Sunday 11 January 2015

SK1 Weekly Updates: (January 5-January 9)

Asslam alikum Dear Parents,
Below are some updates from our classroom!

Language Arts:
We are still working in phonic book #3.  We covered two more letters (U and L). We learned the sound and action of these letters.

 Please check the YouTube below for further practice at home:

In addition we are learning rhyming and new sight words everyday.

We read the following stories:


SK1 also wrote the following sentence in their journals.

All living things need food.

We reviewed all the taught numbers from 1-10 and we played matching games.
We learned two new number words: Seven and Eight.
In addition we are learning how to count by 2's, 5's and 10's.

We are still working in our unit of living and non-living things. We are using Nelson literacy posters and photo cards to explain this unit. 

In addition, a diorama project sheet was sent home on Friday in the homework folder. Please check your child's homework folder for more details.

January's Du'aa'

The du'aa of the month of January is:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْهُدَى وَالتُّقَى وَالْعَفَافَ وَالْغِنَى

Allahumma inni as'alukal-huda, wat-tuqa, wal-`afafa, wal-ghina

"Oh Allah, I pray to You for guidance, piety, the ability to desert misconduct & ill-thoughts, and sufficiency (or contentment)"

Reference : Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3489

In-book reference : Book 48, Hadith 120

The Character Trait for this month is Leadership. The four attributes that we ask Allah for in this du'aa are very important elements in fostering a leader. A leader should ask Allah for guidance, piety, abandoning what's less virtuous, and  most importantly to completely rely on Allah to achieve the ultimate sense of contentment (al ghina).

I hope you can play a role in encouraging your children understand and practice this du'aa.

MashaAllah many of the students in sk1 memorized the dua'a. Way to go SK1.

Islamic Studies:

We are learning about the life and sayings of rasulullah prophet Mohammed (pbuh). SK1 are learning a new nasheed about prophet Muhammad(pbuh). Please ask your child about it.

Jazakumullahu-khaira for your co-operation and support!