Saturday 3 December 2016

Bi-Weekly Update (November 21- December 2)

Things we covered:

- Explored new textures by making GAK (Thick slime).

- Made a snowy winter portrait by using a variety of art tools.
- Participated in the Anti-Bullying assembly, and had the chance to attend the Anti-bullying workshop that took place on the same day we had the Mellow-Yellow spirit day.
- Participated in the Costume Day activities. All the students looked beautiful in their costumes, Masha'Allah.

- Enjoyed our PC Cooking ClubField Trip. The students had fun learning about the 4 food groups, playing the scavenger's hunt, and making pizza and fruit salad with yogurt.

- Started using the Computer Lab. Our Computer Lab period will be the last period of every Tuesday.
- Learned about Temperature. The students compared, sorted, and classified objects according to their temperature. The students enjoyed a hot chocolate treat at the end of their hard work!
- Learned a new letter ح حوت, and read the story of حمزة وصديقه حسان.  The students also made the ح حوت craft. 

Book Hunting:
- Please check the following website for free online story books. Thanks to Dina's mother for recommending it.
- An e-mail will follow with the username and password to our new ireadarabic website.

Activities to do at home:
- Help your child make his/her own GAK at home. Please check the website below:
- Go around the grocery store and talk about healthy and unhealthy food choices.
- Talk to your child about the importance of stopping bullying. Below are a list of books I recommend you read about bullying:
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst.
 A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
 The Brand New Kid by Katie Couric
 Don’t Be a Bully Billy: A Cautionary Tale by Phil Roxbee Cox
 How to Lose All of Your Friends by Nancy Carlson
 Judy Moody by Megan McDonald
 King of the Playground by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
 Stop Picking on Me: a First Look at Bullying by Pat Thomas
 We Can Work It Out: Conflict Resolution for Children by Barbara Polland
 Being Bullied by Kate Petty & Charlotte Firmin
Help me review:
A message from teacher Sahar.
Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alikum. The students are working on Surat Annas. Please help your child to memorize it.

Sing Along With Me:
- نشيد المزرعة
- نشيد الحيوانات

My Arabic Words:
 بارد  ساخن


 فاكهة وخضروات
Thanks to: 
- Tuqa's parents for donating a homemade cardboard window for our students to play with.
Coming Up:
- Winter Break (Dec 26, 2016 – Jan 6, 2017).

Jazakum Allahu Khyran,