Friday 27 November 2015

Class Updates and Reminders

Assalamu Alaikum,

We had a fabulous day yesterday and today alhamdulilah!

Reading: We integrated our learning about reptiles into language by reading two nonfiction books about Turtles. We got to know many amazing facts about Green sea turtles and also learned rich verbs during reading.

Writing: Today we showed our knowledge of Green sea Turtles 
by writing about them! Students wrote verbs on a turtle shell about turtles (dig, emerge, flea, swim, protect, escape, hatch...etc)  Then, they used the verbs to write sentences about turtles. After writing their sentences, students highlighted their verbs. They did a wonderful job MashaAllah! 

Yesterday students maintained stamina during work on writing. They started off by choosing something that is special to them, and they made a mind map where they used as many adjectives as they could to describe their noun and how it makes them feel. Then, they wrote sentences using their adjectives. 

Vocabulary: We are playing vocabulary games to become more familiar with the new vocabulary list we learned on Wednesday with Tr. Madlien .Yesterday we played BINGO where students listened carefully to the definition of a vocabulary word (e.g: Curious: to want to know about everything.) and once they figured out which word it was, they had to cover the word with the correct heart number. 

Today we completed a word search, and students chose three words to define. 

Gym: Yesterday we had a great time playing Sharks and Guards with the parachute!

Math: We are practicing reading bar graphs using a variety of worksheets. We learned the parts of a graph using an acronym called "TAILS" which stands for: title, axis, intervals, labels, and scale. Students wrote about TAILS in their math journals, they worked in groups to make a bar graph, and they worked independently to complete math worksheets where they made bar graphs and answered questions about them. 

Social Studies: Yesterday students followed instructions to colour continents and they named the 5 oceans. 

Art: Today students did a fabulous job making birds out of their coffee filters!

  • Students have a spelling quiz on lesson 11 on Monday (long vowel sound e): feed, sea, meet, real, keep, week, deep, easy, beach, clean
  • Students should also learn the spelling of eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth for Monday's spelling quiz.
  • Homework pack is due on Wednesday.
  • Students were assigned a Raz Kids reading assignment which is also due on Wednesday. 
  • Please make sure you sign your child's agenda.
I hope you have a great weekend!