Sunday, 16 October 2016

Bi-weekly Newsletter (Oct 3-14)

Things we covered:

- We discussed the importance of Juma' in Islam, and what a Muslim should do on that day. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the students knew quite a lot about the importance of Friday!
- Teacher Sahar, JAK, read the first 10 Ayas of Surat AlKahf with the students and made them watch the story of the companions of the cave.
- We demonstrated the understanding of primary colors أحمر، أصفر، أزرقظ.
- We painted a picture with the three primary colors using sponges and paint.
- We identified, traced, and colored the letter (ب (بسم الله، بقرة، بطة، باب، بيت، برتقال، بطاطا.
- We played "What time is it Mr. Fox... كم الساعة يا ثعلب" in the gym.
- We introduced gym equipment and toys to the students and took turns playing with them.

- We identified healthy choices related to food, exercise, and hygiene.
-We counted, traced, and read the number 3 (3 أنا وأخي وأختي).
- We introduced the letter ت through the story of  princesses Tuqa, Tulin, and Tia eating their تفاح، تمر، and تين.

- We have been practicing reciting the monthly Duaa' اللهم إني أسألك فعل الخيرات، وترك المنكرات، وحب المساكين. It was a good chance to talk about poor people and how we can help them. One of the ways is to send non-perishable items to school for the Sadaqa Food Bank.
- The students are doing amazing recognizing and reading their names and the names of their classmates from the board.
- Our Educational centers time have been fun. The students have the freedom to visit the centers they like, but they are called group by group to participate in a play and learn center to apply what they have learned in the day. i.e. bring 3 toys and place them on the number 3 on the table (one-to-one correspondence).

Book Hunting:
Great News!
The website below sells Arabic textbooks for all ages, and they originate from Canada.

Activities to do at home:
- Watch the story of the companions of the cave with your child:
In Arabic:

In English:

Help me review:
- Review the letters أ، ب، and ت.

- Counting and reading the numbers 1, 2, and 3.

- The primary colors in Arabic.

- Review Surat Alfatiha,and AlKursi before bed time.

Sing Along With Me:
- The days of the week: أيام الأسبوع

- My Family: نحن العائلة

My Arabic Words:


 ارفع يدك

 اجلس معتدلاً

Play at home:
- Painting with shaving cream is so much fun. You should try it!

- The green folder will be sent home every Friday. Please remember to keep all the worksheets at home and send the folder back to school.

Thanks to:
I would like to thank all the parents who send food items for the Sadaqa Food Bank.
Jazakum Allahu Khyran..