Thursday, 28 March 2013

Long Weekend

It is a loooooooooooong weekend!!!

There will be no school on Friday and Monday!

It is a holiday...

Enjoy the nice whether with your child...

We will see everyone back at school on the 2nd of April, inshallah!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

A successful trip, Walhamdulillah!!

We had a great field trip to the Sugar Bush, walhamdulillah!

Alhamdulillah, we had great weather!

The kids had a great time...

The adults enjoyed themselves too...

Looking forward to our next trip, inshallah!

Jazakum- Allah kheir to our volunteers!!
Masha Allah our hard work is paying off!!!!
If your child has not brought thier weekly homework in please make sure that they have it for tomorrow Insha Allah.

They may read for tonight and asked them about todays field trip.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Field Trip

We will be going on our field trip to the sugar bush on Tuesday Insha Allah.   I need all the students to have an extra pair of socks and their snow pant or they will not be able to join us.


Reading:  Please read with your child at least 10 minutes each day.
Math:  continue to practice reading by 2's, 5's, and 10's.

Weekly homework is due on Tuesday.

Do not forget to hand in the re-registration by April 12th Insha Allah.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Re-Regestration 2013-2014

Asalam Alikum Dear parents

The re-registration forms for the 2013-2014 year went home today.  Please fill it out and return no later than April 12, 2013.

If you did not send the field trip form please send it as soon as possible.  Also do not forget to send the extra clothes.  I can not emphasis enough the importance.

Please read with your child and you may start on the weekly homework.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Library field trip

The library field trip was a success.

 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.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Library field trip

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.

Friday, 8 March 2013

March break

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.

Teacher Jessica

Thursday, 7 March 2013

This Friday International Day


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.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

International day on Friday, March 8th


hope you and your families are well and in good health…

Inshallah, on Friday during International day, the students will be given the opportunity to get their face painted.

If you do not want your child's face to get painted, please email me to let me know.

On Friday, you can send your child in traditional clothes, if you like…  only traditional clothes will be allowed, otherwise uniform, please and thank you!

On 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… 

I apologies for the short notice… 

Let's make this a SPECIAL day for the students…

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!!!

Thank you and take care, 
Teacher Jessica

Tuesday, 5 March 2013



Math: 153-155.  Please do the home connection with your child

Reading:  read with your child at least 10 minutes

  The students did well in their spelling test and pleased with their printing.  I will look at their homework and hope to see the same results.

Thank you parents for your help.

Teacher Jessica

Monday, 4 March 2013

Toonie Tuesday/ Homework


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. 

A message from our librarian, Teacher Nancy!

Librarian's Pick of the Week 

Picture Storybooks for Preschool to Grade 1 


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 ballerina smile.


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 the story. 


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 grandfather-grandchild relationship. 

Friday, 1 March 2013

It's the weekend......


Math: 149-150
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:
  1. I need the goal sheets
  2. 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.