Sunday, July 26, 2009

Masaajid Field Trip

Tariq/ Najm and Qamar groups were out on a field trip today. It was educational and fun! We started off from Oasis School at 11 am on the dot, Alhamdulillah. First stop was Masjid e Qadriya. We were given a special permission to visit the masjid, Subhan Allah. We got to discuss the ettiquites of visiting a masjid, the purpose of the masjid in the Prophet's time and the role of masjid's today. The students were in awe with the architecture, the vastness of the masjid. Alhamdulillah, they got to ask any questions they had on mind - (one asked: why are we - kids- pushed/moved to the last row in the jamah? Another was inquisitive about why women weren't allowed).

Next, we went to Centre of Islamic Studies (North Road). We looked through the books at their library. Then, we were showed the masjid and wudu area. The masjid was small and very simple. In terms of the architecture, the students could compare how one (masjid e Qadriyah) was elegant, beautiful and huge and other (CIS) was simple and small. We talked about the requirement for a masjid - it's not the minaret or the chandellier or the size. It's the activities that it holds - education for all groups - muslims, non muslims, and young and old, salah, tarbiyah - it's a centre for muslim activity.

Alhamdulillah, it was a beneficial trip. Jazak Allah for the administration and the teachers that made it possible!

Here are the pictures. Click on the picture, to view the entire album.

Masaajid Trip - Burooj

Monday, July 20, 2009

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Qamar's Snakes and Ladders game

Our Qamar (ages 7 to 10 yrs) were instructed to make a game. Each team were given a chart paper, and ice cream/ pop sickle sticks (to make the ladder) and brown lace (for snakes).

The aim of this game is to entertain children, to increase their knowledge and to encourage them to develop good behavior.

A – Learn the good actions that lead to success.

B – Avoid the bad actions that lead to failure

Teaches children the difference between right and wrong, and that they have rewards for doing good deeds.

Here's the final outcome.(click on the picture below to view the album)

snakes n ladders

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Highlight of the Week...

This week, our dedicated teachers, went out looking for resources for the children. Alhamdulillah, we found a retailer with, books for kids, and teachers. Subhan Allah, a productive field trip, I'd say.

Our Shams (age 4-7 yrs) group played an Islamic version of the Simon Says game. And I'd like you all to guess how the game might have been. For those who are new to "Simon Says", here's a brief description:
One person is chosen to be "Simon" the others stand in a straight line. The simon then calls out an action for the children to follow. It can be anything like.... touch your toes jump 10 times on 1 foot...... The simon when giving an action can simply state the action by it self..."touch your ears" and whoever does it is out and has to sit down. Or the simon can say "Simon says, touch your ears" and them everyone must follow the instruction. You can vary the actions according to the age group of children you are playing with. The last person who is standing can then be "Simon"!
Let me give you a hint! The object of the game was to teach them to recite "Bismillah". Go on, guess awaaay....

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Burooj Teachers meetup

Assalamu alaykum,

Our teachers met up for a relaxed and informal discussion for our next term. And guess who had the most fun? Watch the video to find out.