Wednesday 27 April 2016

Talent Show Wednesday

Assalamu alaikum, 

today we started off our day with some educational centres.  Masha'Allah I am very impressed with our students' creativity and problem solving abilities.  The class took part in different activity centres: tangram puzzles, snakes and ladders, dominoes, memory game, play dough, and art centre.

After morning snack the class got to watch this year's Talent Show, masha'Allah it was very inspiring to see Abraar Students performing so comfortably on the stage.  I hope to see some of my students gracing the stage during next year's talent show (start thinking of developing their talents from now!).

For outdoor recess the students had the chance to play in the city park before it closes down for maintenance on May 2nd.

In the afternoon we had show & tell and practiced our "COMPASSION" song, insha'Allah our class will be running the character assembly in front of the entire school.

The students ended the day with a visit to the computer lab.

Have a great afternoon!

Safiah Aghliw

SK2 Teacher

Friday 22 April 2016

Earth Day

Assalamu Alaikum everyone!

Our theme for today was Earth Day, I was wearing my special Earth Day shirt.  We had a wonderful discussion about how we can all work together to take care of this amana that Allah swt has given us. 
The students brought up the 3 R's: Reduce, reuse, and recycle!

We had a lot of fun in gym class playing the planets game.  This game teaches the children to listen carefully to instructions, and not to have a meltdown when they don't win in a game.

In phonics we worked on the letter Ww, and we brainstormed for words that begin with the letter Ww.  We really missed our friend Wateen during this lesson!

In the afternoon we prayed together, and made du'aa together.  As our special treat on Fridays we got to watch an episode of Paw Patrol.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Safiah Aghliw
SK Teacher

Thursday 21 April 2016

Thursday, April 21

Assalamu alaikum!What beautiful weather we had today alhamdulillah.  We started off the day with Quraan class with teacher Ibtissam.  The students finished their lap book and will be bringing them home tomorrow insha'Allah:  Here is the purpose of the lap book:  To discuss the importance of the Night of Al-Qadr which is the most virtuous night of the year. It is the night in which the Qur’an was sent down. The Night of Al-Qadr is the last ten nights of Ramadan and ends with the festival of Eid al-Fitr.

During period two the students complete the oval shape in their shapes workbook.  

The class had Arabic with teacher Salam and the class worked hard in their work books identifying the beginning sounds.  

During period four we had gym, we did our regular warm ups followed by some soccer drills.  Insha'Allah we will be starting our soccer sports unit next week, and it will last for two weeks.

In the afternoon students took turns going to the library for the reading program, today it was BLUE, ORANGE, and RED groups that went.

While some groups were busy working we worked on cutting and pasting skills by creating our very own solar system.

Have a great afternoon everyone!

Safiah Aghliw
SK2 Teacher

Tuesday 19 April 2016

April 19th

Assalamu alaikum!

We had a great day today full of fun and learning.  Period one was french class with monsieur Said followed by Quran class with teacher Ibtissam.  The children recited surat Al-Zalzala and completed their lap books on surat Al-Qadr.  For homework please help your child review ayas 1 and 2 of surat al-zalzala .

We had a science kind of day today, we put on our scientists hats and discussed things that float and things that sink.  The children took part in different activities that have to do with float and sink, they even constructed their very own boat that helped a rock stay afloat!

In the afternoon we finished up some phonics work and had some free play.

Have a good evening everyone!

Safiah Aghliw
SK2 Teacher

Monday 18 April 2016

April 18

Assalamu alaikum everyone!

We had a great Monday today alhamdulillah.  We started off the day with some puzzles followed by our Monday circle time.  We talked about our weekends, and had some fun putting sight words into sentences.  

During period two the class went with teacher Ghada to the library.  Teacher Nancy read the class a wonderful book, and the students got to sign out their very own books.  Thank you very much to all of you that have been returning books, homework, forms, and reading program materials in a timely manner.

During period three we went outside on a "nature walk", the students looked for different items and checked them off on their list mashallah.

During period four the class worked very hard on making their very own Quraan lap book.  This book will remind the students on what surat Al-Qadr is all about.

In the afternoon we worked on the sounds ee-or, and in French class the students practiced French vocabulary with monsieur Said.

Have a great evening everyone!

Safiah Aghliw
SK2 Teacher

Thursday 14 April 2016

April 14

Assalamu alaikum,

We started off the day working on phonics work followed by Quraan class with teacher Ibtissam.  The whole class got rewards for memorizing surat al-qadr masha'Allah!

During period 2 we got to explore our new books about outer space.  The children have shown interest in learning more about our solar system, so insha'Allah we will be working on this thematic unit for the next little while.

For period three teacher Salam brought in a nice qetta (cat), Dana was being super attentive and so she had a chance to hold this qetta!  The students then worked on the letter qaaf in their workbooks.

We went to the gym during period 4 and Lateen taught the class how to play the game of octopus and that's what we did! Keeping up with our outer space theme, we played a game of alien tag.

In the afternoon we had a our reading program groups visiting the library for their half hour reading strategies sessions.  These sessions are run by our amazing volunteers Martha, and Samira, may Allah swt reward them for their time and dedication.

We read a story about a little girl that brought in an alligator for show & tell, and had some nice time to play at the end of the day.

Have a good evening everyone!

Safiah Aghliw

SK2 Teacher

Wednesday 13 April 2016

Wednesday, April 13th

Assalamu alaikum, Wednesdays are wonderful!  I wish all days were like Wednesdays.  We started off the day with some educational centres.  Masha'Allah the students really have a chance to shine and be creative during this elongated centre time.  We were working on shapes, colours, letters, reading, and art during this centre time.

Ahmed mixing different coloured transparent circle fractions to make new colours.

Zineb is seen here teaching Qods how to twist two rubber bands together to make cool patterns on the peg boards.

Ahmed, working hard on writing and typing out all of his list 1 words.

We did a quick calendar and practiced some of our sight words.  Students came up with unique sentences with each sight word.

In Arabic class teacher Salam introduced the letter qaaf - ق  through the use of a fun qerd (monkey).  Students then brainstormed for words that begin with this letter, mashallah it was great hearing the children come up with so many words!

In Gym class we did our usual warm ups followed by a game of ant tag.  While we were playing, teacher Charmaine took the children group by group to the library to sign out some books.

Thank you to those of you that are working very hard with your children on the Take-Me-Home Reading Program Book Packages.  The children are coming to school very excited about their reading abilities and progress, keep up the good work.  ****Please remember that the reading program booklets need to be returned by Tuesday every week. ****

In the afternoon we worked on the TRAPEZOID shape, and the class did a fabulous job brainstorming places where we can spot trapezoids in real life.  Lateen said "on the bottom part of a dress", Ali said "it can be a bridge" and others came up some other very cool observations.

We ended the day with a trip to the computer lab.

Have a great evening everyone :)

Safiah Aghliw
SK2 Teacher

Monday 11 April 2016

Monday, April 11th

Assalamu alaikum!

We started off our day today with some educational an engaging centres.  We then read our du'aas and our morning message.  Our library visit today was incomplete today with teacher Nancy not being there, insha'Allah we will be signing out books on Wednesday to make up for not being able to do so today.

The grade fours came in and read to us today during period three.  Half of the class stayed in the SK class and the other class went to grade four.

Teacher Ibtissam was asking the students to recite surat Al-Qadr in its entirety today.  Masha'Allah it was great hearing them reciting with such great pronunciation and tajweed rules.  

We had indoor recess today, and in the afternoon we learned the colour words BLACK, and BROWN.

In French class we worked with monsieur Said on a new song and a song about the days of the week.

Have a great evening everyone!

Safiah Aghliw
SK2 Teacher

Tuesday 5 April 2016

Tuesday, April 5th

Assalamu alaikum everyone!

It was great being back in the classroom after being away yesterday.  It seems that many of the children have forgotten our STAR rules, so we spent some time this morning going over the classroom rules, and routines.

In the morning we had some fun with some mine-boggling puzzles.  The class had French with monsieur Said followed by Quraan with teacher Ibtissam.  The homework for Quraan class is to review all of surat Al-Qadr, please help your child memorize this sura at home.

During Arabic class there was a special visitor sitting in today, it was Dr.Saleem! The kids were very excited about having him in the class with us.

We took a new sound today it is the sound that the letters -ie make when they are together, as in the word pie, tie, lie, die etc.

In the afternoon we read a little bit from Charlotte's Web, and we look forward to finishing the book tomorrow insha'Allah.

Have a good evening!

Safiah Aghliw

SK2 Teacher