Sunday 9 October 2016

Class Updates and Reminders!

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah,

Dear Parents,

We had a wonderful week Alhumdulilah! Here are some updates.

Carpet Time:

Every day we start our first period with our izkars and memorizing the new dua of the month which is correlated with October 's character trait, " Kindness." The dua of the month is:

اللَّهم إني أسألك فعل الخيرات، وَتَرْكَ الْمُنْكَرَاتِ، وَحُبَّ الْمَسَاكِينِ 

Allāhumma as’aluka fi`lal Khayrāt. Wa tarkal munkarā, wa Hubbal masākeen

“O Allah, I ask You to help me do good deeds, abandon bad deeds, and love the poor"

Read to Self: We went over the "I CHART" for Read to Self then students took their book boxes and read quietly.

Spelling: Students wrote a spelling test on lesson 2 and the bonus was to write three verbs.Then they learned about the short vowel sounds a and in lesson 3. Students finished different activities using list words in their spelling books.

Grammar: We started to learn about verbs. Students worked in groups to make a mind map about verbs on chart paper. All groups presented their mind maps in front of the class. They all did a wonderful job, Masha-Allah! After the presentation, students completed a worksheet independently to show what they know about verbs. 

In addition to this, students also used pipe cleaners to make a stickman. They wrote a simple sentence about their stickman to show what action their stickman is doing. They all did a wonderful job!

Math: Students practiced ordinal numbers on calendar worksheets and solved word problems. Students also reviewed/learned about comparing numbers by using greater and less than symbols.

Kindness:  On Monday, the first character trait of the year "Kindness" was launched in the assembly by our Islamic Studies Co-ordinator  Tr. Dina Shalabi. Followed by this, we talked and discussed what kindness is and how we can find kindness around us. The 2Bs brainstormed different ways that they can be kind and show little acts of kindness in their homes, at school, and in their community by making a mind map about kindness. We started a "Kindness Jar" in our class so when a student or group of students do any random act of kindness during class we will put a flower in the jar. Our goal is to fill the jar with all the flowers and spread kindness!:)


Your child also brought home an ``Act of Kindness`` calendar. Please talk to your child about what he/she can do to show an “Act of Kindness” (e.g; helping mom or dad, sharing toys with siblings, talk politely, smiling, going to the masjid, giving charity, sharing food, cleaning up, etc). Put the calendar on your fridge and write the acts of kindness they perform on it 
every day and send the calendar back to class on November 1st, 2016.
Jazak-Allahu-khairun for your support! insha-Allah.

Science: Students learned about mammals as one of the animal categories with a backbone by watching an educational video followed by a good class discussion on the characteristics of mammals. In the next lesson, we reviewed the characteristics by writing them on a "Tree Map." Afterward, each student finished writing five special things about mammals independently. 


  • Field Trip to Papanack Zoo on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 inshaaAllah.
  • Spelling test on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016.
  • List words for Wednesday's spelling test are: band, fit, him, tack, sad, list, mitt, have, will , skin + first, second, third, fourth,and fifth (10 list words and five ordinal numbers).
  • Please sign your child's agenda.
  • Encourage your child to read on Razkids every day for twenty minutes.
  • No Homework for this week!