Friday 27 February 2015

News from the French class

Friday, February 27, 2015
Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents
Here are the news from the French class:
Our daily routine is drilling the vocabulary related to our daily activities (opposites, gender, and numbers). We are talking about activities at school or at home. Al Hamdulillah, students are improving in expressing their basic needs in French during French class.
We are almost done  our first story “Les Trois Petits Cochons” and we will start soon the next story, Insha’a Allah. We are working on les questions partielles and sentence structure: capital letter and punctuation as well as subject defined as who does the action word and verb defined as the action word.
·         Tuesday, March 3, we are having the 4rd French test: spelling, les questions  partielles.
·         The spelling list for Tuesday is:
1.       Qui?                                              7.  Comment?                   
2.       Qu’est-ce que?                         8.  automne
3.       Pourquoi?                                   9.  hiver
4.       Parce quel                                  10. printemps
5.       Oŭ?                                                11.  été
6.       Quand?                                        12.  La saison
·         Les Questions partielles are related to the story. We are working on the same activity in class. We already did and corrected some questions in class.
Jazakum Allah Kheiran for your cooperation and your support.

Dr Amina Ould-brahim,
French teacher
Science coordinator

Wednesday 25 February 2015

An Update and THANK YOU - 3A Tr. Fatima

AA Parents,

I just wanted to give a big thank you to our volunteers who came out and volunteered today (Museum) and also 2 weeks ago (winterlude). Our field trips could not have been possible without you. Again JAK for taking time out of your own busy schedule!

A few updates to mention

Language: Students are to complete lesson 20 in their Spelling Spectrum - Be ready for spelling test Monday. We will also begin looking closer at proof reading marks (proper punctuation, capitalization etc.). We will continue practicing proper paragraph writing (indenting, topics etc). We have started our weekly guided reading groups with students - practice reading with a small group that have the same or similar reading levels; practicing predictions and reading comprehension. Finally, we will start a class novel study (more information to come soon).

Social Studies: We have started our new Unit in Early Settlers: more information about this will be on a separate blog post.

Stay warm :)


Tuesday 24 February 2015

Math H.W

Math H.W for Thursday in sha'Allah: P 71-72 (workbook)
You can also do the At-Home Help in each page with your kids.

Monday 23 February 2015

Math new Chapter: Multiplication

AA dear parents,

Over the next 2 weeks in sha'Allah, your child will be learning about multiplication. Students will use skip counting and repeated addition to develop an understanding of the multiplication facts up to 7× 7. It is important for students to understand what it means to group items before they are asked to memorize multiplication facts. Once your child has this understanding, he or she will learn strategies to begin memorizing facts. At the end of the chapter, your child will use knowledge of multiplication to solve everyday problems.
Throughout this time, you and your child may do some activities such as:

  • Your child can look around the house to find things that come in groups, such as packages of food or household items (e.g: juice boxes, eggs, batteries...) Make a list of the items and the size of each group.
  • Your child can look through grocery store flyers for items sold in groups, recording the items, the size of the groups, and its price..

MS Read-A-Thon update

Dear Parents, 
Assalamu Alaikum

Please note that all the MS Read-A-Thon Pledge sheets and money donations need to be brought to school on or before Wednesday, February 25, 2015.  The company that will be picking up the pledges and the money will be coming to school Thursday, February 26, 2015. It is vital that their envelope be ready forThursday.

Thank you for your help and cooperation in this matter.

Have a great day inshaAllah.


Nancy-Ann Brethour

Thursday 12 February 2015

Over the Long Weekend - Language

AA Parents,

I hope all is well. I was to wish everyone a restful long weekend.

Just a reminder for homework to be complete.

LANGUAGE: Spelling Spectrum lesson 18 pages and Spelling Test on Tuesday.

Also, a reminder to read for 20 everyday.


Monday 9 February 2015

Quran and Math Homework


Please practice with your child Surat An-Naziat Ayah 11 to 17
Math H.W: workbook p 42


Librarian Update

Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum

We have updated information regarding the MS Read-A-Thon 
on the school library website​. 
Please go to Upcoming Events for updates.

​Have a wonderful day, inshaAllah.​


Nancy-Ann Brethour

Friday 6 February 2015

Field Trip


We will be going to Winterlude on February the 11th in sha'Allah. Our class needs 4-5 volunteers. If you can make it email me please.


Islamic Studies update

AA dear Parents,

We are learning about the Seerah of Prophet Muhammed pbuh. Students are also learning (in detail) about each Khalifah and their significant achievements. Students have been using this newly learned information to write summaries in Tr. Fatima's class.

Thursday 5 February 2015

Fruit and vegetables

AA dear parents,

The third graders have been working very hard, and it is time for them to have some sharing fun time in class.

To be able to do that, can you please send a sliced fruit or vegetable with your child to school tomorrow in sha'Allah. (e.g: strawberries, blueberries, pineapples, apples, bananas, oranges, tomatoes, celery, cucumber...). Students will share this healthy snack at the end of the day in sha'Allah


Wednesday 4 February 2015

Language/ Social Studies Update -Tr. Fatima

AA Parents,

I hope all is well inshalla. We have completed our unit about FABLES. Students really enjoyed reading the stories, acting them out and writing about them. We will continue with EQAO packages weekly. And of course we will continue with our weekly spelling work.

For Social Studies we are almost down with our mapping unit. Students have been researching information about different provinces on their own time. Remember to check out some of the interactive online games. Our next unit is Early Settlers/ Pioneers in Upper Canada (more information to come!)

JAK for all your help at home :)

Tuesday 3 February 2015