Sunday, 10 May 2015

SK1 Weekly Updates: (April 27- May 8)

Assalam alikum Dear Parents,
Below are some updates from our classroom:

Language Arts:

Alhamdullelah, we finished phonic book #6. We started Jolly phonic book # 7.

Last week we learned two new sounds: qu and ou.

Please check the YouTube below for further practice at home:

The progress of this book can be assessed on the skills checklist below:

Recognizes the seventh group of sounds:
qu, ou, oi, ue, er, ar.
Can blend regular words with this group of sounds.
For example: round, brown, queen, butter, farmer, boil, shout.

Can write the seventh group of sounds:
qu, ou, oi, ue, er, ar.
can also write regular words using these sounds, such as:
out, spoil, star, dark, later, quick, quit, count.
Understands that many sounds have more than one way of being written.
For example: <oi>, <oy> (boil, boy), <ou>, <ow> (out, owl), <er>, <ir>, <ur> (her, bird, turn).
Can begin to choose between <er>, <ir> and <ur> in spelling words.

Guided/Shared Reading:
Sk1 are doing an amazing job reading to their classmates. We are now reading a new book. The book title is: The Ants Are Marching. 

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We started a new unit: Addition
We are using our counting jar to have more hands on activities. Below are some hands on math activities. SK1 are using the counters to solve some math problems. MashaAllah!

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SK1 are learning about the life cycle of butterfly.

We integrated science with language and the students wrote in their journals the following sentence:

We also integrated sciecne, Language and Art and made a craft about the life cycle of butterfly. Please check out our bulletin boards.

Islamic Studies:

May Trait: Compassion

This month's trait is 'Compassion', which means a mix of emotions that include love, sympathy and sorrow for another who is suffering or going through difficult time, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, “Allah shows compassion only to those among His slaves who are compassionate.” (Al-Bukhâri and Muslim)

What is Compassion?
·         Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes
·         Understanding, sensing, and sharing in the feelings and emotions of others
·         Showing love, sympathy, empathy, and encouragement
·         Identifying with, and understanding, another’s situation, feelings, and motives
·         Having concern for someone experiencing misfortune
·         Desire & effort to help alleviate and remove the suffering of a person 

Students will be discussing this trait, and they will also link it to the event of Israa' and Miraj where Alalh (swt) showed prophet Mohammed his ultimate compassion after a year full of sorrow and testing.

May Du'aa

أَسْأَلُكَ حُبَّكَ، وَحُبَّ مَنْ يُحِبُّكَ، وَحُبَّ عَمَلٍ يُقَرِّبُنِي إِلَى حُبِّكَ ‏اللَّهُمَّ  

Allāhumma as’aluka Hubbak wa Hubba man yuHibbuk, wa Hubba `amalin yuqaribunee elaa Hubbik

“O Allah, I ask You for Your love, the love of whomever You love, and of the deeds that bring one nearer to Your love"

Excerpt from a hadeeth in Tirmidhi
English reference: Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3235

Arabic reference: Book 47, Hadith 3543 

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Hot Weather - Reminder for Parents:

Please remember to put your child’s suncream on before they come to school as staff do not have responsibility for this duty and we don’t keep a stock in school.
It would be advisable to provide your child with a sunhat so that they are able to stay out in the sun on the school playground and enjoy the recess without fear of burning.
A bottle of water will be essential – please label it with your child’s name so that there are no mix ups. 

Jazakumullahu-khaira for your co-operation and support!