Friday, 9 October 2015

Weekly Update (Sep.28 - Oct. 8)

Theme (All about Me) كل شيء عني

وقال - تعالى -: ﴿ هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ مِنْ تُرَابٍ ثُمَّ مِنْ نُطْفَةٍ ثُمَّ مِنْ عَلَقَةٍ ثُمَّ يُخْرِجُكُمْ طِفْلًا ثُمَّ لِتَبْلُغُوا أَشُدَّكُمْ ثُمَّ لِتَكُونُوا شُيُوخًا وَمِنْكُمْ مَنْ يُتَوَفَّى مِنْ قَبْلُ وَلِتَبْلُغُوا أَجَلًا مُسَمًّى وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ ﴾ [غافر: 67].

It is He who created you from dust, then from a sperm-drop, then from a clinging clot; then He brings you out as a child; then [He develops you] that you reach your [time of] maturity, then [further] that you become elders. And among you is he who is taken in death before [that], so that you reach a specified term; and perhaps you will use reason.

Language and Islamic Studies: اللغة العربية والتربية الإسلامية

- We have been practicing reciting the monthly Duaa.
- The students are learning more educational/Islamic nasheeds.
- We have been reading some interesting books (أنا أيضاً أريد, No more hitting, something from nothing, أنا أستطيع، الله يحبني).
- We have been practicing saying some sentences about one's self (Ana Ismee أنا إسمي...., Ana Muslimum Saeedأنا مسلم\ة سعيد\ة Umri arb3 4 sanawat عمري أربع 4 سنوات).
- Students learned the first 2 letters of the Arabic Alphabets, Alif أ ( Allah الله, Arnab أرنب, Asaad أسد, Ananasأناناس), and only read the story of the letter Baa'  ( بيت Bait، بطة،Baqara بقرة،  Baidبيض،  Batteekh برتقال Burtuqaal، بطيخBatteekh). We will be covering the letters in details next week, Insha'Alalh.

- Please check the video below to help your child practice reading the Arabic Alphabets.

- Our Eid Celebration Field Trip to Midway was a lot of fun. For parents who volunteered that day, please share the pictures you took with me!
- Students participated in the school's October character assembly ' Cooperation'.

Outdoor Play اللعب في الخارج:
- We are trying our best to make school time a fun time. Students had fun experiencing:
- Playing with the big parachute.
- Finding sea shells that teachers hid in the sand.
- Visiting the City park that is right next to the school.

Arts and Crafts الفنون والأعمال اليدوية:
- Students learned about the primary colors (A7mar, Asfar, Azraq).
- We made the letter Alif Craft (Alif Asad).
- Students had fun playing with shaving cream, and food coloring to strengthen their fine motor skills.

English اللغة الإنجليزية:
- Tr. Hiat taught the letter Aa and made an A apple craft with tissue papers and glue sticks.

Quran القرآن:
- There has been a change in the school's daily schedule. Tr. Ibtisam is no longer our Quran teacher. Please welcome Tr. Nisreen. She will be our Quran teacher for this year, Insha'Allah.
- One activity teacher Nisreen did to explain the meaning of Surat Alfatiha is she brought a robe and made the students walk on it as Assirata Almustaqeem الصراط المستقيم, and made them carry a basket on their heads full of items (Good deeds or bad deeds items) to see which ones will help the person holding it make it to Jannah.

French اللغة الفرنسية:
- Tr. Said taught the letter A and helped the students match and color some worksheets while teaching french vocabulary.

- Students learned the number 1 واحد. Allah is 1 الله واحد.
- Students are being taught how to read the Hijri Calendar. Please check the links below to the days of the week, and months in Islam's Nasheeds we sing in class.

Coming up:
- A copy of our modified daily schedule will be posted on the blog soon, INsha'Allah.
- Homework starts on Friday, October 16.

Enjoy your long weekend.

Jazakum Allahu Khyran