Saturday 6 February 2016

Class Updates and Reminders

Assalamu Alaikum,

We had a great week alhamdulilah!

Circle Fun Time: We sat on the carpet, and we took turns to tell the class about some of the silly things we and our siblings did when we were younger. We had a good laugh!

Spelling: Students wrote their spelling quiz (review quiz).

We watched a video on homonyms, and we completed lesson 35 in our spelling books. The second day we played "PULL and GUESS" where students were divided into two teams, and each team had to pull a paper from a basket with a hint, and their task was to say the homonym and spell it to get a point.

Writing/ Media Literacy: Students used the facts they researched about their fruit or vegetable to make an advertisement about healthy eating where they persuaded the readers to eat their fruit or vegetable. They did a great job masha'Allah!

Reading: Students maintained stamina while reading to self. Masha'Allah we are doing an outstanding job maintain stamina!

Math: This week we learned about PLACE VALUE where we learned about digits and how to show them using base ten blocks. Students wrote about their favorite number, and they worked in groups to show different numbers using different strategies. They also looked at shirts of different basketball players to discuss the digits on them.

Center Fun: We had SNAIL MAIL (letter writing), FUNNY FACES (Sequencing), BASE TEN BLOCKS, MEASURING FUN and STRAWS AND CONNECTORS centers on Wednesday. We had a fabulous time alhamdulilah!


Computer Class: On Thursday we went to the computer lab and each student wrote on a WordPad (practiced changing font, color, size and highlighting). We also drew pictures on paint, and learned to write on paint, select, copy and paste the picture on WordPad. Students did a great job!

Please send a flash drive with your child to school on Thursday, so he/she can save the work on it.

Library: Tr. Nancy is teaching students to compare texts when reading. She read us "Amazing Animals... HIPPOPOTAMUSES", and isA she will be reading us another book about hippopotamuses next library period, so we can compare texts.

Science: We completed our unit on Growth and Changes in Animals, and students wrote their test. IsA we will be starting our new unit on Properties of Liquids and Solids.

Islamic Studies: We learned about the Prophet (SAW) as an orphan, and how he also lost his grandfather. We also learned that Allah (SWT) is AL-Mughny.

Art: Students started to make place value pictures using base ten blocks.

  • Spelling quiz on homonyms, lesson 35, on Monday.
  • Homework pack is due on Wednesday.
Have a great weekend!