Sunday 18 September 2016

Bi-weekly Newsletter

Things we covered:
- Practiced lining up, sitting on the carpet in a circle, where to put lunch bags, water, and backpacks, how to change from indoor to outdoor shoes and vice versa. 
- Learned each others names using the who ate the cookie from the cookie jar game.
- Made I am in Kindergarten crown and took a picture holding the 'first day of kindergarten' sign.
- Made the Hajj craft and circled the Kaaba as we learned about the pillars of Hajj.
- Made the sheep craft and learned about the story of prophet Ismail and the sacrifice.
- Enjoyed listening to Eid songs and distributed Eid loot bags.
- Learned how to grasp a pencil and trace a straight line from right to left.
- Learned how to hold scissors safely and cut in a straight line.
- Learned the number 1 in Arabic (Wahed). Allah is 1.
- We started talking about living things and non-living things.

Look for books:
Enjoy borrowing the following books form the library and reading them with your child:
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
No David No by David Shanon
- David Goes to School by David Shanon
- Brown Bear What Do You See by Bill Martin
- Allah Loves Me الله يحبني
Please note that I read the stories to the students in Arabic. I also read Arabic story books on a daily basis.

Activities for home:
- Tell the story of building the Kaaba, the story of Zamzam, and the story of the sacrifice to your child or watch them as a cartoon together.
- Practice holding scissors and cutting in a straight line with your child.
- Practice holding a pencil and tracing a straight line.
- Practice washing hands properly with your child (water, soap, water, dry). 

Help me review:
- The Islamic greeting (السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته) and how to respond to it (وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته).
 -Eating, nap time, and washroom Duaa's. 
اللهم بارك لنا فيه وأطعمنا خيراً منه
باسمك اللهم أموت وأحيا
اللهم إني أعوذ بك من الخبث والخبائث
- Surat Al-Fatiha.
- Counting number 1 (Wahed واحد).

Sing Along With Me:
- إجلس، إجلس، إجلس، إجلس.... قف، قف، قف... تحرك ، توقف
- الله ربي، الله ربي، أحب ربي من كلي قلبي، الله ربي وفي علاه, أدعوه ربي أرجو رضاه
- You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel and enjoy watching many Arabic learning videos. Please click on the link below:

My Arabic Words:
 حمــام       Hammam (Washroom)
  أريد ماء     Ureedu Maa' (I want some water)
 أريد أن آكل Ureedu An Aakul (I want to eat)
 قمامة           Qumama (Garbage)

Play at home with me:
- Watch the mini videos below and help your child strengthen his/her fine-motor skills through play.

- Eid Field Trip to Cosmic Adventure on  Tuesday, September 27.
- PD day for teachers. There will be no school for students on Friday, October 7.

Jazakum Allahu Khyran

Monday 5 September 2016

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Kindergarten 

(Early Arabic Language Immersion Program)

We are going to have an amazing year together, Insha'Allah!