Wednesday 22 October 2014

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Assalamu Alaikum everyone,

Alhamdulillah we are having a very productive week so far.

Thank you to all of you for reminding your children to bring in the requested items on their Show & Tell day.  The SK2 students are getting better and better at projecting their voices, describing their object, and looking at their audience.  This week's theme was "something blue", we got items such as cars, decorative items, a plate, a stuffed elephant, a clock, and different kinds of dolls.  It is interesting to see what the children have selected :)

We are learning how to count to 30.  We are also working on our patterning, and sorting.  The students had the chance to count to 30 using a voice patter of deep voice-squeaky voice- deep voice- squeaky voice.  Speaking of the number 30! We just finished our 30th day of school mashallah.  We are counting down to 100 days of school.  Once we get to 100 we celebrate with a huge 100 day themed party :)

We played the game of "pizza", and "ant tag".  Ask your child about these two games.

We are learning the following sight words (a-am-the-I-see).  We are reading our morning message, and other classroom literature that corresponds with our weekly theme.  Today we took the letter Tt, and we brainstormed 10 words that begin with the letter Tt.  Ask your child about the sound and the action for the following letters: Ss, Aa, and Tt.

On Monday we played a really good game of "I Spy", we also played a visual memory game.  This was done to reinforce some of the things we can use our eyes for (sense of sight).  We also use our calendar time to discuss the temperature (your child may be asking to see the temperature on your phone or hearing it on the radio).  We are teaching the children that we need to get dressed according to the weather report.  If it is 0 degrees, then we will need a hat and mittens, if it is 7 degrees we need a light jacket....etc.

We are learning about the story of the migration of the prophet PBUH (hijra) from Mecca to Madina 1435 years ago.  The students then got a chance to recreate a scene from the hijra using construction paper, plastic straws, and camel cutouts.  We are learning the words to the song "tala'al badru alaina".  This is the song that was sung to the prophet PBUH when he arrived to Madina.


1- Please make sure your child is dressed properly for Ottawa weather.  We will always go outside unless it is raining or below -20 degrees Celsius.

2- Our snack bank is running dangerously low! We are accepting healthy no-nut snacks for our snack bank to help us replenish our bank.

3- Please send in empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls (the inside cardboard tube).  

4- Homework is due on Wednesday, and library books are due on Tuesday.  *Please make sure your child returns their library book in the designated library book bag.  This bag is designed to help protect the book and return it to the right person if lost.

5- Quraan class has changed from 4 periods 20 minutes each to 2 periods of 40 minutes each.  This has been done to help ensure that the children are getting the most out of each quraan period.

Jazakum Allahu khairan,

Safiah Aghliw

SK2 Teacher 


  1. Jazaki Allah Khairan for all your hard work. My son is really enjoying being in your class. You are an awesome teacher mashaaAllah.
    Thank you very much

  2. Jazana wa eyyakum, alhamdulillah the kids and I are having a great year. Thank you for the positive feedback.