Sunday 15 December 2013

SK2 Weekly Updates! (Dec 09 – Dec 13)

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuhu

Dear Parents,

Here are some updates from our class:

Language Arts: In Phonics, we did activities from Jolly Phonics book 3. We practiced how to write some tricky words that can not be sounded out (The, Are, You).  We also learned how to rhyme by matching and recognizing the ending sound of different words. To learn more about rhymes, we will start our first word family next week, Insha-Allah. In addition to this, we also learned how to blend, sound out, and write new words by stretching each sound first and then blending them quickly to say a word. Sk2 did an excellent job reading, practicing, and writing the new sight words that are written on the classroom door. Great work SK2! MashaAllah! 

In reading, we read “Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See” again to practice choral reading. We have been learning how to orally retell simple events and simple stories in proper sequence. This time, we retold the story of “Goldilocks And The Three Bears” by sequencing the picture cards. We also talked about the importance of respect and empathy towards others.

Personal / Social Development: We also read different books about feelings and emotions. We talked and discussed about different feelings and how important it is in our religion to take care of feelings of people around us. Some of the books we read were “Harold And The Purple Crayon,” “My many colored days by Dr. Seuss,” “The Way I act.”

Literacy Tips:

·   Read for 20 minutes with your child everyday.
·   Practice finding two letter and three letter words with your child while reading at home.
·   Pick some nursery rhyme books or Dr. Seuss books from your local library and practice finding rhyming words with your child.

Math: As only limited time left until winter break, we decided to start a mini-unit on patterns for term 2. We
learned how to create and extend the “AABB” pattern and did different learning activities. We also opened an “ice cream shop” in winter by making “AABB” ice cream cone patterns with our favourite flavors.

In our math center, girls made necklaces with colored pasta and boys made fire safety “AABB” patterned hats.

Math tips:    

·    Have your child skip count by 10’s out loud.
·     Lay down a row of spoons pointing in a “AABB” pattern (up, up, down, down, up, up....) and ask your child to extend the pattern.

Science: In Science, we watched a power point on  “Living And Non–Living things” for review. Next, we filled out an anchor chart “Is It Living’ as a whole class activity. We did different worksheets regarding living and non-living things. We have sent home an information about our latest diorama project, “Living Things-Allah’s Creation.”
If you have any questions, please feel free to email.
Visual Arts: In Visual Arts, we completed the rainbow fish (from colored coffee filters) craft, Alhamdo-lillah.

Islamic Studies: Sk2 are memorizing a new dua for the month of December, Masha-Allah!  Also, we like to sing along to the nasheed, "Give Thanks to Allah" By Zain Bikha.” Here is the link for the video:

This week, SK2 made a class book “A B C’ s of Allah (SWT) Creations. Students were given one alphabet to draw and write about something that Allah (SWT) created. Here is a sneak peak of the book:

Jazakumullahu-khaira for your co-operation and support!