We got there a bit later than expected but the kids loved it.
I wanted to let you all know that we received compliments from the librarians saying how well they were behaving. Masha Allah.
Today the students have to read a short song for the morning assemble tomorrow. Each group has a different song. Please help your child they can memorise it or just read of the paper.
There is no other homework for today.
I would like to ask all the students to please bring an extra set of clothes for the field trip next week. They will not be allowed to attend the trip if they do not have snow pants and extra socks. The extra clothes is extra just in case they get wet.
The students have a field trip to the library tomorrow Tuesday March 19th. If you want your child to check out books they may do so, all you need to do is send their library card with them other wise no books can be taken home.
Math: page 159 home connection Spelling: Test tomorrow Read at least 10 minutes with your child. Bring library card tomorrow.
We will be going on a field trip to the Sugar Bush Insha Allah. The field trip form was sent out today all you need to do is sign both side of the form and return it ASAP.
Asalam Alikum, Well the March break has come. I would like you all to make the best of this time. I hope the students rest a little, play a little, and work a little. Just a reminder that learning does not always mean sit and do worksheets. You can make any opportunity a learning experience for your child. eg. sit and read together, go shopping and let them count the change, look around the neighbourhood and what do you see (street signs-what do they mean, buildings-who may work there) and so on. Talk with your child find out what they have been doing at school, who are their new friends, go out for walks. Make this a enjoyable and fun break with your child. They have learn a lot you can put all that learning to practice now.
Insha Allah I will see all of them back on March 18th. Do not forget that we will have a library field trip on March 19th. If you would like to come with us your more than welcome.
Math 158-150. pleas practice adding and subtracting at home. take basic things from around the house and add them or subtract them.
Social Studies: I sent home some worksheets, but I asked the students to only colour the first page. Please if you kept the handout return it tomorrow with only the first cover page colour. We have not cover the work so your child will not know what to do. Spelling: Sign the test and return test book.
Please do not forget that tomorrow is International Day. We spoke about it in class for a short time. Your child is well aware of what is needed.
Tomorrow is the last day to bring the pizza form if you are interested. I am missing 12 students the PST will not take late forms.
you and your families are well and in good health…
on Friday during International day, the students will be given the opportunity
to get their face painted.
you do not want your child's face to get painted, please email me to let me
Friday, you can send your child in traditional clothes, if you like…only traditional clothes will be allowed,
otherwise uniform, please and thank you!
that same day, it is an opportunity for the students to share a traditional
food with their classmates.Please send
some food with your child keeping in mind that we have 26 students and a couple
of teachers in the class.It would be
great if you can make sure that the food you send is nut free and well packaged
(easy to put away container).Only
traditional food will be accepted…
Math: page 152. Many of the students forgot their math book so I have written down what we covered.
Students are using patters to solve problems. Today the students had this scenario. Class work:
A bicycle rack holds 5 bicycles. The school has 4 bicycle racks. How many bicycles can be parked? Home connection:
Have your child explain how he or she solved this problem. Ask: " how did you know the number of bicycles? Tell me about your thinking.
If any of you have the portfolios at home please return them ASAP.
I have asked all the students to bring an extra pencil from home. I will label them with their name. Many students are misplacing their pencil and I want them to learn that they must take care of the school supplies. I will be given them pencil if and only if they finish them, but some students are asking for pencils on a daily basis. In this case I will give them the pencils they brought from home.
Weekly homework is due tomorrow.
Spelling test as well. Do not forget to send their spelling test books. Remember that I will be looking at their printing not just spelling.
Any work not done correctly will be return for corrections.
Tomorrow is Toonie Tuesday. Your child may wear anything they want(no uniform) all they need to do is bring two dollars.
1. Brontorina by
James Howe and illustrated by Randy Cecil
Brontorina knows in her
heart that she wants to be a ballerina. Regardless of her size and the fact
that she does not have the right shoes, she is determined to dance. The
picture storybook is beautifully illustrated and is sure to make your little
2. A Babysitter for Billy Bear by Miriam Moss and illustrated by Anna Currey
Lucy, is the first babysitter that Billy Bear has ever had. Although Billy Bear has a great time with Lucy, there is one thing that prevents him from sleeping...the darkness. He is afraid his mom will not be able to find her way back home in the dark. Nicely written with short sentences; the illustrations fit well with the story. A perfect story for little ones who have never had a babysitter.
3. Velma Gratch
& the Way Cool Butterfly by Alan Madison and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.
Velma, a first grader,
would like to be remembered at school for being special. After all, her
sister Frieda sang "like an angel", and her other sister, Fiona, was
a fast runner. What could she possibly do for people to have fond memories of
her? In one word... science. Velma enjoyed science. She especially liked
butterflies, so she read everything and anything she could find about butterflies.
Her most magical moment was when her class went on a field trip to the
Butterfly Conservatory. What a gem this story is! I couldn't help but laugh at
the way she pronounced the words metamorphosis (metal-more-for-this)
and conservatory (can-serve-the-story). The illustrations are
beautifully colored and depict very well the emotions that Velma has throughout
4. How to Babysit a
Grandpa by Jean Reagan and illustrated by Lee Wildish.
How does one babysit
Grandpa? What kind of activities can Grandpa do? What will Grandpa eat? This
story is another little gem. It is a "how-to" story about a little
boy getting ready to babysit his grandpa. On every page, there is a "how-to"
list of things to do; for example, "Snacks for a grandpa: ice cream topped
with cookies, olives served on fingertips, anything dipped in ketchup, cookies
topped with ice cream." It is a sweet story about a
Spelling: we covered Lesson 18 " short vowel E"
Reading: please read with your child everyday
Islamic studies: We have started to read about the sirah of Prophet Muhammed(pbuh). Students learnt the names of his parents and who took care of him as a child. Review with your child please.
When practicing for the spelling test and doing the weekly homework please remember that students must print neat not messy. The worksheet I sent home this week was for that purpose. I need them to remember to start from the top down. Keep an eye for that. If they do not do it correctly it will be sent home for corrections.
I just wanted to remind you about two items:
I need the goal sheets
Pizza forms need to be brought in
The last thing I wanted to add is: I need parents to assist in the swimming. This weekend I was alone with one other parents. Al hamdulillah we did not have a full class but if we did we would of had a very hard time. If you cant assist maybe another parent you know might be able to come and help out. Please look into it and make it easy for everyone.