Monday 23 May 2016

Class Updates- Week of May 9-13

Dear Parents


Some quick updates are:

Grammar:We practiced finding pronouns through different activities.

Reading/Story Elements:Each student chose a book of their choice and wrote story elements of that book.

Math/Division Fun: We learned different strategies to show the quotient of division sentences. Students used equal groups, repeated subtraction, arrays and skip counting to divide. We learned how we can use division  in real life and how to solve division  word problems.
We also integrated language by listening to the audio version of a very famous book, "The Doorbell Rang" where each ring of the doorbell brings more friends together to share some delicious cookies Ma has made.After listening to the book, each student worked on a mini booklet to solve word problems related to cookies. Then, we made actual cookies in the class. Finally we role-played the story by sharing our cookies with 2A. Students from 2A came to our class in groups by knocking the class door and shared cookies with one of the groups in 2B. They all had a great time role playing the story and eating yummy cookies :)

Science:  Students reviewed  the water and wind cycle by completing a practice quiz as a class.

Art: Students learned about horizon line when make a landscape. They made a perspective drawing of a landscape using oil pastels,

Jazakum Allahu Khairun!

Friday 13 May 2016

Arabic Homework-(Tr. Sahar)

السلام عليكم :
الثلاثاء  القادم    ( 5/17 ) سيكون املاء بما يلي :
سَقَى هَانِي زُهُورَ حَدِيقََتِهِ 
هَاشِم - سِهاَم - مِيَاه ٌ

 Jazakumullahu khairan,
Tr. Sahar,

Sunday 8 May 2016

Last Week's Updates and Reminders!

Dear Parents


We had a wonderful week Alhahumdulilah!

Spelling:  Students wrote a quiz for lesson 28 and then marked each other's spelling quizzes.

Grammar:We learned about pronouns and that they take the place of a noun (Personal, Possessive). Students completed a worksheet where they circled pronouns and replaced nouns with pronouns.

Writing:  Students finished working on their autobiographies. During the whole project, students went through the whole writing process (First draft, editing, proofreading, and final copy). They did a great job, MashaAllah!

Islamic Studies: We completed the lesson about our role models, MY HERO. Students learned about different people that we can take as role models in our lives.They also learned that the  meaning of hero in Arabic is "Qudwa".  We also read and discussed  " Taqwa-Allah Sees Me All the Time" as a class.

Math/ Multiplication Fun: We learned different strategies to show the product of multiplication sentences. Students used equal groups, repeated addition, arrays and skip counting to multiply. We learned how we can use multiplication arrays in real life. 

Can you guess how many students are in the picture by looking at the picture of the array above? :)

We used the candy "rockets" to practice equal groups and arrays.

We worked in groups, in pairs, and independently to solve multiplication word problems.

Science:  Students learned about the water and wind cycle and also completed related activities.

Computer Lab/Science: Students practiced what they learned about the water cycle during computer time. They made a Water Cycle using microsoft paint, MashaAllah! 

Library: Tr. Nancy is teaching us how to use a dictionary. She reviewed the 3 parts of the dictionary, the guide words and how they can help us find the word we are looking for. Students were given a list of words to look up in the dictionary.

Reading Comprehension: Sr. Madlien read us an amazing story called "King For a  Day" by Rukhsana Khan. Afterwards, we completed a comprehension worksheet about the story.

Reading/Story Elements:
Last week, we read a mentor text called "Miss Rumphius" to understand story elements in a book. Before, and during reading, we predict, visualize, and made text-self and text-world connections with the story. Then, we discussed as a class the story elements (setting, characters, beginning, middle, and end). Finally, students work independently to write the story elements about "Miss Rumphius" in the form of a mini booklet.

Math/ Language/Arts: After reading a wonderful book called "Miss Rumphius," where the character Miss Rumphius planted lots of Lupine flowers to make the world beautiful. We made our own flower garden and used multiplication to count the numbers of flowers. Please see the amazing work by 2B mathematicians!

Math Centre Fun: Students had a great time practicing how to multiply through different activities during our weekly math centers.

Planting Flowers: The 2Bs planted real flower seeds on Friday to do their part in making the world an even more beautiful place. As well, they will learn how the flowers will multiply into more flowers when they will grow up in a few months.

  • Spelling Bee # 4  will be on May 20th, inshaaAllah Kindly note that all students are expected to learn the spelling bee list. Please make sure that your child is studying the list words for our next spelling bee.
  •  Homework pack is due on Friday.
  • Social Studies Project *Design a World Community Brochure* is due on May 13,2016.
  • Your child took home a book to read at home on the weekend. Please send the book back to class on Monday.
  • Please send your child's picture for their autobiography project.
Jazakum Allahu Khairun!

Have a Great Weekend!


Wednesday 4 May 2016

Last Week's Updates!

Dear Parents


We had a fabulous week Alhahumdulilah!

Spelling:  Students wrote a quiz for lesson 27 (adding endings in the base words).
 and then marked each other's spelling quizzes. Students then  completed  activities for lesson 28(adding endings in the base words).

Reading: Students practiced reading stamina during read to self.

Writing:  Students continued to work on their autobiographies.

Math:  Last week, the class learning goals were to practice telling time to 5 minutes interval, half past(half an hour), quarter to, and quarter past.

Telling Time/ Salah Party:

Students also worked in groups to use their knowledge of telling time to an hour and quarter hour by making a schedule for the Salah Party with activities. The second day, Tr. Dina Shalabi came to our class to pick one activity from each group.She was very impressed by the great work done by all groups, MashaAllah. On Friday, students participated in the actual Salah Party where they played games and activities chosen by Tr. Dina from their group work. The activities were: Pin the door to the masjid, Put Hasanaat in the Masjid, Pass the Parcel, Treasure Hunt( students has to find salah position cards), Salah Mistakes,  Prayer Mat craft and the final activity was going to Jumma Prayer and praying on our own Prayer mat, Alhumdulilah. We also enjoyed yummy food during lunch time. The students did an excellent job keeping track of time for each activity and we actually managed to finish all activities according to the schedule planned by grade 2B students. Great Job 2Bs, MashaAllah! 



Science: We  learned about renewable and nonrenewable resources by watching  an educational video and then we completed a worksheet about it

Talent Show: On Wednesday we went to the gym for the talent show, and enjoyed all the performances very much! Laila participated in the talent show again this year, and she amazed everyone with her jokes masha'Allah!.

Library: Tr. Nancy is teaching us how to use a dictionary. She showed the class the  3 parts of the dictionary, the  guide words and how they can help us find the word we are looking for. Students were given a list of words to look up in the dictionary.

Park Fun: We went to the public park several times last week and had a great time playing on the play structure and playing soccer! 

Jazakum Allahu Khairun!