Salamu Alaykum Parents! We’ve learned so much about how habitats have changed
over time, and how the Earth’s cycles and geology have played the greatest
part in these changes. This month we’ll narrow the lense to begin analyzing
how our habitats affect the development of human and animal communities. We’ll
take our first field trip this month.
This Month’s Learning Units:
We’ll wrap up the first essential question in our year-long theme of
“Habitats”. Soon, we’ll begin to analyze how our habitats have affected the
development of human and animal communities.
Our unit on Earth’s geologic history is coming to an end as we wrap up with
dinosaurs and begin a new chapter in our learning. At the end of month we’ll
begin to analyze how modern habitats affect our world through a study of the
world’s biomes. In parallel we’ll begin to study Ancient Egypt as an example
of how desert and river habitats have influenced the development of an ancient
We’ve just finished learning about graphing in Chapter 3. This month we’ll
begin a chapter on measurement.
Our students will complete another fantastic Writer’s Workshop on what makes
them special. We’ll begin working on reading strategies such as how to read
and analyze non-fiction texts, and how to study story elements in fictional
Last month our school celebrated the Islamic New Year through a mini-unit on
the Hijra of the Prohpet Muhammad (PBUH). As we study the history and culture
of ancient Egypt students will learn the story of Musa (A.S.), and study the
ayat that relate his miraculous story.
IMPORTANT DATES IN DECEMBER:
Wednesday 12/11: AFA Geography Bee
Tuesday 12/17: Natural History Museum Field Trip
***WE NEED CHAPERONES
Wednesday 12/18: Geology Test
Thursday 12/19: Dinosaur Project Due
Monday 12/23-1/1: Winter Holiday/No School
Friday 1/3: Math Chapter Test
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