Friday 31 January 2014

Field Trip Information

Assalam Alaikum  Parents,

        For our field trip on Monday it is highly recommended that each student brings in the following:

- Hats
-Snow Pants
-Have a big breakfast (students may not have a chance to eat lunch during the field trip they will eat once we come back)
-Water Bottle
-Extra pair of socks
-Extra pair of pants or shirts (just incase it gets wet)

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Math H.W.

W.B. p.82

Insha'Allah, there will be a math test covering multiplication and division on Tuesday February 4th 2014

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Monday 27 January 2014

Math H.W

Workbook p. 55

Light in our Lives!

Assalamu Alaikom Dear Parents,

Insha'Allah we will have a workshop about "Light in our Lives" administered by Scientists in Schools on Thursday February 6, 2014. Light is a part of the grade 4 science curriculum. The workshop will take around 150 minutes, and here is the list of activities that the students will do during the workshop:



  1. To begin the session, students will be introduced to light as a form of energy and electromagnetic waves. We will discuss the concept of waves, wavelength, and colors.
  2. In the first experiment, students will examine the interaction of light with various objects and categorize the objects using the terms transparent, translucent, and opaque.
  3. In other hands-on activities, students will investigate in pairs how light travels, as well as the reflection and diffraction of light.
  4. Laser light may be demonstrated by the presenter.  The students are not endangered during the demonstration.
  5. Students will investigate the interaction of light with several optical devices and as a group will design a periscope.  If time permits,  we may have a visit by a small version of the famous physicist and violinist, Albert E.......       Needless to say, it's a good photo-op.
  6. During the finale,  students will examine various optical devices including lenses, kaleidoscopes, bug-eye glasses, and retro-reflectors; and possibly try to touch a nebulous pig named Ralph.
Jazakum Allah Khairan.

Tr. Marwa

Spelling Words for the Week

Here are the spelling words for this week. We will have our regular weekly spelling test on Friday.

1.  Advantage
2. Imagination
3. Engineer
4. Gorilla
5. Gigantic
6. Knowledge
7. Burglar
8. Fungus
9. Judge
10. Cougar

Thursday 23 January 2014


Islamic Studies- Chapter F2 and F3 (Islam in Africa) quiz tomorrow

Language- Chapter 1-6 Quiz Monday (Charlotte's Web)

Tuesday 21 January 2014

Science Workshop

Assalamu Alaikom Dear Parents,

Insha'Allah we will be having a workshop about Sound which is a part of the grade 4 science curriculum on Thursday February 13, 2014. The workshop will take 150 minutes, and here is the list of activities that the students will do during the workshop:

Workshop Confirmation
Presenter: James MacCuaig - (613) 762-3026
To: Marwa Ahmed
School: Abraar School, 70 Fieldrow St., Ottawa, K2G 2Y7, (613) 226-1396
Date: 2/13/2014  Time: 9:00am start time.
Second workshop to follow with 12:30pm start time.
I will arrive approximately 45 minutes early to set up.
Please let me know if that will present any problems accessing the room.

  1. We will be working in 5 groups and you could choose them in advance if you like. It is good to have a mixture with 1 or 2 girls per group. The best layout is a central area with the groups sitting at 5 large tables. I will need to set up five oscilloscopes with microphones around the outside of the room, and we will use them to see the shapes of sound waves the students generate themselves.
  2. Please have the students wearing nametags showing their first name in LARGE BLACK felt pen. Many teachers use 2" x 4" sticky labels. Nametags will be very helpful during discussion periods.
  3. I will provide a lab book for each student to keep.
  4. Students should bring a pencil.
  5. Parent volunteers are not essential but parents are certainly welcome to attend if they wish. If so,parents would be put to use to pass out equipment and help students do the experiments.
  1. We will discuss a definition of "what is sound" and the ways we use sound in our lives.
  2. Working in pairs, the students will use tuning forks to examine how sound travels in different media.
  3. We will discuss the nature of waves. Using the oscilloscopes and microphones, students will determine what waves look like for loud & quiet sound, and for sounds of different pitch.
  4. Working in pairs, students will examine the properties of strings to make sounds of different pitch.
  5. Students will make observations and discuss the different sounds from different musical instruments (timbre), and the concept of resonance.
  6. A number of musical instruments will be used including a triangle, one string and two string guitars, and a pan flute the students make themselves.
  7. If time permits, students will participate in an improv production using boom whackers and laughing ducks. Each student will get their own laughing duck to take home.

I'm looking forward to visiting your class. Thank you for booking "Sound is Music to Your Ears".
A Partnership in Science Education
Scientists in School is a Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Math H.W

Workbook p. 53 and 79

Monday 20 January 2014

Math H.W.

Workbook p. 78

Please sign the Multiplication and Division Quiz in your child's math notebook.

Friday 17 January 2014

A look at our Art!

Here are some of the art pieces that the students have been working on this week.


Assalam Alaikum Parents,
        Here are a few updates as to what we will be learning in class this month.

Language: We have started reading the story "Charlotte's Web" we will be reading this for the next two months while doing variety of activities based on the story.

Social Studies: We have began Medieval Studies where we will be focusing on European societies from about 500 to 1500 C.E. We will be looking at the differences in daily life and how the society functioned.

Islamic Studies: This months theme for Islamic studies is Mawlid Nabi. We will be focusing all of our readings on this.

Gym/Health: We began health this week. This unit will focus not only on healthy eating habits but also living a healthy lifestyle.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me. JazakAllah-Khairan.


Monday 13 January 2014

Thursday 9 January 2014

Math Homework

Workbook page 50 + multiplication sheet (0-9)

Please help your child to memorize the multiplication tables by heart.

Tuesday 7 January 2014


Language: -Letter to babysitter plus worksheet due tomorrow
                  -Recipe rough draft due Thursday
                   -Spelling Lesson 12 due Friday + Weekly Spelling Test
                  - Please bring an empty notebook for our next unit that we will be starting next week (due Friday)

Math: Workbook page 49 + family garden chart + Multiplication sheet due tomorrow

Monday 6 January 2014

Projet de Français- Tr. Amina

Projet de Français : Un pays francophone

Projet : Un Pays francophone de ton choix

En suivant le texte qu’on a fait en classe sur le Sénégal, ton projet doit avoir les informations suivantes :

·        Le nom du pays, le drapeau et la carte.

·        La position géographique, le climat, les villes (3 à 4 phrases)

·        La nourriture et les vêtements (3 à 4 phrases)

·        L’éducation. (3 à 4 phrases)

·        Un problème qu’il y a dans ce pays. (3 à 4 phrases)



  Ton projet doit avoir aussi des dessins, images ou photos. Tu peux imprimer  des images des  sites de l’internet.

Tu peux présenter ton projet sous forme :

·        D’un poster ou d’un petit livret.

Tu peux découper et décorer ton livret ou ton poster.

Utilise ton imagination et ta créativité.


The project can be typed or handwritten. The pictures can be drawn or taken from internet. Write also the references of your information.

Write directly in French. No translation using google translator is allowed.

Students are evaluated:

·        on the sentences, spelling mistakes (if there are too much),

·        neatness

·         originality and creativity.


Spelling Words

Here are the spelling words for this week. This week's lesson is a review therefore we are going to have 20 words for the weekly spelling test.

1. Scorpion
2. Flaw
3. Colt
4. Folder
6. Criminal
7. Stampede
8. Switch
9. Pliers
10. Smile
11. Starfish
12. Praise
13. Bridge
14. Stranger
15. Narrow
16. Clean
17. Grateful
18. Frown
19. Marigold
20. Phone