Tuesday, 30 September 2014

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,

Math: Students played in pairs with analog clocks, they took turns saying the time to the hour, quarter-hour and half hour. Students also completed a worksheet about time.

Spelling: In spelling, we did lesson 2, consonants. Students read the new list words and put them in sentences.


Art: Students worked in groups to make Eid crafts.

I hope you have a lovely evening Inshaa-Allah!

Reminder:

Abraar School Hajj Workshop 2014 (1435)

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

It is the time of the year where Muslims are preparing themselves to leave for Hajj and Abraar school is preparing itself for its Annual Hajj Workshop.

We keep the spirit of Hajj alive in our students via a hands-on learning environment. Students attending the Hajj workshop will participate in different activity centres and will learn about Hajj while having fun at the same time.

  • When: Wednesday October 1, 2014.
  • Where:  Abraar  Elementary School Gym
  • Who: All teachers and students JK- Gr.6
  • What to wear? Abayah for girls, and white towel for boys (over the uniform).
How wonderful to hear our children reciting the Talbiyah, and learning about their fifth pillar in Islam!

Monday, 29 September 2014

Classwork

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,

Spelling: Students wrote their spelling quiz. We are learning about consonants.

Reading: Students sat on the carpet and I read The Builders of the Kabah and Pilgrimage.

Math: We are learning to tell the time using the expressions quarter past, half past and quarter to. I drew clocks on the board and students wrote the time. Students played a game with clocks.

Islamic Studies: We talked about the Eid craft we will be making tomorrow for our bulletin boards.

Gym: We played What Time is it Mr. Wolf and Freeze tag.

Science: Grade 2A joined us and we watched a video about mammals. Students answered questions about the characteristics of mammals.

Reminders:
  • Sign your child's spelling quiz.
  • Tomorrow is Spirit Day! Students should wear something red and bring in non- perishable food items for our Sadaqa Food Bank drive.
Jazakumullahu khaira,
Tr. Hina

Message from Tr. Nancy

Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum

Last Wednesday, the students at Abraar Elementary School participated in the Terry Fox National School Run. I must say that it was a success, MashaAllah! Everyone from grade one to grade six participated either through walking or running. It was heartwarming to see the students participate in such large numbers. In addition, I want to share something incredibly sweet with all of you. The JKs and SKs were not able to run, so they decided to do something to help out. The teachers started "A Toonie for Terry" where each child brings two dollars to help in Terry's cause. I was overjoyed to see the amount of toonies raised.

Pledges are starting to come in, MashaAllah! Please note that all pledges need to be returned to school by October 7, 2014, inshaAllah.

I would like to give a big heartfelt thank you to everyone for their participation and generous donations. Jazakum Allahu Kharain.
Have a wonderful day, inshallah.
Sincerely,

Nancy-Ann Brethour
School Librarian

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Friday's Classwork

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,

Today we had a great day alhamdulilah!

Math: We are learning how to tell the time to the hour, half-hour and quarter-hour. We are also learning how to add 15 minutes to the time (e.g. 9:00 - 9:15 - 9:30 - 9: 45 - 10:00).

Students completed page 63 in their Math books and we played Clock Bingo!

Language: We talked about some of the good deeds we could do in these blessed days. Students wrote sentences in their journals about doing good deeds in the 10 days of Dhul-Hiijah and they circled the verbs.

Science: We completed a worksheet where students wrote five special things they learned about mammals.

We practiced our nasheed for Eid, Alhamdolillah.

Homework:
  • Math book pages 57, 59 and 62 (Home Connection)
Reminders: 
  • Students have a spelling quiz on Monday. The list words are : fox, cut, hill, wind, put, all, moon, saw, tell, new 
  • Today students took home the flyer for the Eid festival.
  • Insha-Allah the coming Tuesday will be Spirit Day! Students are encouraged to wear something red. On Tuesday students should also bring in non- perishable food items for our Sadaqa Food Bank drive. In shaa Allah grade 2B will be competing with 2A and the class with the most food items will have a popcorn party!
Have a good weekend everyone!

Jazakumullahu khaira,
Tr. Hina

Message from Tr. Ibtissam (Quran Teacher)

Alsalamu Alaikum

Please help your child to memorize Surah AlGashia Ayah 6 to 10

JAK

Message from Tr. Said (French Teacher)

Assalam Alaikoum 


Dear parents,

I hope my email finds you in  good health and Eman,

You will find below what we did in French class:

1-  We did a gesture review of a few words we did last year ( bonjour , au revoir, tout le monde,  je regarde , je vois, court, saute, marche, la classe finit, se lève, s'assoit, écoute, vient , va, reste ici, aime, ouvre la porte, ferme la porte, lit un livre, pense, gentil, méchant, entre, sort....)

2-  Play rehearsal - introduction of the play - Petite Pauline .

3-   Introduction of the partner/group activity - colouring the puppets.

4- introduction of the characters ( Maman, petite pauline, Michel, Pierre, Marie Claire )

5-  We did -  Écris le mot sous l'image - 

6- viewing the play on DVD

7- we introduced the new vocabulary:

s'amuse 
montre
le camping
monte
la/une tente
trop
le/ un feu.


Jazakoum Allah Khairan

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Classwork

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,

Today we had a great day alhamdulilah!

Islamic Studies: Students sat on the carpet and we started our new chapter, I Obey Allah. I read the story of Prophet Adam and the importance of obeying Allah (SWT).

Writing: Students completed a worksheet where they looked at pictures and described what the children were doing. They underlined the verbs and coloured the pictures.

Math: We completed page 62 in our Math book where students wrote the time to the hour, half-hour and quarter-hour.

Gym: We played a co-operative game called "FreezeTag"

We started to sing a beautiful nasheed about Eid and said the takbeer. here is the link for the nasheed to practice at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBT6OCigDfs

Reminders: Today students took home 10 Days of Dhul-Hiija Good Deed Cards. Each day students will colour one number after they do the deed for the day for 10 days!
Students have to bring back the activity sheet after Eid to get a prize!

Jazakumullahu khaira,
Tr. Hina

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Classwork

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,

Spelling: Students learned about consonants and vowels. We started our first lesson in our Spelling books where students read about consonants. They read the new list words and put them in sentences.

Students have a spelling quiz on Monday. The list words are: fox, cut, hill, wind, put, all, moon, saw, tell, new 

Science: We completed a worksheet about Mammals.

Gym: We played Foxes and Rabbits in our gym time.

Computer Lab: Students logged in and explored the Raz Kids website. It is a great website where hundreds of books engage students with animation and sound effects as they listen to fluent reading, record their own reading for practice, and take quizzes on what they read.

Please encourage your child to log in daily at home and read at least for 20 minutes.

Terry Fox Run: We went to the park for our Terry Fox Run.

Reminders:
  • Today students took home a lunch form. The deadline to submit the lunch forms is Wednesday, 10/01/2014.
  • If you have not sent your child's notebooks to school, please do so this week.
Jazakumullahu khaira,
Tr. Hina

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Classwork

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,

Math: Students made their own clocks using paper plates, paper and fasteners. We are learning to tell the time to the hour, half-hour, and quarter-hour. Students finished pages 59 to 61 in their workbook.

Language: Students completed a worksheet about verbs. They learned new verbs and put them in sentences. 

Science: Students reviewed mammals and they did a crossword activity about mammals. The students who didn't finish their activity in class were assigned to finish it as homework.

Library: We went to the library and Tr. Nancy talked about the significance of the Terry Fox Run.

Reminder: Tomorrow we are having the Terry Fox Run in the school playground from 10:15 to 11:30 insha-Allah. If you wish to have your child participate, please sign the Terry Fox form and send it to school tomorrow if you have not already done so.

I hope you all have a wonderful evening insha-Allah! 

Jazakumullahu khaira,
Tr. Hina

Monday, 22 September 2014

Classwork

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,

I hope and pray that all of you are doing well, In shaa Allah. 


Writing: Students cutout pictures of a dog playing fetch and they pasted them in the correct order in their journals. Students wrote simple sentences to describe each picture and they circled the subject and verb in each sentence using crayons.

Math: Students are learning to measure the time of different activities. They completed page 56 & 57 in their math books using pendulum.

Islamic Studies: We answered questions in our I Love Islam workbooks about Allah being Number One in our lives.

We reviewed the classroom rules.

Jazakumullahu khaira,
Tr. Hina



Saturday, 20 September 2014

Message from Quran Teacher

Please can you help your child to memorize Surah :  ALGASHIA
Ayah : 1-5
JAK
Ibtissam Chehade

Letter from Tr. Ibtissam (Quran Teacher)

Assalamu Alaykum,

My name is Ibtissam Chehade, I am the Quran teacher for levels 1, 2 and 3. I am certified to teach in tajwid, as I have received an ijaza about 10 years ago. 

I have also been teaching quran and tajwid for more than four years at Al-furqan and Dar Assuna. I have taught both adults and children.
InshAllah I hope that we will have a beneficial and successful year with your children.
If you have any questions and concerns, please feel free to contact me atIchehade@abraarschool.com

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Classwork

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,

I hope and pray that all of you are doing well, In shaa Allah. We had a wonderful day alhamdulilah!

Islamic Studies: Students sat on the carpet and we talked about TAWHEED. We read the story of Prophet Ibrahim (SAW) and what he did with the idols.

Grammar: Students completed a worksheet where they wrote nouns in a monster's mouth.

Math: Students completed a worksheet about telling the time. I read The Grouchy Lady Bug and students drew the time on their whiteboards and held them up.

Gym:We started off with a warm up activity called "Follow the leader". Then we played the games Pizza Tag and Red light, Green light.

Reminders: Please send indoor shoes with your child to school if you have still not done so.

Homework:  Think of a noun, draw the noun, colour it, label it and cut it out for our NOUN TOWN.

I hope you all have a wonderful evening Insha-Allah!

Jazakumullahu khaira,
Tr. Hina

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Today's Classwork

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,

I hope and pray that all of you are doing well, In shaa Allah. We had a wonderful day alhamdulilah!

Grammar: Students sat on the carpet and we learned Proper and Common Nouns. They gave different examples of each. We watched a video about nouns and we did two quizzes online as a class. We also played NOUN HUNT!

Math: We revised telling the time to the hour and half hour. I started reading The Grouchy Lady Bug and when I said the time students drew the clock on their whiteboards and held it up.

Gym: We played Pizza Tag and Duck Duck Goose.

Computer Lab: We had our first class in the computer lab today. The students played educational games and had a great time.

HomeworkStudents think of a noun, they draw the noun, colour it, label it and cut it out for our NOUN TOWN.

I hope you all have a wonderful evening Insha-Allah!

Have a good evening everyone!

Jazakumullahu khaira,
Tr. Hina

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Classwork

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,

I hope and pray that all of you are doing well, In shaa Allah. We had a wonderful day alhamdulilah!

All About Me Puzzle: Students made an all about me puzzle by drawing and writing different things about themselves in each part. They pasted the puzzle on construction paper and cut it out.

Reading: The students sat on the carpet and I read them a book about friendship. The book was called, "How to Lose All Your Friends" and we discussed some of the things that can lose all of our friends, so we can avoid doing those things. Tomorrow, we will read a book called "How to be a Good Friend" and we will discuss things that make us true friends. 

Islamic Studies: We learned about Allah (SWT) and how He is our Creator. Students did a lovely craft where they made a frame with Allah (SWT) using paper plates, glue and coloured egg shells. Mash'Allah they did a wonderful job!

Library: We had our first visit to the library and Tr. Nancy talked about the library rules.

Reminder: In shaa Allah your child will have the class schedule by Friday.

Have a good evening everyone!

Jazakumullahu khaira,
Tr. Hina

Monday, 8 September 2014

Today's Classwork

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,

I hope and pray that all of you are doing well, In shaa Allah. We had a wonderful day alhamdulilah!

Looking into My Vacation: Students sat on the carpet and were reminded of the book we read on Friday "How I Spent My Vacation". They took turns to tell the class how they spent their vacation. Students went back to their places and drew pictures in sunglasses of some of the lovely places they visited and great things they did!

Math: Students did a Math About Me craft!

Gym: We went to the gym and played Octopus and Freeze Tag.

Jazakumullahu khaira,
Tr. Hina

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Second Day of School

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,

I hope and pray that all of you are doing well, In shaa Allah. We had a wonderful day on Friday alhamdulilah!

Show and Tell: Students took turns to show the class their All About Me bags!

Name Glyph: Students finished their name glyph and placed them on their desks.

Reading: Students sat on the carpet and I read "How I Spent my Summer Vacation". Students took turns and shared with their peers how they spent their Summer vacation.

Islamic Studies and Art: Students learned about how we need to behave in the masjid and they coloured a masjid using the pointillism technique. Masha'Allah they did a beautiful job!

Reminders: 
  • Please make sure you label all of your child's school supplies before sending them to school.
  • Make sure your daughter has a hijab for prayer every day in shaa Allah. 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Jazakumullahu khaira,
Tr. Hina

Thursday, 4 September 2014

First Day in Grade 2!

As-salamu-alaikum wa Rahmatullah

Dear Parents,

I hope and pray that all of you are doing well, In shaa Allah.Alhamdulilah today was a great day!

Classroom Rules and Reward System: Today we got to know each other by doing some fun ice breakers! Students took turns to say what the classroom rules are and we talked about our terrific reward system this year!

Reading: We read a lovely book called " First Day Jitters" and we read a poem about juice "Jitter Juice". We drank Jitter juice to say good bye to all the negative feelings we might have!

Name Glyph: Students were very excited when they completed their name glyph.

Homework: All About Me Bag, worksheet (My First Day in Grade 2)

Reminder: Please make sure that you have your child's name on all his/her items (Supply List) before you send them to school.

Students also took a Welcome Letter home today. I am looking forward to a wonderful year in shaa Allah!

Jazakumullahu khaira,
Tr. Hina

Welcome Back!


Bismillah!

Asalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah Dear Parents,

Welcome to a new school year! 

Welcome to Grade 2B, In shaa Allah this will be a great and inspiring year for all of us filled with smiles, duaas and memories we can cherish forever :)