Friday 28 February 2014

March French Update

February 27, 2014
French Updates
·         We are almost done the last activities related to the story “Les Trois Petits Cochons”. Tuesday, March 4, 2014, we have the last French test related to this unit.
The test has 3 sections:
-          Dictée #4
-          Les questions totales related to the story
-          Les questions partielles related to the story

Spelling vocabulary list:
1)      Dis les mots
2)      fait
3)      les actions
4)      prend la chemise
5)      travaille
6)      partenaire
7)      ton, ta
8)      ami, amie
9)      Je joue avec mon ami

·         Next week, we will start our new story “Le Chat et la Lune”. This story is an adaptation of the well known story. The Sky is falling”. We will do the same type of activities.
·         Here are some websites for learning French. The last one is for ordering the story for grade 7 if you wish to buy it.
·         If you wish to buy the DVD of the story, This is the website from where you may order it:

Amina Ould-brahim, OCT, PhD
French teacher and Science Coordinator

Wednesday 26 February 2014

Feb 26 language update

salamun alaykum,

The students are working on writing a (min.) 3 paragraph story where they are imagining they are participating in the Olympics. To date we have covered the Beginning and Middle paragraphs. When they finish their 3rd paragraph we will work on typing their story in shaa Allah.

Recently, we have started new programs for spelling, grammar and punctuation as well.

********For spelling we will complete 5 words per day. They will be given the words in class and asked to write 2-3 sentences in class using the words correctly. They will then be asked to write sentences for the remaining 2-3 words at home.********

The words for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are: able / age / already / arrive / bare / became / between / bone / break / candy

Thursday 20 February 2014

Gr. 3 Quran Update

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents;

Alhamdulillah this week we have finished Suret An-Nabaa.

Mashalla, they finished the whole Juzuu' now :), we are planning a party next week inshallah and will notify you later with the date exactly! 

Hope you help your child to practice the whole Surah.

Besides, we are trying a new program in collaboration with the Arabic teachers to increase their understanding of the ayat.. So we learned the vocabulary below form the Surah.

Tr. Hadia


His Hands

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Feb 18 Update

salamun alaykum,


The students have been given two 4-page booklets to practice grammar and punctuation (e.g. statements and questions). It is very important that the children complete and understand these sheets because it will help them better decode and understand long-answer word problems like those they will encounter on the EQAO test. DUE FRIDAY

4 Journal Entries (approx. 10-16 should be done by Friday)


The students will continue to learn and apply their knowledge of 3-D shapes, buildings, and structures. Currently, we are building frames for skyscrapers in class. We will soon try to use our knowledge of nets to create shells for the building frames in shaa Allah.
Textbook pg 270-271 due Friday

Social Studies

Continuing our work on the topic of Pioneers/settlers and Early peoples of Canada.
Canada's Pioneers pg 34-38 due Monday

Monday 10 February 2014

Feb 10 Update

Salamun alaykum,


Children are finishing up division with review and word problems. Next the class will be moving on to Area & 3-D shapes.


The children have been working on predicting, and explaining their predictions. This has been tied to our chapter book, as well as our word problems in Math.

Social Studies

The class is continuing their learning about Native peoples and Early Settlers of Canada. We have been learning about different groups of people who travelled to Canada. We will continue to talk about their lifestyles upon their arrival in Canada.


The children will be applying their Math learning (e.g. measurment, shapes, perimeter, etc.) to begin learning more about buildings and structures. The children will be challenged to build various buildings and their frames (i.e. skeletons).


The children will continue to learn about the Seerah and begin to focus more on Islamic character/relationships in shaa Allah.


The class is learning basketball skills and teamwork/co-operation.

Message from Libary

Dear Parents,

Assalamu Alaikum

Please take note that the MS Read-A-Thon has now started. This past week, your child received a kit for the read-a-thon. The kit includes a plastic bag (meant to carry the money raised), a reading minute form, and a pledge sheet. Please take note that the MS-Read-A-Thon concludes on Friday, February 21, 2014. All the funds raised must be returned on Monday, February 24, 2014.

Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your help and support in the MS Read-A-Thon.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me either by email or telephone.

Nancy-Ann Brethour,
Abraar School Librarian
70 Fieldrow Street
Ottawa Ontario K2G 2Y7
Tel: 613-226-1396

Tuesday 4 February 2014

Feb 4 Update

salamun alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,


Children will be volunteering to participate in the MS-Read-a-thon to read and raise money for a good cause.

Photo orders due Feb 6 - late orders are charged extra.



I have asked the children to keep a dictionary at home to help them with Reading and Spelling in shaa Allah.

For the spelling tests, because the children have been consistently scoring high marks for spelling I have explained to the class that I will now be testing meaning of the spelling words as well. They should use dictionaries whenever possible to understand the spelling and meaning of the spelling list words. Subsequently, spelling tests will ask the students to spell the words correctly in a sentence.

Language class the students are complimenting their 4 journal entries per week with lessons on letter writing.
Both these writing styles ask the children to put their thoughts into words - something that is difficult for young children, but it will help them give better explanations (e.g. for EQAO long answer questions).

At the beginning of the year I asked the children to complete chapter summaries of books that they were reading. I want to recharge the children's reading with your help. Please encourage your children to read for approx. 10 minutes each night. They can easily use summaries of what they read towards their 4 journal entries. Ask them about what they have been reading so they can practice organising their explainations as well.



Children have been working on long division. Masha Allah it is great to see their effort with such a difficult technique.

This week we will be learning techniques that can further help us with division (i.e. estimation and multiplication).

Social Studies

The students are continuing to learn about the Early Settlers of Canada and its native peoples.
In shaa Allah we will be doing some crafts and activities related to the topic and Science learning related to structures and buildings.