Monday 7 October 2013

We have been learning to...

as salamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu / Greetings,

As Eid draws near and we continue through these blessed days, I wanted to send a quick update to you all to share some of the topics we have been working on in the class so far this year.

In Language, we have done some work on chapter summaries and book reports. We have been enjoying a few chapter books as a class as well. Most recently, the students have been enjoying reading Abby Klein’s “the Penguin Problem”. We have started our weekly spelling word lists. Spelling tests will continue to be written in class every Friday in shaa Allah. I am also starting weekly grammar work.

In Mathematics, we have reviewed several topics including: adding and subtracting 2/3 digit numbers, mathematical/geometric patterns, place value concepts, and are currently working on various mental and written techniques used with multiplication.

The following websites have various activities and quizzes for the students to practice their multiplication:

In Science, we have been learning about plants and soil. We have worked on improving scientific vocabulary, and developed understanding to prepare ourselves for our future experiments.

In Islamic Studies, we have most recently learning about Hajj and Eid al-Adha.

In Social Studies, we have been learning about differences and similarities between urban and rural communities.

I will do my best to share more frequent updates in shaa Allah. Eid Mubarak!

-Tr. Mohammad