Thursday 10 October 2013

Eid Mubarak Grade 7!

Have a very happy Eid al-Adha Grade 7! 
See you back at school on October 17th, insha Allah.

Tuesday 8 October 2013

Updates from Tr. Nancy

Dear Parents,

Assalamu Alaikum

I hope this blog post finds you well and in good health.

For the past three weeks, during the class library visit, students from grades 7 to 9 have been developing their research skills by using ResearchReady, an online learning platform. 

They were given a pre-assessment test to see where they were at concerning their research skills. The following week, we went over the results, and we started the first unit called Sources, Sources, Sources.  Each week, the students have one or two lessons to do online. I am able to monitor their progress to see if there are any gaps. The following week, we discuss the past lesson(s) and the next upcoming lesson(s). 

At the end of each unit, there is a quiz. These quizzes will be marked and included in the report card.  I cannot emphasize enough the importance of doing all the lessons. All the students know that if a problem arises, I am just an email away; I will reply promptly, inshaAllah. 

Research is and will continue to be part of their personal life and their academic life, so we need to give them the skills that they will need to be successful, inshaAllah.

Please note what we will be covering in the next little while, inshaAllah:

Sources, Sources, Sources: 7 lessons in this unit;
Internet 101: 11 lessons in this unit;
Website Evaluation: 13 lessons in this unit;
Conquer the Research Process: 9 lessons in this unit;
Cite it Before You Write It: 7 lessons in this unit;
Inquiring Minds Want to Know: 12 lessons in this unit.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Nancy-Ann Brethour,
Abraar School Librarian

Reminder: History Chapter 1 Test this Thursday!

Chapter 1 Test Reminder: Test is this Thursday October 10, 2013. This test covers material discussing the explorers, why the French settled in New France, and how they set up the colony. You should review all class notes and any important portions of the textbook.

Friday 4 October 2013

Updates from Tr. Kherta

Alhamdulilah we have come to end of our first month of school. Here is a brief summary of what we have been learning so far:

In Language Arts, students have been studying the genre of Biography and Autobiography by looking at the lives of influential people. Students have read excerpts from the Autobiographies of Helen Keller and Malcolm X. We have focused most closely on the skills of "close reading" and textual analysis. Students have learned to compare author's style of writing as well as themes in order to better understand what they've read. Our first test in Language Arts will take place after the Eid Al-Adha break. More details regarding this will be posted on the blog as the test date nears, insha Allah.

In Social Studies, we have been looking at the founding of New France. Students have read about the interactions between French settlers and the First Nations people, as well as the tasks involved in establishing the new colony. Students have reviewed the skills of reading for information and asking questions to promote understanding. Our first quiz in Social Studies will be this Thursday October 10th, 2013.

News: Quran Competition

Abraar 5th Annual Quran Competition
Assalaamu Alaykum                                                                                                              Sep 30th 2013
Dear Parents/Guardians
·         It is with great pleasure to inform you of our 5th annual Quran Competition. The first round will be held in December 2013 Inshallah. (The final round will be in January 2014).
·         The Competition is optional and is open to all Abraar students. It will be divided into the following Grade- Surah groups:

Al Fateha, Annass, Al Falaq,and Al Ikhlas. (4Suras)
Al Fateha, Annass, Al Falaq, Al Ikhlas, Al Masad, Annasr, Al Kawther, Al Asr,  Al Feel and Quraish. (10 Suras)
Al Asr, Al Feel, Quraish, Al Kaferoon, Al Maoon, Al Homaza, Attakathor, Al Qareah, Al Adiat and Al Qadr. (10 Suras)
Al Zalzala, Atteen, Al Qadr, Al Alaq, Ashareh, Adduha, Allail, Ashams, Al Balad and Al Fajr. (10 Suras)
Al Gashia, Al Alla, Al Bayyana, Attariq, Al Borooj,AlInshiqaaq , and Al Mutafifeen . (7Suras)
Al Mutafifeen, Al Infitar, Atakweer, Abasa, Annaziaat, Annaba Al Mursalat, and Al Insan. (8 Suras)
 Al Insan, Al Qiama, Al Mudather, Al Mozzamel , Al Jinn and Nooh (6 Suras)
 Al Jinn, Nooh, Al Maarej, Al Haaqa Al Qalam and Al Mulk  . (6 Suras)
Al Qalam, Al Mulk, Attahreem, Attalaq, Al Monafiqoon and Attagabon. (6 Suras)
Al Hasher, Al Momtahena, Assaf, Al Jumoaah, Al Monafiqoon and Al Tagaboon. (6 Suras)
Surat Almujadalah and Surat Yaseen.
  • Registration: All entries must be registered with your Quran teacher and must be received by November 30th , 2013. (No registrations will be accepted past this date).
  • Judging Criteria: Students will be judged based on memorization, rules of recitation (Tajweed), voice quality, and voice clarity.
  • Prizes: First and Second places in each age group will receive valuable prizes Inshallah.
  • More details and information will follow and for any questions please contact Tr. Samia on Abraar’s phone or at
Wassalamu Allikum