Friday 31 October 2014

Language Homework :)

Language: Cartoons and Cartooning package to help students with reading and writing practice. It also includes several sheets on synonyms which should all be a review for students.

Have a great weekend :)


Thursday 30 October 2014

Math H.W and math test

Assalamu alaikom,

Math H.W. : Rounding package pages 3-4

Math test on Tuesday, November 4th will cover chapter 2- Numeration- which includes the following topics:

1- Place Value
2- Expanded form
3- Comparing and ordering numbers
4- Exploring 10000
5- Multiplying by 10, 100, and 1000
6- Rounding to the nearest 10, 100, or 1000
7- Counting money collections

Solving the mid- chapter review and the end-of-chapter review (found in the math duo tang) would be of a great help when reviewing with your children.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Tr. Marwa

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Updates from Math and Science classes

Math H.W: Rounding package page 1 and 2

Math test covering chapter 2 "Numeration" will take place on Tuesday November 4th, 2014

Food Chain project is due Monday, November 3rd (rubrics are sent home with the students).

We will have Science students from University of Carleton coming to our classroom tomorrow morning insha'Allah to give a special workshop to grade four students about "Habitats and communities".

Tuesday 28 October 2014

Online Games for "Topic Sentences"


       Here are a few online games that students can play to understand the concept of topic sentences. Happy Playing :)

Language Arts Update

Salam Everyone,

   This week's focus in Language Arts will be topic sentences. InshAllah students have learned this term before and we will review and expand on it. Topic sentences will help students write a news story which will be their next assignment (which is under the expository genre).

ABC - Alphabets

News from the French class

News from the French class


Monday, October 20, 2014

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents

Time is just flying by and we are already in October.

So far we are working on our daily vocabulary, using it in sentences, questions and answers. Al Hamdulillah, students are starting to gain some confidence in speaking French in class.

We are working on our first story “L’arbre Ungali”. Students were given the photocopy of the story in September.  We have worked on:

  • The activities related to reading comprehension: “Choisis le bon mot” and “Les questions totales”.
  • The noun: gender and number.
  • Numbers, months, days and seasons.


  • Thursday, October 30, we are having the 1st French test: spelling, choisis le bon mot, questions totals, vocabulary and grammar.
  • The spelling list for Tuesday is:

  1. Beaucoup
  2. Un peu
  3. Avec
  4. Pourquoi
  5. Parce que
  6. Alors
  7. Quand
  8. Est-ce que je peux aller aux toilettes s’il te plait?
  9. Est-ce que je peux boire de l’eau s’il te plait?

  • The others sections in the test are mainly daily class work and students are familiar with them.

Important note: Please note that only one photocopy of the story and of any written activity will be given to the student. It is his/her responsibility to keep it safe in the folder and to have it in class. If for any reason, the document is misplaced or lost, student will have to rewrite it. If you wish to have a copy for home, you may make one copy for this purpose.

Jazakum Allah Kheiran for your cooperation and your support.


Dr Amina Ould-brahim,

French teacher

Science coordinator


Tr. Amal's Update

أولياء الأمور الكرام / السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

يوم الخميس  سيكون اختبار قواعد في تصريف الفعل الماضي إلى الضمائر ( المتكلم - الغائبة - والمخاطبة ) 

- الجملة المثبة والمنفية .

- أقسام الكلام ( اسم - فعل - حرف ) 

ملاحظة :- عند المراجعة للاختبار الرجوع إلى الكتاب ص 19 وإلى دفتر الواجب الخاص بالتلميذ ,و الورق المصور.

شكرا جزيلا
 المدرسة أمل

Thursday 23 October 2014

Spirit Day # 2: Mix & Match Day!

Nouns Test

Nouns (Common Nouns and Proper Nouns) --- Test on Monday October 27, 2014.

The test will consist of multiple choice and short answers.

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Monday 20 October 2014

Diversity- Art

Salam Parents,
  This month we are focusing on diversity in many of our classes. As an art project, I would like students to print or sketch (roughly) the flag of their native country. For example, I am from India therefore I would print out the Indian flag. Please make sure it is in color. JazakAllah-Khairan.

Thursday 16 October 2014

Writing Activities To Do at Home

As Salam Alaikum Parents,
        I received a lot of requests regarding writing strategies to help your child improve. The best way to improve your child’s writing is to have them write more.  I was reading an article online called “Put it to Paper: Tips for Parents to Improve a Child’s Writing Skills" by Audrey W. Prince, and she has a lot of great writing ideas that can be implemented in the family home from day to day. Here are a few ideas I took from the article and would like to share with you. The activities are quick and easy that students deem as fun and not as a chore.  
Send a Message - Frequently leave notes on pillows, desks, mirrors, wherever. Have your child write you a note in return. A family chalkboard or message board is a great tool for encouraging your child to write messages.
Letters - Make letter writing a habit for your child. Have your child write letters to family and
 “Year in Review” Notebook - Keep an ongoing record of your family’s life. Every family member can add to your family’s story. Include important events that happen during the year. On New Year’s Eve, sit down and read through your “Year in Review” and start a notebook for the next year. To add to your story, include family photos whenever possible.
 Postcards - Have your child write and mail postcards on family vacations or special outings.
 Say “Thank You” - Let your child get in the habit of writing “Thank You” notes for gifts or whenever it is appropriate to do so.
 Journals – As a gift, give your child a special journal. Encourage your child to
write in his/her journal as often as possible.
 Make a Menu - Let your child design and write the menu for a family dinner. This is a great activity that will keep a child busy while mom or dad is cooking. If some of the words are difficult, write them down on a separate sheet of paper for the child to copy.
 Be Creative - Encourage your child to write and perform skits or puppet shows. Set aside time for other family members to see the performance.
 Travel log - When you go on vacations, trips, or special outings, have your child record new sights and experiences from his/her journey.
Copy - If your child likes a particular song (nasheed), have him/her copy
the lyrics. Children can also copy their favorite poem, quotation, or short book. Encourage neatness for legibility.
InshAllah these activities will help your child’s writing and keep you updated on their progress. Make sure to encourage your child and focus on the content and understanding at first rather than the grammar and punctuation.  It also creates a bonding experience among the family which is truly valuable at most JazakAllah-Khairan for your support and I truly hope you try a few of these activities.
Prince, A. (2008). Put It to Paper: Tips for Parents to Improve a Child’s Writing Skills, 148, 1-3. Retrieved October 16, 2014, from Writing Skills.pdf

Notebook Collage 5

Wednesday 15 October 2014

October 15th Homework

Language: Spelling due Friday + Worksheets due tomorrow
Math: Math booklet due Friday + Worksheet due tomorrow
Science: Project due Thursday
Islamic Studies: Chapter A3 Page A35 Lesson Review #1-7 due Friday
French: Page 2 Tomorrow


A note from Tr. Amal (Arabic)

أولياء الأمور الكرام / السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

أود أن أضع بين أيديكم  ما تم تدريسه في  اللغة العربية لهذه الفترة الدراسية  وما سيتم تدريسه لاحقا

القراءة  : تم تدريس موضوعين :-  1- لغتي الجميلة   2- التعاون

القواعد : من الفقرة  إلى الجمل وتحديد الجمل). وفي النصوص تم حفظ نص العيد

التعبير : قام التلاميذ بكتابة  قصة مصورة والتعبير عن الصور المعروضة

وفي الفترة القادمة  - إن شاء الله - سوف نغطي في المنهج الدراسي ما يلي:

 القراءة : !- االحاسوب              2- وشكرا لكما

القواعد :- الفعل الماضي المثبت والمنفي مع الضمائر - الجار والمجرور.

النصوص :   حفظ نص  (الحاسوب ) ( والخريف)

التعبير : كتابة فقرة عن الخريف  - والتعاون .

الأملاء: مناقشة القاعدة الإملائية الخاصة (ال) مع الأسماء التي تبدأ بلام

ملاحظة : سيكون في كل شهر اختبار قراءة , وقواعد , وإملاء  وسوف يتم إعلامكم بذلك مسبقا .

جزاكم الله خيرا وكلنا أمل أن نتعاون معا  للنهوض بمستوى أولادنا الأعزاء في لغتنا الجميلة.

Tuesday 14 October 2014

Homework, Oct.14th, 2014

Math: Math sheet (comparing numbers) - both sides.
           Math package due Friday.

Science Adaptation Project due Thursday

Thursday 9 October 2014

Have a happy long weekend :)

Salam Everyone :)

   Here are a few reminders to keep in mind over the long weekend.

Language: Students were given a reading and writing package to complete over the weekend (Islands + recipe). I would also like students to read on RAZ-KIDS as well. It is highly recommended for parents to provide their child with a microphone and headphone. You can buy it at the dollarstore. Raz-Kids is an excellent tool for us to hear the students reading progress as they record themselves while reading. The assignments that I also assign each week requires students to have a microphone and headset. InshAllah, starting next month I will allow students to bring it in so they can practice using it in the computer lab.

Islamic Studies: In Islamic Studies class we learned about The Prophet Ibraheem's children: The story of Prophet Isma-eel (chapter A1) and the story of Prophet Is'Haq (chapter A2). There will be a test on Tuesday October 14, 2014 about these two chapters. The test will consist of fill in the blank and matching.

Class Dojo: As you may be aware that I have started a system on Class Dojo. Class Dojo is an excellent way for you to be informed on your child's behavior in class. I sent out a letter yesterday for parents to sign up and check daily updates. There is also an app you can download on your phone to keep you in the "know" at all times. InshAllah, I will be sending home weekly updates on your child's behavior, most likely on Fridays. I will send out the first report next week as we just started this yesterday.

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

Wednesday 1 October 2014




Language: Spelling Test Tomorrow + Lesson 4
Quran: Al-Insan aya 7-10 due tomorrow