Sunday 16 March 2014

SK2 Weekly Updates! (Mar 03 – Mar 06)

As-salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuhu

Dear Parents,

Here are some updates before March break:
Language Arts:

Phonics: This week, we covered the letter sound “v” and “ng.” Here is a link to practice the “ng” sound at home:

ReadingThis week, we read books on the hundred days of school.

Writing: We made a class book on a prompt: “If I had hundred dollars I would buy…”


Literacy Tips: 

  • Read for 20 minutes with your child everyday.
  • Practice finding words with long vowels (ai, ay, oa, ie, ee, ea ) with your child while reading at home.
  • Go to and to enhance your child’s reading skills.

We learned how to measure the weight of an object using non-standard units of measurement. We did some comparison worksheets and learned how to use a balance scale. As well, we measured the weight of different objects from the classroom and recorded our findings.

Math tips:   
  • Bake brownies or cake and cut pieces in a square or rectangular pan. Then, count the pieces to see how many pieces will cover the space/area inside the baking dish.
  • Ask your child questions to encourage comparison, estimation and thinking about measurement. For example: Which glass has more water/Which has less/How many glasses of water will take to fill the container?
  • Play board games like Chutes & Ladders, Sorry!, Dominoes, etc. as they promote the development of counting skills, understandings of patterns, and numeral recognition.

This week, we learned how to use a balance scale and did a cool experiment. We filled up two balloons; one with water, and one with air. First, we predicted which one is heavier and which one is lighter. Then, we experimented and recorded our results. The balloon with water comes out to be heavier than the balloon with air.

Islamic Studies
We are learning a nasheed about Salah (prayer). Please check the link:

100 days of School
We did some fun and educational activities on the hundredth day of school. Thanks to all of our parents for sending snacks for the sharing snack time. 

 Jazakumullahu-khaira for your co-operation and support!