Thursday, 6 November 2014

November 6, 2014

SK2 Blog Update – November 6th
Assalamu Alaikum

Alhamdulillah these past few days we have been very busy learning and practicing the things we have learned.

In Gym class we divided our class into 6 teams, we are learning to listen to one- and two-step instructions.  We worked on different types of movement including: walking backwards, walking like a bear on all fours, and shuffling sideways.  We also played a nice game of pizza, and ant tag!

In math class we worked on counting, and using one-on-one correspondence.  We have practiced correctly forming our numbers up until the number 6.  We are practicing our counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s.

In language we worked on sounding out simple words such as: sat, sit, nap, nip, pan, pin.  These are some of the many words that you can make with the first seven letters from the Jolly Phonics curriculum.  The Jolly Phonics curriculum is a language tool that focuses on teaching the letters and sounds in non-alphabetical order.  The reason the letters are taught in a specific order is so that the children are able to form words as soon as they are finished learning the 6 letters in the first book.  To read more about the Jolly Phonics system, please visit  http://jollylearning.co.uk/overview-about-jolly-phonics/.

In Islamic studies we learned the Five Pillars of Islam through the song “One, one only one”.  Ask your child to sing you the song, with the actions! Insha’Allah tomorrow we will be having our Friday Islamic Studies circle and prayer time where we will be focusing on the monthly theme of RESPECT. 

In science we talked about the properties of different materials such as plastic, metal, wood, glass, ice etc.  We compared the properties of: wooden blocks, and sponges.  We did a science experiment that involved pouring water over sponges, and blocks to see what would happen.  The students were able to predict the outcome, and we discussed our findings together.

GOOD NEWS: Alhamdulillah we have a new play structure in our play yard! The students are really enjoying going up the climbers, and down the slides.

*Please remember to send a hijab/prayer rug with your child tomorrow.

** Please visit our Flickr account later on today for some of our most recent pictures.

Thank you,
Tr.Safiah Aghliw

SK2 Teacher

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