Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuhu Alaikum Wa
Here are our classroom updates:
In Phonics, we started “Jolly Phonics workbook 4.” In this workbook, we will be learning how to sound out Digraphs. Digraphs have two letters, but make one sound (e.g: ai, oa, ie, ee, or). We learned that when two vowels go walking, the first does the talking (So the spelling “ai” says the name of the first vowel, A. It is also called the long A vowel sound). This week we covered the digraphs oa (long ) and ie (long I). We have also been learning new sight words and digraphs in sentences. For more practice on long vowel sounds and other letter sounds, please go to this interesting website:
Reading: We re-read the book “Time to Sleep” and talked about places where different animals hibernate. Then, we made a T-chart as a class and took turns discussing about the animals who hibernate and animals who don’t. On Friday, we role-played the “Time to Sleep” book. Students played the role of animals in the book and pretended to hibernate. It was a very enjoyable activity so we decided to perform the play again next week, Insha-Allah.
Writing: We wrote a writing response for the question: If I was an animal, where would I want to hibernate in winter? Great work! SK2.
Oral Communication: One of the expectations for students in oral communication is to present their show & tell using proper presentation skills (tone, volume & eye contact). In Sk2, we have already started our Allah’s Creation-Living things diorama show and tell presentations. Students are doing a great job showing and presenting the habitat of their living things, Masha-Allah.
· Read for 20 minutes with your child everyday.
· Practice finding two letter and three letter words with your child while reading at home.
· Go to starfalls.com and reading bears to enhance your child’s reading skills.
- Use play dough to roll out two ‘snakes' of different lengths. Talk about one snake being ‘shorter' and the other ‘longer.'
- Play board games like Chutes & Ladders, Sorry!, Dominoes, etc. as they promote the development of counting skills, understandings of patterns, and numeral recognition.
In Science, we reviewed our winter theme and then made a craft of a bear hibernating in a cave.
In Visual Arts, we are working on our snow globe using q-tip painting.
We read a story on Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H). We also read a story ”Hamza Learns Wudu” on Wudu (Ablution) and reviewed the steps of wudu by singing a wudu poem called “This is the way we make wudu.”
Thanks for sending the yummy food from your country of origin. We had a great time eating and socializing with our friends, Alhumdulilah!
Jazakumullahu-khaira for your co-operation and support!