Saturday, 28 February 2015

Friday's Classwork and Homework

Dear Parents

As-salamu-Alaikum,


Math:Students practiced adding 2-digit numbers on their white boards.

Art: Students made a place value block robot craft and wrote the value of their robots by adding hundreds, tens, and ones.

Science: We observed what happen when we mix two liquids.We half filled two water bottles with water, then added some food colouring to one and some oil to the other.  We noted what the mixtures looked like, and then we shook them.  After waiting for 5 minutes we saw that the food colouring stayed mixed, but the oil did not. Finally,students recorded their observations on their worksheet.

Class Dojo Winners:The class dojo winners for the month of February are Momin, Saleh, Sultan, and Ibrahim, MashaAllah! We will have our Dojo party on Friday inshaAllah:)

Homework:

  • Homework pack due on Wednesday. 
  • Students have to write an informative text on any topic of their choice. They are to write it on the writing template included in their homework pack.
  • Spelling test on Monday. The list words are: race,stick, color, kick, quick,back,became, next,cent, city.
  • French homework due Wednesday.
Reminder: 
                  Tuesday is Toonie Tuesday.


Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Classwork

Dear Parents

As-salamu-Alaikum,


Today we had a great day alhamdulilah!

Writing: Students wrote steps on how to get ready for recess.

Math: We started to learn how to add two digits addends without re-grouping.

Gym: We played pizza tag !

Science: We did an experiment of mixing solids and liquids, We observed what the combined liquid and solids looked like after stirring, and after allowing them to settle.This allowed us to discover that sometimes a solid will mix with a liquid, and sometimes a solid and a liquid will not mix.We learned the meaning of some terms such as mixture, solution and dissolve. Ask your child about the difference between a mixture and a solution.

We started to sing a nasheed for our assembly next Wednesday. Please help your child practice at home. 

Here is the link:


Have a wonderful evening!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Classwork

Dear Parents

As-salamu-Alaikum,


Today we had a great day alhamdulilah!

Writing: Students wrote steps of how they presented their portfolios in their journals. 

Math: We completed pages 156 and 157 in our math books where we answered questions about place value.

Gym: We set up different stations and played soccer, Frisbee, and  played with hoola hoops.

Islamic Studies: We finished the unit about Seerah. Today, we reviewed the unit by making a time line of the information we learned about Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W).

We started to sing a nasheed for our assembly next Wednesday. Please help your child to practice at home. Here is the link:

                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqr9CapvJmU


Have a wonderful evening!


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Classwork and Quran Homework

Dear Parents

As-salamu-Alaikum,


Today we had a wonderful day alhamdulilah!

Language:  Students reviewed pronouns and then wrote a pop quiz on pronouns.


Guided Reading: Tr. Naaz joined us and we did some guided reading. Masha'Allah the students really look forward to our guided reading sessions!

Math: Students practiced place value on their whiteboards. I called out a number, and they showed the number on their boards in different ways (standard forms, base ten blocks, expanded forms and number words). Students also completed worksheets about place value. 

Science: Students sat on the carpet, and we went over what we learned about solids and liquids. 
We got to explore the textures of salt, sand, rocks and marbles. We also learned about mixing and separating solids! Students worked in groups to mix and separate solids. They discussed their observations. 

We started to sing a nasheed for our assembly next Wednesday. Please help your child to practice at home. Here is the link:

                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqr9CapvJmU


Quran Homework:Practice Surat Al-Inshiqaq from aya 1 to 5.  

Reminders: 

  • Sunnah 7: Drinking water in 3 breaths (sips) 
  • MS Read-A-Thon Pledge sheets and money donations need to be brought to school by Wednesday , February 25, 2015.  

MS Read-A-Thon

Dear Parents,
 
Assalamu Alaikum
 
Please note that all the MS Read-A-Thon Pledge sheets and money donations need to be brought to school on or before Wednesday, February 25, 2015.  The company that will be picking up the pledges and the money will be coming to school Thursday, February 26, 2015. It is vital that their envelope be ready for Thursday.

Thank you for your help and cooperation in this matter.

Have a great day inshaAllah.

Sincerely,

Nancy-Ann Brethour

Monday, 23 February 2015

Classwork and Homework

Dear Parents

As-salamu-Alaikum,


Today we had a wonderful day alhamdulilah!

Spelling: Students wrote their spelling quiz ,they marked each other's work.
 We started lesson 21 and learned about  spelling pattern with c and ck sound. We finished some exercises related to it in our spelling book.

Math: Students completed worksheets on place value. We learned different ways to write numbers! We wrote standard forms, number words, expanded forms and showed our numbers using pictures ( Big squares, sticks and small squares)

Gym: We played Dodge Ball.


Islamic Studies: We talked about how the Prophet (SAW) loved children.

Reminder: Today students took the second sheet for "I Love Sunnah". Don't forget to send the first sheet to school with your child.

Homework:
  • Complete page page 88"Writing Directions" in your spelling book.
  • Copy down list words lesson 21 in your agenda.

Have a great evening!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

French

Assalam Alaikoum  

 Dear Parents,
 I hope my email finds you in good health and Eman
This week, your child began a new unit: Comment y aller?
Our second unit is based on an experience of a girl who lives in Qu├ębec.
She decides to visit her friend who lives in Paris. She ends up taking
numerous methods of transportation in order to finally reach her destination.
The story is entitled Comment y aller? (How do I get there?). Your
child will continue to increase her/his vocabulary in French by using the
Gesture Approach and will also review previously learned words with the
associated gestures. Please encourage your child to continue to share
with you what s/he is learning in French class. At the end of this unit,
your child will make another presentation to you and other family members.
Once again, at-home video/DVD support with the accompanying text
is available for your son or daughter as s/he progresses through this unit.
The video/DVD contains all the gestured vocabulary taught during this
unit, as well as the play  performed by students. A few minutes
spent several times each week watching different segments of this
video/DVD is a beneficial review for your child. A suggested schedule for
practicing with the video/DVD accompanies this letter. Homework relating
to this unit begins in the first week of the unit, and the initial homework
is review of gestured vocabulary introduced in the first unit. Please encourage
your son or daughter to spend some time reviewing the gestures,
play, song – don’t hesitate to ask your child to explain the
various components of the video/DVD.
Au revoir!

 
   In order to do well in French this term, your child will:
•  participate actively in class, in French only;
•  work cooperatively with others in the class while answering questions;
•  learn the gestures covered in class;
•  learn the gesture associations;
•  participate in songs, chants, and games with enthusiasm;
•  complete class work;
•  seek help when needed.
 Assessment
Students will be assessed on their ability to:
•  learn the words in this unit;
•  use French spontaneously, both with the teacher and with peers;
  pronounce words correctly;
•  answer questions based on the story;
•  perform the play;
•  listen well;
•  cooperate with peers while working with a partner;
•  participate with enthusiasm;
•  complete work on time;
•  stay focused and productive in class.
   I am looking forward to working with your child. Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions regarding this outline or your child’s progress. Please encourage your child to share with you what and how s/he is learning in French class.
You find in attachment:
List of vocabulary 
Culture
Les mots en action
Choisis le bon mot ( activity )

Tr.Said
French Teacher

SLC and Homework

Dear Parents

As-salamu-Alaikum,

Thank you for coming to the Student Led Conference. Masha'Allah, it was a pleasure to meet all the parents on Friday. It was a joy watching the students proudly displaying their work to their parents. Great job 2B! You are all amazing, keep up the good work!

Homework:
  • Homework Pack (math worksheets and sight words) is due on Wednesday.
  • Spelling Quiz on Monday: what, such, where, peach, much, when, whip, arch, coach, who

Jazak-Allahu-khairun!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Classwork

Dear Parents

As-salamu-Alaikum,


Today we had a wonderful day alhamdulilah!

Reading: We are learning about connecting text to self, text to world and text to text. This week we focused on connecting text to self. Students listened to The Emperor's Seed and they made connections to self. 

Math: We watched a video about place value, and we played a game on our white boards where students wrote the place value of numbers.

Portfolio: Students worked on their portfolios today!

Reminders: 
  1. Tomorrow is Spirit Day: Twin Day!
  2. The Student Led Conference is on Friday in shaa Allah. If you have not sent the SLC slip to school today, please make sure you send it tomorrow after checking the SLC schedule. 


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Classwork

Dear Parents

As-salamu-Alaikum,


Today we had a wonderful day alhamdulilah!

We started our day by sharing some of the exciting things we did over the long weekend!

Spelling: Students wrote their spelling quiz, and we learned the new list words starting with c and ck sound. 


Guided Reading: Tr. Naaz joined us and we had our fourth guided reading session. Today students made connections when reading the texts, and they used these connections to make predictions.

Math: Students used number lines and a hundred chart to add.


We worked on our portfolios!

Reminders:

  • Today students took home their report cards.
  • Thursday is Spirit Day!
Have a great evening inshaAllah!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Last Week's Updates!

Dear Parents

As-salamu-Alaikum,


Here is an update on what we did last week:)

Language

Spelling:
 Students learned about consonant digraphs "sh and th" and did activities in their spelling book.

Writing: We are learning about the second part of author's purpose which is "I--To Inform". As a class, we wrote step by steps instructions on"How to get ready for recess".

Reading: We talked about stories and how stories have titles, characters, events, problems and solutions. Students looked at pictures and put them in the right order to make a story. Then each group took turns to act out a story and identified characters, events, problem and solution in their story. They all did an excellent job, MashaAllah! 
 We are also learning about connecting text to self, text to world and text to text. Next week, we will focus on connecting text to self inshaAllah.

Math: Students completed simple addition worksheets. Students are learning different strategies to help them add(e.g ways to make 10 and ways to make 20).

Social Studies: We are learning about communities and how each community is different from the other.

Islamic Studies: We learned about the Prophet (SAW)'s marriage, and how the Prophet (SAW) treated Ziad Ibn Harritha. Students read the story of the prophet (SAW) and they made connections to self. 

We filled up our marble jar Alhumdulilah, and had a movie time and popcorn party on Thursday!

Homework: 
  • Spelling Quiz on Tuesday: shout, shut, crash, then, thin, math, think, together, nothing, anything
  • Remind your child to practice a sunnah by saying salaam to someone.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, 9 February 2015

MS Read-A-Thon Information

Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum

We have updated information regarding the MS Read-A-Thon

​ on the school library website​
. Please go to Upcoming Eventsfor updates.

​Have a wonderful day, inshaAllah.​


​Sincerely,​

Nancy-Ann Brethour

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Friday's Classwork

Dear Parents

As-salamu-Alaikum,


Language/Art: Students made ads about eating healthy using the information they researched at home. 

We talked about what media is and how it can be useful. 

Social Studies: We played a globe game on our whiteboards.

Ice cream Sundae Party: We were the class who sold the most tickets for the last fundraising event at Abraar school. On Friday, we celebrated that by having an Ice cream Sundae Party, Alhumdulilah.

Reminders: 
  •  Homework pack due Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

Have a great weekend inshaAllah!


Thursday, 5 February 2015

Classwork and Homework

Dear Parents

As-salamu-Alaikum,

Today we had a lovely day alhamdulilah!

Writing: Students made a Pronoun Popsicle craft today where they wrote pronouns and used them in sentences.

Math: We completed pages 48 to 51
 in our math books.

Social Studies: Students completed a worksheet about the globe where they drew the equator, and the northern and southern hemispheres. 

Homework:

  • Choose a fruit or vegetable and research 3 or 4 reasons why this fruit/vegetable is healthy. Students will be making posters tomorrow about a healthy snack. 
  • Homework pack is due on Wednesday. 

Have a wonderful evening inshaAllah!

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Classwork and Quran Homework

Dear Parents

As-salamu-Alaikum,

Today we had a lovely day alhamdulilah!

Writing: Students wrote six compound sentences about the Prophet (SAW) as a child.

Guided Reading: Tr. Naaz joined us for our third guided reading session. We read stories and made connections.

Math: Students completed worksheets where they used doubles to find sums (doubles plus 1).

Science: We had a LIQUID RACE today to see which liquids move faster (syrup, mustard and ketchup). Students answered questions about the liquids and drew each liquid.

Quran Homework: Practice Surat Al-Borooj Ayahs 10 to 19.

Reminders: 

  • Tomorrow 2B  has assembly! Please make sure your child comes to school early tomorrow. 
  • We are making fruit kababs tomorrow in shaa Allah. Please send a sliced fruit with your child to school tomorrow. (e.g. strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, cantaloupe, banana, or apple)

Have a wonderful evening!

Monday, 2 February 2015

Classwork

Dear Parents

As-salamu-Alaikum,

Spelling:  Students wrote their spelling quiz (lesson 13-17), and they marked each other's work. We will do the review exercises next week insha-Allah as we had to go to attend the MS-readathon assembly in the gym. There will be no spelling test next Monday as we covered the review lessons this week.

Math: Students completed page 39 in their math books where they wrote two doubles facts to help them find the sums.

Science: We started to learn about liquids. We talked about how we distinguish between solids and  liquids. To show the concept, we did an experiment where wooden blocks were placed in a clear plastic glass and coloured water was poured into a second glass. The two were compared to show that a liquid will fill the bottom of a container, while a solid will leave space. The water was then poured into a different glass to show the concept that a liquid will take the shape of whatever container it is in. We then documented this knowledge by drawing the containers, containing both the blocks and the water, and by answering a few questions.

Gym: We played Freeze Tag.


Reminders:
  • Tomorrow is Toonie Tuesday.
  • On Wednesday we are making fruit kababs for health class.Please send a sliced fruit along with your child,( The options are strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, cantaloupe, banana).