Wednesday 30 September 2015

Day 15

Assalamu alaikum!

It is our fourth week of school, and alhamdulillah we have gotten really good at following classroom rules, and routines.  Some of the students already enjoyed rewards for reaching 50 DOJO points, they are now working towards getting 100 points!

Yesterday we introduced the letter Ss to students, and we learned the sound that the letter S makes through a nice story.  We also brainstormed for words that begin with S, and I was amazed at the children's ability to figure out beginning sounds.

In math we are working on counting by 1's and by 5's, and we will be working on the number words - one and -two.

In science we talked about the changes that happen in the fall, and we had fun singing the song The Leaves are Falling Down, and The Four Seasons song in Arabic and in English.

During French class monsieur Said, worked with us on the french song le petit poisson, and we worked on some new vocabulary.  

During Arabic class we worked in our workbooks and have started the letter -baa.

In Quraan class we have started our new sura: surat Al-Takathur.

Have a great evening everyone!

Safiah Aghliw
SK2 Teacher

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Day 11 - Terrific Tuesday

Assalamu alaikum!

Today we started off our morning with some Quraan with teacher Ebtissam, the children got some wonderful Eid gifts from the treasure box.

We had our morning calendar and we talked about what we all had for breakfast, it is really important to help your child get a head start to their day by providing them with a healthy and nutritious breakfast.

We then worked on a very colourful Eid craft, the children practiced gluing, and painting, and the product is now hanging in our hallway.

In gym class we divided the class into six teams, and we had some skill-building relay races.

The weather was perfect for outdoor play today alhamdulillah, please send sun hats with your children every day.

In Arabic teacher Salam, showed the children their new workbooks and they had lots of fun completing the first two pages "bint" and "walad".

We had some free play at the end of the day alhamdulillah.

Have a great evening,

Safiah Aghliw
SK2 Teacher

Monday 21 September 2015

Day 10 - Might Monday

Assalamu alaikum,

alhamdulillah our dear teacher Charmaine joined us today!  This morning we started off our morning with some brain challenging puzzles, and play dough.  We then had library, followed by quraan with teacher Ibtissam.

We had a great afternoon alhamdulillah :)

Have a great evening,

Safiah Aghliw
SK2 Teacher

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Friday 18 September 2015

Day 9 - Fabulous Friday

Assalamu alaikum everyone,

we had a fabulous Friday today!  We started off our day as usual with some fun educational centres until it was time for Arabic with teacher Salam.  We worked in our booklets and practiced writing the letter alif  with fatha, dumma, and kasra.

After Arabic we went to the gym for some warm-ups, followed by a competitive game of Alien Tag, the children were really good sports and there were no tears when they were tagged by the aliens, mashallah.

We talked about pets, and we introduced our class to our new stuffed pets, Aurora the dog and Gizmo the tiger.  These pets will be taking turns visiting the children's homes insha'Allah.

During Quraan time we did our final review, and we will be starting with our new sura on Monday insha'Allah.

Because it's Friday, we got to enjoy two treats, we got to watch a Leap Frog video, and we got to enjoy some small freezies alhamdulillah.

In Islamic Studies we talked about all the different places muslims come from and we looked at the globe to help us see where Saudi Arabic is.  We made wudu' and prayed two ra'kas and made tasbeeh and du'aa.

In French class we learned a new song le petit poisson, and we really enjoyed performing the actions that go along with the song.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Safiah Aghliw

SK2 Teacher

Thursday 17 September 2015

Day 8

Assalamu alaikum!

We started off our day today with half an hour of free play that included cup stacking, and small object sorting.

We had Quraan class with teacher Afaaf because teacher Ibtissam was busy preparing for the Hajj workshop.

We read our morning message, and did our calendar routine.  We had an early snack and then went to the gym to perform hajj.  Masha'Allah the children were very excited to take part in this model-hajj project.

Since the gym was being used we decided to use our gym time as free play time.  The children enjoyed dressing up as different animals, and playing with the classroom toys.

Annual Hajj Workshop

Performing tawaaf around the ka'ba

Zamzam Water

In the afternoon we worked on our hajj activity booklet, and we ended our day with Arabic, we learned the letter alif with fatha/kasra/dumma.  

It was a great day alhamdulillah!

Safiah Aghliw
SK2 Teacher

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Day 7

Assalamu alaikum everyone!

Today we really enjoyed our full hour of educational play centres alhamdulillah.  We had our morning circle time and the children had the chance place their donations for Syrian refugees inside our collection jar, may Allah swt reward you all for sending in donations, so far we have collected $325 masha'Allah!

In preparation for the hajj workshop we talked about the steps of hajj, and we worked on a worksheets that helps us visualize the tawaf, and the sa'i between Safa and Marwa.  We sang a hajj song together, and we are so excited about performing our hajj in the school tomorrow.  Please do not forget to send abaya/hijab with the girls, and thoub/jallabiya/kufi/ihraam with the boys.  

We had a great time learning new French vocabulary with teacher Said, and we worked on a nice mouton (sheep) coloring activity.

We really enjoyed playing outside in this beautiful sunny weather, please be sure to send in water bottles with the children this will help keep them hydrated throughout the day.

We ended off our day with an Arabic lesson from teacher Salam.  The children were introduced to fatha, kasra, and dumma through a fun story that integrated Arabic with healthy eating and nutrition.

 Safiah Aghliw
SK2 Teacher


Assalamu alaikum, insha'Allah we will be using DOJO points as a motivational tool this year.  Please review the following DOJO expectations with your child.  Each one is worth 1 point, saying assalamu alaikum gains 2 points, and hitting/pushing takes away 2 points.  Rewards are every 50 points gained insha'Allah.

Tuesday 15 September 2015

Day 6

Assalamu alaikum!

We missed two of our class friends today, we made du'aa for them and hope to see them back in the class with us soon.

This morning we started off our day with some fun centres, followed by Quraan class with teacher Ibtissam we reviewed some of the short suras we read in JK.

Today we talked about helping people who are in need, and we also talked about hajj and our upcoming Eid holiday, the students worked on their own mini-countdown to Eid worksheet that they have with them today in their backpacks.

We played Simon Says in the gym, this game will helps us improve on our listening skills!  

We read a silly Robert Munsch story Give Me Back My Daddy.

Have a good evening everyone,

Safiah Aghliw
SK2 Teacher

Monday 14 September 2015

Day 5

Assalamu alaikum!

It was great seeing everyone again after the weekend.  We started off the day with some centres,  I love seeing how the students interact with each other during this time masha'Allah.

We read our morning message "What did you do on the weekend?" and we practiced answering this question using a full sentence format.

In Arabic, teacher Salam worked with the students on some vocabulary related to the classroom, the students also got a chance to work on their penmanship skills through some tracing exercises.  In the afternoon teacher Salam read them a nice story about a lion, and the children got to colour a beautiful lion coloring sheet.

Quraan class was a fun review class with teacher Ibtissam, the students were on their best behaviour mashallah.

Teacher Ghada (SK1 teacher) will be taking the children to the library every Monday insha'Allah. Today was the first library class and the students got a nice reminded of all the library rules.

The weather was really nice today, the children really enjoyed playing outside and making pretend phones out of leaves!

We are starting our Eid countdown tomorrow insha'Allah.  Wishing all of you a very prosperous 10 days of dhul'hijjah, may Allah swt accept all of your good deeds during this time.

Safiah Aghliw
SK2 Teacher

Friday 11 September 2015

Day 4

Assalamu alaikum!

The SK2 students are getting used to their morning routine, they come into the classroom and go straight to the sign-in table to sign in.  We had our morning centre time followed by Arabic with ustatha Salam. 

We read our morning message, and some students were able to read the message on their own masha'Allah!

We are practicing counting and patterning through our calendar, we are also learning the names of the months of the year, and the days of the week.

During Quraan class, teacher Ibtissam introduced a fun and exciting reward system that will keep the children motivated during Quraan class.

Since we don't nap on Fridays we had a brief resting time instead, we rested while watching Leap Frog's Word Factory.

On Fridays we have our small Friday halaqa, today we talked about the importance of saying assalamu alaikum, and the importance of replying to the salaam.  We all took part in a pretend wudu' through a fun interactive song, and then we proceeded in praying 2 raka' in our classroom.  Please make sure you send in a prayer rug and hijab for girls every Friday.

We ended our day with a French class with monsieur Said, he introduced himself to the students and tried to remember all their names from last year!

This year we will be sharing photos and behavioural reports through the app ClassDojo, please look in your child's backpack for instructions on how to access your personal account.

Have a great weekend,

Safiah Aghliw
SK2 Teacher

Thursday 10 September 2015

Day 3

Assalamu alaikum!

Every morning we start off our day with some educational centres from 8:00 - 8:30, and on Wednesdays until 9:30.  These centres are geared towards enhancing the students' fine motor skills, as well as reinforcing whatever we are learning that week.  

Today we started off our day with some educational centres followed by Quraan  with Tr.Ibtissam, she got to know the students' names and told the children about the benefits of reading and memorizing quraan.

We had a great time in Gym class doing some warm up exercises followed by a nice competitive game of Pizza.  Ask your child to tell you what the pizza game is all about.

The students worked on a colouring sheet, and I have to say that I was quite impressed with the students' colouring abilities as well as their ability to properly hold a pencil or crayon.

Mix iT UP!
In the afternoon we had lots of fun reading the story MIX IT UP, this is an interactive story that introduces the concept of mixing colours in a fun and interactive way.

Please remember to fill out the forms that were sent out earlier this week.

Thank you,

Safiah Aghliw

P.S If you have not sent in indoor shoes with your child, please do so ASAP.  Indoor shoes need to be rubber-soled shoes that your child can wear in the gym.  
Drawing/Writing Centre

Play-dough Centre

Fine motors: Inserting buttons on to pipe cleaner

Block Centre

Sorting Centre

Tuesday 8 September 2015

Welcome to SK2

Assalamu alaikum!

Welcome to our SK2 blog :) insha'Allah this blog will be updated frequently with updates on what your child has been doing in our classroom.

Alhamdulillah today was a great day, I got to know 24 out of our 27 registered students.  I look forward to meeting the rest insha'Allah.

We started off our day with some ice breaker activities, followed by a discussion on classroom rules and behaviours.  We practised lining up, listening to the announcements, washing our hands, walking down the hallway, and raising our hands.    

The students really enjoyed gym class, exploring the classroom toys, and seeing their friends after the long summer break.

I look forward to getting to know all the different personalities in the classroom insha'Allah.

Please feel free to email me at for any comments, questions, concerns, feedback.

Thank you so much for all your help earlier this morning with sorting out the school supplies, your help and support was very much appreciated.

Safiah Aghliw
SK2 Teacher

O-fish-ally SK Students

Calendar / Morning Message

Table

Rug Area

SK2 Teacher