Friday 19 December 2014

SK1 Weekly Updates: (Dec.8-Dec.19)

Assalam Alikum Dear Parents,

Special thanks to:
All of our wonderful Sk1 parents for sending the delicious food and treats on Thursday for the International Day.  Jazakum Allahu kairan for your generous help. Alhamdullelh we had a fantastic time.

Wishing you and your family a safe, happy, restful, and warm winter break inshaAllah.
Below are some updates:

Language Arts:

We finished two more letters: G,g and O,o. We learned the sound and action of these letters.

 Please check the YouTube below for further practice at home:

We learned how to write two more numbers: Five and Six.
We started our new unit of living and non-living things.

Please check the YouTube below for further practice at home:
Islamic Studies:
We took the story of prophet Yusuf (AS).
MashaAllah Sk1 made a beautiful craft about the winter and also they made another craft for the international day. Way to go SK1.

NO Homework for the winter break. Enjoy your time :)

Friday 12 December 2014

Abraar 6th Annual Quran Competition 2014-2015

Abraar 6th Annual Quran Competition
Assalaamu Alaykum                                                                                                         
Dear Parents/Guardians
·         It is with great pleasure to inform you of our 6th annual Quran CompetitionThe first round will be held inFebruary 2015 Inshallah. (The final round will be first week of  April 2015).
·         The Competition is optional and is open to all Abraar students. It will be divided into the following Grade- Surahgroups:

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 in January. This email only to inform you with the competition requirement so you can practice during the winter break.
  • 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. Hadia on Abraar’s phone or

Thursday 11 December 2014

Abraar School International Day

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents,

On Thursday, the 18th of December, Abraar School will hold an International Day Event. This event will allow students to celebrate their ethnicity and learn and appreciate the diversity of cultures and languages that exist in our school.
Teachers, staff, and students are encouraged to come in their traditional clothes from either of their parents' cultures. Students who are not planning to wear a traditional dress should come in their school uniform. 

Students can bring in a traditional dish to share with their class.  If you would like your child to bring in a special traditional food to share with their class, please make sure it is NUT FREE and SESAME FREE. Please make sure you label your plates and utensils so that they may be returned to you. 

Jazakum Allahu khairan for your ongoing support!

Sunday 7 December 2014

SK1 Weekly Updates: (Dec.1-Dec.5)!

Assalam Alikum Dear Parents,

 Language Arts:

 I   In phonics, alhamdullelah we finished reviewing and doing all the exercises at the end of  Jolly phonic book 2.This book covered the following letters: c- k -e- h- r -m and d.

 Please check the YouTube below for further practice at home:

Jolly phonics blending tutorial workbook 2 (c,k,e,h,r,m,d)

To review Jolly phonics blending tutorial workbook 1 (s,a,t,i,p,n)

Reading in our classroom: (Shared/Guided Reading)

Sk1 are learning to read the following sentences:
I see an ant.
I see a stone.
I see a leaf.
I see a home.
I see a bee.
I see a flower.
But no one can see me!


We learned two new number words (Three and Four).

We are also learning to skip count by 2's-5's and 10's.


Alhamdullelah, we finished our unit of liquid-Solid and Gas.

Experiment: Balloon blow-up!
Sk1 learned that you can blow up a balloon without any huffing and puffing. Please ask your child about the experiment and help them redo it at home! 

Next: We will learn about living and non-living things inshaAllah.

Science Fair:

SK1 had the chance to visit the science fair gallery of Abraar students from grade 4 and grade 6. MashaAllah Congratulations to all students for their hard work!

December's Du`aa'

Prophet Ibrahim alayhi as-salam brilliantly asked Allah to help him and his offspring become establishers of Salah (in the form of an actual prayer or the establishment of continuous connection with Allah).  The answer to his du`aa resulted in the coming of great prophets and messengers such as Ismael, Is-haq, Daoud, Ya`qoub, Yusuf, Musa, Issa, and prophet Mohammed peace be upon him.

رَبِّ اجْعَلْنِي مُقِيمَ الصَّلَاةِ وَمِنْ ذُرِّيَّتِي رَبَّنَا وَتَقَبَّلْ دُعَاءِ

Rabbi ij`alnee muqeema assalati wamin dhurriyyatee rabbana wa taqabbal du`aa

"My Lord, make me an establisher of prayer, and [many] from my descendants. Our Lord, and accept my supplication."

December's Trait- Patience

We have been talking about 'Respect' during the month of November, and now are starting to talk about December's trait- Patience.

Students will be reminded of the following verse:

"Allah surely loves those who are the Sabireen (patient)" (Al-Imran: 146)

Islamic Studies:
To integrate Islamic studies with the month's theme (patience), SK1 students learned about the story of Yunus (as) and the whale.

The students learned the following lessons from this story:
  • the need for patience in all our affairs
  • the reward for acknowledging our mistakes / weakness
  • repenting for the wrong done
  • constantly praising Allah and seeking Allah’s forgiveness (that can then help later in challenging situations.)


Since we always like to integrate what we learn in one subject to another. SK1 students made a nice craft about the story of prophet Yunus and the whale. Please check out our bulletin board! MashaAllah, way to go SK1!

Pajama Day!!

SK1 and SK2 had so much fun watching a movie together and eating popcorn. Thanks to teacher Nura for buying the popcorn for both classes. The students had a wonderful time hiding under the class tent and playing with their flash lights and stuffed toys!

Jazakumullahu-khaira for your co-operation and support!