Assalam Alikum Dear Parents,
Below are some class updates:
In phonics, Alhamdullelah we finished book 5 of the Jolly phonics.
Next inshaAllah we will cover book 6. The progress in this book can be assessed on the skills checklist below.
Recognizes the sixth group of sounds: y, x, ch, sh, th, th.
Can read consonant blends. For example: cr, sl, sm, dr.
Can write the sixth group of sounds: y, x, ch, sh, th, th.
Can write the capital letters.
Can begin to choose between <oa>, <o-e> and <ow> in spelling words, and between <ee> and <ea>.
Sunday 23 March 2014
Assalam alikum Dear Parents,
Below are some updates of our class activities:
Language Arts:We learned about the short and long vowel OO.
In the jolly phonic book 5 we covered the following letters, sounds and actions with some examples.
W: Action: Blow on to open hand, as if you are the wind, and say wh, wh, wh
ng: Action: Imagine you are a weight lifter and pretend to lift a heavy weight about your head, saying ng,….
Examples: long, bang, lung, ring, strong.
V: pretend to be holding the steering wheel of a van and say vvvvvv
oo: Action: Move head back and forth as if it is the cuckoo, saying uoo,uoo.
Examples of short oo: book, look, hook, took.
Examples of long oo: moon, soon, tooth.
We will continue working in this book to finish all language related activities inshaAllah.
Tuesday 18 March 2014
You will notice that your child brought home two reading logs. The #4 reading log sheet is for the week of March 10. If you read to your child during that week and wrote it down, you may staple your sheet to the #4 reading log sheet. The#5 reading log sheet is for the week of March 17. Please take note that both sheets need to be returned to me no later than .
In addition, the grade 1A students checked out a book of the country of their choice for their project. We also quickly looked over the research steps. , we will revisit the research steps in depth along with their bibliography.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or at school.
Have a wonderful evening, inshaAllah.
Monday 17 March 2014
Tuesday 4 March 2014
Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents,
I hope my email finds you in good health. I would like to give you some updates on the French material covered so far.
In this term, we are still focusing on listening, speaking.
You find below what we did in the class:
1- Reviewing the pronunciation of (A Auto, B Baleine, C Chien, D Diamant, E Éléphant, F Fromage, G Guitare, H Héron, I Igloo, J Jus, K Kiwi, L Lion) .
2- We did ( M Miel, N Nid )
3- Les figures géométriques parlent : Bonjour rectangle. (a – happy triangle, a sad circle and a neutral rectangle.
Regarde la-bas !
Tu vois le cercle?
Oui je vois le cercle.
Il est triste.
Tu vois le carré?
Oui je le vois.
4- Learning numbers 11 to 15 ( cards numbered 11 to 15 using two differently colored cardboards ( red and blue for 11; black and white for 12; green and yellow for 13, orange and brown for 14) the back must be the same colour as the numbered face of the cards.
5- Developing comprehension of a few language forms used to ask for personal information:
- C’est beau .
- Montre-moi les yeux, le nez,
- C’est quoi le nom de ton papa?
- Compte combien de crayons sur la table?
- Quel est son nom?
- C’est quelle couleur?
- C’est quel fruit?
6- You find below songs of : les crocodiles, les noms des membres du corps, les fruits et les chiffres de 1- 20 .
Jazakoum Allah khairan.
le lait (French numbers from 1 to 20)
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Sunday 2 March 2014
Alhamdullelah, we finished Jolly phonic book # 4 (ai-j-oa-ie-ee-or).We started Jolly phonic book # 5 (z,w,ng,v,oo, OO)
Last week we took the letters z and w. Please ask your child about the sound and action of these letters.
The progress in Jolly phonic book # 5 can be assessed on the skills checklist below.
Recognize the fifth group of ( z, w, ng, v, oo(short), OO (long)
Can blend regular words with digraph. For example: (rain, ping, pie, moon).
Can recognize capital letters and say the alphabet.
Can understand the effect of the magic e at the end of a word and recognize the vowel variations. For example: the vowel variations: (a-e) came, (a-y) play, (i-e) ride, (igh) high and (y) my
Can write the fifth group of sounds: z, w, ng, v, oo (short), OO(Long)
Can also write regular words using the new sounds such as zoo, wind, van, sing, wait, book, hoop, room.
Can put words in alphabetical order.
Useful websites to help the students practice reading: