Thursday 31 October 2013

Spelling, Math, and Reading

Asslamu Alaykom dear parents,

Please sign spelling test and send it back by tomorrow morning in shallah.

Math Home Connection:
If your child has a collection of objects at home - stickers, stuffed toys, rocks, models - gather some together and ask your child to count the collection in at least 2 different ways
(Children will represent a two-digit number in different ways, and compare numbers.)

Reminder: tomorrow morning (second period), we'll have our reading comprehension test.

Jazakum Allah Khaira

Message from tr. Salam

واجب اللغةالعربية
التاريخ :31-10-2013
اختبار قراءة يوم  الثلاثاء  الموافق 5/11 ( من ص4 الى ص 15) من الكتاب الاساسي ( في حديقة اللغة العربية) ان شاء الله.
وسيتم تقويم الطالب على ما يأتي :
- التهجئة الصحيحة للحروف و المقاطع مشكلة.
- القراءة الصحيحة ، الخالية من الاخطاء.
- الثقة والاسترسال أثناء قراءة المفردات والجمل .
- فهم المقروء.

Monday 28 October 2013


Assalamu Alaykom dear parents,

We`ll in Shallah start a new math unit (addition and substraction).
In this unit, your child will be learning about addition and substraction of two-digit numbers, and developing an algorithm for finding and recording solutions.


Assalamu Alaykum dear parents,
This is a reminder that we'll have our weekly spelling test this Thursay, October 31st in shallah.
Five words from the list below:

let, his, had, ask, old, took, also, sat, fell, and get.

We'll also have a second reading comprehension test this Friday, November 1st inshallah.
Jazakum Allah khaira

Scholastic Book Fair

Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum

The first Scholastic Book Fair of the school year is coming to our school this week! What better way to promote reading to our students than by supporting this important literary event! A book fair flyer will be sent home with your child on Monday, October 28, 2013. For more information on this exciting event, please go to


Nancy-Ann Brethour,
Abraar School Librarian

Wednesday 23 October 2013

Spelling test

Dear parents,
Tomorrow in shallah Gr 2B will have their second spelling test.
5 words from the list below:


I will also send the math test, so please sign it and send it back on Friday, October 25th, 2013.
Please check your childrens' H.W blue folders. Make them finish any unfinished work. I will send them with next week's H.W this Friday in shallah.
Jazakum Allah Khairan.

Arabic H.W

اللغة العربية (واجب منزلي ) :
املاء للغد 24/10 ان شاء الله في :
فقرة معلمتي ص92 من الكتاب المقرر ، حيث تم تدريب الطالب على كتابة و تهجئة المفردات المطلوبة ، الكتاب في حقيبة الطالب .
                                                                            و جزاكم الله خيرا 

Monday 21 October 2013

Updates from Tr Said; French teacher

Dear Parents,

In French classroom.We learned the numbers 1 to 6 in French: un, deux, trois, quatre,cinq,six.
We learned some parts of the body:les yeux,le nez,la bouche.
We know the names of some colours:bleu,rouge,jaune,vert.
We learned how to introduce oneself and one's friends.
We introduced the play with puppets.
We did the alphabet - A - B ( Avion - Bébé ).
We can sing:
Bonjour mes amis, bonjour...
Comment ça va mon ami, ça va bien merci merci
Ça va mal, je ne veux pas ça,
Mais peut être comme-ci comme ça.

Au revoir mes amis, au revoir.
Au revoir mes amis, au revoir.

Aujourd'hui c'est Lundi.
Aujourd'hui c'est Mardi.
c'est Lundi aujourd.hui.
c'est Mardi aujourd.hui.

   During the past few weeks your child has been actively involved in learning French through the use of gestures. Our story and song for this unit, La poule Maboule, which will eventually be performed as a play, has also been introduced. The story is accompanied by a word list .
   A few minutes spent each week on one or more aspects of the program are very beneficial. This will bring an increased sense of familiarity to a new language for your child .
In the Ontario Core French curriculum, the expectations are organized into 3 strands corresponding to the 3 main areas of language use. These strands are oral communication (listening and speaking), reading and writing. But in JK and SK we are focusing only on listening speaking.
Aim language approach helps students to:
1-      Be able to communicate in authentic situation and to develop spontaneous oral communication through repetition of the vocabulary.
2-      To learn word-meaning relationships through gesture without relying on English translation.
3-      To connect emotionally to the content of their French as a Second Language course through familiar stories.
4-       To develop an awareness of language conventions (syntax and grammar) through gesture.
Please refer to these website for more information regarding Aim Language:

You find in attached the story  .
French teacher .

Jazakoum Allah khairan

Friday 18 October 2013

Tests and Quizzes

 Assalamu Alykum dear parents,

Math: end of unit test Wednesday October 23rd, 2013

Unit 2: number sense and numeration:
Counting backwards and forwards from 0 to 200
Odd, even numbers
Skip counting by1’s, 2’s, 5’s, 10’s and 25’s
Money: 1 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents, $1

Spelling test 2 Thursday October 24th, 2013 (we’ll have a weekly spelling test every Thursday in shallah)

5 words from the Spelling list 2  

1.     Fox
2.     Cut
3.     Hill
4.     Wind
5.     Put
6.     All
7.     Moon
8.     Saw
9.     Tell

Reading comprehension test 1: October 28th, 2013

Spelling test 3: October 31st
5 words from spelling list 3:
1.     Let
2.     His
3.     Had
4.     Ask
5.     Old
6.     Took
7.     Also
8.     Sat
9.     Fell
1.  Get

Reading comprehension test 2: Friday November 1st, 2013

Writing project due Monday November 4th
Students are going to write “My Book Report”
The report’s map is sent home with the students!

I am also regularly assessing their writing journals, their math books and their science folders.

Jazakum Allah khairan

Thursday 10 October 2013

7/10- 10/10 classroom work

Assalamu Alaykum dear parents,
Alhamdulillah another week's been successful:

We've learnt about what tools and manipulatives are available to us to help us practise our facts (number line, blocks, hundreds charts) and we've also begun to investigate various mental math strategies that will help the children begin to solve number sentences more quickly and accurately (place value, ones and tens, skip counting: by 1's, by 2's, by 5's, by 10's and by 25's)
Inshallah with many practice, we will continue on with the rest of the unit. Please when workbook is home, try to do the home connection with them.

Language Arts:
 We have been practising various comprehension strategies during our read alouds, shared reading and guided reading sessions.  As well, we have constructed success criteria to help students identify areas that they can improve upon to increase their understanding of what they have read.  
These strategies can be reinforced during home-reading time. Here are some “Tips for Parents”:
  1. Do a picture walk (before reading the book, look at all the pictures and predict what will happen). Use your child’s schema to make text-to-self connections.
  2. Predict what the book will be about based on the title and cover illustration.
  3. Read an entire book and predict what would happen next if the story continued. Talk about what your child has read and help them make meaningful connections that result in a better understanding of how a character may have felt or why a character acted in a certain way.
If your child has difficulty with these strategies, it will be helpful to model the strategies yourself. As well, it is important to ask your child why they have made each prediction to ensure the prediction is logical and reasonable. If the prediction does not make sense – talk about it! Oral language is the basis for reading comprehension skills.
In writing the students have been practising using important time sequencing words such as first, then, next and finally to add flow to their writing.  We are also focusing on proper sentence formation and the correct use of capitals and punctuation in our writing.


We have nearly finished our classroom presentations. Most of the students worked hard and did an amazing research. We have also covered the definition of animal's life cycle. Students chose an animal and they drew its life cycle.

Islamic Studies/Social Studies

We did lots of activities about Eid and Hajj. We also attended the Hajj workshop which was very successful Masha'Allah.

Enjoy your holiday,
and Eid Mubarak with many happy returns
Tr. Hajer

Sign Spelling test, please

Dear parents,
I am sending the spelling test with the students today. So, please sign it and return it with them after the Eid holiday.
Eid Mubarak
Tr. Hajer

Wednesday 9 October 2013

Spelling Test

Assalmu alaykum dear parents,

This is a reminder that we'll be doing our first spelling test tomorrow in sha'Allah. We'll do 4 number words (from eleven to twenty.) Students are to write any incorrect words three times.
I will also give them their homework booklets. These booklets are to be handed in after 2 weeks (October 24th.) in sha'Allah.
Jazakum Allah Khairan
Tr. Hajer

Friday 4 October 2013

Classwork and Homework

Assalamu Alaykum dear parents.

In sha'Allah you have a wonderful weekend!

This is what we've covered this week:

Use a variety of strategies before and during reading (Visualization)
Reading non fiction texts (Animals: How big?).
Descriptive advectives.
Writing a lost note.
Capitalization and punctuation.
Joining words. 
Subject and object pronouns.
Please encourage your kids to read or do shared reading with them (you can read fiction or non-fiction books.)

Using tens frames to count two-digit numbers.
Compose and decompose two-digit numbers in a variety of ways, using concrete materials.
Identify, compare and order numbers to 100.

Observe and compare the physical characteristics and the behavioural characteristics of a variety of animals.

Social Studies:
Traditions and Heritage (definition.)

Islamic Studies:
I obey Allah: The story of Prophet Adam alayhi Assalaam
The story of Qaabeel and habeel.

Weekly Homework:
Try to complete it during the weekend please!

Congratulations to the best memorizers and reciters of the month of September: Zaid, Ameera and Zunairah.

Jazakum Allah khairan
Teacher Hajer.

Thursday 3 October 2013

Quran: Update from Tr. Samia

Dear parents

Alhamdulillah by the beginning of the month of October  we finished the first Surah for this school year ( AlGhasiah) ,we will have a test on the whole surah Insha Allah on Monday Oct 21  , so please practice with your child using this website and go to Sheikh Ibrahim Alakhadar:  

Congratulations to the best memorizers  and reciters of the month 
of September : 
2A                                                                   2B
1.Ikhlas.                                                        1.Safeyyah.
3.  Noor.                                                       3.Zunairah.

Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your cooperation.

A message from Teacher Samia (Quraan teacher)

Abraar 5th Annual Quran Competition
Assalaamu Alaykum                                                                                                              Sep 30th 2013
Dear Parents/Guardians
·        It is with great pleasure to inform you of our 5th annual Quran Competition. The first round will be held in December 2013 Inshallah. (The final round will be in January 2014).
·        The Competition is optional and is open to all Abraar students. It will be divided into the following Grade- Surah groups:

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 and must be received by November 30th , 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 on Abraar’s phone or at
Wassalamu Allikum
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Abraar School Fifth Annual Quran Competition 2013/2014 – Registration Slip
Name:  ………………………………….…………………                                                   Grade: ………….

Parent’s Signature:        …………………………………………..