Sunday 20 October 2013

SK1 News!

Assalam alikum,    
Dear Parents,


On Tuesday October 22, 2013 we will go to Cosmic Adventures inshaAllah.

Please remind your children of Cosmic Adventures rules and regulations:

Everyone must remove their shoes and must be wearing socks, including adults.

No outside food is permitted in the restaurant area or structure and all food must remain in the designated lunch room

No running

No violent play/no throwing balls

No playing in toddler sections

Please make sure your child has an extra pair of (indoor shoes). Some students do not have indoor shoes, and they end up bringing a lot of dirt into the classroom with their outdoor shoes inside the classroom.


Please make sure your children have an extra change of clothing at school. This includes socks, undergarments, pants, and a shirt. At this age, there is really no guarantee that your child will not need an extra change of clothes.


Thank you to……

All the parents for helping your child complete their first homework.


All of you who sent in delicious foods for our Eid party. Alhamdullelah we had a fantastic time.


Language Art:

All children are expected to be able to write their name and recognize it.

We are learning how to write the Upper and the lower case of the letters in phonic book 1 neatly.

In Phonics:

We had lots of fun learning the sounds that the following letters S, A, T and I. Please ask your children about them and watch as they make the sounds and the actions.


Show & Tell:

MashaAllah the SK1 children are doing a wonderful job in their Show &Tell. InshaAllah we will continue this activity until the end of the year. Children got to share some of their favourite shirts, and books with the class through the means of an oral presentation. Please remember to post your child’s Show & Tell on the fridge to remind him/her of the day they suppose to do their turn.

Social skills:

We’re working really hard on our social skills! We’re becoming exceptionally good at sharing toys, smiling at each other, and apologizing to each other if we hurt each others’ feelings. We say please and thank you to each other!


Every morning we start our day off by enriching our hearts with some beautiful verses from the holy Qur’an.


In SK we know the importance of reciting specific du’aas during the day. When leaving our classroom we recite quietly, before entering the bathroom we recite, before we eat we recite. We will learn what to say before we go to sleep soon inshaAllah. Please help your child recite these du’aa even in the comfort of their own home.


In Islamic studies:

Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him)

We learned about the life of prophet Ibrahim (pbuh): his birth, his return to his people, the birth of his son Ismael (pbuh), the fountain of Zamzam, the sacrifice and the building of the ka’aba. The children colored a book about the life of prophet Ibrahim (pbuh).

The children participated in a special workshop on the Hajj organized by the grade five students.

In Math:

We’ve been reviewing our numbers 1-10. We’ve also been practicing our oral counting up to 100 in fives, and tens! We learned how to put the number in order, what comes before and after. We learned how to count backwards. For our calendar time, the kids are learning to count the days of the week by using the ordinal numbers e.g.  First, second, third…etc. The kids are enjoying the days of the week and the weather songs.

We are working on patterning, and sequencing. Students started by identifying simple patterns followed by more complicated ones. Students will also get a chance to create their own patterns through rhythms, and beats!


To release some of our never-ending energy, we’ve been frequenting the gym, and the playground. Some of our activities have included: Fire safety procedures (including fire drills) - warming up exercises, the pizza game, what time is it Mr. Wolf, and the fire, water and earth games.

Looking Ahead (insha’Allah)
During the month of October we will focus on literature through daily story time, shared reading and guided reading. We will also be working on our Jolly Phonic books one and two.

In science, we will be learning about some of the properties of different objects such as: hard/soft, rough/smooth floats/sinks etc. We will also be experimenting with colours and seeing what results in blending different combinations of colours.