Friday 26 February 2016

Day 105

Assalamu alaikum,

we had a great couple of days mashallah.  

Today we started off the day tracing some 3D shapes to see, what shapes the faces of the 3D shapes have.

Teacher Salam came in and the students worked on the letter  ظ-thaa, they also learned some vocabulary words associated with this letter.

During period two we had gym class and we played some nice games of frozen tag and did a little bit of yoga to start.  In the spring we will be starting our soccer, track and field, and baseball units insha'Allah.

In the afternoon we had our Islamic Studies halaqa, and prayer.  Our imam was Isa today, masha'Allah!

We also worked on three pages of phonics book 3.

Have a great evening,

Teacher Safiah
SK2 Teacher

Tuesday 23 February 2016

Day 102

Assalamu alaikum,

today we started off our day with French class with monsieur Said, it was a continuation of yesterday's class on transportation.

During Arabic class the children took the later Taa and made a beautiful airplane craft. Taa-Taira.

During Quraan class the students competed against each other in identifying the "heavy" letters.  What a fun and interesting way of teaching this concept to the children masha'Allah!

We took the letter Bb, and in math we discussed different ways of making numbers using our fingers.  For example, 5 can be 4 and 1, or 3 and 2 or 5 and 0!  

In the afternoon we wrote in our phonics books and had some time to play.

Have a great evening everyone!

Safiah Aghliw 
SK2 Teacher

Monday 22 February 2016

Day 101

Assalamu alaikum everyone,

we started off our day today with some challenging puzzles that encourage teamwork and cooperation.  

It was great to have our friend Mesk back with us today alhamdulillah.  We're still missing our dear friend Norah, an we hope to see her again soon.

During period one we practiced our oral communication skills talking about our weekends, and listening to our friends talk about their weekends.  It seems like a lot of people went tobogganing mashallah!

The students then visited the library with teacher Ghada, and teacher Charmaine.  During period three we read chapter 19 from Charlotte's Web, and worked on our reading and stretching out words for the purposes of writing them. 

The students are still working on surat Al-Qari'a in Quraan class, their homework is to work on ayas 6-7 from this sura.

In the afternoon we worked in our phonics books on the letter Ff.

During French class monsieur Said practiced saying the date in French, and did a picture walk of a book that teaches the children different vocabulary related to transportation.  

Have a great evening everyone!

Safiah Aghliw

SK2 Teacher

Friday 19 February 2016

DAY 100!!!!!!!

Assalamu alaikum everyone!

Masha'Allah we had a wonderful 100th day of school.  We REALLY missed our friends Norah, and Mesk and we made duaa for them.  Insha'Allah they will be with us during our next celebration.

We started off the day taking pictures in our 100th day photo booth.  Teacher Salam came in and talked to us about the Arabic word for 100 (mi'a).  

During our gym period, we got together with the JKs and SK1 class to form the number 100 in the gym.  After they left we had so much fun with the gigantic parachute in the gym.

Teacher Ibtissam kept up with the theme and told us the hundredth sura of the quraan and it is surat al-adiyat!  

We had so much fun searching for 100-day-eggs in the classroom, each egg had a nice yummy treat and some eggs had dojo points!!!!

We enjoyed some wonderful treats, thank you to all of you that sent in amazing treats.  Special recognition goes to Qods's family, and Mohammed's family for making 100'd themed treats :)

We had some really cute old people among us today.  Thank you so much for participating and playing along.

Have a great weekend everyone :)

Safiah Aghliw
SK2 Teacher

P.S.  I will upload pictures on class dojo insha'Allah.

Wednesday 17 February 2016

Day 98

Assalamu alaikum,

we started off the day today with some educational centres followed by celendar.  During period three we had a school-wide assembly about leadership (our character trait of the month).  In gym class we had some really good warm ups followed by some gym games.

In the afternoon we took the number 14, and then visited the computer lab.

The highlight of the day was going outside and trecking in the deep deep snow.

Have a good evening everyone, and please do not forget our 100 DAYS celebration this coming Friday.

Wednesday 10 February 2016

Day 95

Assalamu alaikum,

we are getting closer and closer to our 100th day of school.  February the 19th will be the 100th day of school!!!!!

Next week we will be having a special Show & Tell week of collections of 100 items.  Students can bring in different collections of 100 things to show the class that 100 of something (rice for example) can seem really small, and 100 of something else (cotton for example) appears a lot more.  

Next Friday the 19th will be our 100th day of school insha'Allah.  Students may come in dressed as 100 year old men and women. 

Today we started off the day with some fun centres, the students were working so nicely together and improving their social skills mashallah.  I see a huge difference between now and the beginning of the school year.  There is a great amount of empathy, kindness, and generosity going on in SK2 masha'Allah.

Period three was with teacher Salam and the students worked on a letter -Daad craft. They had to cut the pieces of the puzzle and then put them together in the correct order.

During gym class we played a competitive game of soccer baseball.  It's fascinating to me how the children go from not know the sport, to slowly learning it, and doing really well in it!  Our MVP for today was Zineb who did an awesome job pitching the ball.  Well done Zineb!!!!

In the afternoon we took the number 13, and went to the computer lab.

Have a great evening everyone!

Safiah Aghliw
SK2 Teacher

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Day 94 - Picture Day

Assalamu alaikum!

We had a great day today alhamdulillah.  We started off the day with French, only to be called into the gym for our group photo and the individual photos.

The kids missed most of Quraan class because of the photo shoot, and they were back in time for snack.

During period three we introduced the letter Ll and read a letter L poem together focusing on sentence structure and punctuation.

Teacher Salam was their teacher for period 4 and they worked on the letter -Daad in their workbooks.

In the afternoon the children practiced their patterning skills as well as making beautiful art with geometric shapes.  

We were missing 7 friends today, I hope they are all feeling ok. 

Have a good evening,

Safiah Aghliw
SK2 Teacher

Monday 8 February 2016

Day 93

Assalamu alaikum,

we started off the day today with some good old fashioned play time. We then took a few minutes to talk about our weekends, and we did our calendar routine.

During period two we went to the library and we had a chance to sign out some library books, and teacher Nancy read the class a nice non-fiction book about snow.

During period three we used snapping cubes and colourful shapes to experiment with patterning. Students were able to make ABABAB, ABBABB, ABCDABCD, AAABBBAAABBB etc.

Period 4 the students were practicing the new ayas from surat al-Qaria with teacher Ibtissam.  Homework is to learn Al-Qariah Ayah 4-5.

We had some fun slipping and sliding outside today during recess.

In the afternoon we read from Charlotte's Web, and had French class with monsieur Said.


Friday 5 February 2016

Day 92

Assalamu alaikum,

we started off our day today with some building centres, followed by Arabic class.  The children wrote the letter -Daad in their workbooks.  

During period two the children practiced dribbling the ball, and hula hooping in gym class.

Period three was Arabic with teacher Salam, and period four was Quraan with teacher Ibtissam today students were rewarded with surprises from teacher Ibtissam's treasure box.

In the afternoon we talked about the life of prophet Muhammad (PBUH), we made pretend wudu' and were lead in prayer by Imam Daoud mashallah.  The students made du'aa and shared it with the class.

We ended the day with some free play, and a game of heads up seven-up.

Have a great evening everyone!

Teacher Safiah

SK2 Teacher

Thursday 4 February 2016

Day 91

Assalamu alaikum!

We started off our day today reciting our morning du'aa as well as our 6 other monthly du'aas.  The children then had Quraan class with teacher Ibtissam and they are working on surat al-Qari'a, please help your child practice this sura at home.

During period two we read our morning message, it was about the importance of telling the truth.  We are starting our 3D shapes unit in math, today we learned the differences between a rectangular prism, cube, and cylinder.  How many faces do they have? Do they roll? Do they slide?  What shapes are the faces?

During period 3 the children had Arabic they were introduced to the letter ض-Daad, they are learning words that begin with this letter.

Period 4 we had gym class and we played a nice game of soccer baseball.  The class was divided into two teams; the red team and the green team.  At first it was a little bit tricky for the children to get the hang of the game but masha'Allah once they got it they were doing great.  Our MVP for today was Areeb, masha'Allah he was quick in his thinking and managed to touch 4 players from the other team and got them out!

In the afternoon we had our reading program, this week it was the orange, red, and green group's turn.  Once again I am very thankful to our volunteers for running this program, insha'Allah we will see the benefits of small group reading.

We have started a warm and fuzzy jar, this is to encourage students to be nice, kind, and gentle with each other.  Feel free to give your child ideas on how they can be kind, nice, and gentle in the classroom.

Have a great evening everyone!

Safiah Aghliw

SK2 Teacher

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Day 90 - Icy Day

Assalamu alaikum!

We were missing soooo many of our friends today!!!! We hope to see them back all tomorrow insha'Allah.

We started off the day with some activity centres, followed by Arabic class.

In the gym we had the chance to explore all the different gym equipment: basketballs, volleyballs, stilts, gym mats, hula hoops, soccer balls, and skipping ropes.  Masha'Allah we have some basketball super stars among us!

Since it was indoor recess, we decided to take this time to watch a nice education show "word world", I highly recommend this show for beginning readers, it is available on Netflix.

In the afternoon we had a math lesson on the following 3D shapes: cube, and rectangular prism.  We also talked about the attributes of a pattern, and the name of the pattern.

We ended the day with computer lab where we visited and

Have a great evening everyone!

Safiah Aghliw
SK2 Teacher

Monday 1 February 2016

Day 88

Assalamu alaikum!


Today was Ammaar's special day, and we got to make a special du'aa for him as well as enjoy a delicious vanilla cake.  May Allah protect him, and all of our wonderful children.

We started off the day today with many different types of puzzles on each of the tables.  Students worked together to build different kinds of puzzles.  We then had the chance to practice our new du'aa for the month of February, read our morning Quraan and talk about our weekends.

During period 2 we went to the library and checked out some books.  Teacher Nancy read us a book about snow.

Period three we welcomed the grade fours in for reading buddies.  Half of the class stayed in SK2, the other half went to grade four.

The children are learning a new sura in Quraan class, it is surat al-Qaria.  Please help your child memorize ayas 1-3.

Outside we had lots of fun building snowmen and running on the snow piles.

The last period of the day was French with monsieur Said, he finished the rest of the assessments.

Have a great evening everyone!

Safiah Aghliw
SK2 Teacher