Sunday 31 January 2016

A message from Tr. Nisreen

Assalamo alikom dear parents,

Alhamdulellah, we finished surat AL-Maoon. Please help your child to prepare for the test during the next week.

Jazakom Allah khairan

Sunday 24 January 2016

Weekly Update (January 18-21)

Theme: Winter

Language and Islamic Studies: اللغة العربية والتربية الإسلامية
- We discussed the signs of winter, and read some related stories (Just One Goal, But no Elephants, حديقة الرجل الماكر, استيقظي يا صباح).

- Our dear students enjoyed the 3 days ( 40 minutes a day) of the Jungle Gym so much, Alhamdulilah!

- We reviewed the letter د، ذ، ر، and ز. 
- The teacher's Professional Day was very beneficial, Alhamdulilah.

Art and Science الفنون والعلوم: 
- In science we talked about liquids and solids. We integrated that with arts and made colorful ice balls to play with outside.

- Thursday, January 28 is Mellow Yellow Day. Please help your child come to school dressed in yellow.

Jazakum Allahu Khyran!

Wednesday 20 January 2016

A note from Tr. Said.

Student of JK2 will have a French test on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.



Sunday 17 January 2016

Weekly Update (January 11-15)

New Theme: Winter

Language and Islamic Studies: اللغة العربية والتربية الإسلامية
- We started using the honesty sticker sheets.
- The students are starting to produce a sentence or two during their show and tell presentations!
- "بيتي" handmade booklets were colored and sent home.
- Pyjama Day was a great fun. The students had the chance to play games in the classroom, listen to the story " استيقظي يا سارة" (One of Robert Munsch's translated to Arabic story book) while they were sleeping on their pillows on the carpet, they shared the yummy treats the parents brought, and played finding the sleepy bear game in the gym while the lights were off.

- We learned the new letter  ز (زعتر، زيت، زيتون،زرافة، زهرة، زين، زيد) . This letter was a special one as we introduced the students to زيت، زعتر and زيتون (Olive Oil, Zaatar (Thyme), and organic Green Olives). Most of the students loved the taste of the olive oil with the zaatar and green olives. This can be a good snack/lunch for your little one! 

- The students also traced the letter on their booklets that were sent home.

Arts and Crafts الفنون والأعمال اليدوية: 
- There were two extremely cold days last week. The students were kept indoors for recess. Some students were frustrated with the idea. We had them make their own stress balls in order for them to release some on that frustration. The students loved the idea!

- The students made the letter ز زرافة craft.

Math: الرياضيات:
- We learned how to count and read the numbers 1-5 that match the groups (one-to-one correspondence).

English: اللغة الإنجليزية:
- JAK teacher Hiat for teaching the students the letters A-K with the stories and actions. It is always fun to watch Tr. Hiat teach the Alphabetletters.
- So many interesting story books have been read to the students. Robert Munsch's " Pyjama Day" was read to them during our Pyjama Day.

Quran: القرآن:
- Al-Kawthar is a river in Jannah and it is the name of the surah the students are learning now. Thank you Tr. Nisreen for helping the students picture how the river looks like by making them color a picture of a river.

Notes and reminders:
- Jazakum Allahu Khyran to all the parents who brought healthy and yummy treats to share on our Pyjama Day.- Please remember to send a theme related item for show and tell.
- Please remember to send your child dressed appropriately for the cold weather.
-  Please note that Friday January 22 is a PD Day. No school for students.

Jazakum Allahu Khyran!

Sunday 10 January 2016

Weekly Update (Jan. 4-8)

Welcome back

I pray that you all enjoyed your winter break!

Language and Islamic Studies: اللغة العربية والتربية الإسلامية
- It was great seeing the JK2's beautiful faces after the winter break, and it was really great finding that they still remember all the classroom rules and routines! Great Job JKs :) 
Trust me I can fix this broken wheel!

What should we do with these rings? ......Rings race! We are great thinkers!

Can I have the blue bucket, teacher? I am making you a surprise!

Hold on! Let me smile before you take the picture :)

- Our school's trait for this month is Honesty. And the Duaa' of the month is:
اللهم إني أسألك الصدق واليقين والمعافاة.
We practice making the Duaa' every morning, Alhamdulilah.
- The students learned to identify, trace, and make crafts for the letter ر:
رمان، ريشة، رجل، رمل، رمضان، راكون

- We reviewed the letters أ-ر during our computer lab period. We visited the website It is a great website for learning the Arabic alphabets.

Arts and Crafts الفنون والأعمال اليدوية: 
- We are trying to finish coloring the "بيتي" booklet.
- We made  ر رمان craft.

English: اللغة الإنجليزية:
- Tr. Hiat reviewed the Alphabet letters using the felt board. How exciting!

Quran: القرآن:
Dear parents,

Assalamo alikom wa rahmato Allah wa barahatoh,

Alhamdulellah since the second term started, we finished the following suras in Quraan class : (AL-Masad, AL-Nasr ).

Now, we are working on surat AL-Kawthar. Ask your child: 
   1- What does AL-Kawthar mean?
   2- Where is nahr AL-Kawthar?
   3- Who is going to give us water from his cupped hands? 
   4- Who can drink from that river?

Please, always keep reciting the suras that we finished ( at home, in the car, and at bedtime).

  Today, your child will bring home a registration form for the Abraar 7th Annual Quraan competition. Please if you are interested to let your child participate in the competition, fill the form and return it back. The first round will be held starting from mid February ( by the teacher in the class). While in the final round, the parents can join their children in the competition.

Jazakom Allah Khairan

The Quraan Teacher :
Nesreen Zahedah

French: اللغة الفرنسية: 
- We all enjoy watching teacher Said teaching the new vocabulary by using his voice and body language. We also enjoy watching the French play! 

Gymnastics الرياضة:
- Our dear students are getting more creative taking turns being the trainer to warm up their classmates. 
- We played ant tag, different moves (walking, running, crawling on the tummy, crawling on the back, crawling on the bottom...etc).
- The students were encouraged to share the gym toys.The teachers helped them do so by acting a sketch to show them how sharing make everyone happy! 

Coming up:
- Show and Tell starting tomorrow. The schedule will be sent by e-mail/blog shortly.
Pajama Day on the 15th of January. A detailed e-mail/blog will follow.
- PD Day on the 22nd of January. No school for students.

Jazakum Allahu Khyran

Monday 4 January 2016

Weekly update (Dec. 14-18)

My Home بيتي

Language and Islamic Studies: اللغة العربية والتربية الإسلامية

- Students started coloring in their home coloring booklet. They finished coloring the bedroom and the living room coloring sheets.

- We enjoyed learning how to identify, trace, and think of words that start with the letter  ذ  ( ذئب، ذيل، ذرة، ذكر الله

- Our party on the last day before the winter break went very well, Alhamdulilah. The students enjoyed all the activities. Jazakum Allahu Khyran to all the parents who contributed in sending yummy treats!

Math and Crafts االحساب والأعمال اليدوية: 

- We learned about the triangle shape.

- Tr. Heba JAK suggested we make a mask with all the 3 shapes (Circle, Square, and Triangle). Students liked it a lot!

Science العلوم:

Coming up:
- Show and Tell. Please check the schedule below to know the day of your child's show and tell.

Jazakum Allahu Khyran!