Thursday 10 October 2013

Updates from Tr. Kherta

We have come to end of our first month of school, Alhamdulilah. 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. Students have read excerpts from the Autobiographies of the author Roald Dahl and Nelson Mandela. Students have focused on developing a clear writing voice through reflective writing practice. Students have also analyzed how meaningful communication can take place through the use of visual symbols. 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 period of Confederation. Students have read about the interactions between the various British North American colonies in the 1860s, as well as the challenges faced by each individual colony. Students have had to critically analyze these challenges in order to understand what it would take to convince these colonies to cooperate.