Friday 30 October 2015

This Week's Updates, Homework and Reminders

Assalamu Alaikum,

We had a great week this week alhamdulilah!

Reading: Masha'Allah we have been doing a fantastic job maintaining stamina during read to self! Today we had 35 minutes of stamina!

Writing: We learned the difference between simple sentences and compound sentences. Students learned that a simple sentence has one complete thought while compound sentences have more than one thought. They each chose a topic to write about, and their task was to write at least 6 simple sentences.

Yesterday for TWINS day, Fae came up with an interesting activity!Twins worked together to make twin crafts and they wrote about it :) Thank you, Fae :)

Math: Students worked independently to solve word problems about growing patterns in their math journals.

They completed an exit slip about patterns where they wrote some of the things they learned about repeating and growing patterns.

Today we started a new unit in math Number Sense and Numeration. We made a mind map as a class about numbers where students took turns to say how we
use numbers in real life and where they are found. After that students worked in groups to write everything they know about numbers on chart paper (addition, subtraction, multiplication, money, time...etc) We also completed pages 12 and 13 in our math books where each student made his own mind map about numbers, completed numbers on number lines, and circled numbers to show a growing pattern.

Science: We watched a video about the characteristics of insects, we read about insects, and students completed a worksheet where they completed sentences using a word bank.

Today we learned about an insect's body parts, students labeled an insect and wrote examples of some insects they know. Then we labeled an insect as a class.

Social Studies: This week we learned the 5 oceans (Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Indian, Southern), and we watched a video where we got to learn some interesting facts about each ocean. Students also completed a worksheet where they labeled the oceans and coloured the map.

Islamic Studies: We learned the story of the sons of Prophet Adam (SAW), and we learned that there is good jealousy and bad jealousy. Students gave examples of good jealousy, and bad jealousy. We also read a book about Qabil and Habel called "The Two Brothers".

Classdojo Party: We had a great time celebrating our classdojo points today!

  • Spelling quiz on the list words in lesson 7 (long vowel a). The list words are: save, lake, face, same, gate, rake, tape, sail, paint, afraid
  • Students took home their assessment folders. Please sign the assessments and send the folder with your child on Monday.
  • Please read the parent letter for the new unit on "Exploring Numbers".
  • Homework pack is due on Wednesday.

  Have a lovely weekend insha'Allah!