Sunday 27 November 2016

Class News and Reminders!

Assalamu Alaikum,
Dear Parents,

We had a very busy and awesome week full of learning, Alhamdululilah! Here are some updates:

Spelling: Students did their spelling quiz on lesson 9 (long vowel e). Then, we completed exercises containing words with "long vowel o" in lesson 10. 

Grammar: On Monday, students learned that adjectives are words that describe nouns. As an example, we made a mind map on how to describe 2B if someone wants to ask us about our class. We were very observant and added lots of details about our class in the mind map. Then , students were shown an apple and were asked to describe it using the five senses. They used their sense of smell, touch, sight, taste, and hearing to describe the apple. For the taste part, each student got to eat an apple slice! Yum Yum.They had a blast! 
Finally, students wrote to describe an apple using their five senses in their journals.

Math: On Monday, we started a new chapter called "LINEAR MEASUREMENT".  Students were given an overview of different measuring attributes (Time, temperature, mass, volume, capacity, area, perimeter, and length)We learned that linear measurement means  we can measure the length, height, and width of different objects using nonstandard units or tools(pencil, paper clip, hand width, straw...etc). Students read the definitions of HEIGHT and LENGTH in their math workbooks and then completed page 41,42 and 43. 
During the first few days, students did lots of hands on activities by measuring objects around the class with the help of different non-standard units.

Students also learned that we can use our hands and feet to measure the length or width of different objects. On Wednesday , We watched the first half of a video called "How Big is a Foot?" where a king wanted to give his queen a bed as a gift. Students worked in groups to make beds for the queen that were 6 feet long and 3 feet wide (measurements from the story) only to find that the beds were different sizes since our feet are different sizes. We finished watching the video and learned that using STANDARD UNITS would be so much easier! 

Students got the understanding that since everyone's hands and fingers are all different sizes, therefore a centimetre was introduced in rulers and measuring tape which always is the same length and we call this a standard unit.Students wrote down the definition of centimetre and learned the symbol(cm). They did several hands-on activities measuring with a ruler in centimetres through independent and group work.

The correct way to measure with a ruler:

Home Connection: For extra practice at home, you can do the following:

1.  Get a piece of paper, a pencil, and a ruler.
2.  Find different objects around the house to measure.
3.  On your paper write down the name of the object.
4.  Estimate how many centimetres you think it is and write it down.
5.  Measure the object with your ruler and write down the actual measurement.

Some useful links to fun measuring games:

Islamic Studies/Writing/Art Project:Students completed their "Wudu Lapbook." While working on the lapbook students continued to review the steps of wudu, as they do daily before going to make wudu for Dhur prayer. In addition to this, we are practicing memorizing the dua after wudu every day at morning izkar time and after wudu for Dhur Prayer as a class.

Science: Students reviewed the lesson about "Reptiles" and then wrote 5 special things about reptiles independently.

Science/Writing/Art Project:Students sat on the carpet and read a book on Green Sea Turtles, as part of our animal study about Reptiles. Before reading, we wrote what we know about green sea turtles and what we want to know about green sea turtles on a graphic organizer called "KWL chart." After reading, we wrote down some interesting and fascinating information about green sea turtles as a class in the "what we learned" part of the chart. This will be a different informative writing activity as compared to the last three writing pieces about animals. Students are working on writing an informative book with non-fiction text features (Book cover, title, table of contents, sub-topics, glossary, index, illustrations, and labels). This week, our focus was "how to write a table of contents" and details for the sub-topics. Students are working on the physical characteristics, diet, and habitat of green sea turtles. MashaAllah they are doing a fabulous job!

Turtle Camouflage Art:In art class, students made the cover page of their book. They used oil pastels, chalk and construction paper to help the sea turtle camouflage in the background. The art class was enjoyed by all, MashaAllah. Please take a look at their awesome work below:

Computer Lab:Students learned to write about popcorn using describing words(Adjectives) in Microsoft paint. They learned how to use different tools in a Microsoft paint to write and have a colourful picture of a popcorn box. Jazaki Allah Khair to Muhammad's mom for sending popcorn. It was easier for students to write about popcorn using the five senses while enjoying the salty and crunchy treat.:)


  • Spelling test on "lesson 10"  will be on Tuesday, November 29nd, 2016 in shaa Allah. The list words are:
  • Those, low, goat, own, coat, go, hope, sold, over, ago.
  •  Bonus Words: length, height,width,shorter, longer.
  • Spirit day#2 MELLOW YELLOW DAY  will be on Wednesday,November 30th,2016.
  • Homework pack is due on Thursday,December1st.
  • Encourage your child to read on Razkids every day for twenty minutes.
  • Please sign and return your child's spelling notebook by Monday.

Have a great weekend!