Sunday 13 December 2015

SK1 Weekly Updates: ( Nov. 30 - Dec.12)

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:  اللغة العربية

Image result for ‫هيا إلى القراءة‬‎We have been reviewing the letters ( أ – ذ ), the name of harakat (fatah, kasra , and dama).

We are learning to read three letter words. Masha'Allah SK1 students are doing a wonderful job reading. Below are some of the words they read in class. These are only some examples. Please ask your child to read for you the following words or any other three letter words you prefer.
















Some students can even read more than three letter words. Masha'Allah way to go SK1.

After the winter beak we will resume learning the rest of the Arabic letters. (ر-ي). 

Show and Tell:
MashaAllah and thank you to all the SK1 students who brought some items for show and tell. This activity is really important to improve the students' speaking skills in Arabic and to increase their self confidence insha'Allah. Please remember to post your child’s Show & Tell on the fridge to remind him/her of the day they suppose to do their turn.

Reading in our classroom: (Shared/Guided Reading)
Alhamdullelah we finished reading our second mini-book ماذا ترى؟

Now we are learning to read our third mini-book نقتسم This book integrate the arabic language, math, islamic studies and social studies. The students will get this book next week to read for you inshaAllah.

December Du`aa'

Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) used to recite this du'aa, among other du'aa, at the beginning of prayer right after Takbeeratul Ihram (Allahu Akbar) and before surtaul Fatiha. We are linking this important ritual to this month's trait, responsibility.
سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ تَبَارَكَ اسْمُكَ وَتَعَالَى جَدُّكَ وَلاَ إِلَهَ غَيْرُكَ 

Subhānak Allāhumma wa bi hamdika, tabārakas- muka wa ta’āla jadduka, wa lā ilaha ghayruk

“Glory and praise is to You, O Allah, blessed is Your Name and exalted is Your majesty, none has the right to be worshiped but You"
SK1 students are practicing to recite the dua'a daily at circle time.

English reference : Vol. 1, Book 5, Hadith 806

December Trait: Responsibility

December's trait according to our Character Education Program is 'Responsibility'.

The Prophet of Allah (pbuh) said “The two feet of the son of Adam will not move from near his Lord on the Day of Judgement until he is asked about five (matters):

  1. About his life – how he spent it;
  2. About his youth – how he took care of it;
  3. About his wealth – how he earned it; and
  4. Where he spent it; and
  5. About that which he acted upon from the knowledge he acquired.”
[Reported by at-Tirmidhi]

What is Responsibility?

·         Following through on our commitments
·         Accountability – for what you do and do not do
·         Exercising self-control – take charge of your own life
·         Planning and setting goals – identify what success means to you and plan to achieve them
·         Choosing positive attitudes – choose to be enthusiastic and optimistic
·         Fulfilling our duties – acknowledge and meet your legal and ethical obligations
·         Being self-reliant – manage your affairs and enable yourself to ‘pay your own way’
·         Pursuing excellence – do your best, persevere, be diligent, work hard
·         Being proactive – take initiative
·         Being persistent – stick to it and finish what you start
·         Being reflective – think ahead to anticipate consequences
 Setting a good example – you teach what you do, as well as what you say

We encourage you to assign age-appropriate responsibilities to your children while creating a mechanism to check on how they are achieving and taking care of these responsibilities.

SK1 students watched the following You Tube video to learn more about this topic. Please ask your child what they learned from the this video.

Math: We finished reviewing all the numbers from 1 to 10. We also finished our pattern unit.

We finished learning about the three states of matter ( liquid-solid and gas ) unit. We started a new unit, this unit is about living and non-living things. We integrated this unit with islamic studies and the students learned the difference between things that are living and non living. They learnd about the different characteristics all living things have. They can now tell why something is living or non-living. Please ask your child about this topic. We will spend sometime in this unit insha'Allah.

SK1 drew in their science journals living and non-living things.

Islamic Studies:
We are still learning about the steps of  making wudu.

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. 

Next week inshaAllah we will practice making wudu.

MashAllaha SK1 made a beautiful craft about the winter using different materials and practicing their fine motor skills with cutting different shapes.

Congratulations to 'Character is Key' Winners

Congratulations to our dear students who unlocked their monthly character trackers of last month's trait 'Cleanliness'!

We look forward to announcing this month's heroes of our character Education Program insha'Allah.

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: Shanza and Hamza

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.
Dates to Remember:

Milk order forms due dates on Wednesday Dec. 16

Spirit Day (MiMatcH day)- Thursday Dec. 17

Hot Lunch Forms due date on Thursday Dec. 17

Winter Break begins on Dec. 21, last day of classes Dec. 18

School will resume on January 4th, 2016 insha'Allah.

No Homework over the winter break. Enjoy your time!

Wishing you and your family a safe, happy, restful, and warm winter break inshaAllah.

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Jazakumullahu-khaira for your co-operation and support!

SK1 Early Arabic Language Immersion Program Team (EALIP)