Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pro-D Day & Parent-Teacher Conferences

Assalam Alaikum Dear Parents,

There will be NO PRESCHOOL CLASS on Thrusday April 12th due to the BC Muslim School Pro-D Day and Parent-Teacher Conferences

 If you would like a meeting, please sign up for parent-teacher conferences on the parent board. Additionally you may make an appointment for another day.

Juzaka'allahu Khairun

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Where Do Plants Come From?

We always display magnifying glasses for children to discover and explore with.  They are used for many explorations- Sometime they want to see what is inside a rock and sometimes use them in the water searching for objects... 

We provided garlic and garlic leaves in the little baby food jars with water. Some children were very curious to smell the garlic clove.  Younger children were eager to peel the garlic skin and older children were searching for what was inside the plant.  We were talking about different parts of the plant, how plants drink and what they need to grow.  We displayed some charts which indicated various parts of the plant and life cycle of plants. 

Spring break will be next week INSHAALLAH--I hope our preschoolers and their families will have opportunities to visit some gardens to explore more about plants and flowers during the break.

We shared lots of plant video, stories, pictures and lessons about who created all these plants for us. We also learned about how we can take care of plants. INSHAALLAH, we will plant together after spring break, so that children can learn more about nature and plant life cycles.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Angry Feelings - helping your child cope (ages 2-4)

"For some young children, learning to deal with angry feelings can be a challenge. These feelings are new to them and they have not yet learned how to manage them. When children are angry they may hit, yell, throw and say hurtful things eg, "I hate you" or "You are the meanest mommy". What can you do to help your child learn to manage their angry feelings?..."

Read the full article Angry Feelings - helping your child cope (ages 2-4)


Assalamualikum dear parents 

We were having fun with animal around us –such as farm animal and also about wild animals. Shared stories, rhymes and science activities have also been popular with our preschoolers. The children learned about various shapes and colour concepts from their art and math activities. 

Last few weeks we were practicing SURAH AL-FATIHA AND KALMA TAYYABA.INSHALLAH, children will learn new dua’ this month. As we offer our Duhr Salat together (and practice our Salat in the morning class), please provide hijab for the girls and encourage your child to join with you in prayer at home.

Thank you so much to the parent who donated some beautiful costumes for children’s dramatic play! 

Upcoming Closures 
We will be closed the following days this month: Spring break, March 19th to 23rd 2012.  We will reopen Monday March 26th

Reminder for re-registration and new registration for September 2012, forms are available on line –http://sproutsofimanblogspot.com or you can collect them from the preschool.

Things We Need
We use a lot of things you can find around the house for our preschoolers.  Many of these maybe things that you have and simply throw away- We would love to help you recycle these things.

Old magazines to cut up
Metal Lids from frozen Juice
Old Shoeboxes
Old Socks
Plastic Containers
Plants indoor 
Hijabs–prayer mat etc 

Thank you 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Changing the Paper Colour

For the art activity we provided oil pastel, water colors and paint brushes -because we have been doing color mixing with our preschoolers, we thought it will be beneficial if we provided two different colours for their art. At the beginning we just put oil pastel to be creative -They were scribbling, drawing and doing experiments with the medium.  When they finished exploring,  we demonstrated to the children how can we covered the pastel and page with the water colour. Children were very excited to use their brushes with the water color. Some of them were doing experiments with mixing the colour-They carefully observed what happened when they mixed pink and blue together.  Some of them were really enthusiastic to put more water colour on their paper. When they finished their art, they noticed how their paper had changed colour -also we put it on the rack and after a few minutes they noticed how their paper dried--how the colours looked a bit different when dry.

Whooping Cough Outbreak