Teachers and students at Madrasatu Ahlus Sunnah are happy to welcome the month of Ramadan. The elementary students have learned about Sawm, fasting, being the third pillar in Islam. Even though some are too young to fast the entire day, they have made a conscious effort to prepare for the month.
Here is a sample of what is going on in the elementary school regarding Ramadan related activities:
In the school building, the kindergarten students plan to help their teacher, Sister Zaynab, with decorating the inside of their classroom and the door.
First grade has had an early start with their teachers, Sister Mahasin and Sister Khalilah. The students created projects around the topics of Ramadan and they had their bulletin board decorated for Ramadan days in advance.
In the second grade classroom, the feeling of Ramadan is present as soon as you enter. Sister Sherone, the 2nd grade teacher, had her students busy by making lanterns and crescent moons. All of the decorations are hanging from the ceiling.
The third graders are making their own calendars where they will set goals for each day of the month. This project is led by their teacher, Sister Rashida. The class is also preparing to decorate the front hallway to share their joy with visitors and staff.
The fourth grade class, taught by Sister Anisa, has started decorating the hall outside of the classroom. The students are on their way to completing the job.
Sister Nafisa teaches 5th &6th grade boys health. The students are assigned to write what they eat for suhoor and Iftar each day. “Did you make heathly choices on the food pyramid?”, she asks her students. In her reading class, where she teaches all of the 5th grade students, they are reading a book called Ramadan on the EPIC reading app.
Sister Gehan is having many class discussions related to Ramadan for her 6th grade Islamic Studies classes. To accompany these discussions, she has a Ramadan Fasting chart and an Ibadah chart. In summary, the two charts help students reflect on how many days they have fasted and how well they practiced Islam each day.
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May Allah grant you success in all of your endeavors during the holy month of Ramadan. Ameen
Article written by: Sister Caamilya