Tafseer

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We usually begin our school day with me reading tafseer.So far kids love it,Alhumdulillah and look forward to it.I take a more relaxed approach right now….its more like..where dose the tafseer fit in our daily dealings.And we talk a lotttt, or you can call it an intellectual discussion lol….basically I let the boys talk and hear what they got from the read.

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I try to be a couple of pages ahead of my kids,so I am prepared for their inquisitive questions and I get enough time to look for examples.Sometimes if there is a behavior issue, or a lot of bickering, this is the best time to talk about it, and resolve the issue.

After we have completed a chapter we do these wonderful worksheets from Amuslimhomeschool.com.It’s such a blessing to have found this blog and the sister has some really wonderful work that is mostly free.I have many downloads from her page.

Here’s the workbook that we use for juz amma

http://www.amuslimhomeschool.com/2014/03/print-at-home-your-own-juz-amma-workbook.html

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A Notebook page

 

Note-booking is one of my favorite thing to do with the kids.I love to keep it simple for my sanity and for my kids to enjoy .They like to use colored paper for mini books,and I put in lap-booking elements as and when ever I can.

 

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Correction:It should be monuments 🙂

 

Another fun way to zest up any note book is put in their creations.We made a game bag ,a way to little then mentioned in the activity book, and later decided to put it in the note book.

 

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Usually while reading to them ,they color.I google/pinterest, images relevant to the topic.

While I was reading to them about archaeologist and historians.I found these cute images and printed for them .

This way at least everyone is at their place.

 

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Cave painting

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This cave painting was one of my son’s favorite activity,he liked it sooo much that he keeps chalks in his pocket and draws on the pavements or any flat surface.

All we needed was some brown paper, some acrylic colors in black and burnt sienna.

We Googled some cave painting images and boys came up with an idea of depicting a hunting scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clay Tablets

Our history days are full of mess and loads of fun.As much as I want them to absorb every bit of information,I also want it to be stress free and fun filled.I let the creative juices flow and wait for the final product.

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Usually I read aloud and ask for an oral narration.My oldest has just started note booking and that’s where he does his narration.

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We look for inspiration in the books we read and sometimes just use our own, like we did here for our clay tablets. These were air dried.

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And ofcourse Pinterest is always my go to place for almost everything.