Sunday 17 April 2016

Bi-weekly update (April 4-14)

Theme: Sea Creatures
الكائنات البحرية

Language and Islamic Studies: اللغة العربية والتربية الإسلامي
- We started our discussions about the sea animals. We read many related books, and sang the following song:

- We finished learning about the letter(ع (عنكبوت، عين، عنب. The words were all mentioned in the Quran! 
As well as the letter (ف ( فهري، فراشة ، فم، فيل، فراولة، فرشاة، فضي. The students liked the taste of the yummy strawberries.

- The students played the letters ف and ع scavenger's hunt in the classroom.
- This month's character trait is respect. The students place a marble in the marble jar every time they use their good manners.

Quran: القرآن:

Assalamo Alaikom Dear arents,

     Alhamdulellah, we started reciting and memorizing the first aya from surat AL-Humazah with tajweed rules.We will be adding one aya in each period inshaAllah. Please:
1- Help your child keep practicing the Surah with clear pronunciation.
2- Ask your child what is the sura talking about, and what is the story of ( THE MOUSE AND THE UNFAIR MAN  الفأر و الظالم  ).

- The Quran competition was a great success, Masha'Allah. Congratulations to our dear student Salma Alnader for winning the First place! May Allah grant us and all our dear ones the memorization of the Holy Quran.

Jazakom Allah khairan
Mathematics: الحساب:
- The students were taught how to make simple addition using fingers, solid items, and worksheets. 
- Comparing objects with regards to sizes is something we are working on.

Arts and Crafts الفنون والأعمال اليدوية:
- The students had so much fun painting their feet and printing them to compose a picture.
- We had fun making ع عنكبوت using a spoon and pipe cleaners.

- The students painted the letter ف using ف فرشاة and ف فضي.
- We had fun discovering some sea animals under the water during center time.

Science: العلوم:
- We learned about the life cycle of the butterfly. It helped that the students watched the iMax documentary (Flight of the butterfly) last week. We read the book "دودة دودة", we using the life cycle of the butter fly kit, and we colored and decorated the cycle worksheet.

Coming up:
- Abraar School Annual Talent Show (April 27).
- Back Yard Bugs workshop in the classroom (May 4).
- Earth Day.
- Community Day.

Sunday 3 April 2016

Bi-Weekly update (March 21st - April 1st)

Language and Islamic Studies: اللغة العربية والتربية الإسلامي
- It was clear that most of the students faced confusion in identifying the 4 letters that are similar in shape. Due to this we took our time reviewing them. The students participated in the 3 learning centers ( Park the car (matching game), Fishing (save the egg from the water), and solve the letter puzzle).

- The students also participated in playing the paper plate letters, and cut and past to match the picture with the letters games.

- Cultural Day was a lot of fun the students who used their imagination to travel around the world. They did the following:
- Made their passports.
- Gathered at border gate 114 at Abraar airport!
- Border Guard Nermin stamped their passports.
- Border Guard Nagwa checked their suitcases.
- The pilot gave them flight instructions and asked them to listen carefully for their destination to know which country they will be going to.
- In-flight meal was served :) 

- Our Field Trip to the Museum of History was one of a kind experience. The students participated in the "Knead" workshop and made their own bread. They watched an iMax documentary titled " Flight of the Butterfly". It was very informative, Alhamdulilah.

Quran: القرآن:

Assalamo alaikom dear parents,

I hope you are doing very well. Alhamdulellah, we finished memorizing surat Al-Feel. Please help your child to keep practicing it with tajweed rules and clear pronounciation.

Jazakom Allah khairan
Ms. Nisreen

Mathematics: الحساب:
- We learned about a new 2D shape (Oval بيضوي). The students drew and cut the shape of the oval using construction papers.
Please show your child the video below and listen to the oval song we sing in class:

Health and Physical Activity الرياضة والصحة:
- Our dear students know the outcome of their physical activity and how do they feel every time they exercise.
- We  practiced balancing. The students thought of which movement requires more or less balancing.

Coming up:
- PD Day. No school for students (April 15).
- Abraar's Annual Talent Show.

Special Thanks:
A very big Jazakum Allahu Khyran to all the parents who volunteered in the Field Trip to the Museum of History.
Many Jazakum Allahu KHyran to all the parents who contributed with a yummy dish for our Cultural Day party.

Jazakum Allahu Khyran