Saturday, 7 February 2015

Weekly Update (January 26-February 6)

Theme: Allah the Creator “Outer Space”

(هُوَ الَّذِي جَعَلَ الشَّمْسَ ضِيَاء وَالْقَمَرَ نُوراً وَقَدَّرَهُ مَنَازِلَ لِتَعْلَمُواْ عَدَدَ السِّنِينَ وَالْحِسَابَ مَا خَلَقَ اللّهُ ذَلِكَ إِلاَّ بِالْحَقِّ يُفَصِّلُ الآيَاتِ لِقَوْمٍ يَعْلَمُونَ) [يونس: 5].
It is He who made the sun a shining light and the moon a derived light and determined for it phases - that you may know the number of years and account [of time]. Allah has not created this except in truth. He details the signs for a people who know

(تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي جَعَلَ فِي السَّمَاء بُرُوجاً وَجَعَلَ فِيهَا سِرَاجاً وَقَمَراً مُّنِيراً) [الفرقان: 61].
Blessed is He who has placed in the sky great stars and placed therein a [burning] lamp and luminous moon.

Arabic Language اللغة العربية:
- For the last two weeks we have been discussing the solar system which covered the following:

- We read a variety of books related to space. Please talk to your child about their favorite planet/star!
- Practiced reading the letters آ-ي.
- Finished the letters س  and ش ( س : سمكة، سكر، سلحفاة، سنجاب، ساعة) , (ش: شانزة، شمس شمام، شمبانزي، شجرة، شعر، شوكة، شمعة).
- We made a necklace for students whose names start with the letter that is taught and they got to take it home.

- New “Learn Arabic Language” videos were added to our YouTube channel. Please check them out and subscribe.

Science العلوم and Mathematics: الحِساب:
-          We discussed our planet earth using the globe and talked about the size of water compared to to the land. We made a planet earth craft using blue paint and green construction papers.

-          We discussed rocket ships and made a craft rearranging the letters of our names (count the pieces) on the rocket ship using construction papers, glue and stars stickers.
-          Identify the heart shape and talked about the human heart.
-          Counting to 100 in Arabic using beads.

Arts الفنون:
-          We discussed the job of an astronaut and what do astronauts wear.
-          We made a nice astronaut craft using pictures of the students and water bottles. The craft is going to be hung on the classroom door, Insha’Allah.
-          We created a mini aquarium as a sensory play at the end of under the sea theme.

What’s new ما الجديد and Jazakum Allahu Khyran:
-          Math game made with toilet paper rolls and sticks made by Shanza’s mother, Jazaha Allahu Khyran.

-          Hexagon building game, straws and connectors, three books for teaching kindergarten were bought from the donation of Maham’s family, Jazahum Allahu Khyran. We are going to buy curtains with the rest of the remaining money, Insha’Allah!

-          All our Arabic DVDs have been classified by Tasneem’s mother, Jazaha Allahu Khyran.
-          Jazakum Allahu Khyran to all the parents who brought in the disinfecting wipes and the bottles of water.
-          Jazakum Allahu Khyran to Omar, Osman, and Abdorrehman’s moms for bringing us food and coffeeJ!

Reminders تذكير:
-          Please note that there is no more worksheets to be sent home as we are collecting them for the student’s LED conference.
-          Please note that all the late Quran competition slips from January 26- 30 were not taken by the Quran teacher. Priority was for those who handed the slips earlier.

Dates to Remember:
February 11: Field trip to the Canadian Museum of Nature. (This is the first time we cover everything showcased in the museum. Tr. Hiat ,Jazaha Allahu Khyran, is going to cover Dinosaurs on Monday and Tuesday, Insha'Allah).
February 12: 100th days of school (Do not forget to send 100 items with your child).
February 13: PD Day (No school).
February 16: Family Day Holiday (No school).
February 17: Report cards go home.
February 20: Student Led Conference (Early release).

Jazakum Allahu Khyran