Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Class Updates

Assalamu Alaikum,

Dear Parents,

I hope you are all doing well.

Here are some updates:

Math: We have been exploring repeating, growing and shrinking patterns. We learned to describe and create a repeating pattern with more than one changing attribute. We also learned how to show growing and shrinking patterns on a 100 chart, and how to describe them.

Spelling: We learned words with the short a, o, e, i and u sounds. Today we had our first spelling quiz and isA we will be having a spelling quiz every Tuesday.

Students will be writing the list words in their agendas isA.

Writing: We learned how to write a journal entry (date, title, topic sentence, transition words and conclusion)... Students each wrote about their Eid and later we wrote about Character Day making sure to stay on topic, add enough details and use adjectives to make our writing piece interesting.

Reading: We learned that story elements are the pieces or parts that make the story, and that every piece is important to complete the story.

Students looked at pictures of the fable "The Lion and the Mouse"and put them in order. After which we watched the video, and discussed the moral of the story. IsA we will be reading the story as a class to identify the different story elements as we retell the story.

IsA we will be reading more fables in the coming period.

Today we introduced Read to Self  and we reviewed the I Chart. Students modeled the wrong way to read to self followed by the proper way. IsA we will be working on different reading strategies when reading. Today I introduced how to BACK UP AND REREAD.

Science: We will be learning about soil and its different layers. We discussed how to stay safe when exploring soil.

We went to the school playground today and investigated soil. Students each made their own mind map showing their findings.

Social Studies: We will be learning about PIONEERS. We discussed who they are, and students completed an activity in pairs where they had to list ten things they would take if they had to leave to another country. 

Islamic Studies: We are learning about Prophet Ibrahim and the components of Hajj.

Art: Students did a wonderful job designing their book boxes by making patterns, drawing their reading world and pasting pictures and words. 

They had also completed a mosaic showing good deeds before Eid :) 

Note: Kindly note that students will be writing their homework in their agendas.

Have a wonderful evening isA.