Sunday 1 December 2013

SK2 Weekly Updates! (Nov 25 - Nov 29)

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuhu

Dear Parents,

Here are some updates from our class:

Language Arts: In Phonics, we learned the vowel sounds ” O” and “U”.

In order to learn how to make secondary colours from primary colours in Art class, we began our week by reading  different books about  Colours .The books we read were “A Little Blue and A little yellow” ,”The Carrot Seed”, “I Eat Rainbow”, “Pete the Cat.” I Love My White Shoes,” (the most popular among SK2) and  the poem, “Rainbow Hair.” SK2 really enjoyed these books and did a great job doing  story sequencing, choral reading, and text to self activities, Masha-Allah.

Literacy Tips:

  • Read for 20 minutes with your child everyday.
  • Please go to at home to do some extra practice for the sounds we already covered in class.
  • Play "I spy with my little eye" something that starts with ____ and say the sound of a letter (for e.g; ta..ta..ta..for letter T). 

 Math: We are learning how to write numbers in words and reviewing how to do tallies in our Math class. We completed how to write number 6 and 7 in words. We also read a poem ”One, Two Buckle My Shoe” to recognize number words in reading.

Math tips:    
  • Have your child skip count by 10’s out loud.
  • Have your child distribute cookies or some healthy snack to family members, with each person getting an equal amount.

Science: In Science, we did a cool  experiment about colours . It was an explosion of colour! Some very exciting visuals happened when we  mixed a little amount of milk,  drops of different food coloring, and liquid soap. Students were amazed  and exited to see the burst of secondary colors  in white milk.

Visual Arts: First we read a poem “The Rainbow Hair “ and then we made our rainbow hair by using the seven colours of the rainbow. Also we coloured coffee filters with markers and later sprayed them with water. The children's eyes lit up as they saw colour move across coffee filters and sprayed with water. They were surprised to know what other colours they can make!!

Cooking: Yes, we did made some treats last Friday. The little readers did an awesome job reading and recognizing all the sight words written on the classroom door, Masha-Allah.

Way to go Sk2! To celebrate this excellent teamwork, we made rainbow krispies treats that also go along perfectly with our learning activities about secondary colours. Sk2 loved to eat the rainbow krispies and were eager to eat more!!!

Islamic Studies: Sk2 have memorized the monthly dua for the month of November, Masha-Allah. I am very proud of their enthusiasm and dedication on learning new duas. Starting from last Monday, we have been practicing a new nasheed "Give Thanks to Allah" By Zain Bikka. Here is the link for the video:

Also, we worked on our “Five pillars of Islam File Folder game craft,”

Jazakumullahu-khaira for your co-operation and support!