Friday 27 February 2015

Library Update

Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum
Due to unforeseen circumstances, your child's Read With Me Reading Kit will be sent home on Monday, March 2, 2015 . For more information on this program, please visit Upcoming Events.
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me either by email or telephone.
Have a wonderful day, inshaAllah.
Nancy-Ann Brethour

Thursday 26 February 2015

French Update

Asslam alikum Dear Parents, I hope my email finds you in good health and Eman.

Below are some updates from our French class.

·   We are still working in - activités du préscolaire -  We covered more letters (  H- I- J- K-L M).  
·   We learned the sound  of these letters.
·  In addition we are learning new words :   Hibou – Igloo- jupe-  kiwi- lion  . Maison
·  We read the following stories: Caillou se fait mal -   chef cuisinier -  ( developing comprehension of a story )
·  Les contraires – jeu de cartes -
·  Gesture teaching and review (  la – classe- commence – maintenant – ouvre – la tête – écoute – reste – vient – chante – au revoir- fait un cercle -  je sais .
·  Play rehearsal with the Big Book and gesture. 
·    We learned numbers 10 to 15 using - J'apprends à compter de 1- 20.
·  Song ( il y a 7 jours , lundi le pemier , mardi vient après , mercredi et jeudi, après c’est vendredi, la fin de semaine ,c’est le samedi  et dimanche)
·  We started a new story : Le petit chat cherche une famille, we introduced chracters.
·  Introducing a few language forms used in a telephone conversation. Dialogue: Ali téléphone à un ami..
Jazakoum Allah khairan

Monday 16 February 2015

SK1 Weekly Updates: (Feb. 9- Feb.12)

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

Language Arts:

We are still working in our fourth phonic book. The focus will be on:

The Sound of Short Vowels

If there is one vowel in a one-syllable word, it is
usually short vowel sound.

Examples: pan- met - rid- rod - tub.

The Sound of Long Vowels
Long vowels heard in the middle of a one-syllable
word are usually formed in one of two ways:

Two vowels together – the first vowel is long and the second vowel is silent (example: pāin).

 A vowel followed by a consonant or consonants and a silent e at the end of a word (example: pāne).

 We are also learning about the following digraphs: ai,oa,ie,ee,or

 Some examples are:

ai:  rain- paint-snail

oa:  oak-goat-road

i-e:  kite-bike-fine

ee: sheep- keep- tree

or: storm-fork-horse

 Next week inshaAllah the students will make their own Vowel Sound Book.

Please check the YouTubes below for further practice at home.

Sk1 enjoyed playing Bingo Sight Words.


We are still learning about measurement. 

100 days of school

Jazakum Allahu Khairan!!
For sending the treats for our 100 days of school party. We had such a memorable party, with activities, balloons and 100th days crown made by our 100 days smarter students:)
our main focus in the math activities was orally counting from 1 to 100.
Image result for 100 days smarterwe counted by one, five and  by tens.
We also learned about 100 in the French class.


Mash'Allah SK1 finished their diorama presentations last week. The students did an amazing job presenting their work. Way to go SK1.

Islamic Studies:

Through group work the sk1 students placed the cards for making wudu in the correct order.

Maha'Allah SK1 also sang the Nasheed “this is the way we make wudu”. In addition they made a beautiful small booklets about how to make wudu. 

Dates to remember:

February 17: Report cards go home

February 20: Student Led Conference (Early release)

February 19: 

Spirit Day: Twin Day! 

Student Led Conference - Feb.20
Please note that the annual student led conference will be held on Friday, Feb.20 from 4-7pm. A detailed schedule will be sent out for parents to sign up along with the report card.

Early Release - Feb.20

We will have an early release for students on Friday, February 20 in order to prepare for the student led conference. Parents are kindly requested to pick students at 12 pm.

Jazakumullahu-khaira for your co-operation and support!

Sunday 15 February 2015

Qura'an Update

Students in SK 1&2 finished memorizing and practicing tajweed rules for Surat " Al Feel" " Qoriash" and " Al Assr" as well as reveiwing all the surahs included in the Quran Competition, now they are memorizing Surat "Al Homaazzaah".

Teacher Hoda

Monday 9 February 2015

A Note From Tr. Nancy (School Librarian)!

Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum

The annual Read With Me program is just around the corner!

​ ​
 For more information, 
​please visit Upcoming Events 
​on the school library website. ​

​Have a wonderful day, inshaAllah.

Nancy-Ann Brethour

Sunday 8 February 2015

SK1 Weekly Updates: (Jan. 26-Feb. 06)

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

Language Arts:

Alhamdullelah, we started our fourth phonic book. Your child will learn these groups of sounds: ai, j, oa, ie, ee and or.
Last two weeks we covered the following: ai, j, oa and ie. The focus in this book will be about vowels and digraphs.


The child needs to recognize the digraph letter sound from the two letters. Digraphs such as ai, have two letters, but make one sound.

The child should say the digraph sound (such as /ai ), not the sound of each letter. This can be difficult at first but become easier inshaAllah with some practice with regular words such as rain, pain, wait, nail, paint.


RuleWhen two vowels go walking, the first does the talking. Examples of words that follow this rule are rain, green, leaf, tie, coat, toe and cue.
Although this rule has some exceptions, it is useful in the early stages.

Please check the YouTubes below for further practice at home.


Sk1 are doing an amazing job reading to their classmates. We are now in our fourth book of the guided/shared reading. The book name is: The story of an egg.

We are still learning about measurement using non standard tools. The class really enjoyed measuring items with their snap cubes, jumbo paperclips, popsicle sticks and straws.

The children are measuring objects using nonstandard units, such as connecting cubes, paper clips, pencils, erasers, crayons, hands, feet, and shoes. Children need to understand the idea of measuring in tangible units before they can move on to using rulers and standard units. Measuring how many paper clips or crayons long an object is builds a foundation for understanding the relationship between quantities and symbolic numbers. Nonstandard units also make children aware of the need for standard units of measurement. As they measure the same object with units such as their hands or feet, children will see that different-sized units, such as hands and feet, yield different measurements which is the tallest, shortest, and longest.

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

Mash'Allah SK1 finished working in their dioramas projects. We had a wonderful results walhamdullelah. Monday we will start the diorama presentations inshaAllah . Please check the presentation dates in the homework folder.

In addition we are learning about hibernation. We integrated science with Art. We made a beautiful craft about animals that hibernate in the winter. Please check out our bulletin board!

Some of the SK1 Dioramas:

Winter Wonderland Workshop Pictures:

February's Du`aa'

The du'aa of the month of February is:

قَلْبًا سَلِيمًا وَلِسَانًا صَادِقًا اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ

Allāhumma innī as’aluka lisānan ṣādiqan wa qalban salīman

"O Allah, I ask You for a sound heart and a truthful tongue."

Reference : Sunan an-Nasa'i 1304
In-book reference : Book 13, Excerpt from Hadith 126
English translation : Vol. 2, Book 13, Excerpt from Hadith 1305

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

Jazakumullahu-khaira for your co-operation and support!