Tuesday, September 23, 2014

*REVISED* Blessed Days of Dhul-Hijjah Activity Book!!

Getting ready for Dhul-Hijjah again, subhanAllah! May Allah bless all our brothers and sisters with a safe journey and accept their worship and du'aa. Ameen!! May Allah bless us all to be able to embark this journey at least once in our lifetime! Ameen!!

I've made some revisions to my Dhul-Hijjah activity book from last year. I hope you and your children enjoy it, in sha Allah!!




What's new?!?

Assalaamu alaikum! It's been a long while since I've blogged. Since Ramadaan, a few other brothers/sisters and my husband and I have joined efforts to start a Muslim Outreach Center here in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. It's physical location is in Norfolk, VA. Bi 'ithnillah, we intend to provide free social services for our brothers and sisters and also run a food pantry for the public community. Alhamdulillah, this project has developed so quickly and has kept us all so busy. By Allah's mercy, we are moving into our building in a week! Check out our website! Let me know what you think, in sha Allah!




Right now, my family and I are on a much needed vacation, Alhamdulillah! We've visited Luray Caverns in Luray, VA and Shenandoah Valley; beautiful, scenic towns not too far from DC. Once we get home it'll be serious school time, in sha Allah. My oldest daughter is testing out K12's Virtual Academy for her 6th grade year (because it's the last year they offer it for FREE! LOL). Surprisingly, she has become very independent and taking charge of her schooling. She knows exactly what needs to be accomplished and has three teachers she has to answer to that is NOT her mother! LOL!


Inside Luray Caverns

Shenandoah Valley



Thursday, July 17, 2014

PRINTABLE! Last 10 Days of Ramadaan Good Deeds Chart!

A good sister friend and I run a local Islamic summer camp designed for children ages 7-12. This is Camp Mu'mineen's third year , Alhamdulillah! Yesterday we had the humble opportunity to feed the needy at a local food pantry, Alhamdulillah. It was also the last day of our first camp session as we break for the last ten days of Ramadaan and Eid, inshaAllah. Before we let the children go on break, we gave them a "Last 10 days of Ramadaan" challenge. They have to track their good deeds and bring this chart back to receive a small gift from us! I got the idea from a chart we downloaded years ago at Islamic Bulletin Boards. I made two slightly different versions. They are on one file. The second one would be more suitable for older children inshaAllah.


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Friday, July 11, 2014

The Sunan of Eid Al-Fitr Coloring Book!! FREE PRINTABLE!

This Ramadaan as I peruse through pin after pin and blog after blog of all the lovely Ramadaan printables, I noticed a lack of resources on the Sunan of Eid for children. Sooo...last night I decided to make one!! You can print it as a full page or 2 on a page will work as well to save on ink and paper. I hope you and your children will enjoy it inshaAllah.


Get yours HERE!

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Our Ramadaan Wall

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatuallahi wa barakaatuhu! Ramadaan Mubarak! I've been too busy to post much, alhamdulillah. We've been on our odd Ramadaan schedule which means late nights and early mornings. Alhamdulillah!! I've been doing my best to attend daily ramadan class given by Umm Mujaahid called Making the Most of Ramadhaan: 1435. May Allah bless and reward the sister with goodness for offering this beneficial class. Ameen.  Alhamdulillah, it is a great way to start the day.

Here's our Ramadaan Wall with some downloads from here and there, mashaAllah.
- Ramadaan Tree Fasting Tracker from Smartark.com.
- Good deeds cards from Umm AbdulBasir's Creative Corner. which we pasted on to the cute calendar tags from SweetFajr.com.
- Beautiful duaa printable from In My Studio.
- And then I made my own letters, cut/pasted them on to card stock to save on ink lol. If you like the letters, you can get them here.

May Allah bless us all to benefit from this blessed month and accept our worship. Ameen.


If you didn't download our Ramadaan Journal from last year, here it is again! 


Monday, June 9, 2014

My Summer Learning Goals Printable Page

I've been reading this book called The Unschooling Unmanual. It is a compilation of stories from families that unschool. The main idea of unschooling is to allow the child to naturally learn at their pace and about the things that interest them most. In this way, they retain the material because it intrigues them as opposed to lessons taught on irrelevant subjects to the child. I love this idea of natural learning and child-led learning and although I would say we are eclectic homeschoolers, a part of me still hangs on to traditional ways of teaching and learning. BUT I've decided to give this method a try, inshaAllah! We will continue with our studies throughout the summer but I'm going to allow my children to choose what they would like to learn about anything and everything! So, I told them to make a list of things they want to learn how to do or make, some places they want to go and some subjects they would like to know more about. Feel free to print out our Summer Learning Goal sheet! 

Get it HERE!



AND don't forget to download my Ramadaan Goals sheet from last year!


Monday, April 14, 2014

When the Moon Split Chapter Questions 6-13

We are reading right along in this wonderfu lseerah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam book and here are the next set of questions, Alhamdulillah.

When the Moon Split Chapter 6-13 Questions HERE


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Allah's Names and Attribute Chart/Organizer

We've been using Understand Qur'an for learning about Allah's Names/Attributes. The explanations are easy for the children to comprehend, mashaAllah. Along with that, we also use Iman's Homeschool 99 Names of Allah pages for each name. I wanted them to be able to see the names they are learning on one sheet so I made this organizer. Enjoy!




More on learning Allah's names:


More Resources for Madinah Arabic!!

Alhamdulillah, I found some supplementary work to go along with our Madinah Arabic lessons. Below are links to worksheets to accompany the book but you can use them in your classroom for handwriting/vocabulary practice even if you are not using this curriculum, inshaAllah. I'm really excited to find these worksheets for my children!!! Alhamdulillah!

Here's the link to the flashcards I made for the first lesson. InshaAllah, I will be posting more within the next few days.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Seerah of the Prophet Notebooking Pages

May Allah reward the sister over at Iman's Homeschool Blog with the best of rewards for her efforts and time. Ameen! Alhamdulillah, you can find lots and lots of useful and FREE beneficial notebooking pages there. I found these on the seerah of the Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they also go along with the book we are reading, "When the Moon Split", Alhamdulilah! So inshaAllah, we will incorporate these pages after they answer the questions from each chapter. (See my previous post for the questions)




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Friday, March 14, 2014

When the Moon Split Seerah Book Question Worksheets




It's been a looonggg while since I've posted anything although I've been meaning to, Alhamdulillah. We have been reading  "When the Moon Split" a book on the seerah of the Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa salaam. The newest edition is full of color and easy for the children to follow. Each chapter ends with a brief summary of lessons/morals and has it's own set of review questions. To make it easier on my children, I have created a some print outs of the questions straight from the book. Here are the first 5 chapters. InshaAllah, I'll post more soon.


Download Chapter 1-5 HERE.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

FREE Qur'an Arabic Reading Practice Books (Iqro)

I am so excited to find this rare gem (rare in the U.S., that is)!! It's almost impossible to find this book here unless you know someone from Indonesia or Malaysia who has them or going back home to get you some :) Alhamdulillah, these books offer the student lots and lots of practice. It dives right into learning the Arabic letter with tashkeel. So one does not need to learn the actual name of the letter. It is very similar to Noorani Qaidah but with a lot more practice on recognition of the letter in different forms--beginning, middle, end, with medd, with tanween etc. By the end of sixth book, your student should be able to read the Qur'an fluently, Alhamdulillah! I'm already starting this book with my 3 year old, Alhamdulillah. If you need a little guidance with this book, you can search "iqro" on youtube, inshaAllah.  May Allah bless all of us to be able to read the Qur'an correctly with knowledge and implementation. Ameen!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Awesome FREE Scanner App!!!!

I just have to share this!! A friend introduced me to this awesome app that scans and saves as a PDF! A copy machine at our fingertips! YAY!! This is especially convenient for us homeschoolers! Its called "Cam Scanner-Phone PDF Creator". You can get it from the Google Play Store.

Here's a pic I took for school and the PDF it created!



FREE Digestive System Notebooking Pages and FREE Online Resources

Assalaamu alaikum! I've been meaning to share these notebooking pages for some time now. We used these along with the resources below and tons of books from the library. My kids really enjoyed learning about the digestive process, mashaAllah!
        


I made a Color and Label page. My 5 yr. old labeled it with play doh and the older girls decided to just color it in.


     





We demonstrated what happens to food as it enters the stomach by crushing crackers and adding soda to act as the gastric juices.


     

You can find other fun activities to do at The Homeschool Den and HERE.