Monday 31 December 2012


Great worksheet to use as a self-test for memorizing multiplications!



Friday 21 December 2012

      Great resource to help the students study the multiplications! InshAllah I will post a few worksheets as a self-quiz that the students can use to test themselves in the coming week!

Thursday 20 December 2012

Homework for the Break 

 InshAllah we all have a restful break in the coming 2 weeks but here are a few things to keep the students busy during the break:
Math- Memorize the multiplication table from 1-10 (students will be tested orally and written on the week they come back)

Language Arts- Book Report due January 7th 2013

French- Project due January 14th 2013

Assalam Alaikum Parents,
           Here are the questions for the book report assignment that the students will have to complete over the break. It is due January 7th 2013.

Book Report

Due date: January 7th 2013

You should thoroughly answer these questions:
1. What is the name of the book? Who is the author? How many pages are in the book? These questions should be answered in one or two complete sentences. You don't need to rewrite the question; simply number the answer.

2. What kind of book is it? Fiction? Non-fiction? Biography?  This is a couple of sentences long. Say what makes it "fiction" or "non-fiction".

3. How many days did it take you to read this book? This is about one sentence.

4. Who are the top three or four characters? Tell me about them. Why are they important? List them and say a little about each one. This could be about a half a page to over a page long.

5. Tell me what the book is about. Summarize the plot . Use your own words and ideas to describe the story. If the book is a collection of short stories, pick the three best and explain their plots. If the book is not fiction, explain the main idea and the supporting details or arguments. If it is organized historically, give a list of the important events in the text. This could run from one and a half page to several pages. Don't make it too long or too short; you don't need to explain every little detail in the plot).

6. Now give me some analysis of the book.  Answer these questions in full detail.
Tell me why you liked or did not like about the book?
 Was it too hard or easy to understand? Was the vocabulary too hard?
 Would you recommend it to a friend. Did you see a movie or video of the book?
 Was the story something you could relate to or was it not connected to your real life


Tuesday 18 December 2012


Language Arts: Spelling lesson 12 & Ad Questions
Math- Pg 147 #A,D- Do you remember #1-2 + Worksheet
French- Project Due January 14, 2013
Science- Light Worksheet
Problem of the Week due Thursday

Remember* Field Trip Tomorrow (Bring packed lunch and snack)

Abraar School 4th   Annual Quran Competition 2012-2013

·      Registration:         All entries must be registered with Tr. Samia and must be received by January 31st, 2013.

(No registrations will be accepted past this date).

·      Judging Criteria:  Students will be judged based on memorization, rules of recitation (Tajweed), voice quality,                     

and voice clarity.

·      Prizes:                   First and Second places in each age group will receive valuable prizes Inshallah.

·      More details and information will follow and for any questions please contact Tr. Samia.



Al Fateha, Annass, Al Falaq, Al Ikhlas and Al Masad. (5 Suras)
Al Fateha, Annass, Al Falaq, Al Ikhlas, Al Masad, Annasr, Al Kawther, Al Asr,  Al Feel and Quraish. (10 Suras)
Al Asr, Al Feel, Quraish, Al Kaferoon, Al Maoon, Al Homaza, Attakathor, Al Qareah, Al Adiat and Al Qadr. (10 Suras)
Al Zalzala, Atteen, Al Qadr, Al Alaq, Ashareh, Adduha, Allail, Ashams, Al Balad and Al Fajr. (10 Suras)
Al Gashia, Al Alla, Al Bayyana, Attariq, Al Borooj, Al Mutafifeen, Abasa and Al Infitar. (8 Suras)
Al Mutafifeen, Al Infitar, Atakweer, Abasa, Annaziaat, Annaba, Al Insan and Al Mursalat. (8 Suras)
Al Mursalat, Al Insan, Al Qiama, Al Mudather, Al Jinn and Al Mozzamel. (6 Suras)
Al Mozzamel, Al Jinn, Nooh, Al Maarej, Al Haaqa and Al Qalam. (6 Suras)
Al Qalam, Al Mulk, Attahreem, Attalaq, Al Monafiqoon and Attagabon. (6 Suras)
Al Hasher, Al Momtahena, Assaf, Al Jumoaah, Al Monafiqoon and Al Tagaboon. (6 Suras)


Monday 17 December 2012

Homework for Tonight

Language Arts: Cereal Project
Math- Sign Math Test Chapter 5
Bring Back Field Trip Form
Swimming Tomorrow

Friday 14 December 2012


        This is a reminder that there will be a Math test on the Measurement and Time chapter on Monday. If students complete the skill bank questions as well as the chapter review they will do great on the test. JazakAllah-Khairan and have a great weekend =)

Thursday 13 December 2012

Homework for today

Language- Spelling lesson 11 due tomorrow
Math- Page 138 #4-6 + Test Monday
Numeracy- Problem of the week due next Thursday
Science "Ears" Worksheet
Bring back field trip form
We will be having a class party next Friday December 21st period 4 and all through lunch. There will be a henna artist coming in to do henna for the girls. Dont forget to bring in snacks for everyone (vegetables, fruits, sweets, fruit juice, popcorn etc) and ofcourse parents are more than welcome to come!

Quran: Update from Tr. Samia


We are about to finish Surat Almuddather  and 


Insha Allah we will have a test on all of the surah 


when we finish it . This test will be on Tajweed rules,


 reading rules and memorization of the whole surah


 , so please practice with your child using this 


website and go to Sheikh Ibrahim Alakhadar: 



Congratulations to the best memorizers  and reciters of the month of November

1.Yunus A.
2.Ayesha A.
3.Omar A.
4.Sarah N.


Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your cooperation.


اللغة العربية :

تزود الطالب بالعديد من المفردات و التراكيب اللغوية ، و القيم الايجابية من خلال القصة المسموعة (الحمار و الثور و الغراب )، ولقد حرصنا  خلال الانشطة اللغوية التابعة للقصة، تنمية مهارات التفكير لدى الطالب ( ملاحظة – ربط – استنتاج – توقع – ابداء الرأي – والتعبيرعن نهايات أخرى للقصة ) كما تدرب الطالب على عمل تقرير خاص بها ... و الحقيقة انني سررت بتفاعل التلاميذ و نشاطهم الواضح خلال الانشطة  المختلفة - ما شاء الله - .

ونحن الان في صدد درس ( الراعي و الذئب) ، و سوف يتعلم الطالب ان شاء الله من خلاله على :

كيفية وضع عنوان خاص لكل فقرة من فقرات الدرس  -  تلخيص قصة الدرس بجمل صحيحة المعنى و التراكيب    العديد من المفردات و التراكيب الجديدة وتوظيفها    استنتاج العبر وربطها بديننا الحنيف ، هذا بالاضافة الى الاملاء, و التدريب على الخط الجميل............. و الله ولي التوفيق . 

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Homework for Tonight!

Language-Spelling lesson 11 (I know I said 12 before but it is lesson 11. I made a mistake)
Math- There will be a test Monday on Chapter 5
         - Page 136 Q.B-G due tomorrow
Social Studies- Brochure Questions due tomorrow
à A detailed map of the Province/TerritoryàPopulation and weather reports
à A list of Major cities
à A list of attractions with short descriptions (Pick top 5 attractions)
à Government in practice at the moment
à Languages spoken
à Traditions/ cultures practiced (food, music, art, etc.)

Monday 10 December 2012

Todays Homework:

Since alot of students are away sick, I hope this can help them feel better :)

Language Arts: Spelling lesson 12

Math Page 134 Questions # B, 3-5.

       CTBS testing starts Tuesday and ends Thursday from 8:35am to 10:50am. Please arrive on time with pencils and erasers.

Social Science: We will continue working on our Travel Brochure
Science: We will be looking in depth on sound waves and conducting an experiment on Wednesday

JazakAllah-Khairan =)

Friday 30 November 2012


Assalaam-Alaikum Parents
       Here is an update of what we will be learning in the coming week!

Language Arts: We have started Media Literacy in L.A and we will continue to deconstruct ads, products, commercials, and the media. Students have created their own product where they used the concepts we learned to try and sell the product to the class. I will be uploading pictures soon!

Math: We have started Chapter 5 Measurement and Time! It will take us 1 week or so to complete the chapter. We are doing a variety of hands on projects in class to help understand the concepts.

Science: We have started a new unit called Light and Sound and our first lab experiment was a success! We will be doing many lab experiments in this unit and if you would like to come and join us you are more than welcome to =) I will be posting when we will be doing the labs a day or two before the experiment.

Social Science: Students are acting as travel agents to create a travel brochure on a province they are assigned. We will be going to the computer lab and library next week to start our research.

Islamic Studies: We began reading about Prophet Muhammed (S.W.S) journey from Mecca to Medina. We will continue this chapter the coming few weeks.

If you have any questions, the best way to reach me is through email. JazakAllah-Khairan =)

Thursday 15 November 2012

Physical Region and Great Lakes Test on Wednesday November 21st 2012

Here are a few resources to help the students with the physical region and the Great Lakes test on Wedneday. Hope it helps =)



This week's main focus was on Bullying at Abraar School and the students have created a bulletin board to portray Anti-Bullying. Here is a look at our bulletin board =)

Monday 12 November 2012

A note from Tr. Salam
السلام عليكم :

اتتهينا من جميع أنشطة الحج و العيد، أعاد الله علينا جميعا هذه الايام الكريمة بالخير و البركات ، و انتهينا أيضا من  وحدة التعاون ، حيث تعلم الطالب من خلالها العديد من المهارات و المفردات والتراكيب اللغوية ، كما تعلم مدى أهمية التعاون في حياتنا ، و أن ديننا الحنيف يحث على ذلك .

  نحن حريصون دائما على اشراك الطالب في العملية التعليمية ، و حثه على  "البحث و الربط و الاكتشاف و الاستنتاج " بنفسه ، مع توفير المناخ النفسي و الاجتماعي و التعليمي  المشجع له ، و لم يعد دور الطالب متلقيا فقط .. و في اطار ذلك فقد كلف التلميذ بعمل بحث يرتبط بوحدة التعاون ، فالرجاء متابعته في ذلك .        و جزاكم الله خيرا

Friday 9 November 2012

Update for next week:


 Here are a few updates for the coming week:

Language Arts- We started a new unit which is media literacy we will be focusing on this for the next couple of weeks as well as writing up stories for a story contest!

Math: We will be starting chapter 4 which is number sense and numeration, it will take us approximately 2 weeks to complete this chapter.

Science: We are going to be learning about the human effects on habitats (advantages and disadvantages).

Social Studies: We will be looking at the Great lakes and the St.Lawrence river. We will collectively learn about the responsibilites for maintaining the health of the Great Lakes Basin.

Islamic Studies: We will finish up Unit A and a short quiz will be given on Tuesday. I will give a review to the students today in class.

JazakAllah-Khairan! :)

Thursday 8 November 2012

A Look At Students Work!

 Habitat Projects
 Habitat Mosaics

Monday 5 November 2012


Assalam-Alaikum Parents,
              Here is a quick update on what is happening this week in our class:
1) Swimming tomorrow- Please do not forget to send the essentials with the students (swim wear, towel, etc.)
2) Habitat Presentation- We have worked long and hard on this project and it is finally coming to an end. The kids researched, gathered information, and created a bristal board to show their findings. Presentations will be happening this Wednesday and they will be marked with the rubric that will be sent home today
3) Physical Region Assignment- The students worked approximately 2 weeks to create a handout about a physical region they researched on. They will present their handout to the class on Thursday.
4) Math test- The Data Management math test will be this Thursday. It will cover everything we learned in chapter 3.
5) Writing test- This term we have been focusing on 5 paragraph essays. Many of the projects given in language arts circulated around that idea. On Wednesday, the students will be given a topic and they will have to write 5 paragraphs (introduction, 3 body paragraphs, and conclusion) based on that topic. They're writing should include variety of descriptive words, proper sentence structure and format.

 If you have any questions please dont hesitate to email me. JazakAllah-Khairan!

Friday 2 November 2012

A message from Quran teacher (Tr. Samia)


.This week we had a test on all of Surat Al.Qiamah This test was on Tajweed rules ,reading rules and memorization of the whole surah ,I sent a Quran rubric of this test with your child so please sign it and send it back. We will start reciting and memorizing Surat Al.Muddather Insha Allah.To practice the surah with your child please  use this website and go to Sheik Ibrahim Alakhadar:  


 Congratulation to the best memorizers  and reciters of the month of October: 

1.Wajeeh  Khan
2.Bessan  Amer
3.Somya  Sassi
4.Maryam  Felfel
5.Yunus Abu-Oshaiba


Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your cooperation.


Tr. Samia

Thursday 1 November 2012

A note from Tr. Nancy:

Dear Parents,

Assalamu Alaikum


The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to town!!  It will be visiting our school this week, InshaAllah.


For more information on this big event, please visit the abraar school library website



I would also like to take this opportunity to wish each and everyone of you EID MUBARAK!!


Nancy-Ann Brethour, Librarian

Wednesday 24 October 2012


Tuesday 23 October 2012

 I would just like to give a special THANK-YOU to sister Madlien Abou-Shaban for her help and donations to our class! We are really thankful and appreciative of all your help! JazakAllah-Khairan.

Monday 22 October 2012

Assalam-Alaikum Parents,
           As you may know the students will be going swimming every second week on tuesday from 2:05pm to 2:35pm. It is my request to you to please come volunteer during this time because we can definately use the extra help. If you are interested please send me an email ASAP as our first lesson is tomorrow.

Here are the dates for our swimming lessons. If you can volunteer during any of those days please let me know.

October 23rd 2012    - 2:05pm -2:35pm
November 6th 2012    - 2:05pm -2:35pm
November 20th 2012   - 2:05pm -2:35pm
December 4th 2012      - 2:05pm -2:35pm
December 18th 2012     - 2:05pm -2:35pm


Tuesday 16 October 2012

   Assalam-Alaikum Parents,
      My computer in class is not working at the moment therefore it will take me sometime to respond to emails. I apologize for any inconvenience it may cause. JazakAllah-Khairan.

Sunday 14 October 2012


     We will be starting a project on the different types of habitats and the students will need to buy a bristal board. They roughly cost around .50 cents at dollarama. If they bring them in by Thursday that will be great! JazakAllah-Khairan.

Assalaam-Alaikum Everyone!

 Here are some update from Teacher Samia:

               Alhamdullah we are about to finish surat Al.Qiamah and we will have a memorization test with Tajweed rules on all of the surah when we finish memorizing it Insha Allah. To practice Quran with your child please use this website and go to Sheik Ibrahim Alakhadar ;

Congratulation to the best memorizers and reciters of the month of September :

Grade 4
1.Mustafa Syed.
2.Fatima Saleem.
Jazakum Allahu Khairan

Quran teacher

Saturday 13 October 2012

     Here is a note from Teacher Salaam!

اللغة العربية :
في الايام الماضية انتهينا من : *مراجعة عامة للمهارات الاساسية التي درسها الطالب في السنة السابقة .
*انتهينا من دراسة عدة دروس من المنهج الدراسي لهذا العام ، تعلم التلميذ من خلالها العديد من المهارات و التراكيب اللغوية .... و نحن الان في صدد الانشطة الخاصة بأيام الخير ( أيام الحج ) و العيد .


Sunday 7 October 2012

Assalamu-Alaikum Parents,
              The Grade 4 class is beginning a new unit in Social Studies on the physical regions of Canada. In this unit, the students will learn about the location of each of the 7 physical regions as well as the important characteristics that define each physical region (physical traits, climate, natural resources, and exchanges with other regions). This unit will be integrated very closely with the use of computers; therefore, the students may require assistance at home to complete some of their tasks. I am also asking for parent volunteers to come in and help out during this unit. Whether you have experience with computers or not, we would love to have you helping out in our class, or just coming by to see the great work we are doing. We will be going to the computer lab this Wednesday October 10th from 2:05 pm to 2:45pm and Thursday October 11th from 1:05 pm to 1:45 pm InshAllah. If you are interested in coming into our class, please notify me though an email. Hope to see you soon! JazakAllah-Khairan.

Friday 5 October 2012

Grade 4 Wish list
Assalam-Alaikum Dear Parents,
          Here is our grade 4 wish list. Al-homdolilah we are blessed to have many supplies but with the help of your donation we can make our class much better. JazakAllah- Khair.
·       First-Aid Kit
·       Hand Sanitizers
·       Book for our book shelves (age appropriate)
·       Islamic Videos
·       Projector
·       Art Supplies- paint, paint brushes, construction paper, glue, etc.
·       Classroom Materials- Pencils, erasers, binders, lined paper, white paper, etc.
·       Gym Supplies- Sponge balls, badminton bats, birdies, etc.
·       Kleenex Boxes
·       Classroom carpet