Sunday 4 December 2016

Class News and Reminders!

Assalamu Alaikum,
Dear Parents,

We had a productive week, Alhamdululilah! Here are some updates:

Spelling: Students did their spelling quiz on lesson 10 (long vowel o). Then, they completed exercises containing words with "long vowel e" in lesson 11.

GrammerStudents reviewed adjectives as describing words that come before a noun. After the review, we used adjectives by writing riddle poems. First, they brainstormed the adjectives that can describe a noun(Frog) as a class.  Next, they worked in pairs to write a riddle using describing words by picking an animal of their choice. Lastly, they took turns to read their riddle to the class to guess their chosen animal. Can you guess the following riddles? 

Anti- Bullying Week:Last week was an anti-bullying week. Students went to the gym and took part in anti- bullying activities organized by the anti- bullying team. Students can also participate in the anti- bullying poster contest. For more information please go to the Elementary Bulletin Board.


Math: We revised how to find the perimeter of a 2D shape.Students worked on worksheets where they found the perimeter of different shapes. Students also  learned to identify the difference between centimeter and meter. They learned that 1cm=100m and 1cm = 10mm and we use these units to measure small and big objects. They worked in groups, in pairs and independently to practice estimating,measuring and recording with a ruler and a meter stick. Students also explored how to measure a distance around (Perimeter) a 3D shape. They used different 3D objects from the class to measure around with a string. Then they  used a ruler to measure the length of a string in order to find the perimeter of a 3D shape.

Islamic Studies: We played "Charades" to review the steps of wudu and completed related exercises in our Islamic Studies workbook.

Science/Writing/Art Project:Students finished writing their table of contents, introduction, appearance, diet, habitat, and cool facts about green sea turtles. Now, they are working on the life cycle of a green sea turtle. Next week, our focus will be learning and writing about their predators inshaaAllah. 

Social Studies: On Friday, students took home the details of their Social Studies project called "Design a  World Community Brochure."  Refer to the handout/rubric for more details and information about the project. All brochures are due on December 13th.  An email will be sent soon regarding the presentation schedule inshaaAllah.

Math Art with Measurement: On Friday, students practiced what they know about linear measurement. First, they made a measurement garden where they put different heights of flowers in order (from tallest to shortest) and then measured their lengths. Second, they read an amazing book called "Actual Size" where they got to see, compare and learn the actual size of different animals. The author and illustrator did an awesome job compiling the actual sizes of different animals and their body parts. Students compared their hand length with the gorilla's hand by estimating, measuring and recording. Then they painted their hands and left a handprint on the gorilla's handprint to compare the length of their hand to the actual length of the gorilla's hand. JazakAllah khair Br. Adil, V.P. Naaz, Tr. Dina Shalabi and Tr. Said for giving us a chance to compare their handprints with the gorilla's hand.  Lastly, students coloured a mystery picture using a colour code. Afterwards, they measured the perimeter of the picture.


  • Spelling test on "lesson 11"  will be on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 in shaa Allah. The list words are:
  • feed, sea , meet, real, keep, week, deep, easy, beach, clean. 
  •  Bonus Words: Perimeter, Centimeter, meter and Tayummum.
  • Milk forms are sent home and are due by December 16th, 2016.
  • Homework pack is due on Thursday, December 8th, 2016.
  • We are going to Canada's History museum. Please sign and return the field trip form by Tuesday, December 6th, 2016.
  • Please sign and return the graph test by Monday.

             Jazakum Allahu Khairun!