Thursday 30 April 2015

Language Update

Salam Everyone,

The next unit in Language Arts that we will be focusing on is Media Literacy. We will be looking at different types of mass communication (computer, tv/radio, and written).


Wednesday 29 April 2015


Salam Parents,

Alhamdulillah students wrote excellent speeches! MashAllah I am proud of all of them!! Bravo!!

Tuesday 28 April 2015

Math H.W

Long Division package p. 14

Multiplication package is due Monday

Please help your kids memorize the multiplication tables by heart

Monday 27 April 2015

Science and Math H.W.

Math: Long Division Package: p.7 (Q 7 to 9) and p. 13 (all) due tomorrow

Science : p. 5 and 6 in Gears Package due Wednesday

A Note From French Class!

News from the French class

Friday,April 24, 2015
Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents
Here is the news from the French class:
Our daily routine is drilling the vocabulary related to our daily activities (opposites, gender, and numbers). We are talking about activities at school or at home. Al Hamdulillah, students are improving in expressing their basic needs in French and talking in French while working with a partner during French class.
We are still working on our story “Les   Animaux du Bayou” and we will start soon Les questions partielles. This term we were busy writing letters to other English and French schools in Ontario and Montreal. The letters were addressed to grade 4 students. It was a great learning experience for our internet generation students. We worked on the process of writing and sending the letter.  We are working on/reviewing some grammar concepts like double verbs construction, verbs avoir and être at the present tense.  
In mid May, Insha’a Allah we will have the French café. To prepare students for this event we have started also working on the vocabulary related to French Café setting.
·         Tuesday, April 28, we are having the 5th French test: spelling, Les questions totales, les mots en ordre and verb avoir and être.
·         The spelling list for Tuesday is:

1.       Je veux manger un biscuit.
2.       Je prends un jus de pomme.                                                                     
3.    Combien ça coȗte?                                          
4.    Est-ce que ma commande est prête?                          
5.    Je prends un gâteau au fromage.        
·         Les questions totales   and Les mots en ordre are related to the  story. We  already  did these 2 activities and corrected them in class.

Jazakum Allah Kheiran for your cooperation and your support.

Dr Amina Ould-brahim,
French teacher
Science coordinator

Friday 24 April 2015

Speech Due Monday


Speeches are due Monday! Here are some tips to help :)


Become familiar with the judging criteria that you will be marked on (rubric)

Memorize your speech. Use of note cards is acceptable for back up.

Dress appropriately- uniform only.

Make eye contact with the audience during your speech.

Be sure to stay in range of the podium microphone while making your speech.

Don’t go under or exceed the time limit of 3-6 minutes.

Don’t use visual aids.

Wednesday 22 April 2015


Conclusion due Tomorrow

Steps on writing paragraph 5:

1) Topic Sentence (state your thesis again)
2) Summarize the main ideas in your body
3) End with something memorable (quote, fact, analogy, question, etc.)

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Language Homework:

Language: Introduction of Speech due tomorrow

1) Start with "Attention grabber"
2) Explain the "Attention grabber"
3) Introduce your topic (explain why you chose the topic)
                  (In paragraph form)

Body Paragraphs are due tomorrow (P- 2-3-4)

Here are the steps on how to write them:

1) Topic Sentence
2)Explain topic sentence
3)3 examples/ supporting details
4)Transitioning sentence (to next paragraph)

Friday 17 April 2015


On Monday we will have our Pulleys Quiz after our field trip to the Museum of Aviation to learn about pulleys and gears. A pulleys review sheet was sent home that has all the information needed to study for the quiz. Hope you have a great weekend inshAllah!

Thursday 16 April 2015


Salam Parents,

Alhamdulillah we finished our novel study on Charlotte's web. Students completed their first 5 paragraph essay and MashAllah it was very well written!!

Students have begun the process of writing their speeches for the speech competition. They should have chosen their topics by today and have 3 subtopics that they will be writing about by tomorrow. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me. JAK for all your support!!

Monday 13 April 2015

Math and Science homework

Math: Workbook pg 64 and angles worksheet
Science: Movable Pulleys and Pulley Power worksheet from package.

Also please note field trip forms are due tomorrow and the Scholastic forms are due on Friday.

Friday 10 April 2015

Quran Activity!

Assalamu Alaikum Respected Parents ; 

Mashalla, this week we finished testing on Surat Al-Muddathir. Mashalla they did very well.

As part of Loving, Living and Learning Quraan , we did an activity reflecting on one idea we learnt in Surat Al-Muddathir.

Ayas 42-45 talks about the righteous people asking the people in hell fire, what caused you to enter hell? the second reason they list was :
 وَكُنَّا نَخُوضُ مَعَ الْخَائِضِينَwhich is translated to :we used to talk vanities with vain talkers.

So we reflected on that, and talked about back biting and how we should cleanse our tongues (coinciding with the theme of the month, Cleanliness)

To put that in action, 

I took photos of each student with their tongue out, laminated the photo then gave them an erase marker. Every time they talk in vein or backbite, they should put a black dot on their tongue. A week later we will review and discuss the results !

They will return home today inshallah with this card, please help them follow up.

Jazakum Allahu khairan for your cooperation.

Tr. Hadia Arabi Katbi
Quraan Teacher
Abraar School: Islamic Education for the Next Generation
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Wednesday 8 April 2015

Math and Science Homework

Math homework: Complete Similar and Congruent Shapes worksheet
Science homework: From Pulleys and Gears package complete "Fixed Pulleys" sheet front and back.
Health homework: Provide 3 positive characteristics of your classmate in your letter.

Thursday 2 April 2015


Language: Frankenstein Reading Log Due Tuesday + Introduction Paragraph of Essay due Tuesday


Wednesday 1 April 2015

Updates from Quran Class!

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents

Mashallah students in Grade4 just finished memorizing Surat Al-Muddathir.

Inshallah they will be tested on the whole Surah and its new vocabulary on Wednesday, April 8th,

Below is the new vocabulary, please help them get ready.

Braka Allahu feekom

wrapped up
Your clothes
The trumpet
He looked
The moon
The night
The morning