Welcome to Third Grade where we learn the core subjects in an Islamic setting.
About Our Class
Our learning and activities revolve around the Common Core standards. Along with using McGraw Hill textbooks and workbooks, we supplement with extra different resources from other books and various websites. A typical day in Third Grade starts with snack time and getting prepared for class. Every student is in charge of a simple task such as sharpening and passing pencils, setting desks and chairs, collecting homework and passing books. Throughout the day, we try to follow a schedule. Our first subject is Math. It is the best time to introduce new mathematical concepts while the students’ minds are fresh. Then we have Language Arts. During this two-hour block, we have Grammar, Writing, Reading and Vocabulary. After lunch and Recess, we have Islamic Studies, Science and Social Studies during which, we have investigations at times, watch power points at others or refer to our books to look up some information. Our days are far from perfect however, while the students are learning, I try to establish a good relationship with each one of them, teach them good study habits and skills, and how to use their time wisely. Occasionally, we have few minutes of free time that the students take advantage of by reading books, doing extra hands-on activities, or play collective and individual games. The students have daily Arabic and Quran with Sr. Bothaina and look forward to their weekly P.E class with Brother Abdullah.
My name is Wided Debbabi and this is my fifth year teaching at NISL. I have an associate degree in Food Industry from the University of Tunisia, but currently am pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. I have high expectations for all my students and I truly believe in the importance of education and incorporating our Islamic values in the core subjects to shape our students for the future and teach them how to apply Islam in various life situations.