## Saturday, 19 October 2013

In Math,Alhamdu llelah we finished the 1st math chapter: Number Relationships, and had test in the material covered.
During that time, students where learning about common factors and common multiples, estimating and finding square roots as well as writing numbers in scientific notation and powers.
In addition to that, they were practicing mental math including divinding and multiplying decimals.
In the coming few weeks InshaAlah we will be working on ratios and proportionals. The students will be practicing converting between fractions, ratios, decimals, and percentages in addition to solving real life word problems using ratio and proportion.

In Arabic, we have covered the following: colors, days of the week, new vocab, reading and writing skills. In the coming few weeks, the students will continue to practice reading with understanding as well as improving their writing skills. We will have a spelling test (imlaa) every two weeks and students will be forming sentences with pronouns on past tense verbs.

### Reminder

Just a reminder :

Monday 21st October nonnative Arabic students will have test ( they need to revise colors, days of the week and vocab from the chapters covered)

## Sunday, 13 October 2013

### Eid Mubarak

Dear Parents and Students,
I wish you Eid full of blessings and happiness.

## Thursday, 10 October 2013

We have come to end of our first month of school, Alhamdulilah. 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. Students have read excerpts from the Autobiographies of the author Roald Dahl and Nelson Mandela. Students have focused on developing a clear writing voice through reflective writing practice. Students have also analyzed how meaningful communication can take place through the use of visual symbols. 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 period of Confederation. Students have read about the interactions between the various British North American colonies in the 1860s, as well as the challenges faced by each individual colony. Students have had to critically analyze these challenges in order to understand what it would take to convince these colonies to cooperate.

## Tuesday, 8 October 2013

### Reminder: History Test on Chapter 1 this Wednesday

Reminder of the History Test this Wednesday.

This test will cover all material discussed in the unit so far. Remember to focus on understanding the unit question which is to understand the main factors that led the BNA colonies to unite. You should review all chapter comprehension questions as well as any important sections from the textbook.

## Sunday, 6 October 2013

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.

Sincerely,

Nancy-Ann Brethour,
Abraar School Librarian
70 Fieldrow Street
Ottawa Ontario K2G 2Y7
Tel: 613-226-1396

## Thursday, 3 October 2013

### Quran Competition

Abraar 5th Annual Quran Competition
2013-2014
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:

 JK Al Fateha, Annass, Al Falaq,and Al Ikhlas. (4Suras) SK Al Fateha, Annass, Al Falaq, Al Ikhlas, Al Masad, Annasr, Al Kawther, Al Asr,  Al Feel and Quraish. (10 Suras) 1 Al Asr, Al Feel, Quraish, Al Kaferoon, Al Maoon, Al Homaza, Attakathor, Al Qareah, Al Adiat and Al Qadr. (10 Suras) 2 Al Zalzala, Atteen, Al Qadr, Al Alaq, Ashareh, Adduha, Allail, Ashams, Al Balad and Al Fajr. (10 Suras) 3 Al Gashia, Al Alla, Al Bayyana, Attariq, Al Borooj,AlInshiqaaq , and Al Mutafifeen . (7Suras) 4 Al Mutafifeen, Al Infitar, Atakweer, Abasa, Annaziaat, Annaba Al Mursalat, and Al Insan. (8 Suras) 5 Al Insan, Al Qiama, Al Mudather, Al Mozzamel , Al Jinn and Nooh (6 Suras) 6 Al Jinn, Nooh, Al Maarej, Al Haaqa Al Qalam and Al Mulk  . (6 Suras) 7 Al Qalam, Al Mulk, Attahreem, Attalaq, Al Monafiqoon and Attagabon. (6 Suras) 8 Al Hasher, Al Momtahena, Assaf, Al Jumoaah, Al Monafiqoon and Al Tagaboon. (6 Suras) 9 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.