We are the world
We are the world
Meet the Teacher
As- Salamu Alaykum! I am Rima Shalabi, the teacher of the K4 class. I have been a full time teacher at As-Sabeel Academy since January 2010.
I was born and raised in Jordan. I also completed my education in Jordan. I came to the United States in 1998. I enjoy being a teacher because I truly appreciate seeing children learn and progress. My past work experience consists of me being a co-director of a home daycare with my mother-in-law. I worked alongside my mother-in-law for 10 years, and during that time I taught children from the ages of 2 months to 7 years. I also have been a Sunday school teacher of Islamic studies for the past 3 years.
Currently, I also teach Qur’an in my home to approximately 25 child and adult students. In my spare time, I enjoy watching Islamic television shows, taking swimming lessons, cooking, and taking care of my home. Alhamdulillah, I was fortunate enough last year to complete Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
About our Class
I am excited to begin a new year with your child. I have high expectations for each of my students. This year, each child will be taught basic skills such as learning numbers and counting, letters and sounds of the alphabet, and writing first and last names. They will also participate in various Social Studies and Science units.
We will have two classroom behavior systems. The first system will be a system that uses positive reinforcement through the use of tickets. Each time a student is, “Caught doing good,” or following the classroom rules the student will receive a ticket. After the students receive the ticket they will be allowed to place their ticket in a cup that will be located at the front of the room. All students will receive a prize from the treasure box, but the students with the most tickets will earn extra prizes at the end of the week. The second behavior system will consist of cards green, blue, yellow, and orange. This system will be based on negative reinforcement. When a student is not following the rules there will be consequences for their behavior. If a student stays on green for 4 out of 5 days they will receive treasure box at the end of the week. If their card is moved to blue, they will lose the first 5 minutes of their recess and be required to sit in the, “Thinking chair.” If their card is moved to yellow, they will be sent to the school principal, and once their card is moved to orange, the last color, a note will be sent home with the student informing you of your child’s specific behavior problems. Students will be required to complete weekly homework assignments, and it will be imperative for the parents to help each of the students with their homework. If you have any specific questions, or concerns about your child’s classroom progress, please make an appointment with me. Also, please remember that student success is based on a collaborative effort between teacher, parnts, and child. I look forward to working with each family this year.