Alhamdulilah we have come to end of our first month of school. Here is a brief summary of what we have been learning so far:
In Language Arts, students have been studying the genre of Biography and Autobiography by looking at the lives of influential people. Students have read excerpts from the Autobiographies of Helen Keller and Malcolm X. We have focused most closely on the skills of "close reading" and textual analysis. Students have learned to compare author's style of writing as well as themes in order to better understand what they've read. Our first test in Language Arts will take place after the Eid Al-Adha break. More details regarding this will be posted on the blog as the test date nears, insha Allah.
In Social Studies, we have been looking at the founding of New France. Students have read about the interactions between French settlers and the First Nations people, as well as the tasks involved in establishing the new colony. Students have reviewed the skills of reading for information and asking questions to promote understanding. Our first quiz in Social Studies will be this Thursday October 10th, 2013.