Sunday, 25 October 2015

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

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah Dear Parents,I hope and pray that all of you are doing well. We had an amazing week alhamdulilah!

Arabic Language: احب اللغة العربية
We reviewed and studied the letters ( أ –ج  ), the name of harakat (fatah, kasra , and dama) and how to read the letters studied with them; this has been accomplished though a number of activities, such as songs, games, stories and competitions. The children have found these activities to be exciting and fun. Please ask your children about them and watch as they make the sounds and the actions.

Lesson Title: The letter geem  ج  The students worked on the Arabic letter in the classroom.

Reading: Read the letter with short vowels (fatha, kasra and dama).

Writing: Practice writing the letter  ج  in the arabic workbook and textbook at school. How to write the ج at the beginning- middle- and end of words.

Orally:  Ask the kids what is your name? and how are you? in Arabic. Know the different between asking a boy or a girl ( feminine and masculine ) كيف حالك ؟ ما اسمـك؟  The kids have to answer in a complete sentences.
how many days in a week? كم يوم في الاسبوع ؟
What day is today? ما اليوم ؟

show and tell

Please check the YouTube below for further practice at home:


I read the following stories to help the students learn more about the importance of social skills, manners, and different feelings.

Guided/shared reading:
I am working on teaching the SK1 students how  to read and write simple sentences.  We will allow the students to model the teacher by reading simple sentences
Last week the students have been excited to read for their classmates during circle time.

The title of our book is: استطيع ان شاء الله

October Du`aa'
This month’s du’aa is chosen to correspond to our trait of the month “Coopeation”. Working with others requires certain qualities to help us accomplish goals while being able to get along with other people.

اللهم اجعلني قريباً هيناً ليناً سهلاً

Allāhumma-j`alnī Qareeban hayyinan layyinan sahlan

“O Allah make me accessible (near people), tender in nature, flexible in dealing with others, and easy going"

In correspondence to Hadith 642 of Book 1 in At-Tirmidhi

Mash'Allah SK1 memorized the dua'a. Way to go SK1 :) 

In addition, the students learned what to say before going to sleep.

We are still working in the pattern unit. We did some worksheets about it. We also learned how to write the following numbers 1 to 5.

SK1 students learned to sing the islamic months of the year. Please ask your child about it!

Science & Art:
We integrated the lesson about the primary colours in science with Art. Sk1 students drew beautiful pictures using the primary colours.

Islamic Studies:
We are still learning about the 5 pillars of Islam. The kids finished colouring their booklets about this topic. In addition we learned two more names about Asmaa Allahe Alhusna.

Star Of The Week!

We’ve had some shining stars amongst us! Congratulations to the following students for being the most recent STARS OF THE WEEK:  Tasnim and Raihan

We hope to see many more stars brightening up our SK1 classroom. The stars of the week are chosen based on overall behavior throughout the week, homework completion, participation, and acts of kindness.

SK1 Early Arabic Language Immersion Program Team (EALIP)