Sunday 12 January 2014

SK2 Weekly Updates! (Jan 06 – Jan 10)

As-salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuhu

Dear Parents, Welcome back!
We started the first week of January in full swing after a restful winter break! Alhumdulilah.Students were very enthusiastic and geared up to participate in exciting and fun learning activities in our SK2 classroom.

Here are some updates from our class:

Language Arts: In Phonics, we did a review of what we have learned thus far. We  practiced initial sounds, CVC sight words, rhyming and the “–at” word family. I am very proud of the effort and dedication shown by SK2 towards becoming good readers, Great work SK2! Masha-Allah!. In addition to this, we also learned a new word family, the “–an” family. We did lots of literacy centers to practice reading and writing words from the “-an” family (An, Ran, Man, Tan, Fan, Dan, Pan, Clan, Ban). On Friday, we made a craft of a man who wants to eat all the words from the “–an” family:)

In reading, we started our week by reading a book “One Winter’s day”. it is a  lovely story about being kind to others and how kindness rarely goes unnoticed.

In shared reading, we read two poems about our two word families(My Cat, The Can Man). Sk2  have been learning how to orally retell simple events and simple stories in proper sequence. This time, we chose a book “The Mitten” by Jan Brett. After listening to the story, the students made props for it and practiced the re-telling of the story in proper sequence with their props. They did an excellent job by retelling the story to their reading buddies on Thursday, Mashallah. Way to go SK2!

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.

Math: We reviewed numbers 1-10 by practicing to write number words, tallies and ten frames. Please see the wonderful work by Sk2.

Math tips:    
·                     Have your child skip count by 10’s out loud.
·                     Play board games like Chutes & Ladders, Sorry!, Dominoes, etc. as they promote the development of counting skills, understandings of patterns, and numeral recognition.

Science: In Science, we started a new unit on “Winter.” We read a non-fiction book and brainstormed all about winter. We also read another book “The Snowy Day “ and wrote about our favourite winter activity.

Visual Arts: In Visual Arts, we integrated language arts and science by participating in a snow glyph activity and made a snowman.

Islamic Studies: Sk2  started learning a new nasheed in the month of Rabi-ul-awal.
Here is the link for the video:

Next week, we will start to learn about wudu, InshaAllah.

 Jazakumullahu-khaira for your co-operation and support!