Thursday, 31 January 2013

Math Quiz

Alsalamo Alikom Dear Parents
As we are done alhamdollelah with ch. 3 (Data Management) students will have a quiz on Tuesday Feb.5 in ch.3 Lessons (1,2,3,5,9).

Jazakom Allah Khairan

Monday, 28 January 2013

A Survey

Alsalamo Alikom Dear parents
Today grade six students conducted a survey on what is the most favorite subject for Abraar school students and the results were amazing.
The First ranking was for QURAN
The Second ranking was for MATHEMATICS
The Third Ranking was for LANGUAGE
The Forth Ranking was for SCIENCE.                       
Jazakom Allah Khairan my dear students.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Math and Science Updates

Alsalamo Alikom Dear Parents
Math Updates:
We will have a math test  due Thursday Jan.24th. in ch.9 L. (2,3,4,5), & ch.10 L. ( 1,2,3,4,5).
We Started ch.3 and it works with Data Management so students will be asked to conduct surveys, collect data, organize their data, draw graphs to display the result of their survey,.....etc.
Science Updates:
We started Unit 3 ( Turn It On!)
Students have to solve the questions listed in their science journal due on Monday Jan.28th.
  • What do you know about electricity?
  • What do you want to know?
  • How will you find out?
A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
(Colin Powel).
Jazakom Allah Khairan.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Multiple Sclerosis Read-A-Thon kickoff!

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents,

 Tomorrow is the Multiple Sclerosis Read-A-Thon kickoff!

 The assembly will take place in the gym from 9:00 to 9:30.  Please visit for more information on this very important event.


Jazakum Allahu Khairan.

Tr. Nancy

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Language updates

AlSalamo Alikom Dear Parent
Date of spelling test:  Thursday January 17, 2013, the following words are from the novel we are reading from.
Spelling test List
1. Domain
2. Trespassers
3. densely
4. intertwined
5. timidly
6. yielded
7. observed
8. substitute
9. desperately
10. consider
11. merely
12. doubtfully
13. extraordinarily
14. particularly
15. astonished
16. corridor
17. contrary
18. limped
19. overwhelming
20. companion
Homework: Character analysis
Mrs. Frisby- students are to select 5 adjectives that describes Mrs. Frisby. Once the adjectives are chosen, students are to find examples from the book that demonstrate each adjectives they have chosen to describe Mrs. Frisby. I have given them class time to work on it today. If work is not complete. It is for homework.
Thank you,
Tr. Merve

Health Project


 AlSalamo Alikom Dear Parents,

As a new Unit, we have starting talking about healthy habits. We watched a video last week about different ways of being healty and avoid getting sick etc.

This week are going to work on a project that gets students to create their own book with illustration of 'how to do activity.

 Here is the outline of the project:

 They are to work in pairs.


Do you remember when you learned to kick a ball? Or hop onone foot? Or dribble a basketball? Even though these skills may be easy for you now, they werent always a piece of cake? Now that your are a motor skill master, you can help out some little kids who write and illustrate a book for young kids that shows the steps of mastering the skill. Be sure to break the skill down into simple steps with clear illustrations that little kids will be able to follow. Don't forget to emphasize how much fun it is to use the skill once you have learned it.

We will work on it in class next week - Wednesday January 23, 2013

The due date of the proejct is : Wednesday January 30, 2013


Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Quran Updates


Dear parents and guardians,

Assalamu Allikum

This is a reminder of the deadline for participating in the Abraar Fourth Annual Quran Competition which is approaching soon Insha Allah (31st January 2013).
Also, for the students who have submitted registration slips for the competition, please be advised that the first round of the competition will start at the beginning of February and will last until the beginning of March, so be prepared for this round according to the following dates:

Week 1 (Feb. 4 to Feb.8 )                  JK, SK and Grade 1.

Week 2 (Feb.11. to Feb. 14)              Grades 2 and 3.

Week 3 (Feb. Feb. 22)              Grades 4 and 5 .

Week 4 (Feb. 25. to Mar.1)               Grades 6, 7 and 8.

Lastly, Jazakum Allah Khairan to the parents who made contributions towards the Quran
competition and we are still waiting for your generous donations as we are about $1500 away from our target.

Wassalamu Allikum

Samia Tarbah
Quran Teacher

Monday, 14 January 2013

Math Newsletter

Alsalamo Alikom dear Parent/Caregiver:

Over the next two weeks, your child will be learning about dividing decimals.
The focus of the lessons will be on estimating quotients, dividing whole numbers
and decimals by whole numbers, and using division and other operations to solve
problems. Throughout the chapter, your child will be asked to communicate his
or her understanding and to solve problems.

Throughout this time, you and your child may engage in activities, such as the following:

• Look for examples of dividing decimals in your everyday life.
For example, if a bike path is 4.5 km long and you want to divide it into 3 equal
distances, how long would each be? Estimate and then calculate the distance.

• Practise using a calculator to divide money. Pose and solve problems such as:
a large pizza costs $13.99. Four friends will share the cost. How much will each
friend have to pay? Estimate and then use the calculator.

• Pose and solve problems involving dividing by 10, 100, 1000, and 10 000.
For example, if the scale on a drawing is 1:10, how high will the drawing of a
bookcase be that is 1.2 m tall? If a sketch of a bird has a scale of 1:100, how
all will the sketch be if the actual bird is 22 cm tall?
You may want to visit: and follow the links to Nelson Mathematics 6,

Chapter 10, for more suggestions to help your child learn mathematics and for books
that relate children’s literature to dividing decimals. Also, check the Web site for links
to other Web sites that provide online tutorials, math problems, and brainteasers.

If your child is using a
Mathematics 6 Workbook, pages 88 to 93 belong to Chapter 10.
There is a page of practice questions for each of the five lessons in the chapter and
a Test Yourself page at the end. If your child requires assistance, you can refer to the
At-Home Help box on each Workbook page.


Friday, 11 January 2013

Quran Updates


Quran: Update from Tr. Samia


Alhamdullah we finished reciting and memorizing surat Attahreem  and  we will have a test on the whole surah next Wednesday January 16th Insha Allah . This test will be on Tajweed rules, reading rules and memorization of the whole surah , so please practice with your child using this website and go to Sheikh Ibrahim Alakhadar:  


Congratulations to the best memorizers  and reciters of the month 


of December


1.Mariam S.
2.Ali K.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Arabic Update

أولياء الأمور الكرام:


اود أن أحيطكم علما بأن هناك امتحان قراءة كتابي يوم الاثنين الموافق 14 -1- في درس القنبرة والفيل ( اسئلة والإجابة عنها - معاني المفردات اللغوية - العبرة المستوحاة من القصة  إنشاء جمل باستعمال صيغ معينة)


لقد تم مراجعة الدرس وتحديد النقاط الهامة والمطلوب معرفتها في الامتحان.  فالرجاء مراجعة الدرس مع أبنائكم الأعزاء لنحقق الهدف الذي نسعى إليه.


أما امتحان القواعد سيكون - بإذن الله - يوم الأربعاء الموافق 17-1 الجملة الفعلية واقسام الفعل (الصحيح وأنواعه - والمعتل) إلى جانب ما سبقت دراسته من قواعد النحو.


شكرا لكم تعاونكم ومشاركتكم الفعالة التي نحن بحاجة اليها.


                                                                                                                المدرسة أمل الجلاد


Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Social Studies Project

Dear Parents,

Over the past weeks we have been talking about the Aboriginal people. We are now covering Aboriginal shelters. Part of the coverage, I have assigned the class a group project.

There are 6 types of Shelter; students are broken into groups of three to four. Each group is assigned type of a shelter.  Each group is to gather information regarding the shelter they are assigned. They are also assigned to draw and make a 3-D model of the shelter. We will take class time to work on it. Next week, we will be in the science lab to start the 3-D model. I have handed out the rubric that will be used during their presentation on the week of January 21, 2012.

The due date for the project is due Monday, January 21, 201
The presentation dates are as follow
1.       Monday, January 21, 201
2.       Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A random selection was done for the order of the presentation.  The groups know when they will be presenting.

Thank you,
Tr. Merve

Language update

Dear Parents,
Hope you had a wonderful winter break. Happy New years. May Allah bring you nothing but happiness.
 Language reminder:
Throughout this week, I will be having reading fluency test. Once tested, a rubric will be sent home for you to see what your child got.
Thank you,
Tr. Merve

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Welcome Back



Alsalamo alikom dear parents

I hope you had a wonderful winter break and had a lot of fun and rest inshAllah.

A quick update
For Math: We will be working the coming 2 weeks on chapters 9 + 10 ( Multiplying and dividing with decimal numbers).
For Science:  We are done elhamdollellah with unit 2 (The Sky's the Limit).
Students are divided into groups of 2 and they will be working together on the unit project (Design and construct your Aircraft).

Students have to find out how they will construct their own aircraft depending on the lessons we studied together, they will be responisble to collect the materials, define all the problems,find solutions, design, construct ,create and then evaluate their work before the teacher's evaluation.

The due date is: Monday 21th of January 2013.

According to Bloom Taxonomy this project will allow students to work on a higher order thinking level.

Jazakom Allah Khairan for your continous cooperation.