Thursday, 30 October 2014

Classwork and Homework

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,


Science: We talked about the similarities and differences between birds and mammals.Then we started doing a worksheet about birds.

Mammal Project: Tr. Nancy joined us and students started working on the "Do" portion of their project.

Math: We completed pages 70 and 71 in our Math books where students added coins.

Social Studies: We watched a PowerPoint  and a video about continents and oceans.

Homework:

  • Homework Pack (due on Wednesday)
Reminders: 
  • Students should keep their spelling books at home to study for Monday's spelling quiz (lessons 1 to 5).
I hope you all have a wonderful evening in sha Allah!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Updates about Mammal Project-Tr.Nancy

Dear Parents, 

Assalamu Alaikum

The grade two students started working on the "DO" portion of their mammal research today. Unfortunately, a few students did not have their mammal book or their KWL Chart and Question sheet with them.  As a result, they were unable to follow along and do the required work. This stage is a crucial part of their research, so it is important that they come to the class or library prepared. 

Please note that this first research is done under the supervision of both teachers and myself. Because the bulk of their research will be done at school, they need their materials with them at school until their research is done. 

Tomorrow, I will be in both classes to continue what we started today, inshaAllah. Please make sure they have their animal book and papers with them before they leave for school.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Jazakum Allahu Khairan.

Sincerely,

Nancy-Ann Brethour

Classwork and Homework

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,


Today we had a lovely day alhamdulilah!

Science: We watched a video about the different types of birds and some of their characteristics. We learned about the body parts of a bird and students completed a worksheet where they labeled a bird and gave examples of different birds.

Math: Students completed page 69 in their Math books where they drew 6 coins that add up to 90 cents.

Language: We made a proper noun pizza craft. Students gave examples of proper nouns and we talked about the difference between a proper noun and a common noun.

Library: We went to the library with 2A and Tr. Nancy started explaining the "Do" portion of the project.

Gym: We played Simon says and Zap!

Islamic Studies: We practiced our diversity/respect nasheed for tomorrow morning's assembly.


Reminders:
  • Please sign your child's spelling notebook.
  • Tomorrow is spirit day! It's  Mix and Match day. Students will wear clothes that don't match and bring a toonie, so that we can buy matching clothes for those in need.
  • Make sure your child has his/her library book and KWL chart  and question sheet tomorrow.
  • Your child should keep his/her spelling book at home until Monday to practice for the spelling quiz (revision on lessons 1 to 5)
I hope you have a wonderful evening in shaa Allah!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Classwork and Homework

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,


Math: Students watched a video about how to count coins. They completed page 67 in their math books. Students sat on the carpet with their white boards and they practiced how to count different combinations of coins.

Language: Students had a verb and noun pop quiz

 Science:e:Students took turns to present their animal life cycle to the class.

Islamic Studies: We sang our diversity/respect song.

Today after prayer we all attended an assembly where Tr. Hadia talk to us about Hijra.We sang  nasheeds and students got treats from Tr. Dina!

Library: We were unable to go to the library today because of the Hijra assembly. Inshallah, we will go to the library tomorrow. Please send your child's mammal worksheet and book if you have not done so already.

Homework: Spelling book pages 25, 27 and 28.

Reminders:
  • Please make sure your child has his/her library book and worksheet for library class tomorrow (We will be doing the "do" part for our mammal project in shaa Allah)
  • Tomorrow homework pack # 2 is due tomorrow..
  • Picture Day is Nov 24th  (not on Friday)
Have a wonderful evening!
Tr. Hina

Monday, 27 October 2014

Classwork

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,



Spelling: Students wrote their spelling quiz. The bonus was to write a compound sentence. We started the revision unit (Lessons 1 to 5). Students wrote opposites and rhyming words in their spelling books.

Next week's spelling quiz will be a revision on all five lessons. Students should revise the spelling of the list words from lessons 1 to 5.

Writing: Students did an activity where they coloured pictures of"Angry Birds" and wrote sentences about them. As well, they circled verbs that were in the sentences. Students really enjoyed this activity. Masha-Allah!

Math: We are learning to add coins. Today students completed a worksheet where they added quarters (25, 50, 75, 100...etc) They also completed a worksheet where they matched the piggy banks to the correct amounts.

Islamic Studies: We sang the diversity/respect song that we will be singing for assembly on Thursday insha
Allah.

Gym: We completed our Hijra laps. Students took turns to race each other.

Reminders: 
  • Thursday is spirit day! It's  Mix and Match day. Students will wear clothes that don't match and bring a toonie, so that we can buy matching clothes for those in need.
  • Friday is picture day in shaa Allah.
I hope you all have a wonderful evening in shaa Allah!

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Friday's Classwork and Homework

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,


Today we had a wonderful day alhamdulilah!

Math:Students wrote their Math quiz (Calendar and Temperature). We are learning how to add coins. We added nickels, and dimes.

Art: Students used paper towels, crayons and coin cutouts to make a hot chocolate with marshmallows craft. They pasted the coins on their craft and wrote the price of their hot chocolate! They all did a wonderful job masha'Allah!

We drank delicious hot chocolate milk with marshmallows and we sang our diversity / respect song.

Gym: We completed more laps today from our Hijra laps. We played green light/ red light and dodge ball!

Homework: 
  • Homework pack is due on Wednesday.
  • Spelling quiz on Monday: set, head, help, yet, bread, belt, tent, said, bed, sell + seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth.
  • If your child has not completed writing his/her questions (5W1H) about the mammal project, make sure he/she finishes writing the six questions. Students should look through the index and read about their mammal. Please make sure your child does not answer the question, because we will be doing this next week with Tr. Nancy in shaa Allah. Your child may start working on his/ her poster or diorama.  
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend in shaa Allah!
Tr. Hina

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Classwork and Homework

Alsalamu Alaikum,


Dear Parent

Today we had a great day alhamdulilah!

Mammal Project: We went to the library with our mammal books and students finished writing the questions about their mammals. Tr. Nancy asked the students to underline keywords in their questions and explained what an index is and how it is used.

Math: Students added nickels and dimes. They completed a worksheet about nickels. We watched a video about calendars and ordinal numbers.

Language: Students completed a worksheet where they read compound sentences and circled the correct conjunctions (and, but & or).

Islamic Studies: We sang a beautiful song about diversity.

Homework:
  • Math worksheet (calendar and temperature).
  • Homework Pack (due on Wednesday 10/29/2014)
Reminders:
  • Sign your child's spelling quiz.
  • Students have a Math quiz tomorrow.
Have a lovely evening!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Updates about Mammal Project-Tr.Nancy

Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum

During the grade 2A and 2B's weekly library visit, they continued with the "Planning" stage. They also chose a book on a mammal of their choice. Afterwards, they were given a KWL Chart along with a 5W1H (Who, What, Where, Why, When, and How) paper. The first step was to have them write something about their mammal that they already knew on the KWL Chart. Next, they were asked to come up with one question for each 5W1H. Asking questions is something new for them, so the teachers and I helped the students when they needed our assistance. Asking questions is a crucial part of the research process. For this reason, we want them to get into the habit of doing so; the students worked on their papers for the whole library period. 

This week, the teachers and I want them to finish their questions so that next week, they can start looking through the book to find the answers to their questions. The goal for next week is to start the "Do" stage. This step requires the students to look at the table of contents, look at the index, and read to find the answers to their questions. In addition, they will learn how to take simple notes, how to organize the information, and how to credit their sources. After all that hard work, they get to present their mammal to the class. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email.

Sincerely,

Nancy-Ann Brethour

Classwork and Homework

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,


Language: Students are learning how to form compound sentences. I wrote simple sentences on the board and students used the conjunctions but & and to form compound sentences. Students took turns to say 2 simple sentences and each student would write the correct conjunction on his/her white board to join them. Each student wrote three compound sentences on his/her board and shared it with the class.

Math: Students completed a worksheet where they added nickels and dimes by counting by 5's and 10's.

Library: We went to the library in our language time and Tr. Nancy gave each student a worksheet where they wrote what they already know about their mammal and what they want to know. Students also wrote down questions that they will research (what, where, when, why, who and how). 

Please do not start working on the project with your child now.They took their books home to complete their worksheets about their mammal.They need to copy down all the 5W"s in the what they want to know (part of KWL chart). Students can read about their mammal to learn more about it, but Tr. Nancy and I are working with the class to teach them the steps of research.

Gym: We are running 21 gym Hijra laps! Today we ran 5 laps around the gym. We have 16 to go!
We played Green Light/ Red Light. We made 4 groups and took turns to race each other!

Islamic Studies: We finished reading  "EiD Around the World" in our Islamic Studies book.

Homework:

Complete page 24 in spelling workbook.

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Reminders: 
  • Math quiz on Friday,October24.
  • Spelling words for next week's quiz on Monday: set, head, help, yet, bread, belt, tent, said, bed, sell + seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth.
I hope you all have a wonderful evening in shaa Allah!

Quran (Tr. Ibtissam)

Alsalamu Alaikum,

We will be having a test on Surah Al-Gashiah on Monday Oct-27-14 inshaallah


This is a partial translation of surah Algashiah :



        Report


   Hadeethu


        حَدِيثُ  

Overwhelming


       Algashiah 


      الْغَاشِيَةِ

Working

 AAamilatun

             عَامِلَةٌ


                  Fire


       Naran


       نَارًا

Spring

AAynin

عَيْنٍ


                Food


  TaAAamun


      طَعَامٌ

          Hunger

      JooAA

جُوعٍ


   That Day


 Yawmaithin


يَوْمَئِذٍ


        Satisfied

     Radiya

       رَاضِيَةٌ              

      Will Hear

  TasmaAAu

تَسْمَعُ

     Couches

    Sururun

سُرُرٌ

         Cups

    Akwabun

أَكْوَابٌ

 Cushions

   Namariqu

نَمَارِقُ

      Carpets

   Zarabiyyu

زَرَابِيُّ

      Camels

       Alibili

الإِبِلِ


           Sky


    Assama

السَّمَاء

   Mountains

           Aljibali

                الْجِبَالِ


       Earth


Alard


الأَرْضِ


 A Controller


  Bimusaytir


بِمُصَيْطِرٍ

   Who Turns

         Tawalla

تَوَلَّى

Their Return

    Iyabahum

إِيَابَهُمْ



Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Classwork and Homework

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,


Today we had a wonderful day alhamdulilah!

Science:
We went to the library and each student chose a mammal book for our project. Tr. Nancy told the students that they need to bring the books to the library tomorrow, so we can start working on the project.

Mammal Project: Due on Monday 11/03/2014
  1. Answer the six questions worksheet about your mammal (Students will take tomorrow).
  2.   Share an interesting fact about your mammal.
  3.  Present your project using a poster or a diorama.
Students will be taking the rubric and the project expectations with this week's homework pack in sha Allah.

Math: We are learning about coins. Students completed a worksheet about coins.

Language: Students completed a worksheet about action verbs.

Social Studies: We are learning the continents.First Students looked at a map,next they located the 7 continent on it and finally they coloured the 7 continents in different colours.

Islamic Studies: Students sat on the carpet and we started our unit about how Muslims celebrate Eid around the world.

Homework:
  • Start studying the new list words (lesson 5)
  • Spelling words for next week test on Monday: set, head, help, yet, bread, belt, tent, said, bed, sell + seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth.
I hope you have a wonderful evening in shaa Allah!

Monday, 20 October 2014

Arabic Quiz-Thursday

Dear respected Parents.

Alhamdulilah the students finished two lessons
"In the school" and 'My Teacher.
They learned new words how to read them, their meanings and writing activities related to the lesson.
They will have quiz on Thursday,October 23rd, inshaAllah. 

Tr.Sahar

Classwork and Homework

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,

Spelling: Students wrote their spelling quiz. They learned the new list words (short vowel sound e). They answered questions about the new  list words in their spelling books.

Writing: Students sat on the carpet and we talked about honesty, what it means to be honest, why it is important to be honest, the consequences of being dishonest...etc. Students went back to their places and wrote about a time when they were honest and how it felt.

Math: Students got to see the changes in the thermometer from hot to cold water. 

Science: We learned about the life cycle of a frog and we compared it to the life cycle of a butterfly using a Venn diagram.

Gym; We played Dodge Ball.

Islamic Studies;We started to learn about Eid around the World.Students are learning how Muslims from other Muslim countries around the world celebrate  Eid.

Homework
  • Draw the life cycle of any animal due Friday,October 24,2014.
Reminder:
  • Students have a Math quiz on Friday 10/24/2014 (calendar and temperature)
  • Tr. Sahar's students have an Arabic quiz this Thursday 10/23/2014 on pages 4 to 11.
I hope you have a wonderful evening in shaa Allah!

Friday, 17 October 2014

Classwork and Homework

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,

Today we had a wonderful day alhamdulilah!

Language: Today, the students reviewed verbs. They completed worksheets in which they circled verbs in the sentences on the sheet.

Math: Students are learning about temperature and how to read a thermometer. They completed some worksheets on this topic.

Science: Students learned about life cycles. I read them a book called "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and talked about the life cycle of the butterfly. They also got a chance to see glass slides (from the Science lab) which are related to the life cycle of different creatures in groups.

Arts: Students did abstract artwork based on the painting of Piet Mondrian. I showed them samples of the painting of Piet Mondrian for inspiration and understanding of his art. Students did a wonderful job using lines and primary colours, alhamdulillah.

Homework:
  • Math home connection page 66 due Monday.
  • Homework package due Wednesday.
Reminders:
  • Students have a spelling quiz: gum, pot, dust, frog, must, sock, pup, shot, soft, tug + fourth, fifth, sixth) on Monday Oct 20th, insha-Allah.
Have a great weekend!
Tr. Hina

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Upcoming Mammal Project-Tr.Nancy


Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum

Teachers Hoda, Hina and I will be working together with the grade two students to help them along during their mammal research project. We understand that this is a new way for the grade two students to do research. We want them to familiarize themselves with the research steps -- we want them to feel comfortable and confident in doing so. 
On Wednesday, during the grade two library visit, we tackled the first of three steps which is the "Planning" stage (beginning). We discussed what needs to be done. For instance, in the planning stage, students need to know what is required of them. They will need to ask themselves the following questions: 
1) What am I asked to do? Answer: Prepare a research project on a mammal of my choice.
2) What mammal will I choose?
3) How long does my research project have to be?
4) Do I need a poster?
5) When is my project due?
Once the above-mentioned questions have been answered, the student can move on to the next phase which is finding out about the mammal.
1) What do I want to know about this mammal? To find out about the mammal, the student should be asking questions using "Who", "What", "Where", "When", "Why", and "How."
When the questions have been formulated, the student can decide which sources would be most helpful in his or her research ( nonfiction book, magazine articles, the internet...). To help them practice a little, I  used a "Who", "What", "Where", "When", "Why", and "How" dice. As I rolled the dice, students needed to come up with a question 
concerning the black bear using the word "who" for example. When all the six questions were written on the white board, we used the book to answer the questions. We first looked at the table of contents and the index to see if the book was helpful. Once we made sure that it was, we proceeded to find the answers.
On the agenda for next week, the students will have chosen their mammal, and they will be ready to work on the planning stage. During their library visit, the teachers and I will be guiding them along, inshaAllah.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or by phone.

Sincerely,

Nancy-Ann Brethour

School Librarian