"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand."
News From Art
News From Arabic
Arabic: In this month we started applying the Montessori Global Grammatical system into Arabic. We are learning to build correct Arabic sentences with hands-on activities.
This month we concentrate on Conversation, developing skills to express ourselves in simple correct sentences.
News From Gym & Drama
Gym: Ms Terri Arain
January was Soccer month for our 4th-8th grade Kindi students. This was probably the students' favorite unit thus far. They learned how to dribble, and rake as well as specialty skills such as pull-back play-away, fake shot-V and swivel step-over.
Drama: Ms. Terri Arain
We began the semester by discussing the components of a great script. They have been working diligently in groups to write their own 10-minute play. Each group will be performing their play at the end of the school year. Up until the performance day, each student will experience writing dialogue, sketching the costumes, creating a list of props that they will need, sketching the backdrop and memorizing their lines for the show. This project will give them a different view into this form of writing and a sense of teamwork. It will promote critical thinking and instill an appreciation for how important it is to look ahead at the big picture. Once they have that complete picture they will need to make decisions, as a team, in order to accomplish that set goal.
Ms. Kimberly Jara
¡Me gusta! (I like it!) What foods and drinks do you like? Our 3-6 yr. old classes can tell you in Spanish! They have learned many new words like "queso" (cheese), "pollo" (chicken), and "jugo" (juice). The 1st grade Spanish also completed an expanded food unit, culminating in a tortilla-making experience with dough and a real tortilla press. Next up is the Spanish alphabet and our family unit.
Our 2nd graders are reviewing parts of the body, learning to express aches and pains in the body, and incorporating action verbs in their sentences.
Ready for an adventure? The 3rd grade Spanish class is! They have embarked on reading their first Spanish novel: "Las Aventuras de Isabela" (The Adventures of Isabela). They will be learning many new verbs and useful vocabulary as they follow Isabela's experiences visiting México. Encourage your 3rd grader to read the chapters out-loud at home and tell you all about it!
Sample Spanish Writing
News From Religion
For Kindergarten and Elementary : Our classes are working in learning the proper Salah and Wudu (cleansing) steps. Besides, we are encouraging them to practice the five daily salah through the day by sending a weekly table to monitor that.
In Middle school and junior high: beside studying the seirat (tradition) of various Sahabh (companions), we are learning about the Zakat (Charity) and its importance in the Islamic belief, and the steps of Funeral Prayer
"Ms Amelia Mendez
We were working with adjectives. We learned that in Spanish adjectives must agree with the nouns. We studies the verb "ser". The verb "ser" is used with adjectives to describe people or things.
We learned new vocabulary "Las profesiones". Students made a picture dictinonary of "Las profesiones".
Read and understand information about foods and beverages for breakfast, lunch and food for holidays. What is your favorite food.
We talked about likes and dislikes. "Me gusta...me encnata"
Present tense of -er and -ir verbs.
Students made a booklet "Mi libro de la comida"
Read, understand and describe a house and household items.
Vocabulary: we worked with flashcards to recognize the vocabulary: rooms of a house, furniture, household items.
Students learned ordinal numbers: indicate the order of things.
Use of verb "Ser" o "Estar" to talk about people and things.
Special Events In Our School
Kindi Academy offers amazing activities for our students. Check out our gallery to see pictures of them. We raised funds for Leukemia patients and we involved our students and families to collect Pennies for Patients boxes.
A special thanks to our parent volunteer Ms. Andrea Bynum who came in to our 6-9 and discussed famous African American women for Black History month. We truly thank her volunteering.
In the afternoon of Fridays we have started our Soccer Shots program for ages up to 9 years. This program promotes team building, soccer skills and agility.
This is also our first year to start our Box Top Program. We held a very special assembly to educate our students all about it.
Our Music Keyboarding sessions are going on and the students will be advancing to the third level!
Reading Moms: Twice a week, mothers from the 3-6 Program volunteer to assist our young students in becoming better readers. We appreciate all moms participating in this effort.
To educate and help our parents understand their children, we help one seminar as part of the Parents Engage Series. This one was in January with the title "Mindset of our Youth" and our speaker was Dilnaz Waraich. We encourage you to attend these FREE sessions.
At the end of every month we hold a Bake Sales that is supported fully by our parents. We truly appreciate the help our volunteers provide in so many ways.
February 16th-18th-Parents night for 3-6 Montessori classes.
February 19th_Parents night for 1st-3rd grade class.
February 23rd-Field Trip to Puppet Place (3-6) class
February 25th- School wide Bake Sale.
February 26th-No school for students-Institute day.
March 2nd- Author Visiting writing workshop.
(Tayyaba Syed, John Madormo)
March 4th- Shakespeare Field Trip Grade 4th-8th.
March 7th-March 9th-Outdoor Nature Classroom Field Trip
March 10th-Parents Session (Mary Ellen Young)
March 16th- Class 3-6 Field Trip Cosley Zoo.
March 17th-Parents Session (John Fella)
March 19th-Barnes and Noble Book Fair
March 24th- Science Fair and Bake sale
Spring Break March 28th-April 1st.