Sunday, 10 January 2016

SK1 Weekly Updates: (Jan. 04 - 08)

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

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We reviewed the letters ( أ – ذ ), 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 ر The students worked on the Arabic letter in the classroom.
Reading: Read the letter ر  with short vowels (fatha, kasra and dama).

Writing: Practice writing the letterر   in the arabic workbook and textbook at school. How to write the ر  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 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.

January's Duaa

In line with our character of the month "Honesty", our du'aa for January is:

 اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الصدق و اليقين والْمُعَافَاةَ
Allāhumma inny as`aluka assidqa wal yaQeena wal mu`āfāh

“O Allah I ask you for the truth, strong belief, and safety"

Du'aa derived from:
Reference : Sunan Ibn Majah 3849
In-book reference : Book 34, Hadith 23
English translation : Vol. 5, Book 34, Hadith 3849

January's trait: Honesty

The character trait of this month according to our Character Education Program is  'Honesty'.
We will be talking about the Seerah of Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) during January and February. He was known as the honest and trustworthy even before he became a messenger. Students will be learning how honesty can be shown in relationships and daily interactions. Students are also expected to practice honesty in school as they are trying to unlock their monthly character trackers.
Abdullah (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah, , said, “Truthfulness leads to righteousness and righteousness leads to Paradise. [Sahih Muslim, Book 32, Number 6308]

What might honesty look like or sound like?

·         Telling parents/guardians/caregivers or a teacher about a mistake and facing the consequences of the action
·         Telling on someone if it will make the situation better, but not telling on them just to get them into trouble
·         Expressing real feelings without anger, without blaming others, without exaggerating, and without hurting the feelings of someone else
·         Turning in something that is lost (e.g., money or a personal belonging) and encouraging others to do the same
·         When someone wants to copy an assignment, explaining politely that it would be dishonest and that it’s best to do one’s own work
·         Doing schoolwork honestly and not cheating during a test
·         Being truthful with friends and thanking them for being truthful with you
·         Not getting angry at someone when they are honest with you in a respectful manner
·         Refraining from gossiping, spreading rumours, or talking behind someone’s back
·         Standing up for your beliefs, even if others might not agree

Honesty in the media:

Muslim Man Finds $100,000, Hands it to the Police


We finished learning about hibernationWe focused on how wild plants and wild animals adapt to the winter through migration, hibernation and other strategies. We read a nice story about this theme: (الدب الذى يشخر. Please ask your child what they learned!

We integrated science with Art. We made a beautiful craft about animals that hibernate in the winter. Please check out our bulletin board!

SK1 students watched a short video about hibernation. 

In addition we started the new unit of living and non-living things before the winter break. We will spend some time in this unit insha'Allah.
A diorama project sheet was sent home on Friday in the homework folder. Please check your child's homework folder for more details.This hands-on learning activities will help the children learn and have fun at the same time insha'Allah :)


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We started our measurement unit. The students had fantastic time measuring with the colourful snap/linking cubes the length of their classmates.
In this unit the students should be able to learn about different measurement tools. They also should demonstrates an awareness of both standard and non-standard measuring devices such as snap cubes, paper clips, straws….etc.
We will spend some time in this unit inshaAllah.

Islamic Studies:
We took the story of prophet Adam (Alayhis-salam). I read a story of him. Please ask your child about it.

We played a new game during gym time. Please ask your child about it.

Exciting news:

Jungle Sport coming to Abraar -Jan. 18 --> 21: For more information Please click on the following link:

Star Of The Week!

We’ve had some shining stars amongst us! Congratulations to the following students for being the most recent STAR OF THE WEEK: Adam Abualsamh

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.

                   Jazakumullahu-khaira for your co-operation and support!

SK1 Early Arabic Language Immersion Program Team (EALIP)