1st Grade Newsletter:
Assalamu Alaikum Warahamatullahi Wabarakatuhu,
Dear first Grade Families: I hope that all of you would be in good health & Ima’an by Allah’s grace and blessings! First of all; note that the Math Bowl is scheduled to be on December 21st, Insha’Allah & so, please make sure that your child is practicing extra Math at home. Second, there will be NO SCHOOL December 24, 2012 – January 4, 2013 due to Winter Break. Finally, here are some of the things that your child and I will be working on in December: -
Tajweed:Students will be memorizing all of Surah Al-Inshiraah Ayah #7-8 & Surah At-Tin Ayah #1-3 along with learning the Makharij #9-12. Students will be tested on Surah Al-Inshiraah Ayah #7-8 & Surah At-Tin Ayah #1-3 and the Makharij #9-12 on Thursday, December 20, 2012 Insha’Allah. Nazirah will be done on individual basis. Please send “Quran Made Easy” by, Shabbir A. Behlim with your child.
Aqaaid:Students will be learning Lesson # 4 “The Protector” Students will be tested on “Lesson 4” on Tuesday December 21, 2012 Insha’Allah.
Ahadeeth:Students will be memorizing Hadeeth # 36 with translation. Students will be tested on Hadeeth # 36 with translation on Thursday, December 20, 2012 Insha’Allah.
Fiqh:Students will be learning Lesson # 4 “When does Wudu break”. Students will be tested on “When does Wudu break” on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Insha’Allah.
Akhlaaq &Adaab:Students will be learning Lesson # 4 “Relatives & families”. Students will be tested on “Relatives & families” on Monday, December 17, 2012 Insha’Allah.
History:Students will be learning Lesson # 4 “Hazrat Ayoob (A.S) His Patience”. Students will be tested on Lesson 4 ”Hazrat Ayoob (A.S) His Patience” on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Insha’Allah.
Dua: Students will be memorizing “Dua for Zam Zam”. Students will be tested on “Dua for Zam Zam” on Friday, December 21, 2012 Insha’Allah.
Urdu:Students will be learning pages number #12-13. They will learn how to join words and how to read letters while joining them and to teach them how to write. Students will be tested every Thursday, Insha’Allah.
1st graders will begin with theme 3: “Around Town: Neighborhood and Community” this month. Students will recognize the topics that we’ll be reading as well as work on the following comprehension strategies: making judgments, topic, main idea, details, problem solving, and making inferences. Furthermore, they will be introduced to naming words (common nouns), special nouns, one and more than one, as well as plural nouns in grammar; while, learn to write a scene, problem-solution paragraph, persuasive writing, process writing, and friendly letter in writing skills. Moreover, first graders will be introduced to ABC order in dictionary; beginning, middle, and end of the dictionary; using context; as well as dictionary guide words in vocabulary. Also, they'll be introduced to consonant digraphs th, wh, sh, ch (tch); base words and endings –er, -est; vowel pairs ai, ay; compound words, vowel pairs ow, ou; and suffixes –ly, -ful in phonics.
Provided below are the spelling lists with 10 words for each week. Spelling tests will be taken every Friday.
Our main goal in Math this month is “3-D and 2-D Shapes.” That is, in this unit students will develop the concepts of point and line segment; identify name as well as classify polygons; observe similarities and differences among 3-dimensional shapes; as well as explore symmetry. They’ll be assessed on this unit on December 12th, Insha’Allah!
In the month of December, 1st graders will continue with Unit B – “Habitats,” Chapter 4 – Kinds of Habitats and complete it. They’ll be assessed on Lesson 2 on December 7th and Lesson 3 on December 14th, Insha’Allah!We’ll then, start with Unit C – “Our Earth.” We’ll focus on how we can describe Earth’s land and water in Chapter 5 of this unit. They’ll be assessed on Lesson 1 of Chapter 5 on December 20th, Insha’Allah!
1st graders will continue with Unit 2 – “Exploring Earth” in Social Studies this month. That is, we’ll cover Lessons 4-6 and complete the unit this month. We’ll especially focus on Weather, Earth’s Resources, and how do we change Earth this month. They’ll be assessed on Lesson 4 of this Unit on December 6th, Lesson 5 on December 13th, and Lesson 6 on December 19th, Insha’Allah!
Arts & Crafts:
The 1st graders will be having Arts & Crafts every Friday where the children will be working on creating the following project(s) this month:
Dear Parents and Students:
Assalamu’Alaikum Warahmatul-la’hi Wabarkatuh! Welcome to the school year 2012-2013. I hope that all of you will be in good health and Imaan by Allah’s grace and blessings. Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself.
My name is Asma Patel and I’m your child’s new first grade homeroom teacher. I’ll be teaching all the core subjects; i.e. Morning Routine/Journal Writing, Language Arts, Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies to your child, Insha’Allah! This is my second year teaching at Guidance Educational Academy and I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of Rahmat-e-Alam Foundation. I’m a 2010 graduate from Northeastern Illinois University with the Bachelors degree in “Elementary Education” and with an endorsement in “Teaching English as a Second Language.”
Now, let me inform you about some of my important classroom rules. That is; homework will be given every single day in Math, Language Arts/Reading, and Science or Social Studies (optional) to students and I expect that you’ll cooperate with me in this case by making sure that you check your child’s homework folder every night and help him/her with the homework, if possible. Moreover, spelling test will be given every Friday and the spelling word list for that week will be given to students every Monday-Thursday, so that they’ll have continuous 4 days to practice these words. Furthermore, Reading/Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies tests will be given monthly (at the end of every month); while, math tests will be given bi-weekly (every two weeks).
Finally, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions/concerns regarding your child or his/her academics at 773-764-8274 ext. 3; and if you need to talk to me in person then, PLEASE make an appointment with the office, in advance. Jazakallah-Khair!
First Grade Teachers