In October 2015, the students of Junior and Senior Montessori at AIS participated in a plantation activity. This hands-on activity was a part of the Islamic Studies curriculum designed to help the students conceptualize and comprehend that Allah (swt) gives life to the dead.
The students first saw their teachers do a practical demonstration of sowing the seeds into pots containing soil, water it and place it in open air. Teachers further explained to the eager observers that it is Allah alone who will bring out the leaves and fruits from the seeds.
Then it was the students turn to have a go and sow seeds in their half-cut disposable bottles. These were awesome moments of discovery, learning and fun for these little tots. Ever since the activity, our students are observing their pots and giving water to the seeds daily. This activity will make them internalize a core concept that Allah gives life, for it is no one save Allah who helps the seeds sprout and grow from beneath the soil. SubhanAllah.