Wednesday 29 January 2014

Math H.W.

W.B p. 79 and 82

Insha'Allah, there will be a Math test covering multiplication and division on Tuesday February 4th, 2014

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Monday 27 January 2014

Math H.W.

W.B. p.56

Light Workshop

Assalamu Alaikom Dear Parents,

Insha'Allah we will have a workshop about "Light in our Lives" administered by Scientists in Schools on Thursday February 6, 2014. Light is a part of the grade 4 science curriculum. The workshop will take around 150 minutes, and here is the list of activities that the students will do during the workshop:



  1. To begin the session, students will be introduced to light as a form of energy and electromagnetic waves. We will discuss the concept of waves, wavelength, and colors.
  2. In the first experiment, students will examine the interaction of light with various objects and categorize the objects using the terms transparent, translucent, and opaque.
  3. In other hands-on activities, students will investigate in pairs how light travels, as well as the reflection and diffraction of light.
  4. Laser light may be demonstrated by the presenter.  The students are not endangered during the demonstration.
  5. Students will investigate the interaction of light with several optical devices and as a group will design a periscope.  If time permits,  we may have a visit by a small version of the famous physicist and violinist, Albert E.......       Needless to say, it's a good photo-op.
  6. During the finale,  students will examine various optical devices including lenses, kaleidoscopes, bug-eye glasses, and retro-reflectors; and possibly try to touch a nebulous pig named Ralph.
Jazakum Allah Khairan.

Tr. Marwa


Spelling Words for this Week

Here are the spelling words for this week. We will have our regular weekly spelling test on Friday.

1.  Advantage
2. Imagination
3. Engineer
4. Gorilla
5. Gigantic
6. Knowledge
7. Burglar
8. Fungus
9. Judge
10. Cougar

Friday 24 January 2014


 Language- Chapter 1-6 Quiz Monday (Charlotte's Web)

Tuesday 21 January 2014

Math H.W.

Multiplication and division package p. 1&2

Science Workshop

Assalamu Alaikom Dear Parents,

Insha'Allah we will be having a workshop about Sound which is a part of the grade 4 science curriculum on Thursday February 13, 2014. The workshop will take 150 minutes, and here is the list of activities that the students will do during the workshop:

Workshop Confirmation
Presenter: James MacCuaig - (613) 762-3026
To: Marwa Ahmed
School: Abraar School, 70 Fieldrow St., Ottawa, K2G 2Y7, (613) 226-1396
Date: 2/13/2014  Time: 9:00am start time.
Second workshop to follow with 12:30pm start time.
I will arrive approximately 45 minutes early to set up.
Please let me know if that will present any problems accessing the room.

  1. We will be working in 5 groups and you could choose them in advance if you like. It is good to have a mixture with 1 or 2 girls per group. The best layout is a central area with the groups sitting at 5 large tables. I will need to set up five oscilloscopes with microphones around the outside of the room, and we will use them to see the shapes of sound waves the students generate themselves.
  2. Please have the students wearing nametags showing their first name in LARGE BLACK felt pen. Many teachers use 2" x 4" sticky labels. Nametags will be very helpful during discussion periods.
  3. I will provide a lab book for each student to keep.
  4. Students should bring a pencil.
  5. Parent volunteers are not essential but parents are certainly welcome to attend if they wish. If so,parents would be put to use to pass out equipment and help students do the experiments.
  1. We will discuss a definition of "what is sound" and the ways we use sound in our lives.
  2. Working in pairs, the students will use tuning forks to examine how sound travels in different media.
  3. We will discuss the nature of waves. Using the oscilloscopes and microphones, students will determine what waves look like for loud & quiet sound, and for sounds of different pitch.
  4. Working in pairs, students will examine the properties of strings to make sounds of different pitch.
  5. Students will make observations and discuss the different sounds from different musical instruments (timbre), and the concept of resonance.
  6. A number of musical instruments will be used including a triangle, one string and two string guitars, and a pan flute the students make themselves.
  7. If time permits, students will participate in an improv production using boom whackers and laughing ducks. Each student will get their own laughing duck to take home.

I'm looking forward to visiting your class. Thank you for booking "Sound is Music to Your Ears".
A Partnership in Science Education
Scientists in School is a Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Monday 20 January 2014

Math H.W.

Workbook p. 78 and 53

Please sign the Multiplication and Division Quiz in your child's math notebook.

Friday 17 January 2014


Assalam Alaikum Parents,
      Here are a few updates as to what we will be learning in class this month.

Language: We have started reading the story "Charlotte's Web" we will be reading this for the next two months while doing variety of activities based on the story.

Social Studies: We have began Medieval Studies where we will be focusing on European societies from about 500 to 1500 C.E. We will be looking at the differences in daily life and how the society functioned.

Monday 13 January 2014

Math H.W

W.B. p.52

Multiplication sheet 0-11

Thursday 9 January 2014

Math Homework

Workbook p.51

Multiplication sheets (0-9) and (0-10)

Science homework due on Wednesday Jan. 15th 2014

Tuesday 7 January 2014

Math Homework

Workbook p.49
Multiplication sheet (0-7)

Please help your child to memorize the multiplication tables by heart.

Updates from Tr. Amina

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents,

I would like  to inform that grade 4 students have a small project on a french speaking country of their choice, whether French is a first language or a common language due to the country history. The due date is Monday, January 13, 2014
 I am attaching the details of the project.
We studied a text in class about  Senegal and students can use it as a model.

Just a few reminders that:
  •  this is the student work (if any help is needed, they can ask me any time) not parents' work.
  • students are required to write directly in French even if the sentences are not perfect or contain some English vocabulary
  • students are required to write their own sentences that they understand.
  • students can not copy French sentences from any website. This is called plagiarism.
  • students are not allowed to write in English and use Google translator (it will show) but they can use the on-line dictionary to translate some words.
Jazakum Allah kheiran for your cooperation and support,

Amina Ould-brahim, OCT, PhD
French teacher and Science Coordinator

Projet de Français : Un pays francophone

Projet : Un Pays francophone de ton choix
En suivant le texte qu’on a fait en classe sur le Sénégal, ton projet doit avoir les informations suivantes :
·        Le nom du pays, le drapeau et la carte.
·        La position géographique, le climat, les villes (3 à 4 phrases)
·        La nourriture et les vêtements (3 à 4 phrases)
·        L’éducation. (3 à 4 phrases)
·        Un problème qu’il y a dans ce pays. (3 à 4 phrases)

  Ton projet doit avoir aussi des dessins, images ou photos. Tu peux imprimer  des images des  sites de l’internet.
Tu peux présenter ton projet sous forme :
·        D’un poster ou d’un petit livret.
Tu peux découper et décorer ton livret ou ton poster.
Utilise ton imagination et ta créativité.
The project can be typed or handwritten. The pictures can be drawn or taken from internet. Write also the references of your information.
Write directly in French. No translation using google translator is allowed.
Students are evaluated:
·        on the sentences, spelling mistakes (if there are too much),
·        neatness
·         originality and creativity.

Language Homework

Language: -Letter to babysitter plus worksheet due tomorrow
                  -Recipe rough draft due Thursday
                   -Spelling Lesson 12 due Friday + Weekly Spelling Test
                  - Please bring an empty notebook for our next unit that we will be starting next week (due Friday)

Monday 6 January 2014

Spelling Words

         Here are the spelling words for this week. This week's lesson is a review therefore we are going to have 20 words for the weekly spelling test.

1. Scorpion
2. Flaw
3. Colt
4. Folder
6. Criminal
7. Stampede
8. Switch
9. Pliers
10. Smile
11. Starfish
12. Praise
13. Bridge
14. Stranger
15. Narrow
16. Clean
17. Grateful
18. Frown
19. Marigold
20. Phone