Friday 30 May 2014

EQAO Preparation - Healthy Reminder

EQAO Preparation - Healthy Reminder 

AA Parents,

Please be informed that the EQAO will run June 3, 4 and 5 (mornings). Students who are expected to be absent please let myself or the office know in advance. 

Healthy Reminder: 

  • During the EQAO please make sure your child sleeps on time
  • Wakes up to a healthy breakfast
  • Has a nutritious lunch and snack
  • Is motivated at home to try their best! 

Tuesday 27 May 2014


Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents;

Alhamdulillah we just finished memorizing Surat Al-Mursalat.

Inshallah your child will be tested on the whole surah and the new vocabulary after the EQAO.

So it will be the week of June 9th Inshalla.

Please help your child be ready for the test and practice the new vocabulary below.

Jazakum Allahu khairan

The winds (or angels) sent forth one after another
The winds (or angels)  that blow violently
The winds (or angels) that spread clouds.
The stars
The Sky
The Messengers
The criminals
The Liers
One of the names of the day of judgment
yawmu alfasli
الْفَصْلِ يَوْمُ

Monday 26 May 2014

EQAO Sample Questions/Answers

AA Parents, 

Please check out the links below. You can practice with your child and correct their work. 

Language Link

Math Link

JAK for all your help

Friday 23 May 2014

Homework Friday May 23 2014

Language: Students have both EQAO booklets to review and finish

Math: Page 96 in workbook

Thursday 22 May 2014

Practice Literacy Online!

AA Parents,

Please check out this interactive Online Literacy Program.

Log In Domain!students/

Parents please send me a quick email and I will send the username and password for your child. Students usually misplace or loose them as when I hand them out.


Library Info

Dear Parents, 

Assalamu Alaikum

It just seems like yesterday when we were all getting ready to greet the students on the first day of school. Now, June is just around the corner. Time has flown by, subhanAllah!

Please take note that the school library will be closing its student services starting Monday, June 2, 2014. For this reason, we would ask that all the students bring back their library book(s) no later than Friday, May 30, 2014. Please remind your child to bring his or her library book(s) before the deadline.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Have a wonderful day, inshaAllah.

Nancy-Ann Brethour,
Abraar School Librarian
70 Fieldrow Street
Ottawa Ontario K2G 2Y7
Tel: 613-226-1396

Wednesday 21 May 2014

HOMEWORK: Wednesday May 21 2014

Wednesday May 21 2014

LANGUAGE: Communication Workbook pg. 83 Helping Verbs (is, are, was, were)

MATH:  math workbook page. 92 Fractions (possible pop quiz Pattern Movements Friday or Monday)

Funky Glasses School Spirit Day & Food Drive on May 23

Funky Glasses School Spirit Day & Food Drive on May 23

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullah.

Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Sadaqa Food Bank and we will allow you to wear funky glasses at this month's Abraar School Spirit Day on May 23!

Abraar School Food Drive!

What we really need: (you can pick one to bring)

Tuesday 20 May 2014


Toys Sale

Assalam Alikum Dear Parents,

Senior Kindergarten classes (SK1 and SK2) will be holding toys sale for the SK Graduation. We are having a toy sale on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

The Toy Sale will take place all day  in the school gym.

If you are able to volunteer on this day please let us know, it would be greatly appreciated!

The SK1 and SK2 Teachers

French Update

French Updates
·         We are almost finishing the story “Le Chat et la Lune” as well as the school year Subhana Allah. The time just flies by. We did the following activities:
Ø  Practicing orally the vocabulary
Ø  Listening to the story
Ø  Reading the story very fast
Ø  Watching the play
Ø  Completing the writing activities “Les mots en ordre” and “Les questions totales”.

·         On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, we are having the third test of this term.
The test has 3 sections:
-          Dictée #6
-          Les questions totales related to the story
-          Listening  activity related to the story

Spelling vocabulary list , Dictée # 5:
1)      Ouvre,       ferme
2)       Prend,       donne 
3)      Va,              vient
4)      Grand,         petit
5)      Bien,             mal 
6)      Se lève,        s’assoit  
7)      Joue,            travaille

·         In class, we are working all the time on our vocabulary and oral reading. We focus on our pronunciation, fluency and expression.
·         We are working on “Les questions partielles”.
·         We will have the last test first week of June and before the EQAO. This last test will not have the spelling component.
·         We will be writing the story in our own words and presenting the play. This 2 activities will be done in class Insha’a Allah.

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

Friday 16 May 2014

Homework: Friday May 16 2014

Homework: Friday May 16 2014

Language: Reading Comprehension. Communication Skills Workbook pg.81 and 97

Math: pg 107 workbook

Social Studies: My project booklet due Tuesday 

Science: We had our force test ! Yay

Tuesday 13 May 2014

Homework: Tuesday May 13 2014

Homework: Tuesday May 13 2014

Measurement (Mass-weight/capacity-volume) Practice online game below 
3-D Shapes (nameing shapes, identifying nets, difference between prisms and pyramids)

Language - Spelling Story and Spelling Sentences (test Friday)

Science: Review for forces sent home (Test Friday)

Friday 9 May 2014

Homework: Friday May 9 2014

Homework: Friday May 9 2014

Language: Finish EQAO Booklet for language (complete sentences and proper punctuation)

Math: Test Wednesday May 14 2014 (3D Shapes, Measurement (liters/milliliters)(grams/kilograms)
           - Booklet on 3D shapes and Measurement (answer questions for practice). Come back on Monday with any questions you had difficulty with.
           - Math Workbook (Make sure pages 88, 89 and 90 are complete 

Social Studies: I am still waiting for the rest of the summaries "Brave as a Mountain loin" from a few students.

Science: Unit Test Force Next Friday

Thursday 8 May 2014

Homework: Thursday May 8 2014

Homework: Thursday May 8 2014

Language: Spelling test Tomorrow/Spelling Story Tomorrow 

Math: Students need to do page 88 AND 89 for Homework. 
- Test Next Wednesday Capacity/Mass and 3-D Shapes 

Social Studies: I am still waiting for the rest of the summaries "Brave as a Mountain loin" from a few students.

Science: Unit Test Force Next Friday

Review for Science 

we will be writing our end of  unit test on Forces. The test will consist of a true and false section,
some short answer questions and some full sentence answer  questions based on the activities we have done in class.  Here are the main concepts that will be tested:

 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 objects.

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.

 A force can change the speed, direction or shape of an object, as well as start and stop its movement.

 When forces are balanced they do not cause movement. When forces are unbalanced they do cause movement.

 Friction is something we attempt to control. Sometimes we want more friction (driving on ice), sometimes we want less (skiing).

 Humans make safety devices that use a force to stop movement (seatbelt).

 There are many forces in nature (erosion, landslides, etc), these forces can affect both nature and human environments.

Wednesday 7 May 2014

Homework: Wednesday May 7 2014

Homework: Wednesday May 7 2014
Language: Spelling Sentences/Spelling Story Friday (students can be creative)

Math: Capacity - the amount a container can hold 1000 ml =1 L. DO page 90 in math workbook

Social Studies: Students need to finish their summaries at home.
Students are working on their Pioneer stories in class. 

Sunday 4 May 2014

French Update - cafe

Friday May 2, 2014

Assalam Alaikum Dear parents,
We would like to inform you that the French Café will be held on Wednesday, May 7.
The event wouldn’t be successful without your generous contributions.
For this year, Grade 3 students will contribute with drinks.
You may choose one from the following items:

Grade 3:

Jus (orange, apple)
Chocolate milk

 No soft drink please (coca, pepsi and so on)

*Donation must be labeled French Café and sent with student on Wednesday, May7 morning.
* For sibling, follow the schedule for the child in higher grade only.
May Allah reward you for your generous donation.
Jazakum Allah Khairan

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

Friday 2 May 2014

Arabic Speakers

أولياء الأمور الكرام 

سيكون يوم الثلاثاء الموافق 6-5 اختبار قراءة  كتابة في درسي ( مغامرة فأر ) و ( الثعلب الماكر )

اسئلة - معاني كلمات - صح أو خطأ - ترتيب الجمل.

المدرسة: امل الجلاد

Homework Friday May 2nd 2014

Homework: Friday MAY 2 2014

o Math:  Math EQAO booklet - Due Monday. In One page Tell me everything you know about 3-D shapes (concepts, 3-D shape names etc.)

Language: "My project" summary due Wednesday. Reading Comprehension (Poetry) Monday

o Social Studies: Students ARE NOT REQUIRED to go out and buy already made objects for their social studies first nations and urban communities. The idea is to give students the opportunity to be creative and to find everyday material to create the diorama communities. Please encourage your child to make trees, people, animals from clay or paper. If students already have objects (small animal toys) at home they can use that's fine as well. Again, parents you are not required to buy anything.

**For students who did not complete their spelling stories for this week - here is the list

  1. march
  2. master
  3. meal
  4. mind
  5. month
  6. notice
  7. October 
  8. package 
  9. past 
  10. plain 

Please re-read your story to a parent. Check for fluency, spelling, punctuation