Sunday, 19 April 2015

SK1 Updates: (April 06- April 17)

Assalam Alikum Dear Parents,

Alhamdullelah we started book # 6. We covered the following sounds:
Y, X, Ch and Sh.

In phonics, we have learned how to sound out the letters X and Y.

Y: Action: Pretend to be eating a yogurt and say y, y, y.                                  

X: Action: Pretend to take an x-ray with an x-ray camera, saying ks,ks,ks.

Please check the YouTube below for further practice at home:


In phonics, we have learned also how to sound out the consonant blends ch and sh. 

ch: Action: Move arms at sides as if you are a train and say ch,ch,ch.
sh: ActionPlace index finger over lips and say shshsh.

Please check the YouTube below for further practice at home:

The progress in this book can be assessed on the skills checklist below.

Recognizes the sixth group of sounds: y, x, ch, sh, th, th.
Can read consonant blends. For example: cr, sl, sm, dr.
Can write the sixth group of sounds: y, x, ch, sh, th, th.
Can write the capital letters.
Can begin to choose between <oa>, <o-e> and <ow> in spelling word6s, and between <ee> and <ea>.

Shared Reading:

Alhamdullelah, all the SK1 students finished reading the book I like me.

Literature Club:

Alhamdullelah we have been able to successfully launch our literature club. Every Friday morning,  small groups of SK1 students step out of the classroom and join Tr. Martha our Literature Club volunteer in a huddled reading session. The children have been really enjoying these sessions, and look forward to having them every Friday inshaAllah.

 In addition, Tr. Nancy our school librarian reads to the children books related to our classroom themes.


We finished learning about the 2D shapes. We are now learning about the 3D shapes. We did some hands on activities by playing with different 2D and 3D shapes. The kids really enjoyed their play time and discovering the different shapes that we are learning about.

We also learned a poem about the 3D shapes. Please ask your child about it!

We are still learning about the the importance of the 3 R's and currently we are learning how to take care of our earth.

Islamic Studies:

SK1 students memorized the dua'a for the month of April. Mash'allah. Way to go SK1

April Du`aa'

اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِي من التَّوَّابِينَ، وَاجْعَلْنِي من المُتطَهِّرِينَ

Allāhumma-j`alni mina-ttawābin wa-j`alni minal mutaTahireen

“O Allah, make me among those constantly repentant and those who constantly purify themselves"

A du’aa’ guided from Suratul Baqarah (chapter2), verse 222

In addition we are taking part of the April's theme for cleanliness.

April Trait: Cleanliness

The trait of this month is 'Cleanliness'.

Allah says in the Holy Quran: "Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean." (Al-Baqarah:222)

Cleanliness is diligence in keeping clean. 

What might cleanliness look like or sound like?

·         Cleaning up after oneself and throwing waste into the appropriate garbage, recycling bin, or compost
·         Ensuring that the washroom is clean at all times.
·         Picking up waste from the ground.
·         Contributing to the betterment of the household, school, and community.

·         Taking part without hesitation in classroom chores and responsibilities.

What does spiritual cleanliness look like?

·         Asking for forgiveness (Istighfaar)
·         Making repentence (Tawbah)
·         Maintaining good feelings and wishing well to others
·         Becoming free from jealousy

Toys Sale: 

Jazakum Allahu khairan to all of you that helped make this event successful. A big thank you to sister Emaan Ayaan's grandmother and sister Rugaya for volunteering. Alhamdulillah we managed to raise around $500. 

Art and Gym:

Thanks to our reading buddies of the grade 4. We made a beautiful art. Please check out our bulletin board. 


All kindergarten department kids have been enjoying the outdoor play activities very much. We all played together with our big parachute. May Allah (SWT) Keep our kids always happy. Ameen.

Jazakumullahu-khaira for your co-operation and support!