We had a wonderful week of learning and exploring, Alhamdululilah! Here are some updates:
Spelling: Students did their spelling quiz on lesson 6(Review of lessons 1-5). Then we completed exercises containing words with "long vowel a" in lesson 7. Those who didn't finish took their spelling books home.
Reading:We continued to focus on reading connections "text to self". Students listened to "Ordinary Mary's Extra Ordinary Deeds" and they made connections to themselves. From the story "Searching for Kindness" students learned that kindness lives in the heart and we have to spread kindness. In "Ordinary Mary's Extra Ordinary Deeds" a young girl's good deed is multiplied as it is passed on by those who have been touched by the kindness of others. Students connected this story to self by taking turns sharing their simple acts of kindness and how it touched other people.
Grammer: We continued to practice distinguishing and identifying the 4 types of sentences. Students were given a comic strip worksheet from one of the books of the famous author Mo Williams to write a skit using the 4 Types of sentences.They were all very creative and did a fabulous job, mashaAllah!
Math: Students started to learn a new strand in Mathematics called"Data Management". Also just like last year, I introduced the math journals, Alhumdullilah. We started off by writing down the definitions of key terms in our math journals(Data, Bar Graph, and Survey).The next day students were introduced to the parts of a bar graph using an acronym called "TAILS".They wrote down the meaning of TAILS and labeled a picture of a bar graph in their journals.They also learned what survey means and then wrote 3 survey questions in their journals. After gathering up all the information and knowledge needed to construct a bar graph they completed different activities through group and individual work.
Science: Students reviewed what they learned about fish last week. First, we took turns sharing information about fish as a class, and then we completed the "five special things about fish" worksheet independently.They also learned and understood what life cycle is.
Islamic Studies: Students wrote a pop quiz about Eid and Prophet Adam.
Science/ Writing/Math/Art: Before the lesson, I asked students which type of fish they wanted to learn. Then, we did a survey and the survey told us that most students want to learn about the great white shark than a regular fish.Then, students sat on the carpet and I read a nonfiction book on Great White Sharks, as part of our animal study about Fish. Before reading, we wrote what we know about the Great White Shark and what we want to know about it on a graphic organizer called "KWL chart." After reading, we wrote down all the interesting and fascinating information about Great White Shark as a class in the "what we learned" part of the chart. Following this, we reviewed all the information one more time and then students independently wrote down the information in simple sentences on a poster worksheet. After given a description of great white shark,students asked citizens to rescue great white shark because it is an endangered animal.They edited their work by referring to our CUPS chart. Students also used gray clay to decorate the picture of a great white shark on their poster. They did a great job, Alhumdullilah!
Something Fishy in Art Class!!:)lSince it was a "fish week" in grade 2B, we thought of making artwork about Fish. We learned the abstract artwork based on the painting of Piet Mondrian. I showed them samples of the fish painting of Piet Mondrian's inspired art. Students did a wonderful job using lines and primary colours on fish printables!