Friday 19 December 2014

Have a Wonderful Winter Break!

Assalamu alaikom Dear Parents,

Just a reminder that the students have to work on their weekly math package that is due Mon. Jan.5th, 2015, also, they should work on their daily math book till p.15.

Wishing all my students a wonderful break. Rest, relax and come back refreshed on Jan. 5 :)

Tr. Marwa

Wednesday 17 December 2014

Homework over the Break

Book Report

Due date: January 5th, 2015


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

Friday 12 December 2014

Abraar 6th Annual Quran Competition

Abraar 6th Annual Quran Competition
Assalaamu Alaykum                                                                                                         
Dear Parents/Guardians
·         It is with great pleasure to inform you of our 6th annual Quran CompetitionThe first round will be held inFebruary 2015 Inshallah. (The final round will be first week of  April 2015).
·         The Competition is optional and is open to all Abraar students. It will be divided into the following Grade- Surahgroups:

Al Fateha, Annass, Al Falaq,and Al Ikhlas. (4Suras)
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,AlInshiqaaq , and Al Mutafifeen.
Al Mutafifeen, Al Infitar, Atakweer, Abasa, Annaziaat, Annaba Al Mursalat, and Al Insan.
 (8 Suras)
 Al Insan, Al Qiama, Al Mudather, Al Mozzamel , Al Jinn and Nooh (6 Suras)
 Al Jinn, Nooh, Al Maarej, Al Haaqa Al Qalam and Al Mulk  . (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)
Surat Almujadalah and Surat Yaseen.
  • Registration: All entries must be registered with your Quran teacher in January. This email only to inform you with the competition requirement so you can practice during the winter break.
  • 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. Hadia on Abraar’s phone or

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Math Homework

Workbook page 26 and 27

Art Activity

Salam Everyone,

  On December 19th (next Friday) the Grade 4's will be creating candle holders. To make things easier I would like students to bring in a small bowl (preferably plastic) and a spatula. They may bring it in as soon as possible if you have any extras that are not being currently used.

Monday 8 December 2014

Math Homework

Workbook p. 23 - 24

News From the French Class (Tr. Amina)

News from the French class

Monday, December 8, 2014
Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents
Time is just flying by and winter break is already at the door.
So far we are working on our daily vocabulary related to weather and winter clothing and activities, using it in sentences, questions and answers. Al Hamdulillah, students gaining more fluency in French and are able to describe and talk about winter.
We are still working on our first story “L’Arbre Ungali”. We already finished the 3 reading comprehension and writing activities related to the story “Les questions totals,Les mots en ordre and Les phrases bizarres”. We did also the negative form using ne………pas.
·         Tuesday, December 9, we are having the 2nd French test: spelling, les mots en ordre and the negative form.
·         The spelling list for Tuesday is:
1.       Je joue avec mon ami.
2.       Il porte un manteau de neige.
3.       Est-ce que tu peux m’aider?
4.       Tu mange une pomme.
5.       IL lit l’histoire.
·         Les mots en ordre are related to the story. We did the same activity in class and corrected each sentence. We worked on the negative form in class and students are familiar with it.
Jazakum Allah Kheiran for your cooperation and your support.

Dr Amina Ould-brahim,
French teacher
Science coordinator

Friday 5 December 2014

Math Test

Insha'Allah, the students will be tested on the data management unit on December 15th, 2014.

The test will include the following:

1- Constructing Pictographs and Bar Graphs
2- Constructing Bar Graphs with intervals
3- T-charts, tally charts, and stem-and-leaf plots
4- Reading and interpreting graphs
5- Conducting Surveys

Tuesday 2 December 2014

A note from Tr. Hadia

Dear Parents;

Mashallah the students in grade 4 have finished memorizing Surat al inssan, they were tested on the whole surah and its new vocabulary last week and did awesome! 

To apply our new school theme (Love Live and ​Learn Islam) we tried to have on big idea from the Surah and reflect on it.

The big idea we learned from Surat Al-Insan was the generosity of Allah (Swt) and the beautiful reward the righteous will have in Janna (Ayas 5-22)

As an activity reflecting this , the learnt that houses in Janna will be built out of bricks of Gold and Silver, to get the image a little closer to the students, I made them lemon Jello with golden edible glitter on top, stack them up looking like bricks. Afterwards we ate this yummy snack and had fun, I attached some photos for you :)

As a second activity, they wrote down 3 things they want to wish for in Janna nshallah, to connect them more to Janna. 

Some of the cute things they wrote were : 

1. See the prophet Muhammad PBUH
2.I want a servant that gives me Milk
3.I want a Bugatti
4.I want lots of toys
5. I want lots of legos
6.I want a pet duck
7.I want to fly
8.I want a world of balloons to pop
9.I want the biggest I-pad in the world
10.I want an ice cream sandwich palace.
11.I want a laser vision
12.I want a Siberian Tiger pet.
13. I want a marshmallow amusement park
14.I want to become invisible

May Allah help us connect those kids with Quraan and let their hearts be attached to Janna Inshalla.

Best Regards;

Tr. Hadia Arabi Katbi
Quraan Teacher
Abraar School: Islamic Education for the Next Generation
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