Thursday 26 June 2014

Have a great summer SK2!

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,

I hope and pray that all of you are doing well, Insha-Allah.

Throughout the month of June, we had been reviewing all the things we learned in class.
Alhamdo-lillah, SK2 student’s did a great job with all the review work. It was truly a pleasure to teach your wonderful children this year. I ask Allah to protect them and always keep them on the right path.

I had an amazing year with all of you, and I really can not thank you enough for your co-operation throughout the year with me and my SK2 team. Jazak-Allah-Khairun for all your kind words; it means a lot to me!

Have a great summer and don't' forget to read, read, and read in order to prevent the summer slide. For more information, please check out the message from Tr. Nancy.

Ramadan Mubarak to all of you!

Sunday 1 June 2014

SK2 Weekly Updates! (May26 – May30)

As-salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuhu

Dear Parents,

Here are some updates:

Language Arts:
Phonics: In phonics, we have finished Jolly phonics workbook 7, Alhumdulilah.  This was the last workbook in the Jolly Phonics series. We learned the following digraphs: qu, ou, oi, ue, er, and ar. Please check the link below for further practice at home:

We read  fun books based on our “Pajama Day “ theme.

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.

Math:  Subtraction in Action:

We continued to  learn subtraction with hands on activities.

We sang the song “Five little monkeys jumping on a bed” and then played musical chairs to reinforce and practice subtraction.
We sang the song “Five Speckled Frogs.” Then, we used a pond mat and frog cut-outs to model the problem. Finally, we coloured and pasted our frogs on our own booklet and made a subtraction problem.

We also did an activity to practice subtraction using gold fish crackers. Sk2 had a blast eating goldfishes and solving subtraction problems at the same time!

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 started to learn about Farm animals. 

Islamic Studies: We made a dua craft about the dua “Before and After Sleeping” and practiced praying Jumma Prayer in class. 

Arts: We coloured funky pajamas on pajama day!

Pajama Day Fun:
On Friday, we celebrated the end of kindergarten nap time with “Pajama Day.” We hid in  tents to read story books using our flash lights. As well, we also had a yummy breakfast of cereal and a croissant filled hot dogs. We also played lots of fun games and SK2 had a blast! Later in the afternoon, we ate popcorn and watched a movie!

Jazakumullahu-khaira for your co-operation and support!