Every year, it has been a tradition for our 1st Grade classes to discuss the lessons learned after reading The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, a story about a little girl who discovers her artistic talent and gains confidence in her abilities. Inspired by this tradition, the entire Early Childhood Division took part in International Dot Day this week. Every class discussed the lessons learned and engaged in exciting activities centered around one “dot” resulting in unique masterpieces created by all.
AGE takes immense pride in its Quran, Islamic Studies and Arabic (QIA) division. Comprised of an exceptional group of educators with their impressive academic backgrounds, sharp skills and fine talents, the division members collaboratively work on constantly enhancing our students’ Islamic Character Building program, starting the school year with the annual Hajj Simulation. Since this Hajj Simulation event will be the last one our AGE students will be experiencing at school for years to come, the QIA Division gave the AGE students a wonderful time during the Hajj Simulation yesterday.
AGE Science Fair:
100th Days of School at AGE: Celebrating the 100th Day of School, AGE students started off the day with the “ Barakah” of the Holy Quran for the first hour, as usual. They then cuddled up with a book and some hot cocoa , collectively reading 100 books within one hour. Afterwards, students from each class collaboratively worked on a class project that they presented to the entire student body in an assembly after Zuhr prayers. The 100th day ended with the students enjoying cotton candy and popcorn together. Collaboration, Critical thinking and Creativity taking place away from the curriculum.
Respect Mankind… Stand up Against Hatred (45 photos): In the wake of the devastating news that shocked our Muslim Community recently, Academy of Greatness and Excellence, an accredited Islamic School, held a school-wide Anti-Bullying assembly yesterday, Thursday, February 12th. The 1st Grade Seeds of Change Character Day, was planned earlier to present Characters from History that had made a change, standing up against bullying, and standing up for Peace and Prosperity.
However, after Chapel Hill, the message has been tweaked: Respect Mankind… Stand up Against Hatred. The event ended with a collective duaa for the three beautiful lives, now lost. May Allah have mercy on their souls and give their families peace.
Reading Competition Award Ceremony: In an award ceremony, after Jumaa Prayers, all students that have participated in the school-wide reading competition were awarded with reading achievement certificates and special recognition by the AGE student body, staff and Principal. The top readers from each class were awarded with a Kindle Fire, a gift from the AGE Board of Directors, to further encourage our students to read, read and read.
STEM at A.G.E. - Our young engineers, practically implementing STEM basics through the use of LEGO® bricks.
AGE Book Fair- Read to Succeed
The Scholastic Book Fair arrived at Academy of Greatness and Excellence bringing about loads of excitement by enthusiastic readers.
Since the beginning of December, students at AGE have already packed up their reading gear, starting their reading journey Around the World in 60 Days, filling out their Reading Passports, as they follow their itinerary. Today, they all made a stop at the Book Fair to load their backpacks with books from different countries around the world. During DEAR time, the students traveled to the different countries around the world, through their books. At AGE, all students know that in order to succeed, everyone must read, read and read!