Sunday, 18 January 2015

Weekly Update (January 12-15)

Theme: Allah the Creator “ Allah Created the Plants”

(وَهُوَ الَّذِي أَنشَأَ جَنَّاتٍ مَّعْرُوشَاتٍ وَغَيْرَ مَعْرُوشَاتٍ وَالنَّخْلَ وَالزَّرْعَ مُخْتَلِفًا أُكُلُهُ وَالزَّيْتُونَ وَالرُّمَّانَ مُتَشَابِهًا وَغَيْرَ مُتَشَابِهٍ كُلُواْ مِن ثَمَرِهِ إِذَا أَثْمَرَ وَآتُواْ حَقَّهُ يَوْمَ حَصَادِهِ وَلاَ تُسْرِفُواْ إِنَّهُ لاَ يُحِبُّ الْمُسْرِفِينَ) الأنعام – 141
And He it is who causes gardens to grow, [both] trellised and untrellised, and palm trees and crops of different [kinds of] food and olives and pomegranates, similar and dissimilar. Eat of [each of] its fruit when it yields and give its due [zakah] on the day of its harvest. And be not excessive. Indeed, He does not like those who commit excess.

Arabic Language اللغة العربية:
- We discussed the different types of plants (fruits and vegetables) and their properties, and read some stories about them.
- Practiced reading the letters آ-ي.
- Finished the letter ر (راكون ، رمان، رَجُل، رٍجْل، ريشة، رشاد، ريان، ريحان). The story of the letter ر was inspired from the story of AlMuhajereen and Al Ansaar. Rashad and Raihan were Mohajereen (immigrants) to a new city. When they arrived to their new city, they met a person by the name of Rayan, a wealthy citizen. He had a farm full of رمان and animals with رٍجْلَيْن and other animals with ريش. He greeted them, helped them and gave them enough resources to start a new life.
- Students presented their new word with a picture to be posted on our dictionary wall.

Science العلوم:
Students worked on identifying the difference between healthy and unhealthy food. (الطعام المفيد والغير مفيد).
Students learned what food makes their teeth and body happy and what food does the opposite. They worked on cutting pictures of food from grocery flyers and pasting them in the category they fall under in their work sheets.

Arts الفنون:
- Students had lots of fun making colorful ice balls by using balloons, food coloring and water.

- They also had fun making fruit salad as a wrap up activity for our theme.

- Students participation in dress up like your parent day was fantastic. It is very pleasing seeing how creative parents are, Masha’Allah!! Students went to some classrooms singing a nasheed about parents to them.

Mathematics: الحِساب:
-          Read the Calendar, numbers from 1-100, and 1-10 backwards.
-          Started learning counting by 10.

Gym :الملعب:
-          Students had tons of fun playing floor hockey with the tiny hockey sticks we have in they gym.

What is new?
-          Marble Jar: Marble jar is working well Alahmadulilah. These are some of the sentences I heard from students:
أريد ماء من فضلك، أريد الحمام من فضلك، أريد شوكة من فضلك، أريد أن ألعب من فضلك، ممكن كرة من فضلك، أنا أحبك كثيراً J

-          Borrowing Arabic Books from the Classroom:  Please make sure to return all the books on Tuesdays.

-         New toy: Magic ten with sticks and connectors.

·         Please remember that students are not being evaluated for homework, so please do not push students too hard to perfectly do it as this might affect their love of the Arabic language negatively. Erasing what the student did can be frustrating!
·         Please do not hesitate to share any home videos of your child talking in Arabic with me. I can show these videos to the students. You can also send these videos for Show and Tell.

Please remember JK2 team (Nermin, Nagwa, and Heba) in your Duaa’.