We began the day writing our final spelling test.
We then had French and then Gym.
After first recess and lunch we had Music.
When we came back, Nyla shared action. She taught us how New Years is celebrated all around the world!!!!
She also brought in a book related to our cultures unit called My Dadima Wears a Sari. My friends who are from India taught me what the word ‘Dadima’ means the mother of your dad!!!! Nyla helped me read this book to all our Grade 2 friends.
Every day, Rupa's grandmother wears a beautiful sari. Dadima wears her saris around the house and aroun
d the town. Some are made of cotton and some are made of fine silk. Each is brightly colored and very beautiful.
"Don't you ever want to wear a gray skirt and red blouse with round buttons like Mommy or a green dress like me?" Rupa asks. But Dadima prefers to wear her traditional saris. She shares with her young granddaughter all the wonderful things that saris can do - from becoming an umbrella in a rainstorm to providing a deep pouch to carry seashells collected from the beach. Soon Rupa's own imagination is sparked as she envisions saris protecting her in the scary Gir jungle, bandaging up an injured knee, and holding a special secret for her and Dadima to share.
Using this story we focused on one of our key concepts for our unit: connection. We talked about the many connections we could make with this story and the many connections we could make between our cultures.
Thank you Nyla for sparking all this inquiry in our class today!!
After second recess and lunch we practiced our division and multiplication mental math skills. Then we read another story related to our unit of inquiry about Ramadan and Eid!!!
For Muslims, Ramadan is a time for fasting, prayer, and thinking of others. Rashad tries to be good all month. When it's time for Eid al-Fitr, he feasts and plays! We found out how people celebrate this special time of year! Raiyan, Meekaal, Ali and Arya also shared how they celebrate this holiday and as a class we talked about all the connections we made with Ramadan and Eid: Receiving and giving presents, giving money to those in need, getting candy and monday are some examples!
We then had some free time because we have been working so hard and have had an excellent attitude towards learning!
1. Read for 20 minutes
2. Math test Monday
3. Spelling test signed
4. Last page of the report card
5. Extra math review (optional)