Tuesday 30 October 2012

Arabic Speakers Quiz and Homework Reminders

A few reminders for Tuesday October 30: 

- Arabic Speakers: Test tomorrow
- Arabic Non-Speakers (Tr. Hoda): Practice reading Page 12. 
- French: Write the correct sentences in your notebook for "Les Phrase Bizarres"
- Math: Complete page 50 in the workbook

Note: Please reminder to sign and return the History quizzes from last week. 

Reminder: Girls Swimming Tomorrow!

Just a reminder that the first swimming session for grade 7 and 8 girls will be tomorrow afternoon. Please make sure that the girls come with the proper supplies - swimming clothes, towel, extra pair of clothes (in case the uniform gets wet).

Volunteer Request: ImportantPlease note that we are still asking for parental assistance during these swimming trips. The swimming classes are bi-weekly - one week for boys and the next week for girls. Please do email me if you able to volunteer your time. 

Jazakum Allahu khayran!

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Eid Mubarak Abraarians!

Wishing you and your family a very happy and blessed Eid Al-Adha. May Allah bless us with health, happiness and the acceptance of our deeds. Ameen :)

- Tr. Kherta 

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Arabic Speakers - Note from Tr. Amal

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته وكل عام وأنتم يخير
انتهينا من درس عطاء بن أبي رباح قراءة ومناقشة وسيكون هناك اختبار شامل (مفردات - فهم واستيعاب ) بتاريخ31 أكتوبر -إن شاء الله - وإملاء في الفقرة الثالثة من نفس الدرس بتاريخ 1 نوفمبر  أما اختبار القواعد سيكون في المفعول المطلق والمفعول به. درسنا القادم سيكون الزيُ المدرسي.
ملاحظة :- هناك مشروع عن الغذاء الصحي سيأتي وسوف نناقشه ونتفق على موعد التسليم

7/8 Boys Swimming - Tomorrow!

Just a reminder that the first swimming session for grade 7 and 8 boys will be tomorrow afternoon. Please make sure that the boys come with the proper supplies - swimming trunks, towel, extra pair of clothes (in case the uniform gets wet).

Volunteer Request: Important: Please note that we would really appreciate parental assistance during these swimming trips. The swimming classes are bi-weekly - one week for boys and the next week for girls. Please do email me if you able to volunteer your time. Even if you are only able to commit for one day, that would be a great help as the number of students is quite large. 

Jazakum Allahu khayran!

Monday 22 October 2012

Girls Health - Health Product Project

Directions: Your job is to create your own health food product to be sold in stores across Canada. You will be responsible for product design and development - including ingredients of the product, as well as product and packaging design.


Step 1: Select two of your current favourite "junk" foods. Research the ingredients contained in the foods. Then research how the product is  marketed. What makes it so "desirable"?

Step 2:  Compare the ingredient list of these two "junk foods" to the suggested servings on the Canada food guide website. What are your findings? Write these down.

Part 2 of the project will be discussed after this part is submitted!

Tuesday 16 October 2012

The First Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah are Upon Us!

The Prophet said, "No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these (first ten days of Dhul Hijjah)."

Among the good deeds which the Muslim should strive to do during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah are:
  1. Fasting. It is Sunnah to fast on the ninth day of Dhu’l-Hijjah, because the Prophet  (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) urged us to do good deeds during this time, and fasting is one of the best of deeds.
  2. Takbeer. It is Sunnah to say Takbeer ("Allahu akbar"), Tahmeed ("Al-hamdu Lillaah"), Tahleel ("La ilaha ill-Allah") and Tasbeeh ("Subhaan Allah") during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.
  3. Doing more good deeds in general, because good deeds are beloved by Allah and will bring a great reward from Him. Whoever is not able to go to Hajj should occupy himself at this blessed time by worshipping Allah, praying (salaat), reading Qur’an, remembering Allah, making supplication (du’aa’), giving charity, honoring his parents, upholding the ties of kinship, enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil, and other good deeds and acts of worship.
  4. Sacrifice. One of the good deeds that will bring a person closer to Allah during these ten days is offering a sacrifice, by choosing a high-quality animal and fattening it, spending money for the sake of Allah.
  5. Sincere repentance. One of the most important things to do during these ten days is to repent sincerely to Allah and to give up all kinds of disobedience and sin. (islamicity.com)

History Quiz Thursday

Please note the upcoming History quiz on Chapter 1. Please review the chapter scavenger hunt worksheet as discussed in class, any class notes and make sure you have read the chapter entirely.


Monday 15 October 2012

Quran Updates

Message from Tr. Samia:

Students have finished memorizing Surah Almunafiqoon. Please encourage your child to practice frequently to improve his/her recitation and pronunciation, to practice Quran with your child please use this website and go to Sheik Ibrahim Al-akhadar;

Congratulations to the best memorizes and reciters of the month of September : Noor and Yousr.

Friday 12 October 2012

Homework for the Weekend

Homework for this Weekend:

Quran: Important: Test on all of Surah Munafiqoon on Monday October 15th, 2012. Remember to practice listening to the recitation of the Qari (Shaykh Ibrahim Al-Akhdar)

Language Arts: Quiz on the short story "The Medicine Bag". The quiz will cover the following concepts:
  • Plot (events, etc)
  • Plot Line Diagram and Definitions
  • Elements of Short Stories Notes (Types of Conflict, Types of Characters, etc)
  • Vocab:reluctantly, stooped, stately, fatigue, confines, flashback, symbol.
Social Studies: New France Poster Page due Monday. Please read the directions sheets again before beginning the task.

Have a wonderful weekend! :o)

Thursday 11 October 2012

Arabic Speakers: Update

Update from Tr. Amal

In this week the students  had a test on the lesson (Healthy food); they will bring the test home to be signed by the parents. They will submit the project about the problem of the world.  They will have a presentation after the correction. 

Also we start new lesson titled (Atta bin Aby Rabah).

Next week, the class will finish the lesson (Atta bin Aby Rabah) Pg. 12 and we will answer comprehension and a dictation in the same lesson on Paragraph 3.  Students will have a reading test. We will also have an lesson on page # 8 and will answer the drill questions.

Science Quiz Tomorrow

Note from Tr. Ahmad: There will be a Science quiz on Unit 1: Chapter 2 tomorrow

World Record for the Largest Practical Science Lesson Tomorrow!

Tomorrow Abraar School students will be participating in the world record competition for the largest practical science lesson. To prepare, please do the following:
  • Review the science experiment instructions given in class by Tr. Amina
  • Make sure to bring a ruler and a pencil to class
  •  Visit the website to review the experiments: Water Mister: and Kissing Balloons:

Thursday 4 October 2012

Request: Empty Water Bottles

A request from Tr. Amina:

Please bring in any extra empty plastic water bottles in for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Jazakum Allahu khayran!

Homework Updates for the Weekend

Homework for the Weekend (due Tuesday)

Quran: Surah Munafiqoon Ayah 9-11 
Math: Textbook pg. 63 # 9, 11, 13
Arabic (Speakers): Presentations
Arabic (Non-Speakers): Nasheed Memorization and Reading test 

Wednesday 3 October 2012

A wonderful surprise today....

The Grade 7s had a wonderful surprise today from VP Nouha and Principal Saleem to celebrate their success on the EQAO tests. 

Congratulations Grade 7 and Thank you to VP Nouha and Dr. Saleem!

Tuesday 2 October 2012

Long Weekend Coming Up!

Just a reminder of the long weekend this week: 

Friday October 5th, 2012 = PD Day (No school for students)

Monday October 8th, 2012 = Thanksgiving Holiday (No school)

Enjoy your time off :)

French and Arabic (Non-Speakers) Quiz

A few reminders:

- Hot Lunch forms are due tomorrow. No forms will be accepted after this.
- Any remaining Terry Fox pledge forms can be given in tomorrow.
- A few students still have not brought in or have been forgeting to bring their indoor shoes. Please help me by reminding your child to bring in their indoor shoes. It really does make a difference in helping to keep our classroom clean and tidy.

Homework Reminders:

- French Test tomorrow
- Arabic Non-Speakers (Tr. Hoda) Vocab quiz tomorrow
- Math: Textbook page 55 # 9, 10, 11.