Assalam alikum wa rahmatu Allah wabarkatuhu
Dear respected parents/Guardians,
My name is Ghada Abou Louz and I will be the new SK Homeroom Teacher for the 2013/2014 school year. I want to extend to you and your child my warmest welcome into my classroom. My philosophy for learning is that each child is unique, and each child develops learning opportunities at different levels.
I have an advanced double major degree in Microbiology, Immunology and Biology from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. I have more than nine years of teaching experience in Ottawa and six years working at the kindergarten department at Abraar School.
Kindergarten is a time of a new beginning, of making friends and learning skills that lead them into being independent individuals. Our days and weeks will be filled with wonderful experiences and opportunities for learning and growing insha’ Allah.
We will learn all the letters of the alphabet and their phonemic sounds. We will also practice our writing and comprehension skills. We will also learn numbers, building on important math concepts including sorting, counting, graphing, classifying, patterns, telling time, money, measurement, addition and subtraction. Families are encouraged to be involved in the learning process by practicing reading skills with their child on a daily basis, encouraging them to write and draw.
I believe that a good parent-teacher relationship is necessary to maximize your child’s school success. Throughout the year I will communicate with you through notes, telephone calls, emails and parent-teacher conferences. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at anytime. Please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject titled as your child’s name in order for me to save your correct emails and form a parent email list. (both parents if possible)
I’m looking forward to a wonderful year with you and your child insha’ Allah.
Young children learn as they play and their play is their work.