Sunday 8 November 2015

SK1 Weekly Updates: (Nov.2 - Nov.6)

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

Arabic Language: احب اللغة العربية
We reviewed and studied the letters ( أ –خ ), 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  خ  The students worked on the Arabic letter in the classroom.

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

Writing: Practice writing the letter خ   in the arabic workbook and textbook at school. How to write the  خ 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:
MashaAllah our friend Lina decided to do something related to our subject in science ( primary/secondary colours) for her show and tell. Thank you Lina! 

Please check the YouTube below for further practice at home:

November Du`aa'

اللَّهُمَّ نَقِّ قَلْبِي مِنَ الْخَطَايَا كَمَا نَقَّيْتَ الثَّوْبَ الأَبْيَضَ مِنَ الدَّنَسِ 

Allāhumma naqqi qalbī min al-khaṭāyā kamā naqqaitath-thawbal-abyaḍa min ad-dannas

“O Allah, cleanse my heart of sins as You cleanse a white garment of filth"

Reference: Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3547
In-book reference: Book 48, Hadith 178
English translation: Vol. 6, Book 45, Hadith 3547

SK1 students are practicing to memorize this dua'a. Please ask your child about it!

Since our school's trait for this month is cleanliness. We are talking about how to keep ourselves clean, in addition we are learning how to keep our desks clean, neat placement of jackets and shoes, clean mouth (not saying bad words), recycling...etc.)

To help the sk1 students better understand this trail, I read the following stories. Please ask your child about it.

Guided 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
For the Last three weeks, the students have been excited to read for their classmates during circle time.

The title of our book is: استطيع ان شاء الله

I sent the reading booklet home. Please ask your child to read it for you.

Last week we took number seven.
We are still working in the pattern unit. We did many worksheets about it. We brain stormed many things that has number seven. MashaAllah SK1 did an amazing job.

We introduced our unit about the three states of matter (solid, liquid and gas).The SK1 are learning a song about it. Please ask your child about the new song and have fun singing together.!

(Sing to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”) 

Islamic Studies:
We are still discussing the five pillars of Islam. We integrated this topic with art and the kids made a beautiful craft about it. Please check out our bulletin board.

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:  Lina and Taha

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)