Sunday, 18 October 2015

Weekly Updates (Oct 13- 16)

Theme (All about Me) كل شيء عني

هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُم مِّن تُرَابٍ ثُمَّ مِن نُّطْفَةٍ ثُمَّ مِنْ عَلَقَةٍ ثُمَّ يُخْرِجُكُمْ طِفْلًا ثُمَّ لِتَبْلُغُوا أَشُدَّكُمْ ثُمَّ لِتَكُونُوا شُيُوخًا وَمِنكُم مَّن يُتَوَفَّى مِن قَبْلُ وَلِتَبْلُغُوا أَجَلًا مُّسَمًّى وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ
It is He Who has created you from dust then from a sperm-drop, then from a leech-like clot; then does he get you out (into the light) as a child: then lets you (grow and) reach your age of full strength; then lets you become old,- though of you there are some who die before;- and lets you reach a term appointed; in order that you may learn wisdom.” [40:67]
Language and Islamic Studies: اللغة العربية والتربية الإسلامية

- We learned about greetings in Islam " Assalamu Alikum" and read about it from our Islamic Studies book (All about Islam).
- We have been reading some interesting books ( الطقس، نعيماً يا نعامة، أين جاد؟، كل شيء عني، الحشرة الغاضبة ).
- We finished identifying, tracing, and making the crafts for the letters أ and ب.

- It is amazing how many students know how to read their names now. We will start practicing name writing soon, Insha'Allah!

Arts and Crafts الفنون والأعمال اليدوية:
- Students love for painting is indescribable! We helped them mix the painting colors in the middle of a construction paper, folded it in a half, pressed on it, and opened it to see what pictures was made with the colors. We asked students to use their imagination and tell us what they see, we recorded their answers on the papers, and hanged them on our bulletin boards. Please take the time to look at them!

- We learned about the circle shape الدائرة.  Some students looked around the classroom for circles, some made the shape  with parts of their bodies, others drew it on the flip chart board.
- Students traced the دوائر on um Salih's hair ( A funny character in our math book).
- Students sang the دائرة song : 

د د دائرة ، حلوة جميلة مُدَوَّرة

Science العلوم:
- We talked about the Autumn season and asked students what they are noticing changing in the weather around them. A picture was drawn as they were explaining... Rain, leaves changing colors, mud puddles, chilly/cold weather. 
- Students were asked to take a ziplock bag on their way out to recess to try and find different leaves colors to take them home. They did a great job, Masha'Allah!

- Please be notified that we have a nut allergy case in our classroom. Sesame is a nut that the student is allergic to. Please avoid sending sesame bread to school. 

- Some parents are very strict when it comes to letting their children watch YouTube videos. If you would like your child to watch what you only want them to watch, you can download the videos by doing one small and simple trick:
1- Search the video.
2- Pause it.
3- Type ss before the word YouTube. like this:
4- Press download and enjoy!

- A very big Jazakum Allahu Khyran to all the parents who showed up at the potluck event last Friday and for all your food contributions. I hope you had fun! Please do give us some feedback if you think the event would have done differently.

Jazakum Allahu Khyran