Sunday 20 April 2014

SK2 Weekly Updates! (April 14 – April 17)

As-salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuhu

Dear Parents,

Here are some updates from our class:
Language Arts:
Phonics: In phonics, we learned how to sound out the consonant digraph, “th.” Also, to reinforce how to pronounce the “th” sound correctly, we made a cute thinking thumb craft. Here is the link of the “th” sound for further practice at home:

Reading: We have been doing shared reading for the past month, Alhumdulilah. Every day we pick a special helper who helps the teacher during circle time routines. Afterwards, we read information about him/her written by the teacher. Then, the special helper chooses students to come up and circle/write sight words that are in the morning message. Sk2 are doing wonderful job during shared reading and writing.

Reading Program: Every Wednesday, students will take their book bags home for the reading program and will bring it back next Wednesday to get a new book, Insha-Allah.

Writing: We did a craft activity to practice writing down words that begin with or have the three consonant digraphs “ch,” “sh,” or “th” in them.

Literacy Tips:

  • Read for 20 minutes with your child everyday.
  • Play I spy games using the ch and sh  and th consonant blends. For example, “I spy with my little eye something that starts with the ch sound.”
  • Go to and to enhance your child’s reading skills.

This week, we have finished our unit on 3D shapes by doing some review activities through worksheets and hands on exploration, Alhumdulilah. We had a fun time sorting out different 3-D shapes that we brought from our home and we also set up a shape museum in the class. Here are some pictures:

Math tips:   

  •  Look for 3-D shapes around your home. For example, marbles and oranges are examples of spheres and a tissue box is a rectangular prism. Sort and classify the shapes by size and colour. You can also make models of 3-D shapes with toothpicks and play dough.
  • 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 started our spring unit. In our first lesson, we brainstormed signs of spring as a class using a circle map and then talked about how we can describe spring using our five senses. SK2 did a great job participating and taking turns to write about spring using their five senses, Masha-Allah.

Islamic Studies:
We  reviewed the steps of Salah and continued to practice praying in class.

We made a “Consonant Digraph Garden” by writing down words that has "ch", "sh" and "th" consonant blends on each flower petals.

Talent Show:
We went to watch the Abraar School talent show organized by the PST. Two students, Laila and Saara, from Sk2 participated in the talent show by singing the songs ”I am a little teapot and “The blue sky is blue like blue bubblegum.” Thumbs up to their great performances, Masha-Allaah. We are very proud of them!

Jazakumullahu-khaira for your co-operation and support!