Sunday, 17 April 2016

SK1 Updates: ( March 21 - April 14 )

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

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

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

Please check the YouTube below for further practice at home:

April Du'aa

ربِّ اغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِمَن دَخَلَ بَيْتِيَ مُؤْمِنًا وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ 

Rabbi iGhfir lee waliwālidayya wa liman daKhala baytiya mu’minan walilmumineena wal-mu’mināti 

My Lord, forgive me and my parents and whoever enters my house a believer and the believing men and believing women.

Duaa from Surat Nuh, verse 28

Sk1 students are learning to recite the above dua'a.

April's trait: Respect

This month's trait according to our character education program is "Respect".

We talked about what we can show respect to, and we identified 4P's: People, property, point of view (or perspective), and places.

What might respect look like or sound like?

·         Respecting yourself: Accept and honour your own skills and challenges, emotions, body, beliefs, and abilities.
·         Being fair: Listen to all sides of the story before reaching a decision or resolution.
·         Being reliable: Keeping our promises is one of the easiest ways to show that we respect someone and that we mean what we say.
·         Obeying the law: Follow the rules, as they are often in place to protect us. If there is disagreement with a rule, discuss it as a group to create a greater understanding of the reason for the rule.
·         Showing consideration: Show concern for the welfare of people, animals, and the environment.
·         Embracing differences: Understand that other people’s values, beliefs, and practices are just as important as our own.
·         Respecting the diseased (whether a Muslim or a follower of a different faith): During the prophet’s presence in Medina, it was narrated that a funeral passed by Him and he stood up as a sign of respect. It was said to him, “It is a funeral of a non-Muslim.” The Prophet said, “Was he not a soul?”

Reading in our class:
Below are some of the stories we read in our classroom.

Literature Club:

Every Thursday afternoon small groups of SK1 students step out of the classroom and join Tr. Martha and sister Amina our Literature Club volunteers in a huddled reading session. The children have been really enjoying these sessions, and look forward to having them every Thursday inshaAllah.

Guided/Shared Reading:
SK1 students acted like teachers.They sat on the teacher's chair and took turns reading the following story. Mash'Allah the students' oral communication skills in reading are improving a lot. Please ask your child to read for you!

Hands on Arabic Activities: (Matching words with pictures)


We finished learning about the 2D shapes and 3D shapes. SK1 students did some hands on math activities by playing with different 2D and 3D shapes. The kids really enjoyed their play time and discovering the different shapes that we are learning about. They built mosques, castles, schools..etc. MashaAllah way to go SK1. 

Reminder: Please help your child finish their project "build a masjid".

Thank you Bilal for being the first student to bring your masjid project and for building it by yourself MashaAllah!

We are learning now about the different kinds of graphs such as the bar graphpictograph..etc.
In SK1 we do our daily weather graph.
We made a bar graph about Sk1 favourite fruit, favourite pets and favourite subjects.

We are learning about the different food groups and healthy eating. Image result for ‫قصة الطعام الصحى‬‎

Image result for healthy foodPlease do not forget to pack healthy snacks for your children. They are at the peak of mental and physical growth. Let us enrich their bodies with snacks that are packed with nutrients. Encouraged items are: cut up fruits and veggies, yogurt, cheese, cereal bars. Discourage items are: sugary treats, chips, sugary drinks.

Islamic Studies:
We are learning how to pray. Every Friday, SK1 students will practice praying in the classroom. We will choose a new muazin and a new Imam to lead the Friday prayer inshaAllah. Please send hijab with the girls.

Jazakumullahu-khaira for your co-operation and support!

SK1 Early Arabic Language Immersion Program Team (EALIP)