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.

Guided/shared reading:

We finished our first book ( I can) of shared/guided reading. MashaAllah every student had the chance to read this book twice.  Alhamdullelah we started a new book with the title:  Best Friends!
We are learning to read the following sentences:

Best friends share books.
Best friends share hats.
Best friends share cupcakes.
Best friends share secrets.
Best friends share presents.
But best of all, best friends share hugs.

SK1 wrote in their journals the following sentence.

Best friends share books.

November Du`aa

Sk1 are reciting this dua'a daily. MashaAllah some of the students are able to recall part of this dua'a by themselves. Way to go SK1.

Prophet Mohammed peace be upon him was saying this du'aa during his Hijra from Mecca to Madina. He was entering a new era in the Islamic history that was full of uncertainty as well as hope for a new promising life.

Rabbi ‘adkhilni mudkhala sidq wa ‘akhrijni mukhraja sidq;

"My Lord, cause me to enter a sound entrance and to exit a sound exit and grant me from Yourself a supporting authority."

Please encourage your children to memorize the du`aa and read it as they go through new beginnings (i.e. the beginning of the day, during turning points in their lives, and during uncertainties)


We are working in our unit about the three states of matter. The SK1 are learning a song about it. Please practice with your child the new song and have fun singing together.!
The Three States of Matter
by Roy Kindelberger

(Sing to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”) 

 The three states of matter are solid, liquid, gas,
Solid, liquid, gas; Solid, liquid, gas.
The three states of matter are solid, liquid, gas,
All day long.
The floor is a solid; you can jump up and down,
Jump up and down; Jump up and down.
The floor is a solid; you can jump up and down,
All day long.
Water is a liquid you can drink right down,
Drink right down, Drink right down.
Water is a liquid you can drink right down
All day long.
Air is a gas you can breathe right in,
Breathe right in; Breathe right in.
Air is a gas you can breathe right in,
All day long.
The three states of matter are solid, liquid, gas,
Solid, liquid, gas; Solid, liquid, gas.
The three states of matter are solid, liquid, gas,
All day long.

We are going to spend more time in this unit inshaAllah.


We finished our math booklets with the numbers from 1-10. These booklets cover one to one correspondence. 
We also learned about comparing number groups with using the terms "fewer", and "more". 

Next inshaAllah we will focus on how to write numbers in words.

Islamic Studies:

We learned that we should always respect our parents and our teachers and listen to them.
We learned the respect song!
Please ask your child to sing it for you! Have fun listening :)

We integrated Islamic Studies with Art and Language. MashaAllah SK1 made a beautiful  craft about the five pillars of Islam. Please check our bulletin board!

Since the theme for the month of November is respect, Sk1 made cards to their parents to tell how much they appreciate what you do for them on a daily basis.

 We also learned about washroom manners from saying the dua’a before and after entering the washroom to the proper hand washing.


We have new games in the gym! SK1 had so much fun playing!

Star Of The Week!

We’ve had some shining stars amongst us! Congratulations to the following people for being the most recent STARS OF THE WEEK:  

 Munierah, Tayyib, Rimas and Youssef

We hope to see many more stars brightening up our SK1 classroom. The stars of the week are chosen based on overall behavior throughout the week, homework completion, participation, and acts of kindness.

Gentle Reminder:                                                     

Please remember to post your child's show and tell schedule on the fridge to remind him/her of the day they suppose to do their turn.

Please dress your child appropriately for the weather, keeping in mind that we go outside daily unless it is raining. Since the weather is getting cold these days, please send mittens/gloves, a hat, a neck warmer (NO SCARVES please for safety issues) and a warm jacket with your child and remember to LABEL his/her belongings. The inside tag of a garment is a good place to write your child's name! A lot of the kids have similar items and can easily get confused between them.

Please do send a couple of healthy snacks and lunch with your child on a daily basis.

Please try your best to read daily to your child, five to ten minutes of reading is more than enough when it is done on a daily basis.

Please do keep your child at home when he/she is not feeling well, that will help your child feel better quickly and will prevent others from catching the sickness that your child has.