Tuesday 18 December 2012

Abraar School 4th Annual Quran Competition 2012-2013

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)

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Updates and Reminders

Updates and Reminders


Dear Parents,

For the next two weeks, your child will be learning about 2-D shapes. The goals will

be for your child to use shapes to make other shapes, to identify shapes that are

congruent (the same size and shape), and to recognize symmetry in shapes. These

skills will help your child to understand that many shapes are related to one another

and that shapes can be sorted and given the same name, such as a set of

parallelograms or a set of triangles. Your child should begin to notice interesting

geometric designs in his or her world. You might talk to your child about how these

designs have been created. At the end of the chapter, your child will be using

knowledge of shapes to create geometric designs. Throughout the two weeks, you

and your child may engage in activities such as:

•  Your child can look for shape puzzles at home. Look in resources such as

newspapers and puzzle books. Your child could bring a puzzle to school to display

on a class bulletin board or puzzle table.

• Your child can find and list things around the house that have more than one line

of symmetry, and sketch at least 4 of these items and show the lines of symmetry.

• Your child could plan a symmetrical design for one wall of a bedroom or some

other room in the house. This might include the placement of pictures or posters

on the wall. Your child can draw a sketch of the symmetrical design, draw the line

of symmetry, and describe how the design was created.

• Your child can find something at home, such as a rug, a vase, or a bedspread, that

has an interesting geometric pattern. Have your child draw the pattern and describe

attributes such as congruent shapes, lines of symmetry, and colour. Your child should

then describe how the pattern was made. This is called the pattern rule. Your child

might take the real object or a drawing of the object to class to share with others.

You may want to visit

www.mathk8.nelson.com for more suggestions to help your child

learn mathematics and for books that relate children’s literature to 2-D geometry. Also

check the Web site for links to other sites that provide online tutorials, math problems,

and brainteasers.

If your child is using a

Mathematics 3 Workbook, pages 57–63 belong to Chapter 7.

There is a page of practice questions for each of the 6 lessons in the chapter and a

Test Yourself page at the end. If your child requires assistance, you can refer to the

At-Home Help box on each Workbook page.



Our next swimming will be on December 14th, 2012.


Message from Quran Teacher

A message from Quran teacher (Tr. Samia)
We started reciting and memorizing Surat Abasa after we had a test on all of Surat Attakweer . 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, please sign it and send it back . To practice Quran  with your child please use this website and go to Sheik Ibrahim Alakhadar: http://quran.ksu.edu.sa  
 Congratulation to the best memorizers  and reciters of the month of November

1.Serene A.

2.Sajida K.

3.Nazir R.

4.Salma A.
Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your cooperation.
Tr. Samia

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Grade 8 Graduation Chocolate Sale
Assalamu Alaikum Dear Students and Parents,
The grade 8 students will be selling chocolates in an effort to fundraise for their graduation. We will be selling boxes of chocolate during snack and lunch times. The chocolates are nut-free and come in a variety of flavours. The price is $2.50 per box. Please send exact change. The chocolates will be sold every Wednesday insha Allah. We are very grateful for your generosity and support!

What: Chocolate!
When: Every Wednesday at Snack and Lunch recess
Where: Abraar School Gym
Jazakum Allahu khayran,
The Grade 8 Class.





Monday 26 November 2012

Message from Tr. Amal E (arabic teacher of arabic speakers)



انتهينا من درس (مرحبا بك يا جدي) قراءة وفهما واستيعابا . أما في القواعد فقد  بدأنا بشرح  أقسام الكلام ،وأنواع الجملة (مفيدة وغير مفيدة)


سيكون هناك امتحان قراءة كتابي في درس (عليك أن تنظم وقتك) أسئلة - معاني مفردات - ترتيب جمل - وتعبير عن بعض المشاهد.


سأقوم بمراجعة الدرس مع التلاميذ يوم الاثنين الموافق 26 نوفمبر . سوف يكون الامتحان يوم الثلاثاء الموافق 27 نوفمبر أريد مساعدتكم وشكرا

                                                                                                                                              المدرسة أمل

Tuesday 20 November 2012


Islamic Studies

We have finished the unit on the Pillars of Iman and we are starting a new unit called "Faith in Action: The Story of Prophet Ibraheem". In this unit the students will learn about the beautiful story of our Prophet Ibraheem, how he searched for Allah and how his Iman has transformed him. We will explore the tests that prophet Ibraheem went through and how Allah rewarded him for his patience and perseverence.


We are in the unit of 'Forces' and the students are learning about the different kinds of forces and their effects. We are doing experiments showing these effects and we are exploring how these forces affect us in our daily lives. There will be a test half way the unit and a test at the end of the unit. Also, the students will have a project to build their own device/toy. Details of this project will be given later on.


We started the unit on Data Management. So far we have completed 2 chapters; Venn Diagrams and Surveying (collecting and organizing data).

Thursday 15 November 2012

A message from Quran teacher

Alhamdullah we finished reciting and memorizing surat Attakweer. We will have a test on all of the surah on Monday November 19th Insha Allah ,this test will be on Tajweed rules ,reading rules and memorization of the whole surah .I will send a Quran rubric of this test with your child  Insha Allah ,so please sign it and send it back. To practice the surah with your child please  use this website and go to Sheik Ibrahim Alakhadar: http://quran.ksu.edu.sa  


A message from Teacher Amal E. (Arabic Teacher for arabic speakers)

أولياء الأمور الكرام ا لسلام

تحية طيبة وبعد ... لقد انهينا - بحمد الله وبمساعدتكم الكبيرة -  درس أيام الحج  وتم اختبار التلاميذ فيه (مشافهة وكتاية )  ولقد قام التلاميذ بمجهود كبير يشكرون عليه.
والآن سنبدأ بوحدة جديدة بعنوان (مرحبا نك يا جدي ) سوف نركز على القراءة السليمة المعبرة ، معاني المفردات ، أسئلة الفهم والاستيعاب (اللغوية - النحوية - والأسلوبية ) التي توجد في
الكتاب .  نريد مساعدتكم  بالقراءة مع ابنائكم كل يوم ولو 10 دقائق.
شكرا لكم تعاونكم
مدرسة الصف
أمل الجلاد

Wednesday 14 November 2012

Anti-Bullying Week at Abraar School

Assalamu Alaykum Dear Parents,

Islam says 'NO' to Bullying. The following Ayah is one of the proves in the Quran. Please discuss this issue with your children and make sure they understand that Bullying is WRONG!

Sahih International
O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule [other] women; perhaps they may be better than them. And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one's] faith. And whoever does not repent - then it is those who are the wrongdoers.

Stop Bullying: Grade 3A will be doing some activities relating to anti-bullying, we ant to make our classroom and the school safe for every student.

Friday 2 November 2012

Updates and Reminders


We have finished the Numeration unit today, alhamdulillah. There will be a chapter test next Wednesday, November 7, 2012 insha Allah. We will do a chapter task on Monday and do a chapter review on Tuesday.


We reached the end of the plant unit and insha Allah the kids will work on a project in-class next week. The project is to write a short essay on "Our Effects on Plants".

Field Trip: We will go to the Musuem of Science and Technology on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.
Please return the permission slip, if you haven't done so already.

A message from Quran teacher (Tr. Samia)


We are about to finish Surat Attakweer  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, please practice with your child using this website and go to Sheik Ibrahim Alakhadar: http://quran.ksu.edu.sa  


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

1.Mohamed B.
2.Suhayb  N.
3.Daniyah S.
4.Laila  A.

Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your cooperation.


Tr. Samia

Wednesday 24 October 2012

A message from teacher Amal E. the Arabic teacher for Arabic Speakers.

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته وكل عام وأنتم بخير


أنهى التلاميذ-  بعون الله - درس (أيام الحج) وسيكون هناك اختبار بهذا الدرس وهذه الأيام التي سيتم بها الاختبار


5 نوفمبر سيتم مراجعة الدرس استعدادا للاختبار


6 نوفمبر اختبار كتابي شامل (مفردات - أسئلة - إملأ الفراغ - كون جملة ).


8 نوفمبر ينسخ التلاميذ الفقرة الأخيرة من درس (أيام الحج) والتي تبدأ من (فجأة ......... ما أجمله) استعدادا للإمللاء الاختباري يوم  9 نوفمبر - إن شاء الله -


سنبدأ في الأسبوع القادم بإذن الله وحدة جديدة بعنوان  (كيف تنظم وقثك )


                                                                                                               شكرا لكم تعاونكم
                                                                                                               مدرسة الفصل أمل

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Field Trip on November 13th, 2012

We will go to the Musuem of Science and Technology on November 13th. The students will participate two activities designed for grade 3 students in the curriculum day workshops. Below is the description of the activities which are part of the science curriculum for this grade. Grade 3A and 3B will go together, we have a total of 41 students and we need 3 parents to volunteer for this field trip. Please let me know if you are free on November 13th from 9:00am to noon.


Curriculum Day workshops complement the Museum’s regular school programs by focusing on specific aspects of the school curriculum. Each workshop consists of a 15-minute introduction followed by 30 minutes of hands-on exploration.
Pushing and Pulling Forces:
Explore forces that cause movement, including magnetism, static electricity and gravity. Compare the strength of different forces. Find out which materials are magnetic and which are not. Discover the role friction plays in moving materials. Discover how different forces can be applied to an object to start, stop, or change its direction of movement.

Build structures using different materials and determine the effect of shape on the strength of your materials. Test the ability of your construction and its components to support a load; learn about stability in our balancing game.

We will finish the plant unit in the next week or so and start the next unit; Spring Into Action which is about forces.

Scholastic Book Clubs

For those students who showed interest, I sent the flyer with them. Please make sure you make your order by next Tuesday. Below is information about the books that Teacher Nancy, our Librarian recomends.
Gr. 2-3(November flyer)
· #1 (Geronimo Stilton #51) : The Enormouse Pearl Heist and #2 Geronimo Stilton Mini-Mysteries Pack: No home library would be complete without this mouse. Still very much a favorite among the students.
· #51 Nate the Great and the Phony Clue by Marjorie Weinman: This early chapter book will be a favorite for the little sleuth in your family.
· #70 What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?by Steve Jenkins: Did you ever wonder if a new lizard's tail will grow back if it breaks off? Do you know where to find crickets' ears? If your child wants to know the facts about these and other animals, this book is for you.
· #83 Chester Pack: Chester is a one-of-a-kind cat and quite the trouble-maker, too. These three books are excellent and funny. Your child will want to read them over and over again.

Friday 12 October 2012


(from Teacher Samia)

Alhamdullah we finished surat Alinfitar and we will have a memorization test with Tajweed rules on all of the surah next Monday Oct 15 Insha Allah. To practice Quran with your child please use this website and go to Sheik Ibrahim Alakhadar ;


Best memorizers and reciters of the month of September are: 


Grade  3A
1.Shada T.
2.Sakeena A.
Grade 3B
1.Abdullah M.
2.Mariam A.

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Math Quiz

Mid-Chapter Quiz on Monday, October 15, 2012

We have finished half of the chapter on Numeration and we will have a quiz next week.
I will give the students a review sheet, please make sure you practice with them.

Helpful Website: Please sign up for this website to help your child with math

 I will recommend that all parents sign up for the website www.ixl.com. This is a very good website to practice the skills that the students are learning in grade 3. I took the students to the computer lab today and they practiced on this website. It costs about $10/month. For this quiz the students can practice sections B1 to B9 (under place value), A1, A8, A9 and A10 (under numbering and comparing).

Thursday 4 October 2012

Today's Updates


Today we covered section 4 of chapter 2: 'Rounding to Estimate Numbers'. The students learned how to round up and round down to the nearest 100 and the nearest 10. The home work is page 12 of the workbook.


Today we covered 'How do plants make new seeds', students learned the parts of a flower and they started making a flower model.


Students learned about the 5 paterns of nature; Spiral, Meander, Explosion, Packing and Branching. Students sketched these patterns and coloured them.

Wednesday 3 October 2012

Today's Updates

Islamic Studies

So far we have covered the following pillars of Iman: Believe in Allah, Believe in Allah's Angels, Believe in Allah's Books, Believe in Allah's Messengers and Believe in the Day of Judgement.

The students received their Islamic Studies Workbooks and I have assigned page 1 to 10 as a homework to be completed for next Tuesday, October 9, 2012. These pages are easy and each page shouldn't take more than 10 minutes.

Please make sure the children do this home work and also that they know the 6 pillars of Iman.

Arabic for Non-Speakers

Teacher Mohamed asked the non speakers to do page 59 of their book. Students should join the letters to make words and practice reading.


We are working on chapter 2, Numeration. We talked about representing, renaming and regrouping numbers. Today, we covered Place Value Pattern and I assigned page 11 of the workbook as a home work.


We covered 'how plants provide energy for animals'. Students watched a video on the food chain and will complete a worksheet tomorrow in class insha Allah.


Dear Parents,

I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am very happy to have your child in my classroom. I have just completed my Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa and got certified. Prior to that I got a Bachelor of Science from the University of Ottawa and a Masters from Johns Hopkins University. I chose to teach because I love children and I love to see them grow emotionally, academically and socially.

I believe that by all of us working together we can make this a very successful year. I consider it of prime importance that you be an active part of your child's education.

It is important that you and your child be informed of my standards of classroom behavior so everyone knows what is expected. I have always found parents to be very supportive of good classroom behavior so their child has a good environment for maximum learning. I am attaching a copy of our classroom rules. If your child develops any difficulty conforming to the rules, I will notify you. As well, I hope that you will advise me if at any time your child has a problem, academic, social, or emotional. Should your child become discouraged or fearful about school, please communicate with me so that we can discover the cause of the problem.

Also note that if you ever have any comments, questions or concerns, I am available for meetings (by appointment please) each day before and after school. To schedule a meeting, you may contact me via my school email.

I will be using the blog for parent communication, so make sure you check the blog frequently.

I am excited about working with your child. I welcome questions or comments, and am looking forward to a great year!

Please feel free to contact me if you need anything else

Monday 1 October 2012

Week 4& 5 Updates & Reminders

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents : I hope you are well inshaAllah .Please find below our updates /news reminders for the last two weeks.


Language : in reading ,students learned to identify the purpose,the audience and the author of an informative text .In writing ,we learned the requirements of a good reader and a good writer . Students also completed a short paragraph that expresses their feelings: I am happy when…………………………I am sad when ……………………………...the things that get me upset ……………..I get scared when ………………

Last friday,we did the critic's corner where the kids sat on the teacher"s chair and shared the book they read (audience-title-purpose-main idea-3 details -appreciation with stars )

Social studies : we studied how the aboriginal people helped the pioneers . Pictures were available on my storyboard for new words (like scurvy-kernel-fertilizer-juniper-trade-deerskin-craft-toboggans) and group work was set up to complete charts with information in printed texts.Students who finished early made drawings on their charts demonstrating understanding of the topic.

Islamic studies : We studied the qualities of Allah (SWT) and started the roles of angels

Arts : After primary and secondary colors, students colored with both using colored pencils.


Language : we started this morning with a fable drawn from first nations history . Students learned the importance and the purpose of a fable. They listened to the dream catcher and wrote a story map about it (title-kind of text-characters and their traits-beginning-middle-end). They were encouraged to find the moral of the fable.

Social studies : students had a quiz to assess their knowledge about the already learnt units (early settlers origins-Aboriginal peoples help to pioneers )

During This Week

Language :students will continue studying other fables and learn the writing process of a narrative type. They complete story maps and elicit adjectives(character traits ) and transition expressions (one day-but-so-fortunately..) to prepare them for the culminating writing task (write their own fable using characters like beaver-bison-deer )

Social studies : we studied how Canada's pioneers cleared land

Arts : this week we are doing something different : Myself in 3 D (skill: make straight and curved lines in 3 dimensions )

Islamic studies : we will revise the previous units then go on with the books of Allah .

Some suggested online resources:


  • You will be invited as parents to attend the presentations done by your children at the end of the term. You will be notified by e-mail about the time and the details of the presentations.
  • A field trip is being organised to either civilization museum or science museum .You will be informed of the exact date furthermore inshaAllah
That is all for now ,please don't hesitate to contact me for any questions /comments/concerns at any time.