Here is the latest update on what we’ve been working on in SK1
We have been working on recognizing and reading the following sight words. Every week we add five words to the list.
We have learned the sounds that the following letters make: s,a,t, i, p, n, c,k, e, h, r, m.
For every letter, there is a sound an action that goes along with this letter. After we introduce the letter we then brainstorm for words that have that sound in them.
Most classes we read story books in Engish. The latest story we read was the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Throughout the story students are given the opportunity to make predictions with questions such as “what do you think is going to happen to Jack?”, “why is Jack getting an axe?”, “what will he do next?”. At the end of the story students are asked to identify the main character, whether the story is fiction or non-fiction, and what is the setting of the story.
Every class we start off the class with announcements, students are encourage to share special news with the class or with a partner.
Writing: Students are encouraged to correctly form the letters they are writing by correctly writing them on the line, or making them go under the line. Soon we will be writing in our journals insha’Allah.
There are some songs that we sing on a daily basis that help us learn the days of the week, months of the year, colours, numbers, and weather terms.
Numeracy: Alhamdulillah we have finished our numbers booklet 0-10 this booklet helped the students get familiar with the number words, and it helped them subetize the numbers 0-10. We are learning how to count by 5’s, 10’s, and 1’s all the way to 100. We are also learning to count backwards from 20-0.
Geometry and Spatial Sense: We are learning the following 2D shapes circle, rectangle, square, triangle, rhombus, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, and oval. Students are learning the number of sides and vertices in each shape. As soon as we finish the 2D shapes we will be moving on to 3D shapes insha’Allah.
In science we are working on the change of seasons and the change of temperature and how this affects our day to day life, and the life of the animals native to this area. Insha’Allah our Scientists in the classroom workshop with help us further dive into this subject.
In gym class we have been working on our dodge ball unit where we learned how to use overhand and underhand throws to either pass the ball to our teammates on the other side or to try and tag out an opponent from the other team. We played the game of popcorn to help teach the students speed, and accuracy when throwing a ball.
In art the students had the option of making paper bag puppets, and magnetic pattern sticks. The aim of these art projects was to get the students to independently reproduce art projects and follow instructions while displaying their creativity.
We have been learning about the five pillars of Islam through a fun interactive song. We are now focusing on the second pillar of Islam (Prayer), the students should know that there are 5 mandatory prayers in a day. Learning the du’aa for the month of November. Masha’Allah the students have now learned three new du’aas!
We are constantly working on and reinforcing the following skills:
- Taking turns.
- Politely asking for things.
- Saying please and thank you.
- Saying excuse me.
- Greeting everyone when entering the classroom.