Saturday, 26 March 2016

Class Updates and Reminders!

Dear Parents


 We had a wonderful week Alhahumdulilah.

Spelling:  Students completed review activities for the previous lessons, 19-22.

Reading: Students practiced reading stamina during read to self.

Writing: On Tuesday, students learned how to write a lab report on an experiment  called "Float the Boat" that they did in Science. We discussed the steps of the experiment and then wrote it down on a worksheet as a class. 

On Thursday, we talked about International day! Students took turns to talk about their traditional clothes, food, and some information about their country. Then, students went back to their seats and did some informative writing about what they learned about different countries.

Math: We started a unit called "2- Dimensional Shapes." Students learned  the meaning of 2 - Dimension and also learned the meaning of different 2-D shapes(Tri- three,
Penta- 5, and Hexa- 6 and so on). This week, the class learning goals were to explore and identify the names of different 2- D shapes, to  identify different 2- D shapes by sides and vertices, and  to sort and classify 2- D shapes into quadrilaterals and polygon.

For example, we discussed the quadrilateral, is four-sided polygon. There are many kinds of quadrilaterals. The five most common types are the rectangle, the square, the parallelogram, the trapezoid, and the rhombus. Polygons are 2-dimensional shapes. They are made of straight lines, and the shape is "closed" (all the lines connect up). Students also explored different 2- D shapes on geo -boards and pattern blocks.

Science: On Monday, we talked about the difference between solids that float and sink. Students looked at different solids and predicted whether each solid was 
going to float or sink. Then we put the solids in water and recorded the results as a class. Students also learned about buoyancy.
On Tuesday, we did an experiment on "sink or float" where students had to build a shape out of a piece of clay which could float on water. We had a great time with this hands on learning experience.

Field Trip We had a great time on our field trip to Museum of Aviation and Space on Wednesday, Alhumdulilah! Students attended a hands-on workshop about our current unit of study in science, "Properties of Matter" and also explored the exhibits in the museum.

I would like to thank all the volunteers for their generous time and help! We couldn't have done it without them! Jazakum Allahu khairan!

Islamic Studies: On Monday, prepared for our Seerah part 1 quiz by reviewing what we have learned about Seerah so far.On Tuesday, students took a turn to read a story about Prophet Nuh. Afterward, they took turns answering questions about the story of prophet Nuh.


Homework and Reminders:
  • Homework Pack  is due on Thursday, March 31st.
  • Spelling Quiz on Tuesday "Review lessons 19-22".
  • Spelling Bee # 2 will be on April 6th, in shaaAllah. The next 35 spelling words from the list will be included in the competition.

Have a great weekend!