Sunday 31 May 2015

Friday's Classwork and Homework

As-salamu Alaikum

Dear Parents,

 We had a lovely day on Friday alhamdulilah!

Biography Projects: Hana, Maryam, and Sarah presented their projects, and masha'allah they did an excellent job!

Writing: In writing, students were given two options to write about: They had a choice to write about their field trip  experience or to read a book and write a summary using SWBST. 

Math: Students did practice worksheet on fractions.

Science: We are learning about simple machines. On Friday, we learned about screws, wheel and axle . We completed a worksheet about the machines as a class.

  •    Homework pack due on Thursday.
  •   Test on Surah Al-Mutaffifin on Monday June 1st .
Have a great weekend!

Thursday 28 May 2015

Field Trip and Quran Test

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Parents,

Today we had a lovely day alhamdulilah!

Biography Projects:Today Huzaifa and Abdur rahman presented their projects and masha'Allah they did a great job!

Field TripAlhamdulilah we had a great time on our field trip! Students enjoyed watching the IMAX movie on Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D and had a great time exploring different cultures around the world in the Children Museum.

 I would like to thank all the volunteers for their generous time and help! We could have not done this without them! 
Jazakum Allahu khairan!

Quran Test

There will be a test on Surah Al-Mutaffifin on Monday June 1st InshaAllah.

Have a great Evening!

Wednesday's Classwork

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Parents,

Biography Projects:  Saad, and Ibrahim presented their projects, and masha'allah they did an awesome job!

Writing:  We had free writing where students chose a topic to write about (informative, persuasive or entertaining) in their journals.

Math: Students guessed different  fractions that were written on chart paper and afterwards we made fraction bingo!

Science: We are learning about simple machines. On Wednesday, we learned more about wedges and pulleys. We completed a worksheet about the machines as a class.

Social Studies: We talked about some of the celebrations that are celebrated in Canada, and when and why they are celebrated and students started to write about 3 celebrations of their choice.


Tuesday 26 May 2015

Classwork, Reminder and Homework

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Parents,

Today we had a lovely day alhamdulilah!

Biography Projects: Today Tala, Issir, and Hamzah presented their projects and masha'Allah they did a great job!

Language: We listened to the audio "Henry's Freedom Box" and students compared their life style and culture to that of the book.

Math: We completed page 246 in our math books where students determined fractions of a set. We also completed a fraction worksheet.

Social Studies:We learned about traditions and celebrations and discussed as a class about the different celebrations we have in Canada.

Homework: Complete the fraction worksheet.

  • We are going to the Museum of Civilization this Thursday. If you have not sent the trip form, make sure you send it to school tomorrow inshaAllah.

Monday 25 May 2015

Classwork and Important Reminders

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Parents,

Today we had a great day alhamdulilah!

Biography Projects: Saleh, Ayaan, and Aisha presented their projects, and masha'Allah they  did a an awesome job!

Language: We listened to the audio of Chinese folktale "The Empty Pot", and students summarized the story using SWBST independently.

Math: Today we learned FRACTIONS. We learned that a fraction is a part of a whole, and we watched a video where we explored different fractions.We also cut an apple to show equal share and parts using vocabulary like halves, thirds and fourths. Then, we completed pages 244 and 245 in our math books.

Gym:We went to the gym and played hockey, basket ball and Frisbee.

Science: We revised simple machines. Students were reminded of what a simple machine is and they gave examples of different simple machines. Today we learned about levers, and we explored different levers, and got to see the different positions of a fulcrum on 3 different types of lever. Students also completed a worksheet on levers.

Quran Homework: Practice Surah Al-Mutaffifin Ayahs 32 to 36.

  • We are going to the Museum of  Civilization on Thursday insha Allah. Please sign the form and send it to school tomorrow. 
  • Since we will be going on a field trip on Thursday, the 2As and 2Bs will have their Spirit Day on Friday in shaa Allah. 
Have a great evening!

Sunday 24 May 2015

Friday's Classwork

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Parents,

Biography Projects: Ali and Sultan presented their projects, and masha'Allah they did a wonderful job! 

Language: Students had a pop quiz where they read two texts and were to find the main idea and supporting details.

Math: Students had a multiplication pop quiz where they found the product using arrays, repeated addition and by grouping.

Science: We watched a video on simple machines (levers, inclined planes, wheels and axles, wedges, screws and pulleys) We also completed a worksheet on the different types of simple machines.

Art: We did free art on Friday! Masha'Allah we were so creative!

DRA (Development Reading Assessment): Tr. Naaz and I started the second DRA last week. Insha Allah we will be done assessing all the students by next week.

Homework: Homework pack is due on Friday.

Reminders: There is no spelling quiz on Monday. 

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday 21 May 2015


Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Parents,
Today we had a wonderful day alhamdulilah!

Biography Projects: Today Rayyan, Palwasha, Alima, and Shymaa presented their biography projects and masha'Allah they both did a great job!

Gym: We went to the public park and payed soccer and on play structures.

Math: Students used different strategies to multiply on the whiteboard, and they completed a worksheet where they read word problems and wrote the multiplication sentences.

Science: We watched a great video on pulls and pushes where we learned about position, motion and friction.

Islam Studies: Students  answered questions in our I Love Islam workbooks about the different Masajid and the parts of a Masjid (Qubbah, Manarah, Minbar,Mihrab, Musalah)

We also went to the French Cafe'!

Have a great evening!

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Classwork and Homework

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Parents,

Today we had a wonderful day alhamdulilah!

Biography Projects: Yesterday and today Momin, Mohammad, Mehran, and Alima presented their projects and masha'allah they all did a great job!

Language: Today students learned to summarize using SWBST (someone, wanted, but, so, then).
We listened to the book "Pinkalicious" and we summarized the story as a class using SWBST.

Math: Yesterday we learned the properties of 1 and 0 in multiplication, and today we learned doubles in multiplicationequal groups and multiplying by 5 and10

Students completed  multiplication math worksheets. 

Gym: We played Dodge Ball.

  • Complete multiplication worksheets. 
  • Practice Surah Al-Mutaffifin Ayahs 26 to 31.

        Tomorrow is French Cafe.The prices will range from $0.50 to  $3.00.

Sunday 17 May 2015

Friday's Classwork and Reminders

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Parents,

Language: Students read three short texts, and found the main idea in each text and the supporting details.

Students sat on the carpet, and we went over the biography project expectations (template, paragraphs, picture, presentation). 

Math: Students made a multiplication flap book with smiley stickers(finding the product using repeated addition and arrays).

Science: We wrote our Air and Water test .

Classdojo Party: We played in the park with the 2Bs. We also had popsicles  :)

  • Students have a spelling quiz, lesson 35, Homonyms on Tuesday.
  • Work on your biography project.
  • If you have not received the biography details, schedule and rubric, please email me.
  • Grade 6 will be having a popcorn sale on Tuesday, 05/19. Cost ranges from 50 cents to $1.50.
Jazakum Allahu Khairun!

Thursday 14 May 2015


Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Parents,

Today we had a nice day alhamdulilah!

Writing: We sat on the carpet, and talked about the different community helpers we got to meet yesterday. Students went back to their places and wrote about their favourite community helper.

Math: We watched a video showing how to multiply using arrays. We did two online quizzes as a class, I wrote multiplication sentences on the board, and students found the product on their whiteboards using arrays.

Science: We had a lot of fun playing Jeopardy to revise our unit on Air and Water in the Environment.


Reminders: Students have a science test tomorrow.

Have a great evening insha Allah!

Wednesday 13 May 2015

French Cafe' (Tr. Said)

Dear Parents,

Assalam Alaikum,

As part of our French curriculum, the grades 6 students are hosting a French Café (called Café De France) c’est on Thursday May 21, 2015 Insha’a Allah for all students.
 We will be serving light snacks and drinks that we find, usually, in a French café like: sandwiches, café (coffee), crêpes (French pancakes), gâteau (cake) and biscuits (cookies).

Students from grade 6 will be waiters and servers.

Proceeds from the sale will be donated back to the school.

Help us make this event a success.

Welcome to Café de France!

 Jazakum Allah Kheiran,

 French head department 

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Classwork and Quran Homework

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Parents,
Today we had a nice day alhamdulilah!

Language: Today we reviewed homonyms and did two online quizzes as a class on homophones. Then we completed a worksheet on homophones independently.

Guided Reading: Tr. Naaz joined us, and we had our guided reading session. Today students  read about communities, and they found the main idea in each paragraph. Other groups read independently, and did some reading activities. 

Math: Today we started learning about Multiplication.Students watched a video about repeated addition and learned that multiplication is basically repeated addition.  
 We learned different strategies to multiply by grouping, repeated addition and arrays. Students completed pages 238,239, and 240 in their math books.  Those who finished early made arrays with different rows and columns by using bingo dabbers.

Islamic Studies: Last Friday, we watched a beautiful video about world's 10 largest mosques.Today students took turns to learn about mosques around the world. They also learned about different parts of the masjid and there importance.

Quran Homework: Practice Surah Al-Mutaffifin Ayah 18 to 25.

Tomorrow is Community Day!

Jazakum Allahu Khairun!


Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Parents,

Spelling: Students wrote their spelling quiz, lesson 30 (revision). Today we learned about homonyms, lesson 35. We watched a video about homonyms, and students answered questions in their spelling books.

Math: Students had a pop quiz on measuring lengths, and finding the perimeter and area of different shapes.

Gym: Today we had a great time playing tennis with Matt in the gym!

Science: We talked about how different objects move in different ways. Today we started an experiment to find out which ball (tennis, golf or sponge) would bounce the highest. Students wrote a lab report wheret they wrote what will happen (hypothesis), the equipment needed for our experiment (balls, meter ruler, tape). Students took turns to see which ball would bounce the highest, and as a class we  recorded what we did (procedure) and what we learned from that experiment(observation and result)

Saturday 9 May 2015

Last's Week Update and Important Reminders

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Parents,

Language:On Tuesday, students had a grammar (tenses) and comprehension pop quiz. We have been learning how to find the main idea and supporting details in a fiction and non fiction text. 

Math:Last week, we started a new unit, Mass and Capacity. We watched videos showing the capacity and mass of different containers/objects and learned  how to measure by completing pages in our math book.

Science:We started a new unit in Science called "Movement". In this unit students will 
  • Investigate and describe different kinds of movement (e.g., by observing how toys and other everyday objects move) 
  • Investigate the structure and function of simple machines.
  • identify the six basic types of simple machines – lever; inclined plane; pulley; wheel and axle, including gear; screw; and wedge – and give examples of ways in which each is used in daily life to make tasks easier.
Social Studies: Students watched an informative video about different communities around the world and then as a class, we discussed the similarities and differences between our community and those communities. Students also learned about urban and rural communities and completed a worksheet where they wrote down the similarities and differences between them.
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Art: Students learned what a horizon line is and what one point perspective is. They made a landscape with different types of lines and one vanishing point. Then, they used coloured markers and oil pastels to finish their drawing on sketch paper, They all did a wonderful job, MashaAllah!

Dojo Winners: The  class dojo winners for the month of April are: Mohammad, Ali, Palwasha, Sarah, and Shaymaa. Congratulations to all of them.

May Du'aa: Please help your child to memorize the following dua:

أَسْأَلُكَ حُبَّكَ، وَحُبَّ مَنْ يُحِبُّكَ، وَحُبَّ عَمَلٍ يُقَرِّبُنِي إِلَى حُبِّكَ اللَّهُمَّ  

Allāhumma as’aluka Hubbak wa Hubba man yuHibbuk, wa Hubba `amalin yuqaribunee elaa Hubbik

“O Allah, I ask You for Your love, the love of whomever You love, and of the deeds that bring one nearer to Your love"


  • Spelling quiz on Monday (Lesson 25-29)
  • Students took their spelling book home to practice for the test.
  • Tennis Lesson for grade 2B on Monday (period 2).
  • Science quiz on ``Air and Water in the Environment``on Friday. Practice sheet for the test is in the homework pack.
  • Homework pack due on Friday.
Have a great weekend!

Monday 4 May 2015


Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Parents,

Today we had a wonderful day alhumdulilah!

Language:Students wrote their spelling quiz (Lesson 29), and the bonus was to write 2 sentence that use hyperbole (An exaggerated phrase used in writing that is not meant to be taken literally). Then they marked each other's work.

Students completed lesson 30 (revision) in their spelling books.

Math: We revised how to find the perimeter and area of an object.Students worked on worksheets where they found the perimeter and area of different shapes.

Gym: We went to the gym and played helicopter.

Science: We played Jeopardy  on a projector to revise Matter and Air and Water. Students had a lot of fun playing the game!
      Students took turns in groups to present their mini quiz/project on Air and Water in the environment.

  • Tomorrow is Toonie Tuesday.
  • Grade 6 is having a used book sale tomorrow.
  • Students took their spelling books home to practice for next week's spelling quiz(lesson 30-revision of lesson 25-29).
  • Quran Homework:  Practice Surah Al-Mutaffifin Ayah 12 to 17.
Have a lovely evening inshaAllah!

Friday 1 May 2015

Classwork and Reminders

Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Parents,

Today we had a wonderful day alhumdulilah!

Math: We learning about  how to measure a space inie an object i.e area. Students completed page 207 in their  math books where they chose a shape to cover a rectangle, and they wrote the area.

Art/Math: Students made robots, and they found the area of the  body parts of a robot(head, body and legs). Then they wrote the area of the whole robot. They did an awesome job masha'Allah!

Language: Students completed comprehension worksheeton Hyperbole(obvious and intentional exaggeration).
They read a poem and answered questions if the sentence is hyperbole or not hyperbole.


  • Tuesday is Toonie Tuesday.
  • Students have a spelling quiz on Monday (Lesson 29)
List words are: beat, roads, mean, lay, main, lower, pie, tie, toes, read.
  • Homework pack is due on Thursday. 
  • Your child has a Biography Project. Insha Allah you will be emailed the project details. The biography template and rubric are in this week's homework pack. Please DO NOT have your child start working on the project yet. 
Have a great weekend!