Sunday 7 February 2016

Class Updates and Reminders!

Assalamu Alaikum,

We had a great week Alhamdulilah!

Dua Of the Month:The character of February is "Leadership" and the dua to go along with the character trait is

اللَّهُمَّ أرنا الحق حقاً وارزقنا اتباعه، وأرنا الباطل باطلاً وارزقنا


Allāhumma arina al-haqqa haqqan warzuqna ittibā’ah, wa 

arena al-bātila bātilan warzuqna ijtinabah

O Allah! Show us truth as truth and give us ability to follow it, 

and show us falsehood as falsehood and give us the ability to 

avoid it.

Referenced as du`aa said by Omar bin Alkhattab.

Spelling: Students wrote their spelling quiz (review quiz).

We watched a video on homonyms, and we completed lesson 35 in our spelling books. The second day we played "PULL and GUESS" where students were divided into two teams, and each team had to pull a paper from a basket with a hint, and their task was to say the homonym and spell it to get a point.

Reading/Writing: We read  a wonderful story called "The Day the Crayons Quit". We discussed how each crayon felt and why they quit. Students made connections, and took turns to say how each crayon reminded them of how they felt at times.

Then, each student wrote a letter to a crayon convincing it to not leave, and explaining how special it is for them.


Writing/ Media Literacy: Students used the facts they researched about their fruit or vegetable to make an advertisement about healthy eating where they persuaded the readers to eat their fruit or vegetable. They did a great job masha'Allah!

Reading: Students maintained stamina while reading to self. Masha'Allah we are doing a wonderful job maintain stamina! 

Math: This week we learned about PLACE VALUE where we learned about digits and how to show them using base ten blocks. Students wrote about their favorite number, and they worked in groups to show different numbers using base ten blocks on a place value mat. They also wrote an exit slip to show what they know about base ten blocks.

Science: We completed our unit on Growth and Changes in Animals, and students wrote their test. In shaa Allah we will be starting our new unit on Properties of Liquids and Solids.

Islamic Studies: We learned about the Prophet (SAW) as an orphan, and how he also lost his grandfather. We also learned about our Prophet (SAW)  as young man. 

Art:  Students started to make place value pictures using base ten blocks.They calculated
the value of their picture by adding the value of base ten blocks that they used in their picture.

  • Spelling quiz on homonyms, lesson 35, on Monday.
  • Homework pack is due on Wednesday.