Sunday 25 January 2015

SK1 Weekly Updates: (Jan.19- Jan. 23)

Assalam Alikum Dear Parents,
Below are some updates from our classroom!

Language Arts:
Alhamdullelah we finished Jolly phonic book #3. 

Please check the YouTube below for further practice at home.

The progress of jolly phonic book # 3 can be assessed on the skills checklist below:

Recognize the third group of sounds: g, o, u, l, f, b.

Blends simple three-letter words made up from the sounds taught so far.
Examples that can be used are: sun, dog, rat, bus, set, sit, top, and, fat, hat, lit, fit, leg, peg, hid, cat, cut, man.

Can hear simple rhymes.

Knows that when two letters next to each other make the same sound, the sound is said only once.
so hill is / h-i-ll/, not /h-i-l-l/. This also applies to other doubled consonants in words such as rabbit, duck, carrot, dress, and kitten.

Holds pencil correctly, between thumb and first two fingers.

Can write the third group of sounds: g, o, u, l, f, b.
Can write simple two-or three letter words by listening for the sounds.
Examples are: pat, net, bus, run, in, ant.

Can hear the middle sound of a word.
For example, that red has an /eh/sound in the middle. Middle sounds are more difficult to hear than beginning or ending sounds.

Reading and Writing in our classroom:
We read some stories and learned new sight words from them.
Students were able to put the sight words we are learning in sentences.
SK1 students wrote the following sentence in their journals:

My favourite animal is ..........

We will start Jolly phonic book #4 insha'Allah.

We started our measurement unit. The students had fantastic time measuring with the colourful snap/linking cubes the length of their classmates.

In this unit the students should be able to learn about different measurement tools. They also should demonstrates an awareness of both standard and non-standard measuring devices such as snap cubes, paper clips, straws….etc.
We will spend some time in this unit inshaAllah.

In addition we are learning how to count by 2s and 5s.

To go along the current theme of winter, we are learning about winter and animals that hibernate. We focused on how wild plants and wild animals adapt to the winter through migration, hibernation and other strategies. 
SK1 students watched a short videos about hibernation. Please ask your child what they learned!

In addition we are still working in our dioramas projects. Mahsa'Allah the students are really excited and having so much fun learning about the different habitats of the different animals they are using in their dioramas. Way to go SK1 :)

Islamic studies:
We had a discussion about how do Muslims stay clean?

What is Wudu?

When do we make Wudu?

Sang a song," this is the way we make Wudu". Please ask you child about it.

We also discussed cleanliness is part of one’s Iman.

We watched the above YouTube about how to make ablution (wudu).

InshaAllah, we will do more hands on learning activities practicing how to make wudu.

Jazakumullahu-khaira for your co-operation and support!