Tuesday 27 November 2012

Week 13: Updates, homework reminders, and news

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahamatu Allah wa Barakatuh, dear parents,

Many good things are happening  during Week 13 and students continue to learn and enjoy their school activities. Here are few highlights:


In Language Arts, students have learned to use suffixes (-ful, -ness, -fy, -less, and –ian).Students also continue their readings about Early-days menus and a visit to the General store. Reading strategies include encouraging students to deduce facts and speak about them based on illustrations, the title and headings, and their prior knowledge about pioneers’ daily life.

In social studies, students are learning about nutrition in the pioneers’ era, such as what they used to have for breakfast, school lunches, and family dinners. Students will also peek into the early pioneers’ jobs, starting with the general storekeeper.

In Islamic studies, we are revising  Units 1 and 2 which dealt with the pillars of Islam and pilgrimage.

And in Arts, students spent  memorable moments crafting images, using an assemblage of small pieces cut of coloured paper.


By now, you have probably seen the five-page story that was sent today with your child Brave as a Mountain Lion. For this reading and writing project, your child is requested to read the story to you and with you, and for that I kindly request your collaboration.

On Monday, December 3rd, your child must return the project to the classroom. The project assessment will begin by testing students on their reading skills; then by asking them to respond to text comprehension questions before they start working on their own stories in class.

Please continue to actively work with your child on the spelling daily exercises. The spelling list review for Week 13 is due on Thursday November 29th, 2012.

In reading comprehension, students continue “Practice Makes Perfect” and they have to read pages 12 and 13 ( due  Thursday, November 29th, 2012).

§  Students’ play performance will take place on December 14th at 1.30 pm. Please join us in big numbers and a BIG THANK YOU to those who have confirmed their participation and attendance.
§  A swimming session is scheduled on December 13th. Please send a labelled towel and the necessary clothing with your child. We are always looking for great helpers; please let us know if you are able to volunteer.
§  I sincerely look forward to seeing on the Parents’ Meeting Night: Friday November 30th, 2012. See you all then!!
Jazakoum Allah Khayran