Sunday, 17 January 2016

SK1 Weekly Updates: (Jan.11 - Jan.15)

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

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

Please check the YouTube below for further practice at home:

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

Mash'Allah SK1 memorized the dua'a for this month. Way to go SK1.

Pajama Party:

 SK1 had so much fun reading stories in the dark using the flashlights, guessing what in the box from bedtime items and eating popcorn. The students had a wonderful time hiding under the class tent and playing with their flash lights and stuffed toys!

We read the following stories on Friday:                                
  نجمة السلام 

استيقظي يا سارة 

We are still learning about measurement using non standard tools. The class really enjoyed measuring items with their snap cubes, popsicle sticks and straws.

The children are measuring objects using nonstandard units, such as connecting cubes, paper clips, pencils, erasers, crayons,hands, feet, and shoes. Children need to understand the idea of measuring in tangible units before they can move on to using rulers and standard units. Measuring how many paper clips or crayons long an object is builds a foundation for understanding the relationship between quantities and symbolic numbers. Nonstandard units also make children aware of the need for standard units of measurement. As they measure the same object with units such as their hands or feet, children will see that different-sized units, such as hands and feet, yield different measurements which is the tallest, shortest, and longest.

In addition we are learning how to count by 5s.

We are still working in our unit of living and non-living things. Sk1 finished some worksheets about this unit. 

Please remember to send the diorama boxes and all related materials by Tuesday of next week. Please check the diorama sheet for more information.

Islamic Studies:

We learned about the story of prophet Muhammad (pbuh). We integrated the theme for this month honesty with this story. Please ask your child what they learned.

We made a beautiful craft about the winter. Ask your child about LOLO :)!!

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: Omar and Osman

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)