Students took their homework packs home today. The homework is mainly math and language worksheets. The whole pack is due next Monday in sha'Allah. Doing a little bit of work on a daily basis is a good help not to feel that homework is a heavy burden. JAK for your cooperation, Tr. Hajer
AA dear parents,Third graders have started listening to stories read aloud and doing different activities related to them (Class discussions, retelling stories, making inference, writing a summary...)We already did two stories (Enemy Pie) and (Thank you Mr Falker).Below is the link I am using for the listening activities. You can make your kid listen to the stories that we have already done in class.http://www.storylineonline.net/JAK
أود الاشارة الى ....اننا هذا العام اتبعنا نظاما جديدا ، بشكل متسلسل ، في تحديد مستوى التلاميذ باللغة العربية في جميع الفصول الدراسية من الصف الاول الى الثامن ، فلم نعد نحدد مستوى التلميذ الى ناطق و غير ناطق ، و لكن مستوى التلميذ في اللغة هو الاساس الذي يحدد مستواه ( هل هو في المستوى المرتفع أم المستوى الاقل ) و ذلك لمساعدة التلميذ للاقبال على تعلم اللغة برغبة ، و للنهوض بمستواه للافضل بشكل تدريجي .
حيث تم تحديد المستويات لجميع الفصول الى 16 مستوى ، ابتداء من الصف الاول الابتدائي ( المستوى 1 ) و ختاما بالصف الثامن ( المستوى 16 ).
الصف الثالث الذي أقوم بتدريسه لهذا العام هو ( الصف الثالث الابتدائي – المستوى 6 - و هو المستوى المرتفع للصف الثالث ) و هذا للعلم ... و الله ولي التوفيق.المدرسة / سلام بسيسو
I would like to note that this year we are following a new system for the Arabic courses, where each grade is divided into two levels. The way it is divided: there are 16 levels, starting at grade one (level 1) and ending in grade eight (level 16). In the third grade that i teach based on the new system, is level 5. Therefore to follow up with the class and read the material, please look under the title: Grade 3, Level 5,
Words are our tools to communicate with others, as well as explore and analyze the world around us. Therefore, it stands to reason that children with a limited vocabulary will be handicapped in their educational progress. The most obvious effect of an underdeveloped vocabulary will be seen in poor reading comprehension, as children struggle to extract meaning from reading passages. Well-developed vocabulary and reading comprehension skills are central to success on the Quizzes, tests, and standardized tests. Vocabulary appears in two main ways:
Reading questions that directly test vocabulary
Comprehension questions that require strong vocabulary knowledge.
Strong vocabulary also helps students produce better writing pieces.
Vocabulary List 2:
P.S: We do so many activities in class to help kids learn the new words. Students' knowledge of these words will be tested in sha'Allah.
the next three weeks, your child will be working with numbers from 0 to 1000. The
student will represent and describe numbers such as 894 in a variety of ways
and situations. Relationships among numbers and among digits in numbers will be
emphasized as students rename, round, compare, and order numbers, explore number
patterns, and develop number sense. Your child will also work with money to estimate,
count, and write money amounts up to $10 and work with bills up to $100.
this time, you and your child can practise some at-home activities such as the
You and your child can play a game using two sets of number cards labelled 0 to
9. Shuffle the cards and, without looking, choose 2 cards to form a 2-digit number.
Ask your child to say the number, and to write the number in expanded form
using numbers and words. For example, 75 can be made from two cards numbered 7
and 5. In expanded form, it is written as 70 + 5 and in expanded form with
words, it is 7 tens 5 ones. After your child has had lots of practise with 2-digit
numbers, you can play the same game with 3-digit numbers, using three sets of
Say aloud various 2- and 3-digit numbers and ask your child to find the cards
to make the numbers.
Choose a book with a large number of pages. Open the book to a random page and
ask your child to tell you the numbers 1 greater than, 1 less than, 10 greater than,
and 10 less than the page number.
Your child can count out the amount of money required when making a purchase in
a store with you.
may want to visit the Nelson Web site at www.mathk8.nelson.com
for more suggestions to help your child learn mathematics and for books that
relate children’s literature to numbers up to 1000. Also check the Web site for
links to other Web sites that provide online tutorials, math problems, and
your child is using the Nelson
Mathematics 3 Workbook, pages 9 to 18 belong to Chapter 2. There is a page
of practice questions for each of the 9 lessons in the chapter and a Test
Yourself page at the end. If your child requires assistance, you can refer to the
At-Home Help section on each Workbook page.
For the character education program in November insha'Allah, the third graders are going to work on cleanliness. They'll be doing 1 song " This is our World" and 1 Nasheed: "Heart of a Muslim". We've already started practicing them in class.
Because of the shortage of time, your help to do extra practice will be really appreciated.
We will be administering the Canadian Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS) to our students in Grades 3-8 from October 14-16, 2015. These tests are good assessment tools that will enable the school to identify student achievement in major curriculum areas including vocabulary, reading, language, mathematics, and science.
The tests do not need any preparation or studying. The main reason we are administering the CTBS is to provide us, the parents, and the teachers an opportunity to see the academic level of Abraar Students so we can identify appropriate educational interventions.
P.S: Hot lunch forms were sent home last week. If interested and haven't filled it out please make sure to do so and send full payment by Tuesday, October 20th. No late orders will be accepted. DOWNLOAD HOT LUNCH FORM
Words are our tools to communicate with others, as well as explore and analyze the
world around us. Therefore, it stands to reason that children with a limited vocabulary
will be handicapped in their educational progress. The most obvious effect of an
underdeveloped vocabulary will be seen in poor reading comprehension, as children
struggle to extract meaning from reading passages.
Well-developed vocabulary and reading comprehension skills are central to success
on the Quizzes, tests, and standardized tests. Vocabulary appears in two main ways:
1) Reading questions that directly test vocabulary
2) Comprehension questions that require strong vocabulary knowledge. Strong vocabulary also helps students produce better writing pieces.
For the above mentioned reasons, I felt the need of our students to learn new words. So, new words will be introduces in class every week. Students will also learn how to look them up in a dictionary and they will do some vocabulary activities in class. The list will be sent home every week for parents to review with their kids. You can even ask your kids about the meanings of these words or how to use them in a sentence.
Math Homework: Workbook p 7 Tomorrow is the Terry Fox Run: from 10:15 to 10:55 = Grades 3 to 6 will be walking or running in the public park beside the school, inshaAllah. (can you please make sure that they wear comfy shoes) Your kid will bring the Hot Lunch form. Please, send it back to class with the exact amount of money if you want your child to participate. JAK