Sunday, 12 April 2015

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Theme: At Home في البيت

And Allah has made for you from your homes a place of rest

Spring is here!
Please make sure to provide your child with rain boots, rain coats, rain pants, and extra clothes. No umbrellas are allowed in school as they are not safe for students at this age.

Arabic Language اللغة العربية:
- We are working on finishing our theme في البيت (At home). Students should be able to use a vocabulary tied to home. غرفة النوم، غرفة الجلوس، غرفة الطعام، المطبخ، الحمام، حديقة البيت(Bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, washroom,  backyard…etc).
- We are done learning the letters:
 ظ: ظفر ، ظبي، ظرف، ظهر
ع:  عنب، عنكبوت، عمر، عبدالرحمن، عثمان    
غ:  غراب ، غزال، غادة، غمامة، غابة            
-          We are expected students to bring items related to “ at home” theme for show and tell.
- Masha’ Allah I am very pleased with the outstanding work the students do when they are chosen to be the teacher’s helper.

Math الحساب:
- Students learned the number 7.
- Learned to identify the diamond shape “المعين”. Students tried to make the shape with their bodies. Students should be able to identify the circle, square, triangle, rectangle, heart, oval, star, and diamond shapes by now.
-Working on one-to-one correspondence.

Islamic Studies التربية الإسلامية:
- Students are learning a new Duaa’ الحمد لله الذي أطعمنا وسقانا وجعلنا مسلمين to be said after eating.
- In relation to school’s trait: Cleanliness, we are talking to individual students about the importance of having a clean tongue and how to maintain it clean by saying استغفر الله العظيم.

Science العلوم:
-          We talked about the signs of spring and how the weather is changing. We focused on the migration of the geese and made a nice experiment to hear the voice of the quacking geese. You can make it at home too:

Bring a paper cup (not foam, not plastic).
Make a slit at the bottom.
Tie a wool thread to a paper clip.
Insert the paper clip from the slit at the bottom of the cup.
Pull the thread out of the cup.
Bring a wet sponge, close it around the thread, and pull from the top to the bottom of the thread.
You will hear a goose voice.

Arts الفنون:
-          We are working on making a booklet titled at home with all the pictures of different rooms of the house.

Great news:
-          Alhamdulilah our dear student: Adam Aboalsamh is back to the classroom after being away for quite some time. May Allah complete his recovery, Insha’Allah.

What is new? الجديد:
-          -We purchased new Arabic story books from, and from an Arabic book fair.
-          -We purchased a new educational center “construction center”.
-          -We purchased a set of dress up clothes for our dramatic play center.
-          -We purchased new sand toys for outdoor play.
-          -We are ordering a sand/water table with some live sand.

Thanks to:
-         - Abraar School for giving me the opportunity to be part of the Kindergarten conference in Toronto. I really got benefit from a whole lot of new ideas and teaching strategies.
-         - Thanks to all parents who participated in the hockey game and potluck night. Thanks for your generous food contribution. I hope you enjoyed everything. Please send me some pictures of the night if you are able to.
-          -Special thanks to Yaseen’s mother for donating a $1000 to our classroom. We used it to purchase most of the items mentioned above.
-        -  Thanks to Tr. Naaz for fixing our listening centre.
-        -  Big Jazakum Allahu Khyran to all the JK team (Tr. Nagwa, Tr. Heba, Tr. Hiat, Tr. Manal, Tr. Sahar, Tr. Said, Tr. Nancy) for all their amazing hard work. May Allah reward them all.

Coming up:
-         - Field trip to the Museum of History tomorrow Monday, April 13. I regret to inform you that only 4 volunteers are allowed on the school bus from my class and another 4 from Tr. Hiat’s class.
-         - Swimming field trip to the boys and girls club Thursday, April 16. An e-mail will follow regarding how to prepare your child for the trip.

Jazakum Allahu Khyran