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!


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

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


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.)


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!