Grade 4 Class Newsletter

January 2015

Welcome Back Parents & Students!

ASA Parents,

Welcome back to the most intensive and aggressive semester of the school calendar;) I hope that you all enjoyed a wonderful break with your children, iA.

Please be informed of the following:

  • Grade Reports will be sent out this week.
  • Monday January 19th, 2015 is a public holiday, therefore, no school will be in session.
  • The grading process will be noticeably more vigorous, as the students' writing needs to be a priority and brought up-to-par, iA.
  • The preparation for standardized testing will begin this week. For this reason, I would also need the cooperation of parental assistance.
  • Please send healthy and wholesome foods for your child's snack and lunch.
  • Friday January 16th, 2015; Ilm Skyline Event from 4 PM - 8 PM.
  • Friday January 30th, 2015; Bake Sale.
  • Rad-Kids & Reading A-Z has been purchased for an entire year. Therefore, I would strongly urge you to please encourage your child(ren) to take advantage of this program, which will allow them excel academically in ALL subjects.
  • Please consult Renweb for all the week's learning objectives, spelling lists, and homework updates.
  • Spelling Bee is scheduled for the beginning of February. So please begin reviewing the words with your children. If there are any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Meanwhile, I will inform you via email, of any additions or changes to this month's schedules, iA:)


Sr. Shazia

Sr. Shazia - English Language Arts & Reading Corner

For the month of January, 4th grade students will be focusing on the following:


· Limerick

Short Stories & Themes:

· Creative Solutions

· Energy: Power Sources

· Whales

· The Sea

· Reading Skills & Strategies:

· Evaluate/Persuasion.

· Generate Questions/Draw Conclusions

· Analyze Text Structure/Sequence

· Analyze Text Structure/Compare & Contrast

Grammar & Writing:

· Fictional Narrative

· Explanatory Writing

· Trait: Ideas.

· Seeing Like a Writer

· All Aspects of Adjectives & Articles.


· Context Clues: Definition

· Word Families

· Homographs

· Context Clues: Descriptions


· Inflectional Endings

· /ü/, /ū/, & /û/

· /oi/ and /ou/

· /ô/

*Please note students will now be focusing on studying for their standardized testing. Therefore, the work will become more intensive and aggressive over this semester. I thank your cooperation in advance.*

Sr. Anam - Math

We will continue our unit on division. We will finish up this unit by the mid of the second week and then begin the unit on measurements. Students should be working on their IXL bonus assignment throughout the semester as it serves a great preparation resource for the standardized tests.

Sr. Nida - Social Studies

In Social Studies we will be beginning chapter 5 on the Southeast. We will learn about how the Southeast region of the United States was settled and we will learn about what the Southeast is like today. We will then be moving onto Unit 4 which covers the Midwest region of the United States.

Sr. Kawtar - Arabic

Assalamu Alaykum fourth grade parents,

I hope you all have a relaxed winter break and all energized for another Fun-Tastic semester.

This month we will begin a new unit. Unit3 – A Day In a Student’s Life.

Fourth graders will be able to describe their daily routine and activities in Arabic, from the moment they wake up right up to bedtime.

· Grammar this month:

Verb, Subject, and Object

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at

Sr. Javairia - Islamic Studies


Please see the newsletter below

Alhamdulillah hope you all had a relaxing and refreshing break. InshaAllah this month we will start with an in class "Goal Project" where we see what we accomplished together in Unit A, Unit C, Unit D and Unit E. We will revisit the lessons learned InshaAllah and put them in a form of Tree Analogy to understand how it all fit together before starting new topics. We will rewrite our short term and long term goals and then see a clear road map to achieve the same with help of Allah SWT. We will then be working on Unit G :: My Islamic Character. May Allah SWT increase us all in beneficial ILM and Amal (Actions) Ameen.

Jazak Allah Khairan Kaseeran

Fi Aman Allah

Javairia Ghazanfar

908 342 5720 (C)

Islamic Studies Teacher

ILM Academy