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April 19, 2019

Homework

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Dear Parents,

Assalamalaikum,

Since this message is being sent quite late so the homework for this Sunday would be short.

Students are read about "Treaty of Hudaybiyyah" to have some basic information about the treaty. We would discuss this topic in the class.

Thanks,

Arshad

March 17, 2019

Class update and homework

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Dear Parents,

Assalamalaikum,

We only had four students in the class today so mostly the class time was spent on preparing for the assembly presentation on March 24th.

Homework:

Students need to read about Sultan Salah ad-Din, who was ruler of Egypt and Syria in the twelfth century, and write a short essay of three paragraphs. The main topic in the essay would be the conquest of Jersalem that Sultan Saladin undertook in the year 1187.

Students have to avoid using Wikipedia and are highly enouraged to use other source of information. Following are some of possible sources:

https://www.whyislam.org/muslim-heritage/salahuddin-ayyubi-saladin/

http://aboutislam.net/reading-islam/research-studies/saladin-a-hero-admired-by-muslims-christians/

Assembly Presentation on 3/24:

Reminder that students would be presenting in assembly on 3/24. Teams have been assigned and it is my expectation that every student will make effort for the presnetation, work with their team members and be prepared for 3/24.

Thanks,

Arshad

March 10, 2019

Class update and homework

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Parents,

Assalamalaikum,

Students would be presenting in the assembly on March 24th so today's homework is related to students preparing for the presentation on March 24th.

Groups:

Students will present in group of three so in total there would be three groups with each group having three students. Following are the groups: 

Group A:

Asma

Hania

Ruha

Group B:

Arsalan

Bilal

Hadi

Group C:

Harris

Jibran

Nameer

Topic:

Each group will decide on the topic that they would present, topic has to be related to Islamic Studies but it is up to the group to decide on the topic that they would like to present.

Time:

Each group will have three minute to present with each group member speaking for one minute. Keeping to this time limit is important as we do not want to delay the assembly and salat prayers.

Presentation:

If students want to use program like PowerPoint or Google Slides to present then that is totally all right. If students just want to give a verbal speech without using any presentation tool like PowerPoint or Slides then that is OK too. 

As part of homework students will: 

1. Decided on the topic that they would present,

2. The order in which each speakers would speak, and

3. Have some bullet points ready for the topic. 

Thanks,

Arshad

March 06, 2019

Class update and Test

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Parents and Students:

Assalamalaikum,

As mentioned in the class on Sunday, I would be sending you all a Test using Google Form. This test would be an open book test and will cover the following two chapters:

Unit D, Chapter 6 (pages D40 through D47)

Unit D, Chapter 7 (pages D48 through D55)

Test needs to be complete by Thursday 3/7/2019 end of day.

Please check your emails for the link to the test. There is no homework this week.

Thanks,

Arshad

 

Feb. 20, 2019

Class update and Homework

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Dear Parents,

Assalamalaikum,

Hope you all are doing well. We had an interesting and different class last Sunday. All the students presented in the class on a topic related to Islamic Studies. Almost all the students were well prepared, had good content and presented well. 

My goal behind such activities is to build public speaking and presentation skills in students while also teaching about Islam. Also if there are some students who are little on the shy side this would help them become comfortable with public speaking.

Homework for next week is for students to read the Last Sermon of the Prophet that was given on Mount Arafat (http://www.alhuda.sg/sermon.html) and then summarize the three key points of the sermon. So students will read the sermon and then make a list of three main things that have been said in the sermon. 

Thanks,

Arshad

Feb. 13, 2019

Class update and homework

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Dear Parents,

Assalamalaikum,

We covered two chapters from the book last Sunday and one of the chapters was "Respecting yourself". We also discussed that students should avoid the things in school or life that could harm their body.

For next week, students expressed a desire to take the class themselves. I think this is a good idea so I asked every student to prepare a lecture of at least 5 minutes on any topic that is related to Islamic Studies. This also would be the homework for this week:

Homework:

Every student would prepare a lecture of about 5 minutes on any topic related to Islamic Studies and present it in class.

Salat Stars worksheet:

Students did well last week in udpating the Salat Stars worksheet. I am hoping they would continue to do so this week as well.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19N2HJd8pnR-lVcw6PFh88ZOLAndjK29SCEPWrAcKyag/edit?usp=sharing 

Thanks,

Arshad

Feb. 06, 2019

Class update and homework

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Parents,

Assalamalaikum,

Last Sunday we covered two chapters from the book and students also researched and presented on three verses of the Quran.

I have created a spreadsheet that can be used by students to track the Salat that they are performing. Each Sunday I will briefl go over this spreadsheet. There would be some reward for student(s) who do very well or who show the most improvement.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19N2HJd8pnR-lVcw6PFh88ZOLAndjK29SCEPWrAcKyag/edit?usp=sharing

Homework for this week is for students is to complete Exercise 1 and 2 on Page # 81 of the Worksheets book.

Thanks,

Arshad

Jan. 16, 2019

Class update and homework

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Dear Parents,

Assalamalaikum,

Hope you are doing well. Last Sunday we covered the chapters related to Respect including "Respecting Parents". We also discussed the life of the prophet in the class.

The homework for the students is related to the topic of "Respecting Parents".

Students need to perform at least three actions that express their respect towards their parents, make a note of those three actions and bring the note to the class coming Sunday.

The actions that students peform would be like; helping with groceries, bagging the groceries, emptying the dishwasher, vaccuming the floor, cleaning rooms, emptying the trash or doing any work that helps their parents.

Thanks,

Arshad

Jan. 09, 2019

Class update and homework

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Dear Parents,

Assalamalaikum,

Last Sunday we covered Unit D Chapter 7 on Sujood-Ush-Shukr. Other than that there were two in-class activities that students participated in.

Please note the homework:

Students need to complete Exercises 1 and 2 on page # 67 of the Worksheets book.

Thanks,

Arshad

Dec. 04, 2018

Class update and Homework

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Dear Parents,

Assalamalaikum,

In the class today we covered the Chapter on Battle of Trench and students took their first test. Students who did not take the test yesterday will take the test coming Sunday, 12/9. 

Homework:

Students needs to read about "Hijrah". What was "Hijrah" and what is the importance of "Hijrah" in Islam?

Thanks,

Arshad

Nov. 12, 2018

Class update and Homework

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Dear Parents,

Assalamalaikum,

We had a good class and activities today at the Sunday School. In the class we discussed about finality of prophethood and Muslim participation in political systems.

Homework:

Students need to read about following two Muslims:

  • Rashida Tlaib
  • Shahid Khan (owner of Jacksonville Jaguars)

Student will read (google) about early life of these two successful Muslims and their accomplishments in life. 

Thanks,

Arshad

Oct. 15, 2018

Class update and Homework

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Dear Parents,

Assalamalaikum,

We had a good class on 14th where we covered the chapter on prophets. There was good participation from all the students so that is a positive development. 

Homework:

Students will read about a famous/successful American Muslim and have few bullet points ready about that person before the class. This American Muslim could be in the field of politics, sports, business or Arts. It would be preferred if girls try to find and read about a famous/successful female American Muslim. 

Update on Class Project:

Some of the students have already submitted their project for first semester and some are working on the project. Let me reiterate the details of the project:

Due date: October 28th

Details: Students would prepare a presentation (using Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint) on the five pillars of Islam. The presentation would have no less than five slides. Students would mention the main points of the five pillar of Islam. Students would be assessed for creativity, content, and presentation. Students will do a presentation in the class on October 28th.

Thanks,

Arshad

 

Oct. 09, 2018

Class update and Homework

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Parents,

Please note the homework and class update below:

Homework:

In the worksheets book, students need to complete Exercise # 3 on page16 and Exercises 4 and 5 on Page 17.

Class update:

Chapter # 4 was completed in the class. A short presentation was gven by a student. Next week I would share a list of topics on which students can do a presentation as that would give more structure to the activity. 

Thanks,

Arshad

Sept. 30, 2018

Class update and Homework

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Dear Parents,

Assalamalaikum,

Class update:

We had a productive class today and discussed first part of Chapter 4 related to Shirk. We have also decided to add a public speaking part to the class wherein a student would present a topic of their interest to the class for about 5 minutes. The only condition being that the topic be related to Islamic Studies. This is totally voluntary and many students expressed interest in the activity. I will make an effort to get all the students to make a presentation as public speaking skill is good to have, in general.

Thanks to the four parents who joined the Open House today and signed up for the Parent-Teacher conference on November 19th.

Homework:

Please note that the homework that was given to the students today was:

Worksheet book:

  • Exercise 1 on page 15
  • Exercise 2 on page 16 

Thanks,

Arshad Siddiqui 

Sept. 23, 2018

Homework and first project details

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Parents,

Assalamalaikum,

Please note that the homework for next week is:

Complete Unit A --> Chapter 3 --> Exercises 3 and 4 from the Worksheets book. These exercises are on page #13 and page #14.

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Project:

Due date: October 14th

Grade points for the project: 25

Description:

Students will prepare a Poster or an electronic presentation on the five pillars of Islam (Shahadah, Salah, Sawm, Zakat, and Hajj).

Poster:

Poster size would be 22'' X 28'' (standard size).

Poster can be of any color.

Assessment:

-Creativity

-Content

-Cleanliness

-Presentation (student will speak about his/her poster to the class, reading out the main points in the poster to the class. This presentation should be of at least one minute.) 

Electronic presentation:

This presentation would be prepared using either Google Slide or Microsoft Powerpoint. 

Presentation should have at least five slides. 

Assessment:

- Creativity

- Content

- Cleanliness / Thoroughness (spelling, grammar, proper sentences)

-Presentation (student will speak about his/her presentation to the class, reading out the main points in the presentation to the class. This presentation should be of at least two minutes.)

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Please let me know if there are any questions on the homework or the project. 

Thanks,

Arshad

Sept. 12, 2018

Homework for Islamic Studies Level 7 for 9/16/2018

from:Siddiqui, Arshad

to:Islamic Studies 7

Parents,

Assalamalaikum,

Please note that the homework for 9/16/2018 is from the "I Love Islam 5 Worksheets" book. From this book, students have to complete two exercises:

Unit A --> Chapter 1 --> Exercise 1 and Exercise 2.

Exercise 1 has three matching questions and Exercise 2 has 9 True/False questions. I do not think it would take more than 10 minutes to complete the homework. 

Please let me know if there are any questions. 

Thanks,

Arshad Siddiqui

asidd99@gmail.com