Our Preschool friends learned about the season Autumn this October! We talked about how the leaves fall during this time and that is also why the season is sometimes referred to as “Fall”. We discussed how the leaves change many colors before falling such as orange, red, and yellow! We learned a new song helping us to remember this season which goes as follows:

(To the tune of “London Bridge is Falling Down”)
Autumn leaves are falling down,
falling down,
falling down,
falling down,
Autumn leaves are falling down
to the ground

We then change the lyrics to a color of leaf such as “Red leaves are falling down”.
The children also painted Fall leaves (hung on the left side of the preschool entrance) using red and orange colors. The pictures attached show some fun they had with these colors! Additionally, near the entrance of our room our fall trees are displayed which we made using some real leaves collected on one of our walks (pictures attached).

Since many of our friends have been sick during the changing season, we also talked about making dua for friends to get better. Additionally, we discussed some habits we can incorporate in order to avoid getting sick such as sneezing and coughing by lifting our arms to our face and coughing and/or sneezing there as opposed to our hands as that can spread more germs. We also learned that upon sneezing we say “Alhumdullilah” and “Ya Rahmukullah” when someone else sneezes.
We have learned about the life cycle of a butterfly. We now know that a butterfly lays an egg, which becomes a caterpillar. Once the caterpillar is big and fat it makes a cocoon and then comes out as a butterfly! Some sounds we have covered this month are “m”, “f”, and “h” and numbers are “2”, “3”, “4”, and “5”.

In our Arabic circle, Sister Faiza taught us the dua before going to sleep and the letters “Alif” and “Ba”. We also sang some nasheeds such as Allahu Rabuna. We also recited and learned Surah Ikhlas this month! Our circles always included the days of the week and number counting. We also sang the weather song in Arabic! InshaAllah the plan is continue adding more letters, reading of Arabic books, and the learning of more duas as the weeks go by!
Lastly, we have been talking about how we live in the continent of North American and our country is called Canada. The two main languages spoken in Canada are English and French. Sister Sumra, one of our Toddler teachers, has been teaching us French! We learned that “hello” is “bonjour” as well as the “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” song! (Pictures attached).

In Other News:

Some things pertaining to the classroom:
We kindly request all parents to remember bringing in the monthly supplies. With the fall season we are especially in need of wipes and tissues! JazakumAllahu Khayr!
It seems like that the children really enjoy having snack or “breakfast” in the morning; thus we will be adding a specific time for snack which will be 9:00-9:30. You can pack an extra snack for your child, but we will also have some snack provided (Cheerios or crackers).

When dropping off your child, please make sure they are in the classroom before heading out so we know that they are here for the day!
Blankets and nap covers will be in the child’s cubby to be washed on Fridays.
Reading Suggestions:
This month we have been reading a variety of books and the children seem to love all of them! Some personal suggestions are:
Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin
Brown Can Moo, Can You?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Also, parents are welcome to share some book suggestions as well as bringing in some books to share with the class!

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