Tuesday 30 April 2013

Art Project

Dear Parents,

Date of Art project: Friday May 3, 2013

Hope all is well and everyone in good health. This Friday, the class will be creating individual bowls made out of yarn. I have asked students to bring in yarn throughout the week. Few students have brought some in including myself. If we can have more yarn provided, that would be greatly appreciate. We will require quite bit of yarn for this project.

Also, If you can provide with your child small plastic bowl on Friday. The bowl will be returned home. It is to be used to create the yarn bowl.

Here is the link to the project if you like to see how the yarm bowls will be made.

Please provide the following with your child:

1. yarn ( anything will do)
2. Small plastic bowl ( ice cream bowl, cereal bowl etc. )
3. Liquid glue
4. Plastic wrap

Thank you,

Tr. Merve

Math Test date change


Dear Parents,

Just a quick reminder, the Math test has been moved from Wednesday May 1, 2013 to Monday May 6, 2013.

Thank you,

Tr. Rania

Friday 26 April 2013

Math Test

Alsalamo Alikom Dear Parents


InshAllah we will have a Math test in chapter 8 on Wednesday May 1st.

A quick reminder: The Math project (The Clown) must be submitted on Monday April 29th.


Jazakom Allah Khairan.


Thursday 25 April 2013

children and technological devices

Expert: Early Tech Exposure for Kids Raises Risk of Addiction

Parents who give their young children too much access to digital technology tools like the iPad run the risk of their kids developing an addiction to the gadgets, The Daily Telegraph reports. Patients as young as 4 are now being treated for compulsive behaviors associated; one set of parents reported that their daughter would get [...]

Parents who give their young children too much access to digital technology tools like the iPad run the risk of their kids developing an addiction to the gadgets, The Daily Telegraph reports. Patients as young as 4 are now being treated for compulsive behaviors associated; one set of parents reported that their daughter would get upset and could not be comforted when she was away from her tablet.
According to Dr. Richard Graham, who started UK’s first technology addiction program three years ago, that 4-year-old is by no means unique and there are many families going through the same thing with their children. Graham is the one who’s treating the child and he said that the symptoms as described by her mother couldn’t be more textbook.
Graham pointed out that the withdrawals symptoms shown by technology addicts mirror those of people with chemical and alcohol dependencies very closely when the target of their addiction – in this case a tablet like an iPad – is taken away.
He warned that the condition prevented young people from forming normal social relationships, leaving them drained by the constant interaction.
“Children have access to the internet almost from birth now,” he told the Sunday Mirror.
“They see their parents playing on their mobile devices and they want to play too. It’s difficult, because having a device can also be very useful in terms of having a reward, having a pacifier. But if you don’t get the balance right it can be very dangerous.
“They can’t cope and become addicted, reacting with tantrums and uncontrollable behaviour when they are taken away. Then as they grow older, the problem only gets worse. Even the most shy kids, when they hit their teens, suddenly want to become sociable and popular.”
Graham expressed concern that manufacturers weren’t thinking of this kind of potential harm when they develop and market pruducsts that encourage children to use iPads and other tablets more rather than less — specifically, he addressed products like child-proof tablet cases and the “iPotties.”
Getting their kids off tech could be an expensive proposition. Parents who want to take advantage of Graham’s “digital detox” program, which runs for 28 weeks, will be out more than £16,000.
Psychiatrists estimate that the number of people who have become digitally dependent has risen by 30 per cent over the past three years. A survey last week revealed that more than half of parents allowed their babies to play with their phone or tablet device.
One in seven of more than 1,000 parents questioned by babies.co.ukwebsite admitted that they let them use the gadgets for four or more hours a day.


Tr. Nancy

Grade 2 bake sale

Salams dearest parents,

please support the grade twos' bake sale by sending money with your child this Tuesday, April 30th in order for him/her to purchase goodies from the sale…

Your support is appreciated:

Grade 2A’s & Grade 2B’s


When:  Tuesday, April 30th

Time: 9:00 to 12:30

Where: Gym

Why: to fundraise for our new school & the Youth Centre

Language update

Dear Parents,

A quick update on what we have been doing in class.  The past few weeks, we been discussing:
  • -different methods of advertisments and the effect it has on people
  • how to analyze an ad
  • looking at what goes behind the scene when creating and ad
  • the typical stereotyping we see on tv.
  • close look into infomercial.
  • invidual creation of infomercial.
Book report ( side project)

I have asked the class to chose a book they would like to read. Once book is read, a book report will be done and shared with the class. There will be time dedicated to reading and working on the book report in class. I will dedicated 5-8 min of each language class for studetns to read. There will be 2 periods dedicated to the book report next week. The book report is due May 3, 2013. If any chances is made, there will be an update.

Thank you,

Tr. Merve

SK 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 Friday, May 10, 2013 to the SK classroom.


The Toy Sale will take place all day Friday May 10, 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
Tr. Iman

Friday 19 April 2013

Math Project


As alhamdullilah we are done with chapter 7 (Geometry) the students are asked to work on their math project which is as follows:

Students have to work individually on creating their own crown and it has to be made up of all the polygons that we introduced in this unit.

(Triangles (with their different types according to angle measure and side length), Quadrilaterals (at least use 2 of them), Pentagons, Hexagons, Heptagons, Octagons, Nonagons, and Decagons) and also they can use Circles.

Students have to write a description of all polygons and circles they used like describing the polygon (how many sides, how many angles, types of angles, regular or irregular shapes,……etc)

Students have to give a name to their crown.

Students have to show their most creativity.


Due date: Friday, April 26th.

Rubric is going to be sent with the students.


Jazakom Allah khairan for your co-operation.
Tr. Rania

Boys Health Project

Salam Alikoum,

Dear Teachers,

Please announce the following in your classroom board and blog.

Gr5 and Gr6 Health Project oral presentation is Monday April 22nd, the presention is 4 marks out of the total. Each student will be given 1 to 2 min to breifly present and summarize his booklet project.


Kind Regards,

Ahmed Basuioni


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!



Monday 15 April 2013

Quran update

Quran: Update from Tr. Samia


Alhamdullah we finished Surat AlQalam and we started memorizing Surat Almulk  (the last surah in Juzu 29),please encourage your child to practice the Surah.

 To practice Quran with your child please use this website and go to Sheik Ibrahim Alakhadar: http://quran.ksu.edu.sa  



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

1.Shaafi M.
2.Sama`a S.
3.Samrah A.

Jazakum Allahu Khairan for your cooperation.

Monday 8 April 2013

School Uniform

Dear Parents,

Hope all is well. Here is a list of the girls names that have their vest ready. Please provide $30 with your child in order to pick up the vest this week. Thank you. :)


1. Sumayya K
2. Zainah
3. Misbah
4. Kewther
5. Hafsa
6. Doha
7. Samrah
8. Yomn


Tr. Merve

Social St. test

Dear Parents,

Just a quick reminder, We will have a social study test Tuesday, April 8, 2013.

We reviewed what will be on the test. Students were told to read from pages 88-92 of the handout given to them throughout the weeks. Students are aware the type of questions that will be on the test.

Tr. Merve

Scholastic Fair

Dear Parents,

Assalamu Alaikum


The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school this week, and we invite you to come and share in this celebration of literacy with us!


Now more than ever, reading is vital to leading a better life. It is the door opener to the 21st century for all children. Knowing how to read is just the beginning. Motivating young people to KEEP READING, comprehend what they read and develop the ability to think creatively are the end goals.


Children need ACCESS to great books and the opportunity to CHOOSE what they want to read. Moreover, they need TIME for reading.


Scholastic Book Fairs has the books to motivate more reading. With your involvement, we can inspire children to practice reading and read more often. Together, we can make a difference in their lives that will last a lifetime.


One great way to ensure our children get started with reading and keep on reading all year long is with the Classroom Wish List program. We urge you to stop by the CWL display when you first arrive at the Fair. Take a moment to learn how purchasing books and donating them to your child’s classroom, can give little readers even greater ACCESS to the books they want to read by expanding existing classroom libraries.


We asked each teacher to fill-in her “book wish list” prior to the fair. Look for your child’s teacher’s name on the display. All teachers took great care in selecting the best and most appropriate books to meet their students’ reading levels and learning needs. It is their wish that these books become a permanent part of the classroom library. We will recognize every generous gift you make with a special bookplate, identifying your family or child as the donor.


We will display the Classroom Wish List at the book fair, so keep an eye out for it! Your support can help a classroom blossom with new and exciting adventures in reading, stimulating young minds for years to come.


We hope to see you at our Scholastic Book Fair. Together, we can raise readers!



Nancy-Ann Brethour

Book Fair Chairperson

Friday 5 April 2013

girls vests

Dear Parents,

Hope all is well. Just a quick reminder for the parents who orders the vest for the grade 5 girls, please provide 30 dollars with your daughter for Monday April 8, 2013. The vest will be handed out to them on monday.

Thank you,

Tr. Merve




أنهينا الفترة الدراسية السابقة بتوفيق من الله ، ولقد بذل التلاميذ جهدا كبيرا يستحقون عليه الشكر والتشجيع. وبرنامجنا لهذه الفترة سيكون أيضا حافللا بالعديد من الأنشطة والمواضيع ذات الطايع   


الاتصالي بحياة التلاميذ العلمية والعملية ، والتي تتناسب ومستواهم الفكري.


في القراءة سنتناول بالدرس والتحليل علما من اعلام الفكر الإسلامي الذي ملأ العالم بعلمه، وبقي ذكره حيا على  مدى الأزمان.الشيخ الرئيس : ابن سينا . أما في القواعد فسوف ندرس


   الجملةالاسمية  والأفعال الناسخة (كان وأخواتها) . وفي النصوص سنتناول (نص الربيع ) للشاعر : امين نخلة. سنركز على  الحفظ والإلقاء المعبر، فهم معاني النص ودلالاتها وإيحاءاتها، ثم


شرح الأبيات ونثرها بأسلوب التلاميذ .هذا إلى جانب النشاطات الأخرى: الإملاء ، التعبير ، القراءة الحرة ( يستعير كل تلميذ كتابا أو قصة يقرأوها ويعلق عليها ودور أولياء الأمور هنا مساعدة


الأبناء وتشيجعهم على القراءة ). ولا ننسى البحث ،حيث يقوم التلاميذ باستخدام حاسوب المدرسة للبحث عن موضوع سيتم اختياره .



جزاكم الله خيرا وشكرا لكم تعاونكم



المدرسة أمل

Wednesday 3 April 2013

field trip update

Dear Parents,

Hope all is well and you all had a wonderful long weekend. As you know we were schedule to attend the IMAX theatre to watch The Last Reef 3D  on Friday April 5, 2013, however it had to be rescheduled.  We will be going to the IMAX theatre to watch The Last Reef in 3D on Tuesday April 23, 2013. The time of the movie will be at 9:30 am. The bus will pick us up at 9:00 am.  We will be back in school in the afternoon inshallah. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Tr. Merve

Tuesday 2 April 2013

field trip form

Dear parents, this is a quick reminder about the field trip that is coming up this Friday April 5. The permission form is due tomorrow Wednesday April 3, 2013. Please if you have not sent the permission form with your child, do so for tomorrow.

Thank you,

Tr. Merve

Language spelling list

GRADE 5 Spelling List (April 4, 2013)

  1. district
  2. address
  3. complain
  4. explain
  5. improve
  6. farther
  7. simply
  8. hundred
  9. although
  10. laughter
  11. mischief
  12. complex
  13. partner
  14. orphan
  15. participation
  16. dolphin
  17. employ
  18. sandwich
  19. monster
  20. establish
  21. control
  22. exaggerate
  23. decoration
  24. function
  25. extreme