Tuesday 16 December 2014

Holiday Homework

salamun alaykum,

I have given the students language homework to complete over the break.

The homework to complete over the break includes:

  1. Grammar/Editing Booklet (5 double-sided pages)
  2. Autobiography (Good Copy due at the end of January)
  3. Comm. Skills pg 61-67 & Spelling Workbook pg 62-67
  4. Social Studies Questions #1&2

i) If you were alive back then (i.e. before Canadian Confederation), do you think you'd travel to Canada? Why or why not?

ii) How is your life similar to the lives of the settlers in New France? How is it different?

Use your best writing = A+ quality and detail
grammar/punctuation= Capitals, commas, apostrophes, etc. + compound sentences, appositives, openers, connectives, conjunctions, etc.
organization= paragraph structure

Monday 15 December 2014

Message before Winter Break

Salamun alaykum,

In shaa Allah you and your families will have a blessed winter break!

Please try to remind the students to take advantage of some of their time to work on the autobiography project.

**Completed final draft of the autobiography project is due by the end of January**

In the new year, we will be discussing the Canadian government and history as a Western-nation. We will also have an exciting research project that will incorporate knowledge/skills from islamic studies, social studies and language in shaa Allah.

We will continue building our editing skills, and exploring different mediums and media in language arts.

If you're travelling, ask your child if they remember how to pray salat ul mussafir (Traveller's prayer).

Friday 12 December 2014

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 . (7Suras)
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 athkatbi@abraarschool.com

Monday 8 December 2014

Letter from Tr. Amina (French)

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 questions partielles.”. We did also the sentence structure and learned about the main parts of the sentence: the subject and the verb.
  • Tuesday, December 9, we are having the 2st French test: spelling, les mots en ordre and the negative form.
  • The spelling list for Tuesday is:
  1. Je brosse mes dents.
  2. Je fais ma prière.
  3. Tu prends ton petit-déjeuner.
  4. Elle se réveille le matin.
  5. Il va à l’école.
  • Les mots en ordre and Les questions partielles are related to the story. We did the same activity in class and students worked on it with their partners.  We worked on the sentence structure class and students are familiar with it.
Jazakum Allah Kheiran for your cooperation and your support.

Dr Amina Ould-brahim,
French teacher
Science coordinator

Monday 1 December 2014


Important: Autobiography projects should be completed and handed in before the end of January! 
Comm. Skills pg 53-57 (due Monday)
Spelling Workbook pg 52-57 (due Monday)
Spelling Test#8 (Monday - list below)

Message from Tr. Dina

Here are some interesting Math websites for extra practice.


Social Studies

Well done again to all the groups for there amazing projects (some pics below)! Now we are starting to talk more about the development of Canada and it's institutions.