Monday 28 January 2013

Quran Class Update

Assalamu alaikum Dear parents

Please be adviced that your child finished practicing Surat Al-Massad, and now he/she is practicing Surat Al- Kawthar, please help your child at home by practicing the mentioned Surahs.

Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your support
Tr. Hoda

Sunday 27 January 2013

Weekly Update...

“O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and good on the earth.” [The Quran, 2:168]

Theme: Kids in the Kitchen

Our theme last week was extremely fun. Students were exposed to new materials and tools. They shared their stories about:
The meals cooked at home?  Are they kitchen helpers and how they help? What are the kitchen utensils they use? What they know/ don’t know from the 4 food groups? What do they see in the grocery store? What is healthy and what is not. Lastly, the etiquette of eating taught by prophet Mohammed PBUH.

 'Umar bin Abu Salamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
Messenger of Allah (pbuh), said to me, "Mention Allah's Name (i.e., say Bismillah before starting eating), eat with your right hand, and eat from what is near you."

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

عن عمر بن أبى سلمة رضى الله عنهما قال‏:‏ قال لي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم‏:‏‏"‏سم الله وكل بيمينك، وكل ما يليك‏"‏ ‏ ‏.‏

-         Finished the letter K craft (k is for kangaroo).
-         Learned the name, sound and action of the letter L.
-         Traced and wrote the letter L in upper and lower cases in student’s personal journal.
-         Reviewed sight words (a, to, the, I, you).
-         Learned the sight word (and).

-         Started our new lesson (Measurements).

-         Students participated in making pasta and vegetable soup using some kitchen utensils.

Parents should get ready for some real help from their mighty Jk helpers. 

-         Look who’s cooking! craft (Name tags for dinner).
-         Chef hat (Students were wearing it while cooking the soup).

-         Please remember the day of your child’s show and tell and send something with them.
-         Please remember to send the library book with your child every Wednesday.
-         - Home work folders are expected to be returned to school even if home work was not done.

Jazakum Allahu Khyran

Thursday 17 January 2013


Assalamu Alikum Parents,

Please take the time to check your children's backpacks as I put a craft for them to make at home.

Please note that this is the last craft for our  theme (Amazing Arctic).

Please take the time to ask your child the following questions:

1- Where do polar bears live?
2- What is the weather like in the Arctic?
3- What is the sound of polar bears?   You can check the link below to hear it.
4- Do you remember the names of the Arctic animals?
5- Who lives in igloos?
6- How people who live in cold places stay warm?

Other things you can talk about:
- Inuit people.
- Fishing.
- The way Arctic animals move.

Jazakum Allahu Khyran

Wednesday 16 January 2013

A Message from Teacher Samia

January 15, 2013.

Dear parents and guardians,

Assalamu Allikum

This is a reminder of the deadline for participating in the Abraar Fourth Annual Quran Competition which is approaching soon Insha Allah (31st January 2013).

Also, for the students who have submitted registration slips for the competition, please be advised that the first round of the competition will start at the beginning of February and will last until the beginning of March, so be prepared for this round according to the following dates:

Week 1 (Feb. 4 to Feb.8 )                  JK, SK and Grade 1.
Week 2 (Feb.11. to Feb. 14)              Grades 2 and 3.
Week 3 (Feb. Feb. 22)              Grades 4 and 5 .
Week 4 (Feb. 25. to Mar.1)               Grades 6, 7 and 8.

Lastly, Jazakum Allah Khairan to the parents who made contributions towards the Quran
competition and we are still waiting for your generous donations as we are about $1500 away from our target.

Wassalamu Allikum

Samia Tarbah
Quran Teacher

cc: Dr. Mohammed Saleem, Principal

Monday 14 January 2013

Weekly Update

Theme: Amazing Arctic

Morning Circle:
Students shared stories of what they did during the winter break.
We read Quran, did the calendar, the weather and sang some nasheeds.
We talked about the life in the Arctic and how people and Animals adapt to weather there.
Some books were read to students such as (Jack Frost, First Day of Winter, My first Snow Man, Snowman Snowman What do you see?) 
Jazakum Allahu Khyran Tr. Aisha Petir and Sister Madleen for reading two of Dr. Suess stories to our students.
We also had fun making a snow man with the Jk2 class. You can see the picture on our bulletin board.

Language Arts:
We reviewed letters (a-i). Please check the following website for extra worksheets:
Students were taught the letter (Jj) and added it to our ABC song.
We reviewed sight words (a, the, I and to).


-          Reviewed numbers (0-6).
-          Learned how to count and trace the number 7.

-          We had tons of fun measuring, adding and mixing ingredients to make a no melt snow.
        I recommend you try it at home. To do so below are the ingredients:
-           Ingredients : (1 cup flour, ½ cup salt, ¾ cup water, ¼ cup white tempera paint, 2 T vegetable oil, 1/3 cup clear/ silver glitter) mix them together and cook them over medium heat until a ball forms. Cool in refrigerator and have fun!

-          Students worked on a craft called Sassy Snowman (hanged on bulletin board).
-          For dramatic play, students played with cotton batting pretending they live in the Arctic.
-          We did a pretend sleep over on our Pyjama Day.

-          We tried to help our students get to hold on to the rope and do swinging challenges.
-                             We played many games using bean bags and deck rings.

Sunday 13 January 2013

Pyjama Day

Our Pyjama Day was very successful Alhamdulillah. Students were very excited to show off their pyjamas and slippers.

The following is what we did during Pyjama Day:

1- Doing Calender and Weather in the dark using flash light.
2- Listening to a bedtime story while laying down on their pillows and hugging a stuffed animal.
3- Playing with flash lights and glow in the dark toys.
4- Talking about the routine  before bed time.
5- Watching a movie.
6- Making a card for one of the student's family congratulating them on their new baby.
7- Enjoying different types of food during our lunch time.

Thank you parents for all your tasty food you brought. Please share your recipes!

P.S. Students couldn't eat all the food parents brought so we decided to keep the packaged food for future parties/needs.

Jazakum Allahu Khyran for your generosity and help.