Sunday, 20 September 2015

Weekly Update (Sep. 14-18)

Theme: Hajj الحج

وَأَذِّنْ فِي النَّاسِ بِالْحَجِّ يَأْتُوكَ رِجَالًا وَعَلَىٰ كُلِّ ضَامِرٍ يَأْتِينَ مِنْ كُلِّ فَجٍّ عَمِيقٍ
Hence, [O Muhammad,] proclaim thou unto all people the [duty of] pilgrimage: 37  they will come unto thee on foot and on every [kind of] fast mount, 38  coming from every far-away point [on earth],

- The students entrance into the classroom is becoming smoother. Less separation anxieties, less crying, and more smiles are occurring, Alhamdulilah!
- Students were encouraged to work with some materials to strengthen their fine motor skills.

Circle time:

- The stories of Zamzam water, building the Kabaa, and the vision of prophet Ibrahim were read to our students.
- The Hajj nasheed was repeated with actions as well as some other educational nasheeds.
- We practiced the carpet rules, repeated classroom rules, and introduced the duties of the daily boy's and girl's leaders.
- We modeled where, when and how students change form indoor to outdoor shoes.

- Tr. Ibtisam  (the Quran teacher) started teaching Istiaatha and Basmala while playing some fun games with the students.


- Tr. Hiat  (the English teacher) started her amazing felt board story telling, nasheeds, and fun activity sheets.

- Tr. Said  (the French teacher) started practicing the basic greeting sentences, counting, coloring through games and songs.

- Tr. Nancy  (the librarian) warmly welcomed our students and informed them of the story time rules, how to borrow a book, and she sang some songs with them.

- Students colored a Kaba using crayons and gold glitter.
- We made a sheep craft. Students had fun making and playing with it!

- Students practiced gym rules, played امشي، توقف، اجري game, and learned how to play with soccer and basketballs carefully.

-  Please remember to bring indoor shoes with your child.
- Please remember to pack a spoon/fork with your child's lunch.
- No glass containers to be sent to school, please!
- We are finalizing modifying our daily schedule. It will be sent to you as soon as it is fixed.

Coming up:
- Eid celebration at Abraar School.
- Eid trip to Cosmic Adventure.