Saturday, 19 November 2016

Class News and Reminders!

Assalamu Alaikum,
Dear Parents,

We had a short but busy week, Alhamdululilah! Here are some updates:

Spelling: Students did their spelling quiz on lesson 8 (long vowel u). Then, we completed exercises containing words with "long vowel e" in lesson 9. Those who didn't finish took their spelling books home.

Author's Purpose(To Inform): Students were reminded that one of the "Author's Purpose" is to inform. They were further told that in addition to writing about facts, writing a recipe also falls under the category of "How to do things." Then, we practiced writing a recipe by actually making a fun snack in class. We wrote the recipe of how to make nachos. Students did all the steps of making nachos and then went back to their seats to write a recipe on their own. Lastly, they all dug in to taste the yummy nachos. :) We all had a blast!
P.S. Jazaki Allah Khair to Faisal's Mom who came to help out during this fun but                     informative activity. 




Math: Students practiced reading, creating and describing bar graphs and pictographs throughout the week. We reviewed all the components to build a graph and clarified misconceptions about graphing skills. On Thursday, students wrote a test which was the final activity in the unit Data Management.

Starting Monday, we are going to start a new unit called "Linear Measurement" inshaaAllah!

Islamic Studies/Writing: Last week, we learned about the "Shining Treasures"(Quran and Hadeeth). This week. students wrote an informative piece about the "Shining Treasures" in their journals. Their task was to write three informative sentences about each of the Shining Treasures.

Islamic Studies/Writing/Art Project:Students continued to work on their "Wudu Lapbook."

Health: We learned that there is no such thing as good food and bad food, but rather "EVERYDAY FOOD" and SOMETIMES FOOD." We also learned about a Balanced DIET. Students worked in groups to cutout pictures of different foods from flyers and paste them in right the category (everyday or sometimes). Afterwards, they made a balanced meal plate.
Masha'Allah they all did a fabulous job! 

Science: Students started to learn about "Reptiles." First, we watched an educational video about reptiles and then discussed the characteristics. Finally, we completed a tree map about reptiles as a class. Here is a link to the video for review about reptiles at home.


  • Spelling test on "lesson 9"  will be on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 in shaa Allah. The list words are:
  • rule , use, tune, mule, due, true, grew, few, you, cute.
  •  Bonus Words: Least, most,survey.
  • No Homework pack this week.
  • Encourage your child to read on Razkids every day for twenty minutes.
Have a great Weekend!