Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Apr 29 Language and Islamic Studies Update

as salamu alaykum,

Here are a few of the things we are working on in the class, and looking forward to in the coming weeks.

Guest Speaker - May 4th
Field Trip to the Aviation Museum - May 6th
School-wide Speech Competition - May 7th
Tennis Workshop - May 11th
Community Day - May 13th

Language - the children have started reading the award winning novel "Ultra" by Canadian David Carroll. We will be reading through the book in school, and carrying out a few interesting activities related to the novel as we go along. This week we have been reading the first few chapters together and completing comprehension questions related to the material in the novel.

Islamic - PROJECT DUE MAY 13th I have given the students an independent task to research and study in detail one of the following Surat: Al Mulk, Al Insan, Nuh, Duha, Al Mursalat. Once the students become acquainted with the surah and its meaning/tafsir, they are meant to look into the history/significance surrounding the revelation, and create an analysis of main ideas/lessons of the Surah. The students should organize their findings to present to the class. I have left it open to the children to choose which media is most appropriate for their presentation (e.g. poster, speech, powerpoint, etc.)

Saturday, 25 April 2015

French Update

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 “Chat Angora ” and we have also started  Les questions partielles as a creative activity . We are working on/reviewing some grammar concepts like double verbs construction, contraction and verbs for singular pronouns.  
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 conjugation for singular pronouns.

  • 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.
  6. Je prends un sandwich au poulet.
  • 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

Monday, 20 April 2015

Cleanliness character trait / Wednesday is Earth Day!

salamun alaykum wa rahmatullah,

As I'm sure many of you are aware this Wednesday will be Earth Day. Please see the flyer below for details about the corresponding Spirit Day.

In addition to speaking about conservation and living an environmentally conscious lifestyle, we have a cleanest class competition, and have been trying our best to remind the students to be environmentally-friendly with their food packaging at lunch time (i.e. reduce, reuse, recycle whenever possible).

As always, thank you and jazakum Allahu khayran for your continued support!

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Tr. Amal Arabic update

السلام عليكم أولياء الأمور

في الأسبوع القادم إن شاءالله سيكون اختبارات شهرية لللغة العربية وقد تم تحديد ذلك مع التلاميذ على النحو التالي: 

القراءة    يوم الأربعاء في درس جحا والحمار - الألعاب الأومبية .

الخميس   قواعد في الجملة الاسمبة - الفعل المضارع رفعه ونصبه .

الجمعة     تسليم موضوع التعبير (رحلة مدرسية)

أرجو المتابعة والمساعدة وستتم المراجعة من قبل المدرسة قبل كل اختبار

المدرسة : أمل

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Math and Science Update

TomorrowFriday inshaAllah, we will be concluding Chapter 10  (Dividing Decimals) and we will have our Chapter Test this coming TuesdayApril 21st. Please review Lessons: 2, 3, 4, and 7. 
On this test, I will also include a few questions from Chapter 5 (Measuring Length and Time) as students did not do well on the test for this chapter. So, this is a chance for them to improve their mark inshaAllah. Please review the test itself and/or Lessons: 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, and circumference of circle (from notebook).

We're well on our way with the new unit "Force Factor" and we covered some of the major concepts: forces, structures, and machines. Today, the students had loads of fun trying to design a structure that supports their Math textbook using only a single sheet of paper and 30 cm of tape! Ask them how they did it!
Thank you to the parents who sent in some simple machines to school, but we still need more: screw driver, pliers, small toy car, egg beater, toy with a pulley, etc... We will send them back home at the end of the unit.

Project (New Product) 
The due date has been postponed to next Friday, April 24th. The students are allowed to take their boxes home for the weekend, but have to be careful not to crush it in their bags!!
To sum up:
The students were asked to design an edible new product that enhances one of the body functions, ex: stronger bones, smarter brain, bigger muscles, or even whiter teeth. They could exaggerate a little bit like designing tea that grows your hair one inch a day! The important thing is to do some research and find the special ingredient or ingredients that are doing the "magic", and include these in the ingredients on the box.
They are supposed to design the box that holds their product. Of course the box is empty! They should include everything that a regular packaging has: Brand name, product name, pictures, mass or volume, ingredients, nutrition facts table, bar code, and any other information like peanut warning or address of the company. They could even include a riddle or a game on the box if there is space for that. 
The students are also supposed to write a short marketing text to go with their box. It should include a brief explanation about their product, like an ad for example. What would they say to encourage people to buy their product? A slogan should be included, ex: "Eat this gum, and you'll never be dumb!" Examples were shown in class.
This text should be typed and printed out at home before Thursday as the students will glue this on a piece of bristol board at school. 

Jazakumullahu khairan for your support.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Apr 14 subject updates

This week we will be working on polishing up our Speeches in preparation of next months competition.The children will be allowed to do some research in the computer lab today, but should also take initiative at home if they require further research into their topic.

Next week we will begin presenting speeches in front of the class as well.

Students have also been given a challenge to write and direct their own Movie Trailer. The kids and I are both very excited to see what their efforts produce. I will give them 3 Scene Options which they will need to interpret visually and complete dialogue for.

Social Studies
The elections are approaching quickly. No date has been set yet (to allow time to work on Language and Science projects whose deadlines are Friday and next Monday)/

Last week, we worked on estimating quotients, dividing by 10, and calculating a decimal quotient.
This week inshaAllah, we will continue with chapter 10 and work on dividing decimals by whole numbers, and problem solving.

Alhamdu lillah, we have concluded the unit on Body Works and the students are completing their final touches on their projects "New Product" which they should submit by the end of next week. 
We will be starting the unit on "Forces Acting on Structures" inshaAllah next week.Please send to school any simple machines you can spare around the house (can opener, hammer, toy car, peeler, etc.). We promise to send them back home by the end of this unit!

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

April 8 Lang and Soc. Update

as salamu alaykum parents,

*Notes with information about the Abraar School Yearbook, and upcoming Community Day have been handed to the students.

*Tomorrow we will be going to Altitude Gym for a fun challenging PE-related trip.

Language work:

Students have been working on and are expected to complete the following assignments:

- Speech Competition speeches (due in class by April 27th / Competition Date is May 7th)
- News booklet assignment (due April 13th)
- Inference Worksheet #2
Social Studies work:

Students are continuing with the Elections 2015 project, and the elections will be held soon.


MashAllah, the kids have been working hard on lots of projects over the last months, and showing their abilities and growing independence. May Allah bless us all and increase us through His Mercy. Ameen.