Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Announcements April 30th, 2013


- Ch7 Quiz postponed to tomorrow, Wednesday May 1st 2nd Period


- Tower Project report is due tomorrow

Gauss Math Contest:

- The students will write the contest on Wednesday May 15th from 9am to 10am

Islamic Studies:

- "Battles of Prophet Muhammad" Oral Presentation continue tomorrow 
- Today we Started UnitD Ch4


"Due to great weather we had today, we spent the last period outside the school"

Monday, 29 April 2013

Today HomeWork, April 29th. 2013


Class Picture Re-Do is Friday May 3rd

- Ch7 Transformations Quiz tomorrow, review all worksheets covered last week and today.

-WB page 6 activity D and E due tomorrow


Friday, 26 April 2013

Today Homework, April 26th, 2013

- Worksheets 1,2,3,4 and 210 due Monday
- Math Quiz is Tuesday based on Translation worksheets cover during this week

TB page 302 questions 1 to 4 due Monday April 29th

- French Cafe assignment due Monday April 29th

Memorize Surat Yaseen Aya 41 to Aya 47, Test on Monday April 29th

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Popsicles Tower Project Handout

Important Concepts/Vocabulary

Symmetry:  Similarity of form or arrangement on either side of a dividing line or plane.

Beam: A horizontal building element.

Column:  A vertical building element.

Joint:  A place or part where two things or parts are joined.

Dead Load:  The weight of a structure itself.

Live Load:  The weight of anything on a structure.

Gravity:  On earth it is a vertical or downward force that is acting on everything including the towers being built by students.  This force pulls all objects on the earth’s sphere toward the center of the earth.

Center of Gravity:  The spot at which the mass of an object seems to be concentrated and weight is being pulled directly down on by gravity.  It is also the balance point for an object. 

Stability: The capacity of an object to return to equilibrium or to its original position after having been displaced by some force.  For an object to be stable and remain upright its center of gravity must be above its base.  As the center of gravity is moved away from the center of its base then it becomes less stable and easier to tip over.  When the center of gravity is no longer located above the base then the structure cannot stand upright.  A center of gravity that is low and close to the base also makes a structure very stable. 

Compression:  The stress/force felt when an object is being pushed together (inward).
Tension:  The stress/force felt when an object is being pulled apart (outward).

Torque:  It is a force that tends to rotate or turn things.  To calculate the torque, you just multiply the force by the distance from the center.


Each team has to prepare 3 to 4 pages report include the following items

1)      Draw a structure of the tower that will be built by the team.

2)      A list of at least four different functions the tower will feature.

3)      A brief 4 to 5 line paragraph that describes and justifies the functions chosen.

4)      A cover page of the report which includes the submission date, team name, team members.


-           The materials will be given ONLY to team that submit the report on the due date.

-           Reports MUST be submitted in hard copy form, no softcopy will be accepted.

Due Date: Wednesday May 1st

If you have any questions feel free to contact Tr.Ahmed / Tr.Amina

Today Homework, April 25th, 2013

Math: worksheets page 405 and 406 due tomorrow

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

A Message from Tr.Iman, SK Homeroom Teacher

Toy Sale
Assalamu alaykom dear parents,

The Senior Kindergarten class will be holding several fundraisers for the SK Graduation at the end of the year. We have done a Toy Sale which was successful ma sha' Allah. We are planning another toy sale on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. We ask for your cooperation in this fundraising event by donating toys in good condition that are able to be sold. If you are willing to contribute to this toysale please bring in the toys on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 or the morning of Wednesday, May 8, 2013 to the SK classroom.

The Toy Sale will take place all day Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in the school gym.

The toys will be reasonably priced and all proceeds will go directly to funding the SK Graduation.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Jazakom Allah khayran

Today Homework, April 24th, 2013


Worksheets 201, 202 and 203 due tomorrow


Memorize Surat Yaseen Aya 41 to 47, test on Monday April 29th

Social Studies:

Test on Ch9 tomorrow and Geography worksheet questions 1 to 5 due tomorrow

- WB page 4 do BLM 1 due tomorrow

- Return final copies of articles and French Cafe paper

GYM (Boys):

We spent period 7 today playing soccer outside

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Today Homework, April 23rd, 2013

Math: Worksheets 198, 199, 200 due tomorrow

Science: TB page 297 questions 1 to 5 due Friday


Tr.Amal: test cover" دروس طريفه , الحرية, التنكر" tomorrow

Tr.Hoda: Vocab test tomorrow

Monday, 22 April 2013

Today Homework, April 22nd, 2013

Math: worksheet C45 due tomorrow

Sciecne: TB page 289 questions 6 and 7 due tomorrow


Tr.Hoda: Vocab test on Wednesday April 24th

Friday, 19 April 2013

Today Homework, April 19th, 2013


- Worksheet title "What Should I be able to Do" pages 175 and 176 answer the even questions due Monday April 22nd

- Math Quiz covers fractions on Monday April 22nd, review fractions worksheets covered during this week and TB page 326 questions 6, 7, 8

TB page 289 questions 1 and 2 due Monday April 22nd

Boys Project Oral Presentation is Monday April 22nd

Islamic Studies:
"Battles of Prophet Muhammad (saw) Project"
Oral Presentation Schedule for Next Week

Monday April 22nd: Yousef S, Adeena, Adiba, Abrar

Wednesday April 24th: Ahamd, Housam

Quran: memorize Surat Yaseen Aya 1 to Aya 40 due Monday April 22nd

Grade 8 Graduation Field Trip:

 The graduation committee offers two options to choose from

1) La ronde amusement park - Montreal, QC.

2) Comp fortune aerial experience - Chelsea, QC.

Please, search both and make your decision for Monday April 22nd voting for which activity we will choose.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

A Message from Tr.Nancy

Dear Parents,

Assalamu Alaikum


Have you read great children’s or young adults books lately? If you have, I would like to hear about it; I am sure that other parents would like to hear about it, too.


Every week, I post book recommendations on the school library website. If you would like to include your recommendations on the library website, please email me your book review at nbrethour@abraarschool.com


I look forward to hearing from you.


Happy Reading!

Today Homework April 18th, 2013

Social Studies:

- Chapter 9 Test is Thursday April 25th

- Answer Geography "Qesutions Sheet" Q1 to Q5 due Thursday April 25th

Grade 8 Teachers Breakfast event:

- Monday April 22nd, Don't forget to bring the food/drink assigned by Tr.Kherta  ( Parents please check your email).


Worksheets page 91 and 92 title "Unit Review" due Friday April 19th


Tr.Seher: answer questions 5 and 6 page 76 due Friday April 19th

Tr.Amal: املاء عن الحرية غدا

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Today Homework, April 17th, 2013

Math: Fractions worksheets 4.1 pages 71 to 75 due tomorrow

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Homework April 16th, 2013

Math: TB page 117 questions 3, 4, 5 due tomorrow

Monday, 15 April 2013

Today Homework, April 15th, 2013


- WB pages 36, 37, 38 due tomorrow
- Ch3 Quiz 1 is Tuesday April 16th

Quran: memorize Surat Aya 1 to Aya 40 due Monday April 22nd 

Islamic Studies:

- Power Point Presentation is Due Tomorrow
- Oral Presentation will start next Monday April 22nd, the schedule will be posted during this week.   

Alhamdullah We are in the middle of surat Yaseen. so please
practice with your child using this website and go to Sheikh
Ibrahim Alakhadar: http://quran.ksu.edu.sa  



Congratulations to the best memorizers  and reciters of the
month of March

4.Yasmeen Abo.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Grade 1A and Grade 1B Bake Sale Tuesday April 16th

 A message from Tr.Asma'a and Tr.Jessica
Salams dearest parents,
please support the grade ones' bake sale by sending money with your child this Tuesday, April 16th in order for him/her to purchase goodies from the sale…
Your support is appreciated:
Grade 1A’s & Grade 1B’s
When:  Tuesday, April 16th
Time: 9:00 to 12:30
Where: Gym
Why: to fundraise for our new school & the Youth Centre

Friday, 12 April 2013

Today Homework, April 12th, 2013

- Ch3 Quiz1 on Tuesday April 16th review worksheets E38,39, 40,41,42,43, 44,45, 46,47,48

- Ch6 Quiz is Monday April 15th
- Read lessons 6.1, 6.2 and review questions TB page 163, 172, 174
- HW: TB page 178, 179 questions 15 to 19 due Friday April 12th.

Islamic Studies:
- Power Point Project " Battles of Prophet Muhammad" is due Tuesday April 16th.

- Submit your project via email: ABasuioni@abraarschool.com
- Oal Presentations schedule will be announced on a later date.

Memorize Aya 35 to 40 due Monday April 15th

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Today Homework April 11th,2013

Math: WB pages 34 , 35 amd E38 due tomorrow

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Today Homework, April 10th, 2013

Math: WB pages 31, 32, 33 due tomorrow

Quran: Memorize aya 35 to 40 due Monday April 15th

Social Studies: finish Ch9 worksheet questions 1 to 24

Islamic Studies: "Battles of Prophet Muhammad" power point presentations are due Tuesday April 16th, submit your presentation via email:ABasuioni@abraarschool.com. Oral presentation due date will be announced next week.

Language Arts: Any late Advertisement Analysis Sheet must be submitted tomorrow.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Popsicles Tower Project

Project Description:

Towers are impressive structures. What does it take to design a building so tall? Engineers use strong materials and innovative design to push the limits of gravity. In this project you will work in-teams to research, design, build and decorate a popsicle tower that is structurally sound. Students will design a tower as well as prepare a proposal that describes the function and purpose of their building. For example, is it a restaurant, a business complex,  or a mall? Why is this structure needed? The building structure should also be aesthetically appealing. Also, each team must prepare and present a poster board that reflects their proposal and prototype design. The teams will build their towers during the school day at times to be announced.

-          Tower must be flat on top and at the base

-          Tower must be a  straight (column) structure

-          Tower height must be between 40 cm to 60 cm.

-          Maximum base size must be between 10cm by 10cm to 15cm by 15cm.

-          Tower must support a minimum of 7 kg without yielding or failing.

-          100 popsicles sticks

-          1 bottle of glue

-          ruler

The project incorporates Science, Language Arts, and Visual Arts. Grading rubrics will be sent home on a later date.

Your poster board will need a bibliography Please include a title for your bibliography and list all your resources.

Due Date:
Friday May 24th, 2013

For More Information:

Contact Tr.Ahmed or Tr.Amina

Today Homework, April 9th, 2013

Math: TB page 103 Q1a,b and Q4 due tomorrow, you can use MS Excel or paper and pencil for graphing.

LA: finish advertisment worksheet


- Ch6 Quiz is Monday April 15th

- Read lessons 6.1, 6.2 and review questions TB page 163, 172, 174

- HW: TB page 178, 179 questions 15 to 19 due Friday April 12th.

- Popsicles Tower Project Description handouts are given today, Team members/Team Names are due Friday April 12th

Monday, 8 April 2013

Today Homework, April 8th, 2013

The result of Islamic Studies Quiz, Ch9 Math Test, Ch12 Science Quiz are handed back today. Please Sign and Return by Wednesday.


- TB page 100, use data in table " Average number of hours of television viewing per week" to construct bar graph of "province vs. All ages number of hours". You can use MS Excel or paper and pencil. Due tomorrow

- Worksheet E48 due tomorrow

- Now each student has a folder for out-source worksheet that I will assign in the coming weeks. Each student has to bring this folder to each Math class in addition to Math TB, WB.


Tr.Hoda: memorize two hadiths

Islamic Studies:

- Power point project topic choice done today and it's due Tuesday April 16th

- Watch the video on Gr8/Islmic Studies blog tonight


Friday, 5 April 2013

Soccer Tournament Week 3 Results

Middle School Soccer Tournament for Boys

Thursday, April 4th              Real M vs. Bayern M       5 : 1

Friday, April 5th                   Chelsea vs. Atletico M     5 : 0

Top Scorer of Week 3 is:

Y.S., Gr6 with 3 goals.

Top Scorer after week 3 is:

MS.I., Gr7 with 5 goals.

Today Homework, April 5th, 2013

Math: Worksheets E40, E41, E46 and E47 due Monday

Health Project for Boys is due Monday April 8th

Science: WB pages 92 to 95 and TB page 172 questions 1 to 8 due Monday

Quran: Memorize Aya 28 to Aya 34 due Monday


Tr Hoda: practice page 84

Tr.Seher: study vocab words.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Islamic Studies Project

Battles of Prophet Muhammad (saw) Project

Project Description:

You will be researching and reporting on ONE of the topics listed below.  You should prepare and organize your information into a power point presentation format that you can submit to your teacher. Make your assignment visually appealing and interesting. The presentation must include the following information about the selected battle: date, geographical location, parties involved, reasons of occurrence and results of the battle.


This project will be worth 20 marks.  Your research and presentation will worth 16 marks based on the attached rubric and 4 marks for presentation when submitted. Each student will work individually in researching and preparing for the project.

  1. The battle of Badr (غزوة بدر الكبري)
  2. The battle of Uhud (غزوة احد)
  3. The battle of Trench (غزوة الخندق)
  4. The battle of Banu Quraythah (غزوة بني قريظة)
  5. The battle of Khybar (غزوة خيبر)
  6. The battle of Hunayn (غزوة حنين)
  7. The battle of At-Taa’if (غزوة الطائف)
  8. Another battle approved by Tr.Ahmed or Tr.Kherta.


Your presentation will need a bibliography Please include a title for your bibliography and list all your resources.


Due Date:

Submit your presentation via email on Tuesday April 16th, 2013   

Email: ABasuioni@abraarschool.com

Presentation Date:


Today Homework, April 4th, 2013

Math: WB page 30, worsheets E42 and E43 due tomorrow

Note: In the coming weeks I will use out-source worksheets for practicing during class time and as homework to improve students skills and prepare them for high school.

Science: TB page 163 Questions 1 to 7 due tomorrow

Islamic Studies: Power Point presentation is due Tuesday April 16th

Gauss Math Contest is Wednesday May 15th 9 AM to 10 AM

Practice contest link is: http://cemc.uwaterloo.ca/contests/past_contests.html

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Information Session About Grade 9

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

Dear Parents of Grade 8 Students:

I pray that you are doing well. Please mark your calendars for an information session about Grade 9 for all Grade 8 parents on April 10, 2013 from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Grade 8 classroom.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Ottawa Regional Science Fair (ORSF)

Assalam Alaikum Dear parents
I hope you had a nice time your family  during the long week-end. Please read the following message from the ORSF co-chair Jovan Groen.It contains important information regarding the Ottawa regional science fair.
Tr. Amina
Dear Participants,
Congratulations on your participation in the upcoming Ottawa Regional Science Fair (ORSF). We are proud of your dedication to science and wish you the best of luck this coming weekend. With only a few short days before the fair, we wanted to share some key information that will help to make the 52nd annual ORSF a positive and memorable experience for everyone.
1) The entire fair is taking place at the Raven's Nest Athletics Complex on the Carleton University Campus, for a map, please see http://www2.carleton.ca/campus/. For parking, it is best to use lot P5 directly beside the gym. Unfortunately, this is a pay lot on both Friday and Saturday. Be sure to advise whoever is coming with you to purchase a parking ticket.
2) All project set-ups take place on Friday, April 5th between 4pm and 6:30pm at the Raven's Nest Gymnasium, inside the Physical Recreation Center (AC on the map). You MUST bring your four digit project number with you. Check-in takes place at the ORSF registration desk by telling us your project number (e.g. 1304). You will then proceed with your project set-up and safety inspections. You can leave after you have your safety inspection sheet signed.
New this year, we will have various representatives from Let's Talk Science showcasing demonstrations at the back of the gymnasium beginning at 4pm and culminating in a Chemistry Magic Show to be held at the Bell Theatre in the Minto Centre at 6:30pm. All participants and their families are welcome to attend.
Please note that NO SATURDAY PROJECT SETUP will be permitted. The Gymnasium will be locked overnight, but any easily removable valuables (laptops etc.) should either be locked or brought in for 9:15am on Saturday morning. Projects will be pre-judged between 7:30 AM and 9:15 AM, no admission into the gym is allowed at this time.
If you haven't already done so, be sure to complete your self-nomination for the many ORSF special awards. This year's deadline is Sunday, March 31st at midnight.
We look forward to seeing you next weekend!
Best regards,
Jovan Groen

ORSF Co-chair