Thursday 25 September 2014

Math Quiz

Please sign math quiz

Homework- September 25, 2014

Language: Business Letter and Spelling Test/Lesson 3 due tomorrow
Islamic Studies: Page 4-5 (workbook) due tomorrow
Arabic: Speaker- Page 24 #1
              Non-Speaker- Page 28 #1 + List
Quran: Surah Al-Insan aya 7-10 due Wednesday

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Homework - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Language: Spelling Lesson 3 due Friday
Islamic Studies: Page 4-5 due Friday
Math: Finish Booklet due Monday + Sign Test
Quran: Test Tomorrow Aya 4-6 + Vocab

Monday 22 September 2014

Homework- Monday, September 22, 2014

Language: Spelling Lesson #3 due Friday

Math: Page 6

Non speakers: Finish Worksheet
Speakers: Page 22

Thursday 18 September 2014


Language: Environmental Posters due Monday :)

Welcome Letter from Tr. Hadia

Sept. 19th, 2014.


Dear Parents,

Assalamo Allikum.

My name is Hadia Arabi Katbi. I am your child’s Quran teacher. In this welcoming letter, I ask Allah Almighty to make this school year a successful one, and to help us make the Quran reach our children’s tongues and hearts. My utmost goal in my classroom is to make your child learn how to read the Quran properly Inshallah. Also, your child will be memorizing some Suras of the Quran.

I will keep you informed of your child’s progress in memorization and learning through the student agenda which will be the main communication line between me and the parents. On a weekly basis, you will find in the agenda the ayas we plan to study and memorize and when the ayas are due for testing. Please do check the agenda at least once a week to check on your child progress as I will write notes and comments in case your child is not progressing.

Inshallah, with your help, support and feedback, you will notice a big difference in your child’s Quran reciting. Please feel free to contact me through the school number or my email.

Wassalamo Allikum

Hadia Arabi Katbi (Quran Teacher)

Sept. 19th, 2014.



Math H.W

Math H.W: Workbook p. 5

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Updates on Homework

Language: Spelling lesson 2 due Friday September 19. As well as the spelling test for lesson 2 (words were given on Monday and should be in your child's agenda).

Social Studies: "All about me" poster (good copy) due Wednesday September 25th, 2014 (our next social studies class).

Islamic Studies: Pages 94-95 in the workbook due Friday September 19th 2014.

 If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me. I would also like to explain that I will do my best to update the blog regularly but I seem to be having internet problems from time to time so please be patient with me.

A Note from Tr. Amina

Wednesday, September 10, 2014      


Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu!


Dear Parents,


My name is Madame Amina Ould-brahim and I am your child French this year. I have been at Abraar School since 2008 and each First Day of School is a new exciting day for me and this year is no exception.

I am looking forward to a very successful year, Insha’a Allah, and I know you are too. I have high expectations for your child and I will do all what I can to help him / her to meet these expectations, Insha’a Allah!


Here is how you can help. I will be expecting all work assigned in class to be completed. Of course, all children do not work at the same pace. Some children will get their work done in class and some will not. Whether or not your child gets his or her work done in class has no effect on their grade. If your child does not complete an assignment in class, he or she will be required to complete it at home. The way you can help is to ask your child every school day if any schoolwork needs to be done, and if so, make sure your child completes the assignment.

Class rules and rewards/consequences

During French class, we have set the following rules in order to promote and maintain a safe learning environment.

Rules during French class: 
My goal is to do the best I can in everything.
1.       I respect myself and others.
2.       I keep my hands and my feet to myself.
3.       I raise my hand and wait for permission to talk.
Rewards: To encourage good behaviour, students are rewarded according to the class reward system.
Once students accumulate enough vocabulary, a reward system will be implemented for speaking French in French class.
Consequences: To allow opportunities for behaviour improvement, we follow the discipline manual system throughout one week:
1.       First occurrence, student gets a warning.
2.       Second occurrence, student writes  a reflection sheet
3.       Third occurrence, contact to parents. ( reflection sheet sent home for signature and returned to me signed for student to join the class)















Students are allowed to talk in French during French class with their friends except during instruction time. No whispering is allowed throughout the whole period.


Students are also expected to have the following supplies:

·         One (2) pockets folder.
·         Two notebooks
·         Pencil, eraser, sharpener, ruler.





French Curriculum:


In the New Ontario Core French curriculum, the expectations are organized into 4 strands corresponding to the 4 main areas of language use. These strands are listening speaking, reading and writing.

The difference with the previous curriculum is that oral communication is split into listening and speaking and weights 50% in the curriculum instead of 33%.

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 check the following websites for more details.

During September, we will focus on oral communication to enrich and to review our vocabulary so students can interact in class discussions in French and we will review some grammar concepts.


This year, Insha’a Allah, students will have:

  1. One spelling test each month.
  2. Reading a book and completing a book report each other month.
  3. Grammar worksheet based on the lesson covered.

Class work is expected to be completed in class and on time. However, because students do not work at the same pace, any uncompleted class work must be finished at home. If for any reason, it is not done; students are given a last chance to finish it during recess time.

You may help me in checking your child’s agenda and the class blog on a daily basis to encourage him/her to do the homework regularly as your child has only one long recess where he/she can enjoy the fresh air and play with his/her friend.

As I am going to emphasize that only French is spoken during French class for all grades, students may find it challenging at the beginning but Insha’a Allah, as they will acquire more vocabulary, they will gain confidence in using it spontaneously in class and outside the class.

The French Long range Plan will be posted in your child class ‘blog as soon as it becomes available.

The success of this program cannot be achieved without your cooperation and your support. You may help by staying involved in your child’s education and emphasizing for him/her the importance of speaking only French in French class. Engage your child in conversation about his/her French class while understanding that students are not always able to articulate their experiences.

Finally, I want you to know that one of my most important goals this year is to keep the lines of communication open with you Insha’a Allah. To keep you updated, I will post French News in the class’ blog. I will also send you a note in your child agenda or an email or call you whenever there is very important information to be shared.


 Should you have any questions or concerns during the year, please feel free to contact me by:


 Sending a note in your child‘s agenda, or Calling the school at: 613- 226 - 1396, or

Sending an email.


Jazakum Allah Kheiran for your cooperation and your support.


Dr.Amina Ould-brahim,
French teacher and Science Coordinator

Abraar School: Islamic Education for the Next Generation

Secondary Campus: 1085 Grenon Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2B 8L7 | ph.613-820-0044 | fx.613-820-1495

Elementary Campus: 70 Fieldrow Street, Ottawa, ON K2G 2Y7 | ph.613-226-1396 | fx. 613-226-2745

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The National School Terry Fox Run Day

The National School Terry Fox Run Day

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Assalamu Alaikum

Abraar School is pleased to be hosting the annual National School Terry Fox Run Day.  This year, it will be on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. All monies raised through our event will be forwarded to The Terry Fox Foundation to further the cause of cancer research.  In addition, our walk/run will be on school grounds. Teachers and supervisors will be on hand to supervise and assist students along the way.

In addition, a permission slip and pledge form will be sent home with the grades 1 to 6 students on Friday, September 19, 2014. All students are encouraged to take part.  Let us keep Terry’s dream to find a cure for cancer alive. For more information, please visit 
Thank you for your support in this crucial fight against cancer.
Jazakum Allahu Khairan

Tr. Nancy,
Event Organizer

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Math H.W

Assalamu Alaikom Dear Parents,

Today's Math H.W. is workbook p. 3 and 4


Monday 15 September 2014

Wish List

As Salam Alaikum Parents,

     Here is a general wish list of supplies that will be very helpful to have in our classroom. Feel free to donate what you can and THANK-YOU to the parents who have already donated.


-Ziploc bags (all sizes)
-Bulk or individually wrapped snacks (for students who forget to bring snack)
-Recreational board games
-Educational board games
-Hard or soft cover book for recreational reading
-Paper plates (cups, napkins, spoons etc.)
-Disinfecting wipes
-Hand Sanitizers
-Hand Soap
-Tissue Boxes
-Band Aids
-First Aid kit
-Recess equipment (soccer ball, skipping ropes etc...)



JazakAllah-Khairan for your support J


Friday 12 September 2014

Math and Science H.W

Assalamu Alaikom,

Math H.W. : workbook p.2

Science H.W. : Questions 1- 4 in the habitats package p. 3 (Due next Friday)

Tr. Marwa

Thursday 11 September 2014


AS Salam Alaikum Parents,

       Welcome to the Grade 4B Blog! Here, I will be posting updates on weekly homework and announcements. Here is a rough idea of what we will be learning in term 1.

Language: Focus on Habitats
Monday: Spelling
Wednesday: Grammar
Friday: Spelling Tests

Social Studies: Political and Physical Regions of Canada

Islamic Studies: "Character is key"
We will be reading variety of stories and informational texts related to the importance of good character in Islam.

Reading: Focusing on the RAZ-KIDS program
(Raz-Kids  is an online account where your child can sign in and can read, hear, record, and answer questions based on the book they read. They have access to hundreds of eBooks! We will be using Raz-Kids weekly and students will be administered online assignments each week. It is highly recommended that students buy a microphone headset where they can hear and record themselves reading).

Science: Habitats

Math: Number sense and Numeration


             Tr. Seher

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Math H.W (Sept.10,2014)

Math H.W. : Workbook p.1

Message from Tr. Marwa

September 2014

Dear Parents:

Welcome to Grade 4B at Abraar School! My name is Ms Marwa and I will be teaching your child mathematics and science this year insha’Allah.  We are looking forward to a great and successful school year in which all of our children will reach their full academic, social and emotional potential.


A good parent-teacher relationship is necessary for maximum school success. Throughout the year, we will communicate through the school blog, e-mails, reports, and parent/teacher interviews. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. You can e-mail at I believe that this year will be one of the best yet with your support and partnership. 


Thank you for your support and I look forward to a wonderful and successful year with you and your special someone insha’Allah.




Ms Marwa Ahmed

Grade 4A Homeroom Teacher