water on water?

 Demandez aux enfants de nommer les différents moyens de transport.
  • Demandez aux enfants de choisir l'image de leur moyen de transport préféré et d'expliquer pourquoi ils l'aiment.
  • Quels moyens de transport as-tu à la maison?
  • Quelle est la couleur de l'auto de ton papa?
  • Quels moyens de transport flottent sur l'eau ?
  • Quels moyens de transport roulent sur la terre ?
  • Quels moyens de transport volent dans le ciel ?

Jazakoum khairan

Classwork and Homework

Assalamu Alaikom dear parents,

Our week was wonderful, Alhamdulillah.
We have been learning how to add details to a piece of writing.
When writing, students should check capitalization, punctuation and spelling.
Students build cut-out pictures according to spinner outcomes.
They have also used a spinner, predicted the winner, and recorded results.
We have looked at pictures and decided whether they are likely or unlikely. Students then created their own likely and unlikely pictures.
Children design a game with a spinner, predict the results and play the game, explaining the results.
   No spelling test for the week after March break in sha'Allah.
 "What is movement?" and "What are ways things move?"  We came up with the idea that movement is when something changes position or part of something changes its position.  Some ways to move we thought about were turning, swinging, bouncing…
We learned about position by making a list of position words (in, on, under, etc). We did a worksheet to look closer at our position words.
Please read and make the booklet; « Simple Machines »
Social Studies
Students followed written directions to complete information on a castle floor map.
Reading map symbols.
Islamic Studies
We have read and discussed the story of Adam’s sons (Qabeel and Habeel)

In the homework booklet, there is a story map. Students should read a story and fill in the map. 
Students should also listen to the online story (Brave Irene) (you can find it in the link below.)
We will discuss the story in the classroom. I'll also ask them to try to retell the story and talk about the lessons they have learnt from it. 

p.s: I have booked a science workshop for April 7th, in sha'Allah. We'll be in need of volunteers. It is a centres based workshop which means we will need to round up sufficient volunteers to help run our 5 centres. Each centre must be tended to by an adult.  Unfortunately we cannot run the workshop without volunteers as there is equipment which could result in injury if not handled appropriately, as well as instructions needing to be delivered to students. 

Jazakom Allah khairan and have a nice and restful March break in sha'Allah.
Tr. Hajer

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

French Update

 Assalam alaikoum Dear parents,

I hope my email finds you in a good health and Iman,
you find below what we did in the class between Fev 24 to Fev 28.

1- We introduced the characters of the story:

We introduced the characters before acting out the play. We gestured for the class to say the following:
Cette histoire s’appelle : comment y aller?
Ça c’est un personnage/character/personnage.
C’est une fille qui s’appelle Marie
Ça c’est un autre personnage.
C’est le capitaine ( il conduit le bateau)
C’est le conducteur ( il conduit le train)
C’est la policière( elle conduit la voiture)
C’est l’extraterrestre (il conduit la soucoupe volante)

2- we learned les moyens de transports .
voiture -  bateau-  train - taxi - motocyclette- avion - autobus -
camion .

3- We introduced a new vocabulary related to story :
1-     D’accord
2-     Le contraire
3-     (La/une) fenêtre
4-     (la/une) lumière
5-     (l’/un ordinateur

Tr. Said