Salamun alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
A short note to welcome you all to the month of Dhul Hijjah! May Allah increase the blessings for us and our families in these first 10 Days. Ameen.
Additionally, well done to the students also for completing the Terry Fox run today and for the money raised in support of cancer research.
The students started working on a display to share with the school next week at the Hajj mini museum. The 5B class will be sharing information about Udhiyah (the sacrifice) with the students.
REMINDER: the students should watch the YouTube link http://youtu.be/i7enIZ80oPU?list=PLFB980212C5BF3107, and complete a paragraph describing something they learned by Friday.
The students have been starting a unit on poetry. So far we have looked at 4 different types of poems, and different poetic language featured in different styles of poetry. As we work we will be building up a collection of poems. Each student will choose their best work to submit as a part of the Polar Expressions Poetry Competition in November.
NOTE: we will be working on short story submissions for entry in the contest's Spring competition later on in the year.
The students will be continuing their studies of Native culture and early-settlers of Canada. So far we have touched on the first French settlements in Canada, and the relationships with French traders with different Native communities in Canada/USA .
Thank you as always for your support.