Friday 28 February 2014

French Updates

February 27, 2014
French Updates
  • We are almost done the last activities related to the story “Les Trois Petits Cochons”. Tuesday, March 4, 2014, we have the last French test related to this unit.
The test has 3 sections:
  • Dictée #4
  • Les questions totales related to the story
  • Les questions partielles related to the story

Spelling vocabulary list:
  1. Dis les mots
  2. fait
  3. les actions
  4. prend la chemise
  5. travaille
  6. partenaire
  7. ton, ta
  8. ami, amie
  9. Je joue avec mon ami

  • Next week, we will start our new story “Le Chat et la Lune”. This story is an adaptation of the well known story. The Sky is falling”. We will do the same type of activities.
  • Here are some websites for learning French. The last one is for ordering the story for grade 7 if you wish to buy it.
  • If you wish to buy the DVD of the story, This is the website from where you may order it:

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

Wednesday 26 February 2014


Assalamu Alaykum Parents


Please ensure that your child practices his/her spelling words each night. Practice makes permanent! Students should be practicing both the regular spelling words and challenge words. During the school week we lead students through many different spelling lessons and activities to give them several opportunities to see, hear and write the words. However, it is also important that these words are being practiced at home. There are many ways in which students can practice spelling words to help them do well on the test each Friday.  Below is a list of some basic yet fun ways to get your child excited about practicing spelling words. Remember, practice makes permanent! Thank you for including spelling practice in your daily routine at home. It does make a huge difference in your child’s success with spelling. 

Spelling Words for SPELLING TEST FRIDAY FEB 28 2014.
1. able      2. age     3. already    4. arrive     5. bare     6. became     7. between     8. bone     9. break    
10. candy    11. act     12. ago     13. among     14. asleep     15. bath      16. become     17. block    
18. born    19. built    20. captain

We are taking 4 words a day. Students write sentences for 2 in class and the other 2 at home. Today we took 8 words to make up for Monday. Students have 4 words to write sentences for at home. On Friday we have a spelling test on all 20 words. The sentences students write needs to be complete sentences, with proper punctuation (otherwise it will be marked as an error).

Spelling Practice: Tips and Activities 

Memory Game - Make pairs of word cards. Flip them over and try to match the pairs! 

Finger Tracing - Use your finger to spell out each of your words one letter at a time on your Mom or Dad’s back. Then it’s YOUR turn to feel and spell. 

Practice Test - Take a practice test (this is especially good on Thursday night before the REAL test 

Stair steps - Write words as if they are stairs, adding one letter each time. (If you are using lined paper, begin up against the left margin line. If you are using graph paper, begin on the left.) 

Rainbow Words - Write a spelling word with your pencil. Now trace around the outside with a crayon, hugging the same but not touching the letters. Pick two other crayons to continue tracing outward! 

Fancy Letters - Use old magazines, catalogs, or newspapers to cut out letters and glue them down to spell your words! 

Scrambled Words- Write your words, then write them again with the letters 
mixed up, then write them the correct way again.  Example: scramble mblescar scramble

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Quran Update

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents;

Alhamdulillah this week we have finished Suret An-Nabaa.

Mashalla, they finished the whole Juzuu' now :), we are planning a party this week inshallah and will notify you later with the date exactly! 

Hope you help your child to practice the whole Surah.

Besides, we are trying a new program in collaboration with the Arabic teachers to increase their understanding of the ayat.. So we learned the vocabulary below form the Surah.


His Hands

Monday 10 February 2014


AA Parents

Just a short quiz tomorrow - Here is some concepts to review

A force is a push or pull that could cause movement.  We studied 6 different forces:
o Gravity – A downward pull caused by the earth. It makes all objects fall at the same speed.
o Buoyancy – An upward push of a liquid or gas.
o Friction – The rubbing of two objects.
o Muscular Force – When humans or animals cause movement. It does not have the same affect on all
o Static Electric – Occurs when there are charges in an object. Opposite charges attract, like charges repel.
o Magnetism – Occurs when poles are aligned. Opposite poles attract, similar poles repel.


Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum

Please take note that the MS Read-A-Thon has now started. This past week, your child received a kit for the read-a-thon. The kit includes a plastic bag (meant to carry the money raised), a reading minute form, and a pledge sheet.Please take note that the MS-Read-A-Thon concludes on Friday, February 21, 2014. All the funds raised must be returned on Monday, February 24, 2014.

Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your help and support in the MS Read-A-Thon.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me either by email or telephone.

Nancy-Ann Brethour,
Abraar School Librarian