Monday, 19 May 2014

SK2 Weekly Updates! (May 12 – May 16)

As-salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuhu

Dear Parents,

Here are some updates:

As we are learning about bugs in Spring, this week we learned about butterflies in Science. As well, we continued to work on different literacy and numerical activities on butterflies throughout the week. Sk2 loved these hands-on and fun learning activities.
Language Arts:
Phonics: In phonics, we continue learning Jolly phonics workbook 7. We will be learning the following digraphs: qu, ou, oi, ue, er, and ar, InshaAllah. This week we learned the sounds of the diagraphs oi, and ue. Please check the link below for further practice at home:

We read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle to go along with our “Bugs in Spring” theme. The book tells you about the life cycle of a butterfly through beautiful illustrations and engaging text. It is an all time favourite book among SK2 students!
Literacy Tips:
  • Read for 20 minutes with your child everyday.
  • Please help your child to read the book from their reading bag daily.
  • Go to and to enhance your child’s reading skills.
We continued to learn how to add using addition strategies like drawing pictures and counting fingers in order to write an addition sentence.

We made a “The Hungry Caterpillar” addition booklet and practiced our addition skills. Sk2 really loved to do addition.

Math tips:   
·         Have your child draw pictures on a calendar to record each day’s weather. At the end of the month, make a picture graph showing how many sunny days, rainy days, and cloudy days were there in that month.
·         Have your children manipulate objects to figure out basic concepts in Math. For addition, they could add one, two, or more blocks to a pile of blocks and then tell you how many blocks are in the pile.
·         Play board games like Chutes & Ladders, Sorry!, Dominoes, etc. as they promote the development of counting skills, understandings of patterns, and numeral recognition.

·         We watched a very interesting and educational video about butterflies, and then we made an anchor chart together about it.
·         We made the life cycle of a butterfly on a paper plate.

Islamic Studies:
This week, we learned the fourth pillar of Islam, “The Zakah’ (Charity). We did a class discussion of ways to give charity (helping poor with money or food, smiling at someone, helping and respecting parents, listening to teachers, etc…).

To go along with our Butterfly theme, we made butterfly masks.

Edible snack: We beautifully decorated the butterfly cookies and ate them after! Yum!
Jazaki Allah Khairen to sister Laura (Hala’s Mom) for baking butterfly cookies for us.

Career Day:
On Wednesday, Abraar School celebrated career day. We got to meet a fire fighter, a police officer, a physician and a dentist. We also got gifts from them.

3-D Masjid Presentations:
Sk2's are doing a wonderful job presenting their 3D masjid projects, Masha-Allah!

Field Trip:
We had a great field trip to the Nepean Centrepointe Library on Friday, Alhumdulilah. Students enjoyed the interactive read-a-louds and a tour of the children's section. Jazakum-Allahu-Khairun to our volunteers who went with us. We couldn't have done it without you!

Jazakumullahu-khaira for your co-operation and support!