Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Message from Tr. Nancy

Dear Parents,

Assalamu Alaikum

The grade 2A students and I had a fun and productive library visit yesterday. We discussed the first step of the researching process, which is the planning stage. We talked about how long their project had to be, and what accompanying material they needed for their presentation. We let the students know that, in the planning stage, they need to choose their topic (they will choose either a bird or an insect to research). Because what we are doing in the library now is just practice, they will be choosing their bird or insect on Monday, and they will be made aware of the due date on Monday, insha
​Allah. In addition, we discussed the need to narrow their topic. For instance, bird and insect are too broad, so they need to narrow their topic by choosing a specific bird or insect. Once the choice was made, I asked the grade 2A students to think of some questions regarding their topic using the 5ws + H.

We will be working on the bird/insect project during library period. I will be modeling each step for them. That means that I will be working on my own bird project at the same time as the students are; I will also be presenting my project along with them. Our goal in presenting the research process this way is to help the students familiarize themselves with the steps. As a result, they will not feel overwhelmed or stressed when they need to do a research project.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at nbrethour@abraarschool.com

Have a wonderful day, inshaAllah.

Nancy-Ann Brethour