Sunday 28 February 2016

Class Updates and Reminders!

Assalamu Alaikum,

We had a great week Alhamdulillah!

Spelling:  Students wrote their spelling quiz on words that have "wh" and "ch" sounds...
We completed lesson 20 in our spelling books where we learned words that have "c" and "ck" sounds..

Reading: This week, Sr. Madlien read us a chapter from a book about the companions. We learned about Salman and how he met the prophet and was freed from slavery. Students completed a worksheet about Salman. It was truly a touching story that we all enjoyed very much!

Math:We are learning about coins and how to add them. First, we made a mind map about money. Afterwards, we watched a nice educational video about money. Students have been working in pairs and independently to show different ways of showing $1 in coins (The grade 2 curriculum expectation is that student should know how to add different combinations of nickles, dimes and quarter to make a dollar).

They also worked in pairs to solve riddles about coins. Yesterday, students worked in pairs or  independently to buy sweets for one dollar by selecting the sweets and adding the coins to reach a dollar.

Math Center Fun: The 2Bs joined 2As and we had math centers where students got to visit different stations with board games, Place Value Puzzles, Base Ten Blocks, Place Value Matching Cards!

Science: We started our new unit on Matter...  Properties of Liquids,Solids and Gases. We learned that matter is anything that takes up space. We learned about the different states of matter and how the molecules are in a solid, liquid and a gas. Students performed an experiment with a hula hoop to learn how molecules take up space in each state of matter.They had a blast with this activity!

Portfolios: We have been working on designing our portfolio covers, selecting work to include in the portfolio and more! Looking forward to seeing you all on Friday in shaaAllah!

Gym: We played Porcupine Relay Race and had lots of fun!

Library: Tr. Nancy read another book on Hippopotamuses to the class. Next library period,  we will compare the two texts.
Islamic Studies: We are learning about the Seerah (Story of Prophet Mohammed (SAW)) and how we should always take the Prophet (SAW) as a role model. This week we completed exercises about what we have learned so far about the Seerah.


  • Homework pack is due on Thursday.
  • Spelling quiz on lesson 21 (words with c and ck) is on Monday isA.
  • I will be emailing you the schedule for the Student Led Conferences inshaaAlh! 
  • Students took home the milk forms.
  •  First Spelling Bee on March 2nd, in shaaAllah!
  • Spirit Day (Dress as a Leader) is this Monday! 

Have a great weekend!