Category: KG/1 Arabic

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KG/1st Grade Arabic Update

Asalamualaikum,

This week we introduced the children to the letter DHa. DHa is a hard “Țh” sound as opposed to the soft “th” sound Dhal creates. We reviewed DHa with alif, wow, and ya (long vowels) and fatha, duma, kasra (short vowels). The word of the day was Dhahr which means back. We also did the letter Ain. Ain is a deep ‘aa sound that vibrates from the throat. The word we taught for Ain is Ain which means eye. We also reviewed numbers 1-6.

As always, please continue to practice and review previous letters with your child. One hour a week every Sunday is not enough time for any child to master the Arabic alphabet. The homework sent home is designed for our students to work on it every day for a little bit. Repetition is key when learning to recognize letters.

Jazakallhu Khayrun,

Lama Sharaf

Categories: Class Updates, KG/1 Arabic

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Assalamualaikum,

This week we introduced the children to the letter Ta. Ta has a very strong “T” sound.  The word we taught with Ta was Tayarah (plane). We reviewed Ta with alif, wow, and ya (long vowels) and fatha, duma, kasra (short vowels). In class we also made toy planes and did some coloring as an activity.  

Please make sure your child is doing their homework. 

Inshallah I will see you next Sunday,

Lama Sharaf

Categories: Class Updates, KG/1 Arabic

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KG/1st Grade Update

Asalamualaikum,


This week we introduced the children to the letter Dad. Dad is a hard “D” sound as opposed to the soft “d” sound Dal creates. We reviewed Dad with alif, wow, and ya (long vowels) and fatha, duma, kasra (short vowels). The word of the day was Dufda’a which means frog. In order to help the students, become acquainted with the new letter, we let students pretend they were frogs and sign along to songs.

As always, please continue to practice and review previous letters with your child. One hour a week every Sunday is not enough time for any child to master the Arabic alphabet. The homework sent home is designed for our students to work on it every day for a little bit. Repetition is key when learning to recognize letters.


Jazakallhu Khayrun,

Lama Sharaf

Categories: Class Updates, KG/1 Arabic

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KG/1st Arabic Update

Assalamualaikum,

This week we introduced the children to the letter Sad. Unlike Sin, Sad is a very harsh “sss” sound. In order to help with pronunciation please watched some videos in class. The word we taught with Sad was Soora. Soora means picture in Arabic.  

In addition, if your student does not know Al Fatiha and Al Ikhlas please keep practicing them. We have started learning Al Falaq in class.

Inshallah I will see you next Sunday,

Lama Sharaf

Categories: Class Updates, KG/1 Arabic

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KG/1st Arabic Class Update

Asalamualaikum,

This week we introduced the children to the letter Za. We then reviewed Za with alif, wow, and ya (long vowels) and fatha, duma, kasra (short vowels). We also stressed the fact that Za can only connect from the right side. Three other letters previously learned that also follow this rule are Ra, Dal, and Dhal. The words of the day were Zait (oil) and Zaytoon (olive).

Please continue to practice and review previous letters with your child.  The homework sent home is designed for our students to work on it every day for a little bit. Repetition is key when learning to recognize letters. 

Jazakallhu Khayrun,

Lama Sharaf

Categories: Class Updates, KG/1 Arabic

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KG/1st Arabic Update

Asalamualaikum,

This week we introduced the children to the letter Ra. We then reviewed Ra with alif, wow, and ya (long vowels) and fatha, duma, kasra (short vowels). We also stressed the fact that Ra can only connect from the right side. Two other letters previously learned that also follow this rule are Dal and Dhal. The words of the day were Rajul (man) and Rooman (Pomegranate). To engage the children with the word we passed Rooman around the room and showed the children the what the inside of a Rooman looks like. We also learned the number Arba’ah (four).

Please continue to practice and review previous letters with your child.  Repetition is key when learning to recognize letters. 

We also only spend fifteen minutes every Sunday reviewing Quran; this is not enough practice. Parents should continue to review surahs with their child to see progress.

Jazakallhu Khayrun,
Lama Sharaf

Categories: Class Updates, KG/1 Arabic

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KG/1st Arabic Update

Assalamualaikum,

As usual we started out the day by asking the children in Arabic what their names were. We asked Maismuka (for boys) and Maismukee (for girls).

This week we introduced the children to the letter Dhal. The word of the day was Dhi’ib which means wolf. An interactive activity we did was playing with a stuffed Dhi’ib and having children repeat the word. We also taught the children the number 3 which is Thalathah in Arabic.

Please work on the worksheet sent home with your child throughout the week! 

Inshallah I will see you next Sunday,

Lama Sharaf

Categories: Class Updates, KG/1 Arabic

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KG/1 Arabic Update

Assalamualaikum,

As usual, we started out the day by asking the children in Arabic what their names were. We asked Maismuka (for boys) and Maismukee (for girls).

This week we introduced the children to the letter Dal. Words we taught the children were dar (house), dukhan (smoke) and dib (bear). We also stressed the idea that Dal is a picky letter and doesn’t connect with all the letters: Dal only connects from the right side, not the left side. We then practiced letters using play dough.

It was a pleasure to meet those of you who came to conferences. If you were not able to attend, a progress report for your child was placed in their folder. As always please work on the homework throughout the week with your child.


Inshallah I will see you next Sunday,

Lama Sharaf

Categories: Class Updates, KG/1 Arabic

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KG/1 Arabic Class Update

Assalamualaikum,

As usual, we started out the day by asking the children in Arabic what their names were. We asked Maismuka (for boys) and Maismukee (for girls).We then reviewed the letters Ba, Ta and Tha, and took a quiz covering these letters.  

This week we introduced the children to the letter Kha. Kha is a hard Kha sound from deep within the throat. We taught the children the word Kharouf (sheep) and Khubz (bread). The children had to play with a rug of sheepskin and pretending to be a Kharouf.

We have also started learning Surat Al-Ikhlas. If your child knows this surah, we have given them Surat Al-Lahab to learn.  

Please do not forget to sign up for conferences—when doing so please write your child’s name next to yours on the sign-up sheet.

Please work on the worksheet sent home with your child! MANY STUDENTS ARE NOT BRINGING THEIR HOMEWORK BACK. The worksheets are intended to be worked on throughout the week so the child can become acquainted with the letters and their shapes. Children who bring back the homework fully completed next week will receive a prize for their hard work.

InshaAllah I will see you next Sunday,

Lama Sharaf

Categories: Class Updates, KG/1 Arabic

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KG/1 Arabic Class Updates

Assalamualaikum,

We started out the day by asking the children in Arabic what their names were. We asked Maismuka (for boys) and Maismukee (for girls).

This week we introduced the children to the letter Ha. Ha is a hard H sound from deep within the throat. We also told the children Ha is the sister of Jeem. The children learned words such as Hoot (whale) and Hesan (horse). To interact with the children, we brought a stick horse and whale that they could play with.

Please work on the worksheet sent home with your child! The worksheets are intended to be worked on throughout the week so the child can become acquainted with the letters and their shapes.

Inshallah I will see you next Sunday,

Lama Sharaf

Categories: Class Updates, KG/1 Arabic

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