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Oct. 23, 2017

weekly update

from:Dheen, Hashna

to:Islamic Studies 2

AA Parents,

Today Hafeez was the substitute teacher for my class. He covered the lesson on Steps of two Rakat Salah. This is page 150 of our Islamic studies book. 

We also completed our lesson on Steps of wudu. Kids were given a homework assignment on the steps of wudu, please complete at home. 

Kids were given an informational note about thier first project, this is due 01/18/18. If you did not get one of these papers I can pass those out again next week Insha Allah

There were some kids who did not take their test last week, so they took the test today. Therefore, all the kids will recieve the tests back next week and i will be entering grades sometime this week Insha Allah

Oct. 22, 2017

Weekly update

from:Bokhari, Sidra

to:Islamic Studies 1

Assalamu alaikum, This Sunday we had our first test. Kids who were absent will be taking their test next Sunday October 29, which is the last day to make up for the test. After the test we covered lesson # 7, Shahadah. We also covered the concept of Takbeer in Salah. Homework: Students have to cover the questions at the end of the lesson on pages 40 and 41. Also kids must practice saying Shahadah and will be asked to recite it in class. Parents are requested to go over the meaning of Shahadah with their kids. Project Students have their first project due on December 17, 2017. They can select one of the 5 pillars of Islam and write 5 facts about it. They can use any paper they like and decorate the way the want to. They just have to present it on paper as their project and read the facts in front of the class.

Oct. 22, 2017

Qur'an KG -Weekly Update for October 22,2017

from:Yasar, Sibel

to:Qur'an KG

Dear Parents,


Today we covered the letter Jeem and repeated it many times as well as learned how to write it. We completed pages 23-26 in our book and then started to learn surah Al Ikhlas. I explained the meaning of the word Allah Mesjid and Bismillah. I also gave various examples on where we can use Bismillah in our daily life and in our prayers.


Homework : Review the letter Jeem, trace, color and write. Study Surah Al Ikhlas

 

Thank you,

Sibel Yasar

Oct. 22, 2017

Weekly Updates for Islamic Studies - 10/22/2017

from:Iren, Sami

to:Islamic Studies 6

Dear Parents,

Today we administered our first test of the semester. I've graded the test papers and results are available on Thinkwave for your viewing. Class average is 92.5%. There was a 10 point bonus question on the test. That's why some students received grades higher than 100%.

We've also did first Kahoot of the semester as a preparation for the test. Students seemed to enjoy it. So, we'll likely do it again in the near future. Winners for today's Kahoot were: (1)Nameer (2)Hania (3)Adeel and Arsalan. These students received bonus points for their test scores in the amount of 5, 4, and 3 (based on their rankings).

At the end of the class we started covering "Details of Salah" from Salah book (pages 18-19). 

Homework for Oct 29th: Read pages 18 and 19 of the salah book and learn kinds of salah and essentials of salah. A copy of these pages are attched to this udpate in case you don't have the book.

Oct. 22, 2017

Weekly Updates for October 22, 2017

from:Ahmad, Ishfaq

to:Qur'an 5

Assalamu Alaikum: Today I listened to students recite verses 1-19 of Surah Al-Alaq for the second round of homework 4. Most did better thanl last time although only a few got the perfect score. I adjusted the grades for previous HWs based on their performance today, and most should benefit from it (inshallah).

We will have Test 1 (reciting complete Surah Al-Alaq) next week on October 29; please encourage your children to continue practicing the memorization so they do good in the test (inshallah).

Please also note that the Surah Al-Alaq Presentation is on Nov 5. However, your child is ready to present it next week, they are more than welcome to do so. They still should submit the Outline 3 (please see the attached handout for more details).

Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Best Regards,

Ishfaq

Email: ishfaq.ahmad786@gmail.com

Cell: 412-417-3826

Oct. 22, 2017

Weekly updates

from:Muddassar, Fayiza

to:Qur'an 3

We had a test of Noorani Qaida lesson 13 Arabic page 47 to 51 H.W: page 48,49 Quran. Al Qariyah Ayyah Ayyah 5-10 IMPORTANT MESSAGE: I will be taking tests of those students who were absent on test days. I will email personally to parents. Remember this the last day to take any test.

Oct. 22, 2017

Quran7 | 10/22 Update & 10/29 Homework

from:Khawaja, Omar

to:Qur'an 7

Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,
Please ensure your student is completing the reading (should take less than 15 minutes, iA) so they are able to contribute to the discussion in class.

See below:
- update from 10/22 class
- homework for 10/29 class

See attached:
- lesson from 10/22 class

-Omar
_____________________________________________________________
Homework due on 10/29
- Read the following verses of surah Ali-Imran with their meaning: 3:56 – 3:58, 3:173
- Identify the names / attributes of Allah within the following verses of surah Ali-Imran: 3:56 – 3:58, 3:173
- Read the following pages from the textbook: 105-106, 155-157
- Complete WRE (optional; x8 WREs are required per semester)

Update from 10/22
- We learned about the beauty of the importance of positive and negative consequences; we learned a few different names of Allah: Al-Wahhab, Al-Hadi, Al-Rashid
- Ask your student: what is the difference between Al-Hadi and Al-Rashid?

Oct. 22, 2017

Weekly update- Oct. 22

from:Marasli, Duygu

to:Qur'an 1

Dear Parents,

This week we worked on memorizing and understanding the meaning of Surah Falaq. PLEASE help your child to memorize the surah as much as they can. 

We worked Nooraniq Qaidah line 1-4. Please encourge him/her review it daily. 

We did writing on Arabic for beginners page 6. If your child did not finishing please remind him/her complete it.

HW: Please help your child to memorize Surah Falaq ayah 1-4 or more is better and let them read daily.

JAZK, 

Duygu Marasli

Oct. 18, 2017

Weekly updates

from:Waheed, Amina

to:Islamic Studies 3

CW: We prepared in the class as a quiz team contest for the upcoming test. Also we went over reciting Thana in Qiyaam. HW: No HW for this week prepare for the test1 : Ch1-5, prepare from exercises. There will two bonus point questions from the questions presented within the lesson on colored crayons.

Oct. 17, 2017

Islamic Studies Level 5

from:Adeel, Zunaira

to:Islamic Studies 5

This week students took their 1st test. we also covered chapter 7 (The battle of Trench). 

There is no homework this week as we were unable to discuss the topic.

Oct. 16, 2017

Islamic Studies KG

from:Nadeem, Sadia

to:Islamic Studies KG

Salam, In our last class we covered pages 32-37. Circle time: I am a Muslim Nasheed. Salah: 5 daily prayers, learn about the importance of Wudu. Homework: practice these questions at home. We will have a oral test next Week 10/22/17. 1. How do Muslims greet each other? 2. How many times Muslims pray everyday? 3. Names of five daily prayers?

Oct. 16, 2017

Weekly update

from:Ahmad, Fauzia

to:Qur'an 4

Practice recitation and memorization of Surah At-Teen (Ayah #4&5) with translation and words to know with meaning (the city, reward) Ideas due for the question and answer project.

Oct. 15, 2017

Weekly update

from:Bokhari, Sidra

to:Islamic Studies 1

Assalamu alaikum, This Sunday we covered lesson # 6, Five pillars of Islam. We also did the questions at the end of the lesson so students do not have any homework as they will be preparing for their test. We also revised Wudu in preparation of the test. Homework: We will be having our first test on 10-22-17. Students have to prepare the questions in the study guide that was sent home. They will also be tested on the 5 daily prayers names and all the steps of Wudu in order. Please remind them that the first step of Wudu is saying Bismillah..... Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Oct. 15, 2017

weekly update for October 15,2017

from:Yasar, Sibel

to:Qur'an KG

Dear Parents,

Today each student recited Surah Al-Fatiha and we reviewed all the letters by playing games. I did not assign any homework for next week but please make sure your child practices reciting surah Fatiha. Some students had a hard time remembering the verses but with practice they will be able to learn. 

Thank You,

Sibel Yasar 

Oct. 15, 2017

Weekly update for level 2

from:Jamal, Faryal

to:Qur'an 2

Assalam alikm dear parents, In class,we did page #12 and 13 from Arabic for begginers,we practiced lesson #8 from noorani qaida,memorized Islamic month name Rajab and Shaban and revised Dua"ALLAHUMME SALLIALLAH..."(Durwood e Ibrahim). For Home work, practised lesson 8 from noorani qaida I will be take test on next Sunday InshaAllah. JazakaAllah

Oct. 15, 2017

Weekly Update for Qur'an 6

from:Khadir, Khalid

to:Qur'an 6

Dear Parents,

Today we memorized suratul Mulk ayah number 1-6. We also reviewed last 10 surahs of juzz Amma.

Homework for next week: Study ayah 1-6 of suratul Mulk.

Oct. 15, 2017

Weekly Updates for Islamic Studies - 10/15/2017

from:Iren, Sami

to:Islamic Studies 6

Dear Parents,

Today we covered lesson 5 (Previous Scriptures and the Qur'an). Here are the main points students are supposed to remember from today's class:

  • We believe in all the prophets Allah (SWT) sent from Adam (AS) to Muhammad (SAW) and their books (scriptures)
  • How are the previous scriptures different than Qur'an
  • What are the names of the four main scriptures and which prophet were they sent to?
  • Know the following vocabulary: al-Muhaimin, al-Furqan, lauhe mahfuz

Since we have our first test next week, I've handed out the study guide for the test (also attached to this update) and went over questions together with the class.

Test 1: Our first test of the semester will be given next week, Oct 22nd. Please see the study guide attached (above).

Homework for Oct 22nd: Study for the test.

Oct. 15, 2017

Weekly Update

from:Dheen, Hashna

to:Islamic Studies 2

AA Parents, 

Today kids took their first test. Alhamdullillah it went great!

We did lesson #6 The five pillars of Islam. Many kids had stories to share about Hajj and fasting.

Home work due : Pages 37, 38

Next week, Mr. Dheen my husband will subsitute for me due to my work schedule. He will concentrate more on salah potion for this class. Insha allah they will complete wudu check list and they will get a home work assignemnt based on that. They will also get a instruction paper that will explain their first project. So please look out for those things in your kiddos backback :) He will also go over how to pray a 2 Rakat salah with the class Insha Allah 

Thanks!

Oct. 15, 2017

Weekly Updates for October 15, 2017

Assalamu Alaikum: Today I listened to students recite verses 1-19 of Surah Al-Alaq for homework 4. Most needed help and only a few got the perfect score (19). Please make sure your child continues revising the surah and get it memorized entirely; they can recite is again next week for an improved score in HW #4. I will also update their scores in HW1-3 based on their score in HW4 next week (inshallah).

Test 1 (reciting complete Surah Al-Alaq) is on October 29, so there is still 1 class period left to perfect the memorization. Please continue to encourage your children to keep up the good work!

Just a reminder that Surah Al-Alaq Presentation is on Nov 5. If your child will be absent that day, they can do the presentation on Oct 29. There are 3 outlines due for the presentation on Oct 15, Oct 22 and Oct 29 (please see the attached handout for more details). Some students handed in their outline today while some others promised to email it to me this evening. Please remind your children to hand the the outlines in on due dates. There are no points for accuracy and completeness; they will receive full credit for just turning the outlines.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Best Regards,

Ishfaq

Email: ishfaq.ahmad786@gmail.com

Cell: 412-417-3826

Oct. 15, 2017

Weekly updates

from:Muddassar, Fayiza

to:Qur'an 3

Salam, Shanzey Kamal substituted my class today. Quran: they started Surah Al Qariyah. Ayyah 1-5 H.W: memorize 1-5 Arabic: page 39-45 H.W: do the pages assigned for homework. Noorani Qaida: TEST NEXT WEEK LESSON 13.

Oct. 15, 2017

weekly update and homework

from:Arif, Javaria

to:Islamic Studies 4

Assalamoalaikum parents,

 Today in class we finished lesson 7  EARLY LIFE OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD.

we finished homework in class,

In salah we did we revised Rakah of salat

Kids were given a study guide both for ISLAMIC STUDY and Salah for test next sunday. Test include lesson 1 to 7.

Test format will be  multiple choice,fill in the blanks.

H.W;  Help your child for preparing  test .

If have any question please contact me any time.

jazakAllah 

 

 

Oct. 15, 2017

Quran7 | 10/15 Update & 10/22 Homework

from:Khawaja, Omar

to:Qur'an 7

Salaam Qur'an7 Parents,

Please ensure your student is completing the reading (should take less than 15 minutes, iA) so they are able to contribute to the discussion in class.

Reminder: Level 7 Service porject is at 2pm on 10/22, please see announcement from earlier this week with details 

See below:
- update from 10/15 class
- homework for 10/22 class

See attached:
- lesson from 10/08 class

-Omar

________________________________________________

Homework due on 10/22
- Be prepared for Service Project on Oct 22
- Read the following verses of surah Ali-Imran with their meaning:  3:7 – 3:11
- Identify the names / attributes of Allah within the following verses of surah Ali-Imran: 3:7 – 3:11
- Read the following pages from the textbook: 70-71, 75-76, 93-94, 201-203, 209-210
- Complete WRE (optional; x8 WREs are required per semester)


Update from 10/15
- We learned about the beauty of the Arabic language and why the Quran could not have been revealed in any other language
- Ask your student: what makes the Arabic word "Allah" especially beautiful?

Oct. 15, 2017

Quran7 | Class Norms

from:Khawaja, Omar

to:Qur'an 7

The Quran7 students went through an exercise to agree on certain class norms (guiding principles) that we will follow during class in order to maximize everyone's learning while having fun!

Oct. 15, 2017

Weekly Update-Quran Level 1-Oct. 15

from:Marasli, Duygu

to:Qur'an 1

Dear Parents,

This week kids  were re-tested on Surah Fatiha. Also we started Surah Falaq and worked on first three ayahs. Here is the link for memorization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElGwQobvqBc    

We talked about the message of the surah and watched a video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl52G34sky8&t=5s .

We are on lesson 2 from Noorani Qaidah, and we did page 6 from Arabic for beginners. If your child did not finish the writing at school, please remind he/she to finish by him/herself.

HW: Please help your child to memorize Surah Falaq ( first three ayah is assigned for this week but doing more is better). Also, please encourage them to read the surahs before he/she goes to sleep.

Daily practice is recommended on Noorani Qaidah: Lesson 1 ( please make sure he/she can read the letters out of orders as well.)

JAZK,

Duygu Marasli

 

 

Oct. 13, 2017

Weekly updates and test 1

from:Waheed, Amina

to:Islamic Studies 3

CW: We have finished chapter 5 and we studied how to make intention before starting Salat. HW: Exercise at the end of chapter 5. TEST 1: on 10/22/17. There will be a test on Ch 1-5 of WLS IS 3 book. Please prepare your children from the exercises at the end of the chapters. Test format: Fill in the blanks and match withthe right answer.

Oct. 12, 2017

Quran7 | Service Project scheduled for Oct 22 - Action Required

from:Khawaja, Omar

to:Qur'an 7

Salaam Level 7 Parents and Students,

As mentioned over the last couple weeks, there is a Service Project scheduled for Level 7 this Sunday (Oct 8) iA. There are two Service Projects for Level 7 each semester. For Quran7, each Service Project is 10% of the student’s grade.

For our first Service Project, we will be visiting the elderly residents at St. Barnabas, a nursing home,  this Sunday 10/22 iA. More info on the St Barnabas here:
https://stbarnabashealthsystem.com/

Here is the schedule:
- 2:00pm leave MAP
- 2:15pm: gather at St Barnabas (address to be confirmed) to remind everyone of logistics and discuss activities
- 2:30pm: start  visit w/ St Barnabas residents
- 3:30pm: depart St. Barnabas

Some important items:
- I must receive explicit permission from parents via email re: your ability to participate. Please complete the attached Field Trip Form by Thursday, October 5th
- The St. Barnabas visit is after Sunday School -if you cannot attend due to lack of permission from your parents, they must send me an email indicating their concern or issue.
- 2  parents volunteers are needed to transport the students to the facility (5 mins away from MAP) at 1:50 pm and to pick up the children and transport back to MAP at 3pm or to be picked up by their parents at the facility at 3pm.
- Parents are welcome and encouraged to come and participate in the visits.
- See attached for some ideas on how to meet the residents of St. Barnabas

I’m looking forward to a worthwhile visit to St. Barnabas, iA.

If you have any questions or recommendations, please feel free to reach out.

-Omar
703-582-0208

Oct. 11, 2017

Islamic Studies Level 5

from:Adeel, Zunaira

to:Islamic Studies 5

Aoa, just a friendly reminder for the test on 10/15/2017.

Test includes chapter 1,2,3 and 4. I was not in town and the class was conducted by the substitute teacher. Chapter5 was covered Homework is to answer the questions at the back.

Oct. 09, 2017

Islamic Studies KG

from:Nadeem, Sadia

to:Islamic Studies KG

Salam, This Sunday we covered pages 28-31 Beautiful names of Allah. Circle time: I am a Muslim Nasheed. Salah: Names of five daily prayers. Homework: Color the Bismillah page.

Oct. 09, 2017

Weekly updates

from:Ahmad, Fauzia

to:Qur'an 4

Practice recitation and memorization of Surah At-Teen (Ayah #1,2&3) with translation and words to know with meaning (the fig, the olive) Start working on the short essay project (due on Nov 5th)

Oct. 09, 2017

Weekly Update-Oct.8

from:Marasli, Duygu

to:Qur'an 1

AS Parents, 

This week we have reviewed Noorani Qaidah lesson 1 and will move to lesson 2 next week.We worked on Arabic for beginners page 5  please remind your child complete it as HW.

Also Surah Falaq has been introduced  to class . We will be working the tafseer of the surah and memorization of the first two ayah next week. So please make sure your child is listening the surah daily so he or she can memorize it.

Thanks,

Duygu Marasli