Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents and Guardians,

My name is Razdan Shaheen and I will be the Grade 3 Homeroom teacher for the 2014-2015 school year. I am very pleased to welcome your child into my class. As a teacher I want your child to feel comfortable and safe in my classroom so they are able to do their best work. I enjoy telling funny stories that happen with me and hearing the funny stories that happen to my students. We will do many hands on activities this year whenever possible. I look forward to working with you to provide a successful year of learning for your child. Insha-Allah.


Academic Focus

Language Arts:

Reading :

Strategies – Asking Questions, Visualizing

Determining Important/Main Ideas 

Students will learn how to determine important ideas. Students will be learning how to be selective about the information they are reading. This means that they don’t write or talk about every single detail in the text but instead only the most important facts and ideas.


Paragraph writing Students will be practicing writing topic sentences, supporting details and closing sentence. (Culminating Activity: Student will be writing Autobiography)

Oral: Appropriate listening behavior through use of active listening; communicate orally in clear coherent manner.


Patterning and Algebra:

– identify, extend, and create a repeating pattern involving two attributes (e.g., size, colour, orientation, and number), using a variety of tools (e.g., pattern blocks, attribute blocks, drawings)

– create a number pattern involving addition or subtraction, given a pattern represented on a number line or a pattern rule expressed in words

– extend repeating, growing, and shrinking number patterns

Social Studies: Students will be learning about Canadian Communities  around  1780–1850.


Some useful web links for students and parents to explore:

Word Central

Kid Zone:

Pioneers life in Upper Canada

 Friendly Reminder:

Your child’s agenda is an important tool that enables parents and teachers to communicate on a regular basis. Please be sure to check and  SIGN IT NIGHTLY. If you have any concerns about your child’s academic progress, please write me a note in your child’s agenda. I will be checking your child’s agenda every day, along with his/her uniform and equipment. Otherwise please contact the school office (905-624 2030).

– Paper towel tissue box and wipes are all welcome.