I am so excited to
announce that the school library has added a new online literacy resource
called Bookflix. This resource is made especially for senior
kindergarten to grade 3 students. It can be accessed anywhere at anytime.
Click here to have a peek!
You will find Bookflix on the school library website (www.abraarlibrary.com).
It is on the left-hand side of the website under Scholastic Learning Zone; however, you will need a username and
password. To receive the username and password, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inshallah, on Friday during
International day, the students will be given the opprtunity to get their face
If you do not want your child's face to get painted,
please email me to let me know.
On Friday, you can send your
child in traditional clothes, if you like…only traditional clothes will be allowed, otherwise uniform, please and
On that same day, it is an
opportunity for the students to share a traditional food with their
classmates.Please send some food with
your child keeping in mind that we have 26 students and a couple of teachers in
the class.It would be great if you can
make sure that the food you send is nut free and well packaged (easy to put
1. Brontorina by
James Howe and illustrated by Randy Cecil
Brontorina knows in her
heart that she wants to be a ballerina. Regardless of her size and the fact
that she does not have the right shoes, she is determined to dance. The
picture storybook is beautifully illustrated and is sure to make your little
2. A Babysitter for
Billy Bear by Miriam Moss and illustrated by Anna Currey
Lucy, is the first
babysitter that Billy Bear has ever had. Although Billy Bear has a great time
with Lucy, there is one thing that prevents him from sleeping...the darkness.
He is afraid his mom will not be able to find her way back home in the dark.
Nicely written with short sentences; the illustrations fit well with the
story. A perfect story for little ones who have never had a babysitter.
3. Velma Gratch
& the Way Cool Butterfly by Alan Madison and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.
Velma, a first grader,
would like to be remembered at school for being special. After all, her
sister Frieda sang "like an angel", and her other sister, Fiona, was
a fast runner. What could she possibly do for people to have fond memories of
her? In one word... science. Velma enjoyed science. She especially liked
butterflies, so she read everything and anything she could find about
butterflies. Her most magical moment was when her class went on a field trip to
the Butterfly Conservatory. What a gem this story is! I couldn't help but laugh
at the way she pronounced the words metamorphosis (metal-more-for-this)
and conservatory (can-serve-the-story). The illustrations are
beautifully colored and depict very well the emotions that Velma has throughout
4. How to Babysit a
Grandpa by Jean Reagan and illustrated by Lee Wildish.
How does one babysit
Grandpa? What kind of activities can Grandpa do? What will Grandpa eat? This
story is another little gem. It is a "how-to" story about a little
boy getting ready to babysit his grandpa. On every page, there is a "how-to"
list of things to do; for example, "Snacks for a grandpa: ice cream topped
with cookies, olives served on fingertips, anything dipped in ketchup, cookies
topped with ice cream." It is a sweet story about a