I hope you had a relaxing break, inshAllah! We are back to term 2 and I have a few updates. This week will be "Catch-up" week where students will be finishing up all their previous assignments and projects prior to the break. The two main projects they are working on in class is the Product Ad assignment where they created a product to sell to a target audience. This project pertains three main parts. The first part is to create an actual 3D model of the product. The second part is to answer all the questions provided in the instructions sheet, and lastly, to present it as either a flyer ad or commercial. This project will be due on Friday. The second project they are working on is the Social Studies Provincial Brochure. Students researched about a specific province and gathered facts, maps, and answers to the questions given. Then, they created a large chart paper size brochure with all the information in it. This project will be due Friday as well. Most groups are 90% done and need a little more time to finish it completely. InshAllah we will be working on this all week in class and stick to our designated deadline.
This term we will be focusing on a novel study in Language. We will be looking at the theme and analyzing the story of "Charlotte's Web". This novel study usually takes us a few months to complete as we thoroughly discuss storyline concepts and build on vocabulary. We will be reading the novel in class and every few chapters students will have questions to complete. We will also learn many new terms from the story and analyze plot, characters, setting, theme, morals, etc.
In regards to Social Studies, we will be finishing up the unit of Political and Physical Regions of Canada hopefully by the end of this month. InshAllah, next month we will begin the Early Societies unit. This unit is very intriguing as we look at the medieval times, early inventions, the role of Muslims in early societies, and how we have come along so far.
In Islamic Studies we will be looking at Islam in Africa and students will be doing a research project on different mosques around the world. Students will also explore the monthly trait of honesty which coincides with this unit.
In art we will be starting drama and improv. We will act out scenes from the Charlotte's Web as well as other skits. Drama really helps students will oral communication and get them to loosen up more in class.
In Gym class we will be playing various games that enhance students cooperation and sportsmanship. We will also start Health where students explore nutritional eating and the importance of being active.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email me. JAK and have a wonderful day!!