Friday, 19 December 2014

SK1 Weekly Updates: (Dec.8-Dec.19)

Assalam Alikum Dear Parents,

Special thanks to:
 
All of our wonderful Sk1 parents for sending the delicious food and treats on Thursday for the International Day.  Jazakum Allahu kairan for your generous help. Alhamdullelh we had a fantastic time.


Wishing you and your family a safe, happy, restful, and warm winter break inshaAllah.
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Below are some updates:

Language Arts:

We finished two more letters: G,g and O,o. We learned the sound and action of these letters.


 Please check the YouTube below for further practice at home:






Math:
We learned how to write two more numbers: Five and Six.
Science:
We started our new unit of living and non-living things.


Please check the YouTube below for further practice at home:
Islamic Studies:
We took the story of prophet Yusuf (AS).
Art:
MashaAllah Sk1 made a beautiful craft about the winter and also they made another craft for the international day. Way to go SK1.

NO Homework for the winter break. Enjoy your time :)
  




Friday, 12 December 2014

Abraar 6th Annual Quran Competition 2014-2015

Abraar 6th Annual Quran Competition
2014-2015
Assalaamu Alaykum                                                                                                         
Dear Parents/Guardians
·         It is with great pleasure to inform you of our 6th annual Quran CompetitionThe first round will be held inFebruary 2015 Inshallah. (The final round will be first week of  April 2015).
·         The Competition is optional and is open to all Abraar students. It will be divided into the following Grade- Surahgroups:

JK
Al Fateha, Annass, Al Falaq,and Al Ikhlas. (4Suras)
SK
Al Fateha, Annass, Al Falaq, Al Ikhlas, Al Masad, Annasr, Al Kawther, Al Asr,  Al Feel and Quraish. (10 Suras)
1
Al Asr, Al Feel, Quraish, Al Kaferoon, Al Maoon, Al Homaza, Attakathor, Al Qareah, Al Adiat and Al Qadr. (10 Suras)
2
Al Zalzala, Atteen, Al Qadr, Al Alaq, Ashareh, Adduha, Allail, Ashams, Al Balad and Al Fajr. (10 Suras)
3
Al Gashia, Al Alla, Al Bayyana, Attariq, Al Borooj,AlInshiqaaq , and Al Mutafifeen . (7Suras)
4
Al Mutafifeen, Al Infitar, Atakweer, Abasa, Annaziaat, Annaba Al Mursalat, and Al Insan. (8 Suras)
5
 Al Insan, Al Qiama, Al Mudather, Al Mozzamel , Al Jinn and Nooh (6 Suras)
6
 Al Jinn, Nooh, Al Maarej, Al Haaqa Al Qalam and Al Mulk  . (6 Suras)
7
Al Qalam, Al Mulk, Attahreem, Attalaq, Al Monafiqoon and Attagabon. (6 Suras)
8
Al Hasher, Al Momtahena, Assaf, Al Jumoaah, Al Monafiqoon and Al Tagaboon. (6 Suras)
9
Surat Almujadalah and Surat Yaseen.
  • Registration: All entries must be registered with your Quran teacher in January. This email only to inform you with the competition requirement so you can practice during the winter break.
  • Judging Criteria: Students will be judged based on memorization, rules of recitation (Tajweed), voice quality, and voice clarity.
  • Prizes: First and Second places in each age group will receive valuable prizes Inshallah.
  • More details and information will follow and for any questions please contact Tr. Hadia on Abraar’s phone or athkatbi@abraarschool.com

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Abraar School International Day


Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents,

On Thursday, the 18th of December, Abraar School will hold an International Day Event. This event will allow students to celebrate their ethnicity and learn and appreciate the diversity of cultures and languages that exist in our school.
Teachers, staff, and students are encouraged to come in their traditional clothes from either of their parents' cultures. Students who are not planning to wear a traditional dress should come in their school uniform. 

Students can bring in a traditional dish to share with their class.  If you would like your child to bring in a special traditional food to share with their class, please make sure it is NUT FREE and SESAME FREE. Please make sure you label your plates and utensils so that they may be returned to you. 

Jazakum Allahu khairan for your ongoing support!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

SK1 Weekly Updates: (Dec.1-Dec.5)!

Assalam Alikum Dear Parents,

 Language Arts:

 I   In phonics, alhamdullelah we finished reviewing and doing all the exercises at the end of  Jolly phonic book 2.This book covered the following letters: c- k -e- h- r -m and d.


 Please check the YouTube below for further practice at home:





Jolly phonics blending tutorial workbook 2 (c,k,e,h,r,m,d)


To review Jolly phonics blending tutorial workbook 1 (s,a,t,i,p,n)


Reading in our classroom: (Shared/Guided Reading)

Sk1 are learning to read the following sentences:
I see an ant.
I see a stone.
I see a leaf.
I see a home.
I see a bee.
I see a flower.
But no one can see me!

Math:

We learned two new number words (Three and Four).

We are also learning to skip count by 2's-5's and 10's.

Science:

Alhamdullelah, we finished our unit of liquid-Solid and Gas.

Experiment: Balloon blow-up!
Sk1 learned that you can blow up a balloon without any huffing and puffing. Please ask your child about the experiment and help them redo it at home! 

Next: We will learn about living and non-living things inshaAllah.



Science Fair:

SK1 had the chance to visit the science fair gallery of Abraar students from grade 4 and grade 6. MashaAllah Congratulations to all students for their hard work!

December's Du`aa'

Prophet Ibrahim alayhi as-salam brilliantly asked Allah to help him and his offspring become establishers of Salah (in the form of an actual prayer or the establishment of continuous connection with Allah).  The answer to his du`aa resulted in the coming of great prophets and messengers such as Ismael, Is-haq, Daoud, Ya`qoub, Yusuf, Musa, Issa, and prophet Mohammed peace be upon him.


رَبِّ اجْعَلْنِي مُقِيمَ الصَّلَاةِ وَمِنْ ذُرِّيَّتِي رَبَّنَا وَتَقَبَّلْ دُعَاءِ

Rabbi ij`alnee muqeema assalati wamin dhurriyyatee rabbana wa taqabbal du`aa

"My Lord, make me an establisher of prayer, and [many] from my descendants. Our Lord, and accept my supplication."


December's Trait- Patience

We have been talking about 'Respect' during the month of November, and now are starting to talk about December's trait- Patience.

Students will be reminded of the following verse:

"Allah surely loves those who are the Sabireen (patient)" (Al-Imran: 146)


Islamic Studies:
To integrate Islamic studies with the month's theme (patience), SK1 students learned about the story of Yunus (as) and the whale.


The students learned the following lessons from this story:
  • the need for patience in all our affairs
  • the reward for acknowledging our mistakes / weakness
  • repenting for the wrong done
  • constantly praising Allah and seeking Allah’s forgiveness (that can then help later in challenging situations.)

Art:

Since we always like to integrate what we learn in one subject to another. SK1 students made a nice craft about the story of prophet Yunus and the whale. Please check out our bulletin board! MashaAllah, way to go SK1!


Pajama Day!!

SK1 and SK2 had so much fun watching a movie together and eating popcorn. Thanks to teacher Nura for buying the popcorn for both classes. The students had a wonderful time hiding under the class tent and playing with their flash lights and stuffed toys!



Jazakumullahu-khaira for your co-operation and support!










Sunday, 30 November 2014

SK1 Weekly Updates: (Nov.24-Nov.28)!

Assalam Alikum Dear Parents,

 Language Arts:

 I   In phonics, alhamdullelah we finished the second jolly phonic book.This book covered the following letters: c- k -e- h- r -m and d. Last week we finished the last two letters( m and d). We learned how to write both the upper and lower case of these letters and we learned the sounds and actions. 

Please check the YouTube below for further practice at home:




The progress of this book can be assessed on the skills checklist below:

Reading:

Recognize the second group of sounds: c, k, e, h, r, m, d.

Can blend simple words made up from the sounds learned so far.

Saying the sounds, and making the word is the next stage after recognizing the sounds.

Knows that when you see <ck> in a word (as in duck), you only say the /c/ sound once.
The child should sound it out as d-u-ck (not d-u-c-k). This is also applies to other doubled consonants in words such as bell, rabbit, carrot, and dress.

Writing:

Holds pencil correctly.
Ensure the pencil is held between the thumb and first two fingers.

Can write the second group of sounds: c k, e, h, r, m, d.

Can hear the ending sound of a word.
For example, that red ends with a /d/ sound.

Reading in our classroom:

We will start our next book of shared/guided reading next week inshaAllah.
The book title is: What can I see?

Writing:
MashaAllah SK1 wrote the following two sentences in their journals.

What can I see?

I see an ant.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Quraan Update from Tr. Hoda!

Masha'allah SK 1&2 finished memorizing Surat " Al -Massad" and they are memorizing and applying tajweed rules for surat " Al- Nassr", and our next surah is " Al-Kawthar" insha'Allah. They are doing great job in nasheed altajweed, where they memorized 9 Tajweed rules through their nasheed.
Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your support at home.
                                                                                            T. Hoda Harb

Sunday, 23 November 2014

SK1 Weekly Updates: (Nov.17- Nov 20)!

Assalam Alikum Dear Parents,

 Language Arts:

  In phonics, we are working in the second jolly phonic book. This book cover the following letters: c- k -e- h- r -m and d. Last week we finished two letters h and r. We learned how to write both the upper and lower case of these letters and we learned the sound and actions. 



Please check the YouTube below for further practice at home:



We are also learning new sight words. The SK1 are doing a wonderful job in sounding out and using the hand action to spell new words. The actions of the letters are designed to help the child learn the sound.  Masha’Allah,Way to go SK1. 

Puppet Show!

On Wednesday, Abraar students form Jk to grade 6 had the opportunity to attend the puppet show that was held at the school's gym. The show talked about how can we have compassion for each other.
SK1 enjoyed the show very much alhamdullelah.

Anti- Bullying week:

SK1 had the chance to listen to different stories about bullying. They learned how to be bucket filler and not to be a bucket dipper. They also learned what to do in case someone is bullying them! Please ask your child about what they learned at school!

Math:

We are learning how to write the numbers in words. Last week we learned how to write number one.


One- only one Allah


Science:


We did fun science experiment in class about the three states of matter (solid, liquid and gas).

Please ask your child about it and see if they can redo the experiment at home! Have some fun together J

We learned how to change from solid to liquid and from liquid to solid.

We worked in groups to melt the ice!

Islamic Studies:

We learned about the story of prophet Adam. Please ask your child to tell you the story he learned at school!

Jazakumullahu-khaira for your co-operation and support!



Sunday, 16 November 2014

SK1 Weekly Updates: (Nov.3- Nov.14)!

Assalam Alikum Dear Parents,

 Language Arts:

  In phonics, we started the second jolly phonic book. This book cover the following letters: c- k -e- h- r -m and d. Last week we finished three letters (c k and e). We learned how to write both the upper and lower case of these letters and we learned the sound and actions. 



Please check the YouTube below for further practice at home:




To review the sounds of the first jolly phonic book.



Sunday, 2 November 2014

SK1 Weekly updates: (Oct. 27- Oct. 31)!

Language Art/phonics:
Al hamdullelh, we finished our first phonic book and we had lots of fun learning the sounds of the following letters S, A, T, I, P and N. Please ask your children about them and watch as they make the sounds and the actions. We will continue working in the first book next week to do more phonic related activities ,review and to assess all the children inshaAllah.

The progress in this book can be assessed on the skills checklist below

Reading:
Recognize the first six sounds: s, a, t, i, p and n.
These six letters have been introduced first as they can form more simple three-letter words than any other six letters. For example: sat, pin, tip, tap, ant, pat, tin.
Can blend simple words
The ability to blend sounds (running the sounds together to make words) is basic to reading.

Writing:
Hold pencil correctly.
Correct pencil hold is important. The pencil should be held in the tripod grip between the thumb and first two fingers. If the hold starts incorrectly, it is very difficult to get right later on. You will need to show the correct hold on many occasions, and keep on giving reminders. 

Can write the first six sounds: s, a, t, i, p, n

Can hear the beginning sound of a word.
For example, Snake begins with a /s/ sound.i


Reading in our classroom which deals with social skills/manners:

We read the following stories:

I Am Positive!
Manners on the Telephon


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Guided/shared reading:

I am working on teaching the SK1 students how  to read and write simple sentences by sounding out the letters and then blend them together.  We will allow the students to model the teacher by reading simple sentences to the class every day. In addition, new sight words will be introduced each week inshaAllah.
Last week the students have been excited to read for their classmates during circle time.

The title of our book is: I Can!
These are the sentences your child is learning to read:
I can skip.

I can slide.

I can run.

I can ride.

I can skate.

I can swing.

I can do anything.