Monday 31 March 2014

April 1 update

salamun alaykum,

Here is a brief overview of topics we will cover this week in shaa Allah


Students are writing play/movie scripts that we will hopefully be able to film and present to the other classes in the school in shaa Allah.

We have already covered differences in layout and punctuation for scripts, and we're all excited to see what kind of stories the children can come up with for their movies in shaa Allah.


Students are continuing work with data management (tallies, graphs, pictographs, etc.)


Students will be developing their understanding of translation, rotation, and reflection in shaa Allah.


The students will reflect and review their Skyscraper projects in shaa Allah.



- EQAO math packages are handed out on Friday and expected back by the following Friday. Please make sure you are sitting down with your children to make sure they understand.

- Try to keep consistent with the assignments (the kids seem to be really enjoying it, and it's good practice for class and EQAO concepts).

- In case you weren't aware, you can download/print old EQAO booklets for Math and Language here:

- Encourage the students to write in journals (practicing spelling list words from their language notebooks), write stories, or try to practice writing "super sentences" (i.e. sentences with adjectives, adverbs, and other details).

Friday 28 March 2014

Mar 28 update

salamun alaykum!

Thank you for all your help and support with the work at home. I have reduced the daily work load to allow the children time to work on weekly EQAO practice and online math assignments.

Some students also started their after-school program this week and will be working hard in the coming weeks in shaa Allah.

FYI I have given the students a new EQAO Math Package due next Friday, and some new work on

Additionally, the children have a small EQAO Language practice this week.

Thursday 20 March 2014

Quran Party for Juz' 30

salamun alaykum,

Here are some photos taken by Tr. Hadia from the 3B party celebrating their achievement!

Monday 17 March 2014

Welcome back!

Salamun alaykum wa ramatullahi wa barakatuhu,

In shaa Allah you all enjoyed your time with your loved-ones over the break.

Language - Our focus for this month will continue to be on elements of writing, grammar, syntax and punctuation. This week we are reviewing concepts of subjects and predicates, before we move on to compound/complex sentences, and conjunctions/connectives.

Math - We are continuing our learning with 3D shapes and our Skyscraper activity. However, we will also be adding information about measuring area & volume.

Islamic - Our topic for the remainder of the month is "Respect".

I have asked the students to choose 2 different ways they can show respect. They are to write a paragraph about these two ways of showing respect to hand in by this Wednesday in shaa Allah.

Jazakum Allahu khayran for your continued support and effort with the students.

Wednesday 5 March 2014

March break homework

salamun alaykum,

I have given the children some time in class to help them complete some of their March break homework.

The activities due after the break are as follows:\

Language- punctuation sheet (3-legged dog) and the grammar booklet (subject and predicates)
- complete their beginning, middle and end paragraphs for their architect/skyscraper story

Math- long division booklet

Social Studies- Canada's pioneers pg 49-54

Have a blessed break with your families, may Allah SWT deliver us all safely in our travels, prepare us for our meeting with Him, and bring 3B back after March break with renewed energy/focus to continue their studies and work in shaa Allah. Ameen!

Tuesday 4 March 2014

educational iPad apps [UPDATED]

salamun alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

As the march break approaches I know many of you will be travelling. If any of you have iPads/iPhones that you are taking with you, here is a link to a few different educational applications you may be interested in including for your trip.

The apps are organised by subject, and also have suggestions for grades they are appropriate for.

Disclaimer: I have not checked these all out myself.

PS you can also check out this link for a wide variety of educational apps

Front Row Education app for Math