Monday 30 March 2015

Classwork and Notes

Alsalamu Alaikum,

Today we had a wonderful day alhamdulilah!

Spelling: Students started their language lesson with a daily language review where they did some punctuation, identifying letter sounds, and rhyming. 

Students wrote their spelling quiz, and the bonus was to define biography. 

We did lesson 25, VOWELS WITH R. 

Math: We are learning to subtract with regrouping. We watched a video, and read a poem to help us remember the rule when subtracting with regrouping. Students took turns to solve subtraction problems on the board. 

Science: Today each student made his/her own matter vocabulary booklet where they wrote the definitions of matter, mix, mixture, dissolve, solution, evaporation and condensation.

Quran Homework:  Practice Surah Al-Inshiqaq Ayah 22 to 25.

  • In shaa Allah we will have a daily language and math review everyday where students spend 5 minutes at the beginning of the language and math lessons answering a few questions about concepts we learned in math and language. 
  • I want our students to be more responsible about their learning. I am finding that some students are depending on the blog when it comes to homework or the spelling list words, so today we agreed in class that each student is responsible to write the HW in the agenda, and the spelling book should be taken home on Fridays to study list words. Homework will not always be posted on the blog. Let's work together to make our students responsible learners in shaa Allah. Remind your child to always check his/her agenda. 
I hope you all have a great evening in shaa Allah!

Sunday 29 March 2015

Spelling List Words (Lessons 19 to 23)

Lesson 19:
shout, shut ,crash, then, thin, math, think, together, nothing, anything
Lesson 20:
what, such, where, peach, much, when, whip, arch, coach, who
Lesson 21:
race, stick, color, kick, quick, back, became, neck, cent, city
Lesson 22:
farm, corn, hard, park, part, horse, more, far, floor, warm
Lesson 23:
you'll, they're, it's, we've, isn't, let's, aren't, I'm, can't, we're

Friday's Classwork and Homework

Alsalamu Alaikum,

We had a great day on Friday alhamdulilah!

Language: Students repeated their contractions spelling quiz.
We talked about biographies, and students came up with reasons why biographies are written (the person accomplished something, famous, made a difference...etc)

Math: Students had a pop quiz on adding with regrouping.

Art: Students finished making the background for their skyline art. Masha'Allah they did a beautiful job!

Homework pack is due on Thursday.

  • Spelling quiz: Revision lessons 19 to 23.
  • Science Matter Quiz is on Thursday,04/02/2015 (The test practice worksheets are in the homework pack)
  • Seerah Quiz Part 1 is on Thursday, 04/09/2015 (Unit B, chapters 1 to 4)
  •  Deadline to submit the milk form is Monday, and hot lunch program deadline is Tuesday.
Have a lovely day in shaa Allah!

Thursday 26 March 2015


Alsalamu Alaikum,

Today we had a wonderful day alhamdulilah!

Math: We joined the 2Bs, and we did some adding with regrouping on our whiteboards. Students also solved word problems on their whiteboards where they added with regrouping. The also paired up and came up with their own word problems.

Our Math buddies also joined us today, and we did some more word problems, and the 2As made up their own word problems with their math buddies.

Language: We talked about ways to make our writing more interesting by adding adjectives, using a funny titles...etc. Students wrote compound sentences about how they spent their March break.

Yesterday students had fun doing a contraction surgery where they wore gloves and masks to make contractions using index cards and bandages (e.g. she will = she'll

Social Studies: Today we learned about resources and how we have capital, human and natural resources. Students completed a worksheet where they drew pictures under each resource. 

Islamic Studies: We finished our unit on Seerah, and yesterday we read about Prophet Adam's sons. 

Quran: Review Surah Al-Inshiqaq from Ayah 16 to 21. 

Reminders: In shaa Allah students will take their homework packs tomorrow. 

If your child is interested in attending the talent show, don't forget to sign up. Here is the link for more information: 

Alhamdulilah we had a great time on our field trip yesterday! I would like to thank all the volunteers for their generous time and help! Jazakum Allahu khairan!

I hope you all have a great evening in shaa Allah! 

A Message From Tr. Nancy:
Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum

I hope this message finds you well and in good health.
I have noticed that a few books have come back to the library "repaired." I would kindly request that parents do not attempt to repair the damaged books, because I have special material that I use to repair the damaged books. However, informing me of the damage would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Jazakum Allahu Khairan.
Have a wonderful day, inshaAllah.

Nancy-Ann Brethour

Monday 23 March 2015

Classwork and Homework

Alsalamu Alaikum,

Welcome back!

Today we had a great day alhamdulilah!

Computer Lab: We went to the computer lab, and students learned to use a word document where they wrote titles, made the title bold, and changed the font and colour!

Spelling: Students wrote their spelling quiz, Contractions (Lesson 23). In shaa Allah they will get to repeat this quiz on Friday since some students were not prepared after the March break.

Math: We went over Fact Families and adding two digits. Students took a math pack, and they completed two pages in class. Tomorrow we will be starting adding with regrouping in shaa Allah.

Science: We played fun games where students answered questions about matter, and we played a game where they worked in groups to answer questions. 

Gym: We played Freeze Tag!

Cooperation and Teamwork: We watched two great videos on cooperation and teamwork, and we discussed the importance of cooperating and working together.

Mariam, our Storyteller: We watched a video where Mariam introduced herself as a storyteller, and we started hearing one of her stories (Beauty and the Beast- Another Side of the Story)

Masha'Allah the students really enjoyed listening to the story! You can have your child listen to more stories read by Mariam by subscribing. 
This is the link: 

Homework: Math pack is due on Friday, 03/27/2015.

Have a wonderful evening!

Friday 13 March 2015

Classwork and Happy March Break!

Alsalamu Alaikum,
Image result for happy march break free picture
We had a wonderful time this week alhamdulilah!

Reading: Jasmine and Maryam read the class Aurthur Lost in the Museum, and students wrote how they connected text to self, world, media and text in their journals.

Tr. Nancy read the class a book about how to use the internet and stay safe.

We had our guided reading class this week with Tr. Naaz, and this week we read biographies.

Writing: We had guided writing where we wrote a lab report as a class after completing a science experiment where we tried to get clay to float.
Students also wrote an informative piece independently explaining how matter can change from one state to another.

Spelling: We completed lesson 23 in our spelling book, contractions (aren't, can't, won't...etc)

Science: We did a few fun experiments this week! Students were each given a piece of clay and a cup of water, and their task was to try and get the clay to float by changing its shape.
Students learned that matter can change from one state to another by increasing or decreasing the temperature. We had a race where each student had to use body head to melt his or her ice cube, and the first one who melted the cube won! Today we learned that some objects absorb liquids and others repel liquids. Each group got a paper towel, a sponge, foil, plastic wrap and wax paper. Then I poured water on the desks, and their task was to discover which solids absorb water, and which ones repel water. After that, they completed a worksheet about absorption.

Math: This week we learned about Fact Families. Today students had a pop quiz on fact families, adding and subtracting two digits without regrouping and base ten blocks.

Islamic Studies: This week we answered questions about the Seerah in our I Love Islam workbooks, and Hilal read us a booklet about the Prophet (SAW) and how he treated others.

Gym: We played soccer, basketball, Round the Parachute and Sharks and Guards.

Students are not assigned any homework for the March break.  Follow the Sunnah, pray on time, and have a lot of fun in shaa Allah!

Happy March break!

Monday 9 March 2015

Classwork and Homework

Alsalamu Alaikum,

Computer Lab: We went to the computer lab, students read books on Razkids, played educational games, and some students wrote on a word document. 

Spelling: Students wrote their spelling quiz, and they marked their own work.

We stared our new spelling lesson, lesson 23, CONTRACTIONS. Students learned different contractions, and they answered questions about contractions in their spelling books. 

Math: Students solved subtraction problems on their whiteboards without re-grouping. 

Science: We talked about the difference between solids that float and sink. Students looked at different solids, and predicted whether each solid was going to float or sink. Then they put the solids in water, and recorded the results.

Gym: We played Around the Parachute and Sharks and Lifeguards.

Islamic Studies: Students answered questions about the Seerah in their I Love Islam workbooks. 


  • Copy the list words in your agenda (Lesson 23)
  • Tomorrow the town hall meeting is from 2:30 to 3:30.
  • Thursday is Spirit Day. Wear green and white.
  • Bring an item for the food drive.
Have a great evening!

Sunday 8 March 2015

Classwork and Homework

Alsalamu Alaikum

We had a great day on Friday alhamdulilah!
Math: Students practiced subtracting 2-digit numbers by completing a worksheet.

Art: Students drew a sky line and painted it with vibrant colours.

Language: Students practiced  proofreading  and editing by completing a  worksheet.

  • Homework pack is due on Wednesday. 
  • Please help your child Practice Surah Alinshiqaq Ayah 1-9.
  • Spelling test on Monday.The list words are
            Farm, corn, hard, park, part, horse, more, far, floor, warm

Tuesday 3 March 2015


Alsalamu Alaikum,

Today we had a lovely day alhamdulilah!

Writing: We watched a video explaining how to write a friendly letter, and what the different parts of a letter are. We did some guided writing where we wrote a friendly letter as a class, and students copied it in their journals. In shaa Allah tomorrow each student will be writing a letter to Ibraheem, and we will be sending him the letters.

Guided Reading: Today students did some independent reading.

Math: Today we started subtraction. We did some subtraction using different strategies (number line, counters, fingers).


  • This Friday we will be having our classdojo party in shaa Allah. Send a snack with your child to share with the class (cut fruit, veggies, cookies, cut cake..etc) Please make sure you do not send any chips to the party. 
  • Practice the Sunnah with your child.

I hope you all have a wonderful evening!

Monday 2 March 2015


Alsalamu Alaikum,

Today we had a great day alhamdulilah!

Spelling: Students wrote their spelling quiz, and today each student got to check her/his own work.
We learned our new list words, vowels with r. Students answered questions about the new list words in their spelling books.

Math: We completed a worksheet where students added two digits without re-grouping. They also showed numbers using base ten blocks.

Science: We learned about gases. Each student got a cup of water with some liquid soap, and we used pipe cleaners to make air bubbles. We talked about how air bubbles are made of air which is gas. Students had a lot of fun making bubbles today!

Gym: We went to the gym and played basketball and soccer.

Islamic Studies: We answered questions in our I Love Islam workbook about the Seerah.

  • Tomorrow is Toonie Tuesday.
  • Today students took their third I Love Sunnah sheet. 
Have a wonderful evening!