As we move closer to Ramadan circle time is starting to take a bit of a new direction. This past week, the older students gathered together to begin shaping the service project, and the younger students had story time.
The story that was read was Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush’s Amazing Journey , which was selected as it lightly touched on the topic of refugees. Many of the younger stories didn’t know the definition of refugee, and the older students had voted to have the service project benefit refugee youth, in shaa Allah.
Our new schedule has a bit of differentiation between the older and younger students also, in that we have shortened Iqraa by 20 minutes for the younger students (to allow for younger students needing more physical movement and having a shorter attention span than the older students) so that they may have snack and a 20 minute recess, so and be ready to participate in Islamic studies on time. The older students have their normal hour long Iqraa, and then they still have their full 20 minutes for snack and break.
This photo is part of a chalk art activity the students did during recess: