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Science Fair: 1st-5th

The Science Fair projects for our 1st -5th grade students is a day of discovery and sharing of knowledge.  Each grade has a theme and create projects based on that theme.  Students get to learn about the scientific process and  presentation skills in a non-competitive manner to prepare them for our Jr. High Science program.

The first graders learned about the wind, wind direction, and how to tell if a storm is coming.  MashaAllah, they created their own versions of weather vanes.

Second graders used their engineering skills to make simple machines using recycled materials.  Their inventions were quite fascinating!

The third grade class learned about air pollution and the importance of keeping our air quality pure.  The compared air quality from their city with that of a city in another country.

Self propelled cars was the order of the day for 4th grade.  Very creative engineering ideas.

The 5th graders learned many lessons in physics by creating their own roller coasters.  Converting potential energy to kinetic energy never looked so good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Girls & Soccer

These girls!

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They are pretty special.  So, far they’ve won every game of the season and mashaAllah have come a long way as a team in the past few months.  Today, in the first half of the game they were losing!  Their spirits were low as they were playing a very strong team and were feeling defeated.

But then they came together, recited Sura Al Fatiha and made the intention to score two points which would put them in the lead!  And that’s exactly what they did!  We are so very proud of them and are eagerly waiting for the finals!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Gold Rush Day

Did you know that the 4th graders plan a Gold Rush Day each year?  What a wonderful way to bring history to life?  They dig for gold, sell their gold so that they can purchase food and buy other goods.  At each station they get to experience history and experience life as a miner during the Gold Rush.

It is such a pleasure to see parents helping out each year and making this day truly memorable.  Way to go Ms. Sarwat for making this happen every year, we must admit, the corn on the cob is delicious!


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The Wax Museum

Using biography in the classroom is both academically valid and a challenging way to encounter new worlds. For teachers, biography and autobiography provide initial entry to the study of periods of time and of places with which there may be little familiarity. For students, it is pleasurable, hardly like work, to learn history by reading the life stories of real people. It makes these people—whether they be monarchs, rulers or common folk who accomplished extraordinary feats –accessible and knowable.

Thank you Ms. Fawzia, Ms. Zainab, and Ms. Fatimah for a wonderful event and your creativity with our students.

 


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Teacher Collaboration: Self Study

Yes, we’re here at school over the Autumn Break working on learning about our school community.  The questions we’re asking ourselves:  What makes us strong?  What are our areas of growth?  How do we get feedback from our community to serve our students and families better?

This level of dedication is what sets Peace Terrace Academy apart from others, MashaAllah.