Friday, December 7, 2012

My Unique Style of Painting

 1:I am mixing both green and blue color to make an alphabet H.

 2:I am using a tooth brush for my painting!

 3:I decided to use two paint brushes together for my painting.

 4:I decided to make my rainbow with blue and green colours.

5:I made so many bubbles with my paint, also a big cloud.

My story: Easel and paint brushes with tempera paint are very popular to our preschool school. We encouraged the children to wear a smock by themselves and roll up their sleeves before they start their art activity. Children know how many children can join together and teachers make sure that everyone will take their turn.  We set the easel up with blue and green colour, regular paint brushes and tooth brushes.  Our goal was to introduce the children to different ways of using art material,  also we wanted them to explore the colour mixing activity.  M was so curious about how both the tooth brush and paint brush work as painting utensils.  He was experimenting with the tooth brush and observed what happened when he drew a line.
R was delighted to use both of the paint brushes together and surprised when he noticed that the paint become dark green when he mixed them together.
I was so amazed when A said,  "Sister Fatima, I am making a two colours rainbow."  Alhamdulillah, how creative our children are!  S was taking long time to make her dot with the paint brushes and I was curious what she was trying to make. I went to her and asked her to tell me about her picture.  She was delighted to answer me - I am making blue bubbles. I asked about the big blue drawing. She answered, "This is my cloud."  

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December Newsletter

Sprouts of Iman Preschool
December Newsletter

Assalamualikum dear parents,

Thank you very much for attending with your child on our first field trip to the Richmond Public Library.  Insha’allah we will visit the Richmond Nature Park when we will have sunny weather, probably in May or June. I hope you all enjoyed the tour and activity in the Library with us.  I will appreciate you all if can manage you time to visit the library with your child Insha’allah.

Mashaallah, we have already completed three months of school.  The children are settle into the classroom, and the teachers are enjoying creating exciting learning environment for them.

Last month they were exploring insect and bugs, also learning about colours, shapes weathers, and Arabic and English alphabet. We are learning some new Islamic/English rhymes and dua which we are practicing in the classroom, Mashaallah.

Please provide a warm jacket and raincoat everyday with your child. Again, gentle reminder to send healthy food and water for the children snack.

School will be close

  • December 13, 2012 for Pro D day .
  • Winter Break will be from December 24th 2012 to January 4th Inshaallah.

Last but not least, I want to thank all the parents for your prayers and support when my house was burned. I have no word to express how much it was for my family the way you all gave your hand to us. You all will be in our prayers always. Juzakallahu Khairun!

4-12 –2012