Tuesday 29 October 2013


as salamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

I have spoken with a number of parents and have taken their suggestions to include more frequent updates about class work that includes 2-3 updates weekly about pieces of homework the students are assigned.

To be completed:
Math Textbook pg 184 #2,4,5
Math Workbook pg 61 (all)
practice 4x tables for test this week

Communicating skills pg 34 (all) and 35 #2-9
Week 5 Spelling list practice\
"Shirley Temple" comprehension sheet

Here are some fun science related games

City Project: Think about materials you may want to use to build your city model

3B book fair visit this Friday

Arabic (non-speakers) write 3 words with med

French: Lundi 4 Novembre test: - dictaire, vocabulaire "feuille d'ecriture"z

Monday 28 October 2013

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 www.abraarlibrary.com


Nancy-Ann Brethour,
Abraar School Librarian

Tuesday 22 October 2013

End of October Update

as salamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

In shaa Allah you all enjoyed your Eid holidays and are looking forward to everything ahead. I wanted to update you all on what 3B is working on before reports in November.

Math - The students have been working hard on multiplying using arrays, skip counting and other techniques.
We are also starting some learning about shapes to help with our upcoming "City Project"

Language - The children have been working on grammar rules for plural nouns. We are also learning about alphabetical order in Language and Library to help the children be more confident using dictionaries for their work.

Social Studies - 3B are moving forward from their urban and rural community learning with the start of a cross-curricular "City Project". For this project the students will be using learning from the other subjects (e.g. Math, Social Studies, Language, etc.) to design and plan their own city model.

Islamic Studies - The students are starting November off learning about cleanliness and purity and how these relate to their ibadah. We will also learn about Jummah/ daily prayers.

NOTE: I will be emailing some parents shortly if there are any concerns with your child, their homework, or behaviour before the reports are sent out.

Monday 7 October 2013

We have been learning to...

as salamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu / Greetings,

As Eid draws near and we continue through these blessed days, I wanted to send a quick update to you all to share some of the topics we have been working on in the class so far this year.

In Language, we have done some work on chapter summaries and book reports. We have been enjoying a few chapter books as a class as well. Most recently, the students have been enjoying reading Abby Klein’s “the Penguin Problem”. We have started our weekly spelling word lists. Spelling tests will continue to be written in class every Friday in shaa Allah. I am also starting weekly grammar work.

In Mathematics, we have reviewed several topics including: adding and subtracting 2/3 digit numbers, mathematical/geometric patterns, place value concepts, and are currently working on various mental and written techniques used with multiplication.

The following websites have various activities and quizzes for the students to practice their multiplication:

In Science, we have been learning about plants and soil. We have worked on improving scientific vocabulary, and developed understanding to prepare ourselves for our future experiments.

In Islamic Studies, we have most recently learning about Hajj and Eid al-Adha.

In Social Studies, we have been learning about differences and similarities between urban and rural communities.

I will do my best to share more frequent updates in shaa Allah. Eid Mubarak!

-Tr. Mohammad

Dua'a for October

as salamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

This month the whole school is practicing the following dua'a, which I hope you can share and practice with your families in shaa Allah.

Thursday 3 October 2013

Quran update

Dear parents

Alhamdulillah by the beginning of the month of October  we finished the first Surah for this school year ( Attakweer) ,

we will have a test on the whole surah Insha Allah on Monday Oct 21 Tuesday Oct 22 , 

so please practice with your child using this website and go to Sheikh Ibrahim Alakhadar:http://quran.ksu.edu.sa  

- Tr. Samia

Congratulations to the best memorizers  and reciters of the month 
of September : 
3A                                                                  3B
1.Fatima.                                                    1.Nour S.
2. Hana.                                                      2.Sajid.          
3.Nourideen                                               3.Muhammed.

P.S. an extra copy of the Quran Competition Form can be downloaded here in shaa Allah: https://docs.google.com/a/abraarschool.com/file/d/0B6XJR6sn9Xq3ZzJvcHZqY0dSQWc/edit?usp=sharing