4th Grade Newsletter:
Assalamualikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh!
Hope this reaches you in good health! With the blessings of Allah SWT we are now progressing into the 2nd quarter just as planned. December is here and we are looking forward to a high paced, pumped up month with lots of learning and educational activities. Our goal for this month is to have a high learning month while handling various projects. Here is the overview of the material the students will be covering in their respective subjects for the month of December.
Language Arts/ Reading:
This month students will continue to focus on different forms of writing: documentaries, plays, and etc. through our “Voices of the Revolution” theme. In Voices of the Revolution, students will read about people who helped create the United States. They will predict, read, interpret and analyze selections in fiction and nonfictional articles. They will continue to focus on different reading strategies to further enhance their comprehension skills as well as learn new vocabulary words. Students are encouraged to read everyday and maintain a reading log of all the books they have read. There will be a quiz/ test every Tuesday focusing on the lesson previously covered.
Students will learn the different types of verbs. They will focus on Explanatory writing while improving the content of their writing. They will review the different steps to the writing process and how to improvise their pieces and make their words more refined and polished. Fridays will be the day when the students will be tested to check their understanding of the lesson covered.Science:
In science the focus will be on Our Dynamic Earth. The students will learn about the different Earth’s features. They will learn how to classify them based on their physical features and their formation. Students will become familiar with inquiry skills in the scientific method and will learn how to make a model and gather information through it. Every Monday there will be a test/quiz.
This month students will study about The Struggle for North America. The students will learn about the French- Indian War, the factors that caused the colonists to unite against Great Britain, The American Revolution, and last but not the least The Declaration of Independence. Through these lessons the students will understand the basic and hidden question: Why do people take risks? Every Thursday there will be a test.
In math the students will move onto Fractions, Decimals and Percents. They will learn to solve fractions using whole and mixed numbers and solve problems through multiplication and factorization. They will learn to convert fractions into decimals and decimals into percents. Every Wednesday there will be a test and every day there will be a mental math quiz so the student really needs to learn his/ her tables. Parents you are humble requested to please take out 10 minutes of the day and help your child learn tables.
Arts and Crafts:
Every Friday students will have Arts and Crafts class where they will learn to make different things. This month the projects that the fourth graders will be working on are as follows:
- Identifying Animals
We will memorize Surah al-Burooj ayah 1-9; in addition we will learn the rules of Muqalqalah and Iqlaab. There will be an oral test on Surah al-Burooj as well as a written test on Muqalqalah and Iqlaab on Thursday, December 20th 2012
In class we will be covering “Lesson 4 ‘Nabi Muhammed’. A test on Lesson 4 will be on Friday, December 14th 2012
In class we will be discussing Lesson 7 “Wudhu”, Lesson 8 ‘How to make Wudhu’. A test on Lesson 7 & 8 will be given on Thursday, December 20th 2012.
In class we will be going over Lesson 6 ‘Building of the kabah’, Lesson 7 ‘Manhood’ and Lesson 8 ‘Marriage’. A test on Lesson 6 & 7 will be given on Tuesday, December 18th 2012 and test on lesson 8 will be given on Wednesday 19th 2012.
Akhlaaq & Adaab:
In class we will be covering Lesson 9 ‘Sunnats of Dressing’, Lesson 10 ‘Adaab of Dress’ and Lesson 11 ‘Etiquettes of Yawning and Sneezing’. Test on the Lesson 8 will be given on Monday, December 10th 2012, test on the Lesson 9 will be given on Wednesday, December 12th 2012 and test on lesson 11 will be given on Wednesday, December 19th.
In class we will be memorizing the Dua of ‘Washing Left Foot’. A test on the Dua of ‘‘Washing Left Foot will be on Wednesday, December 19th 2012.
In class we will be covering the Lessons – ‘Uth baandh kamar, kya darta hey’ and ‘Bachcha Aur Joognu’. Test on every Thursday.
Please kindly see that the students do revision daily and come to school prepared for tests and that they turn their homework on time.
One of the most important lessons we can pass on to our children is that learning is fun! Enjoying learning new skills in the home and in the neighborhood can translate into believing that learning in school is also fun! Family activities that build upon classroom learning will help kids excel!
Welcome to 4th Grade
Dear Parents and Students,
Assalamuaalaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu!
May Allah (SWT) forgive us, shower His blessings, May He hear all our prayers n accept our pious supplications. May He forgive all our sins and grant us our deeds in our right palm on The Last Day. May Allah (SWT) be Merciful and may He fulfill our pious desires for the Hereafter; Ameen!
Welcome Back to School! Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Raazia Iftikhar and I am honored to be your child’s Fourth Grade homeroom teacher. Since this is my first year at teaching Guidance Educational Academy, I am as excited as you are to start this school year. I am looking forward to working with your child and hopefully achieve a healthy and fruitful environment where your child is excited to study and reach his/ her full potential.
I would like to give you a brief description about myself. I have done Bachelors in Business Administration qualification with majors in Accounting from Robert Morris College; and second major in Human Resource Management from Institute of Business Management. Although this will be my first experience as an official teacher but have been a teacher’s assistant through out my college life. I have done my O-Levels and A-Levels for my secondary and high school education.
I realize that teaching your child is a privilege and a huge responsibility; but I assure you that I will try my best to make this school year as much educational and motivational as I can. I believe that good learning starts with an environment that fosters discovery and exploration. But it’s a two way process and for that I will be needing your help. We both need to work together so that your child is provided an environment where learning is cherished as well as encouraged. I need you to constantly check and monitor your child’s performance, making sure that he/she is doing their homework and completing it to the best of their knowledge, helping them learn for quizzes and tests.
The students will be assigned homework sheets or workbooks regularly depending on the lesson taught and its very important that you as a parent make sure that your child completes it and submits it on time. The teacher-parent-student is a collaborative process that requires utmost attention from all sides to shape a socially, morally and academic society. The students are expected to abide by the school rules and regulations to maximize their learning process.
A monthly newsletter and everyday planner will be issued to students just as in the previous years to keep the parents up to date. You as parents are requested to please review and initial them and send them back with your child the next day.
Your cooperation and participation is very important in your child’s development and hence I encourage you that if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at (773) 764-8274 Ext# 3. I look forward to working with your child and you.
4th Grade Teacher