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We're using this program right now, level 1. My daughter loves it so far.

Arabic Alphabet Chart from

How to Write Arabic Letters

Arabic Alphabet Chart from
Nice chart that shows how to write each standalone letter, plus you can click on each letter and see a video of how it's written. Also, other things to check out there concerning the alphabet as well.

Printable Arabic Alphabet Blocks

My best bud, Umm Abdul Basir, made some adorable Arabic Alphabet blocks several years ago that you can print out and assemble.

from Umm Abdul Basir's Creative corner.

Arabic Alphabet Flashcards - Standalone Forms

The Yemen Links website has a variety of cute Arabic alphabet flashcards.

Prayer Review Sheet

Prayer Review Sheet - I made this up to provide for quick review and for reference in our IS student organizers. It goes over the timings of the five daily prayers, number of rakaat, prayer positions, conditions of prayer, pillars of prayer and things that break the prayer; illustrated.

Multiplication Fact Tracker

Multiplication Fact Tracker - a progress tracker I made up to track progress with the multiplication facts. Also includes an outline of a sample math facts practice session.

Shapes Poster/Drill Sheet

Shapes Poster/Drill Sheet - little learning aid I made to help quiz the younger/middle kids on shapes. Includes 2d and 3d dahpes and drill prompts.

Thermometer Clip Art

ETC Thermometer Clip Art –“over 790 views of thermometers. The images include Fahrenheit, Celsius, single and dual, laboratory, and outdoor thermometers with readings to the nearest degree. Also featured is a collection of blank and antique thermometers found in various nineteenth century books.”


And if all the trees on the earth were pens and the sea (were ink wherewith to write), with seven seas behind it to add to its (supply), yet the Words of Allâh would not be exhausted. Verily, Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
Learning Aids
Math Facts Trackers
My Addition Math Facts Tracker (sums to 20)
  • Track addition math facts learned.
  • Also great as a math exercise

Addition Charts (Reference)
Addition Table up to 10 + 10  (for reference)
Addition Table up to 12 + 12  (for reference)
“Double It” Math Facts Game
  • Practice doubles sums of 12 to 20.

Worksheets Premade  (TJ)
Number Word Addition Worksheet 
  • Learn/practice number words by completing addition problems, using number words instead of numerals
Tree themed addition and subtraction problems for younger children 
Worksheet Generators
Softschools Addition Worksheets Generator Math Basic Operations Worksheet Generator
Superkids Addition worksheet generator
Addition Facts: Drills and Tests (see TJ’s Math Facts Page)

Finding the Least Common Denominator

When adding or subtracting fractions with different denominators, you’ll need to find a common denominator. It is better to find the least common denominator so that there will be less work when it comes time to reducing the final answer.
“The least common denominator of two or more non-zero denominators is actually the smallest whole number that is divisible by each of the denominators.” (Help with
When teaching my kids, I couldn’t pinpoint how to find the least common denominator, but rather just a common denominator (and sometimes they’d be huge!) So I went searching for methods, and this is what I have found.

For Younger Students:
Least Common Denominator Lesson from Math is
Finding the Least Common Denominator (method of listing multiples)


Basically the same method illustrated in Ray’s Math:
Finding the least common denominator – part of another lesson, scroll down after Google Ad. (similar method as above)
3 Methods for Finding Least Common Denominator
Take The Frustration Out Of Finding The Least Common Denominator ( Help with – shows 2 methods for finding the least common denominator (very detailed)
From my daughter’s algebra book:
Example using the above method:

Least Common Multiple Tool – Nifty, plug in three numbers and get your least common multiple/denominator. Great for checking your manual work.
Games & Interactives
Least Common Multiple Interactive – simple, yet neat online activity where student must find the LCM/LCD of numbers. This might be a neat alternative to doing problems from your textbook. (Only a handful of problems, but most are application problems)
Least Common Multiple (LCM) Game – super old site, but nifty idea for making a card game.

  1. Least Common Multiples Worksheet 1
  2. Least Common Multiples Worksheet 2
  3. Least Common Multiples Worksheet 3
  4. Least Common Multiples Answer Key
Worksheet Generator: LCM Worksheet Generator


Integers are the positive natural (counting) numbers, the negative natural numbers, and zero.

TJ Integer Review Bank Questions and Concept Flashcards
Questions/cues I made up to review/test for mastery of integer concepts based upon our study of integers.

Integer Learning PowerPoints from the 'net

Online Integer Games

Multiplying and Dividing Integers Rule:

Number Lines

Number Lines from - over 20 different ones to choose from.

Seeking Refuge from 4 Things After Tashahhud Lesson

“The Prophet (sal-Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used to say:
‘When one of you has finished the [last] Tashahhud, he should seek refuge with Allah from four things; [saying]:
1. Allah! I truly seek refuge with You from the punishment of Hellfire,
2. and from the punishment of the grave,
3. and from the trials of living and dying,
4. and from the evil [trials] of the False Christ.
[Then he should supplicate for himself with what occurs to him.]
"He (sal-Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would supplicate with it in his own Tashahhud." 1

(Prophet's Prayer Described)

Seeking Refuge from 4 Things Lesson - 27 page lesson

The majority of scholars held the view that this Du`a’ (supplication) falls under the category of stressed Sunnah. It was been reported on the authority of Tawus, one of the great Tabi`un (Followers, the generation after the Companions of the Prophet) that this Du`a’ is obligatory. Tawus is also reported to have ordered his son to repeat his Salah when he knew that he did not recite this Du`a’. This indicates that such Du`a’ is a stressed Sunnah, which the Mu’min should not miss in obligatory or voluntary Salah.

Source: Fatwas of Nur `Ala Al-Darb 

Congruent Triangles

Congruent Triangles - notebooking page; corresponding angles and sides, SAS, SSS, and ASA theorems.

Doubles Flashcards

Doubles Flashcards (up to 10+10) and blanks so you can add your own. (Part of the Doubles Addition File Folder Pack

Addition Doubles File Folder Kit

Addition Doubles File Folder Kit - I put together these simple materials to make my daughter a file folder activity to practice the doubles. It includes a matching activity (doubles to 20+20) a few quizzes and a doubles reference chart that has to be completed.  I just glued the elements into the inside of a file folder.

Pythagorean Theorem

Pythagorean Theorem Guided Notes. The Pythagorean theorem is used with right triangles, but can also be used to determine whether a triangle is acute or obtuse; notes also briefly review squares and square roots.

Types of Triangles

Types of Triangles Notebooking Notes - triangles can be classified by their angles and sides; acute triangles, obtuse triangles, scalene triangles, right triangles.

Quadrilaterals Notebooking Notes

Quadrilaterals Notebooking Notes - parallelograms, squares, rhombuses, trapezoids, and rectangles.

Sending Salaah Upon the Prophet Learning Poster

Sending Salaah Upon the Prophet Learning Poster - Arabic text and translation, "word for word." Also broken up into phrases, each on its own line,  to facilitate memorization, in sha Allah

Tashahhud Learning Poster

"Word for Word" Translation of the Tashahhud alongside the Arabic text.

Is My Answer Positive or Negative?

Is my answer Positive or Negative? A simple little poster I made up to help my kids remember if the sign when multiplying or dividing is positive or negative.

Transversals and Parallel Lines

Transversals and Parallel Lines - study page that explains how corresponding angles, same side interior angles, and alternate interior angles are formed (from a transversal and parallel lines) and what their characteristics are.

Pairs of Angles

Pairs of Angles - notebooking page for supplementary and complementary angles, and vertical angles. Student draws examples of each angle and matches it with a definition; in addition there is a set of study cards with problems on them.

Mean, Median, Mode, Range Cards

Mean, Median, Mode, Range definition and example cards from SparkleBox.

Mean, Mode, Range, and Median Notes

Mean, Mode, Range, and Median Notes - chart that defines each term and shows how to find it.

Math Notebook Cover Page and Table of Contents

Math Notebook Cover Page and Table of Contents - I'm working on trying to get our math reference notebooks going. For the past couple of years, I've just sort of written up handmade notes that show the kids steps or key concepts of what we are studying. I'm hoping to have each of the kids keep a math notebook that they can use for reference over the years.

In this download, there is a simple math notebook cover and two different versions of a table of contents.  It doesn't matter the order that you add your notes if the student keeps up with the table of contents. One table of contents lists as many math terms I could think of (or find) in alphabetical order, that way, when student has notes on a particular topic, he can find it in the table of contents and write the page number it is found on; or there is an alphabetical blank table and student can enter the topic names and page numbers all manually.

My version of math notebooking is maybe note the general notebooking type, but rather I create the notes and they put them in their notebook. As much as possible, I try to make the notes more aesthetically pleasing (something to make it more likely that they will actually review/use them) so I often have cut out sections for them to glue into the notebooks. Sometimes, I use guided notes which provide a framework for the notes and my kids have to fill in blanks or give short answer explanations.

Our math notebooking pages can be found all around TJ, in sha Allah, under the various categories.

Operations and Order of Operations Study Guide

Operations and Order of Operations Study Guide -  a review guide I made for my kids that reviews the four basis operations (addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division) as well as the order of operations for problems with multiple operations in them.

Order of Operations Poster (not sure of the original source)


This is a follow up to the Adhaan resources I posted on the blog.  A member in one of my homeschooling groups was asking the group for some more ideas for teaching about the adhaan. Here are some I came up with:

  • You Tube has some nice videos of the adhaan.  The ones I saw just had pretty pictures displayed while the adhaan “played.”
  • Make strips with the text of the adhaan and cut out. Student must put them in order. 
  • Make a worksheet with certain words of the adhaan missing
  • Memorization of the adhaan and iqama; learn what each word means
  • Practice calling the adhaan. Maybe at prayer times in the house/class if you don’t hear the adhaan where you live.  Have a student be the muadhdhin of the day.
  • Not sure if this is playing with it too much, but you could have one student say the first line of the adhaan, the next student says the next, and so on. 
  • Learn about Bilal, the first muadhdhin, have students write a mini biography about him or write a book report about an article or book about him.
  • Make a lapbook and include the text in Arabic and English and other key facts associated with the adhaan,  including the supplications made after them.  You might use my earlier resources to start off……….
  • Make a public service announcement ad about the adhaan
  • Learn about minarets; do a related craft, maybe make a diorama or clay minaret display; draw a picture of a masjid with a minaret; minaret coloring page. Find daleel against/for the argument that minarets are an innovation in the religion.
  • Write a magazine article or newspaper article about the adhaan.
  • Incorporate learning about the sense of hearing
  • Current events (you knew this was coming?) read about the recent banning of minarets in Switzerland.

Some notes on the Adhaan that were used for a homeschooler’s lesson plans: Lollie’s Place

Duaa Bulletin Board

TJ teamed up with Umm Abdul Basir's Blog on a Duaa Bulletin Board to use when teaching duaas (or just for reference).

Check it out over at Islamic Bulletin Boards where you can download the files to make your own duaa bulletin board.

Duaa Bulletin Board

Duaa Bulletin Board

Print Customized Hijri Calendars from

Printable Hijri Calendars from Islamic
The best way to determine the Islamic months is by sighting the moon.

But if you are looking printable hijri calendars. Islamic Finder gives you the the opportunity to print customized hijri calendars by the month or year.

Printable Hijri Calendars from Islamic

What is Jumuah?

Jumuah or Yawmul Jumuah is Friday in Arabic
jumuah calendar
O you who believe (Muslims)! When the call is proclaimed for the Salât (prayer) on Friday (Jumu'ah prayer), come to the remembrance of Allah [Jumu'ah religious talk (Khutbah) and Salât (prayer)] and leave off business (and every other thing).
That is better for you if you did but know!  Then when the (Jumu'ah) Salât (prayer) is ended, you may disperse through the land, and seek the bounty of Allah (by working), and remember Allah much, that you may be successful.

Free Printable Eid Decorations from Yemen Links

Yemen Links has some pretty printable free Eid Decorations:

Eid Coloring Page

Eid Mubarak Coloring Page

Eid Mubarak Coloring Page from Easel and Ink

Eid Mubarak Coloring Page

Eid Mubarak Coloring Page from Easel and Ink

Eid Mubarak Coloring Page

Eid Mubarak Coloring Page from Easel and Ink

Eid Card Greeting Graphics

Eid Card Greeting Graphics at Easel and Ink

Eid Graphics - Eid Greeting

Eidul Fitr Placemat

Baby Counts Dates in Ramadan

"A small book for introducing baby to numbers during Ramadan insha'Allaah. The numbers 1-5 are covered and the last page of the book gives baby an opportunity to see the dates graphed 1-5 in descending order."

It's the Day of Eed-ul Fitr!

A poem for little kids from

My Little Ramadan Primer

(PDF)- Learn about the importance of Ramadan and how to fast.

Ramadan is....

Ramadan Is... (offsite)
A cute Ramadan short story for kids (PDF) about what Ramadan is.

A Day of Fasting

A Day of Fasting

(PowerPoint) - Read about what it's like to fast during Ramadan

Finding Averages (Ramadan Themed)

  • A set of learning worksheets with different Ramadan themed "finding the average" problems. 
  • Eight problems/1 per page with space to work out each problem.

Moon Phases Video

The Eid Prayer

  • Status of Eid Prayer in Islam
  • No prayer before or after Eid prayer
  • Time of the Eid prayer
  • Late report of crescent sighting
  • No athan or iqaamah
  • Description of the Eid Prayer
  • Eid Khutbah
  • When the Eid falls on a Friday

What do you do if you are late/miss the Eid Prayer?

From Saheeh Bukhari:  "If one misses the Eid (prayer) he should pray two rakahs." (to make it up)

Errors in Prayer

Here are some articles that I have come across on Due to reorganization at the site, the links no longer work, but you can look up the titles and perhaps find them there, inshaa Allah, I'll get around to relinking these.
  • Three Common Mistakes Made After Prayer (
  • The Magnifying Glass - 40 Common Mistakes in Salaat - Saalih Ibn Abdul-Azeez Ibn Muhammad Aalish-Shaykh 
  • Drawing Attention to some Mistakes made in Prayer - Shaikh 'Alee Hasan Al-Halabee
  • The Clarified Ruling of Mistakes done in Salaah - Mashhur Hasan Al Salman 

Prostration of Forgetfulness


Learning Materials

image_thumb13Prostration of Forgetfulness - a mini lesson that I made to accompany the treatise above.
(Note the link in the lesson  to the treatise does not work. Use the above link (Prostration of Forgetfulness, a treatise) instead.

Scientific Notation

Scientific notation is just a method for expressing, and working with, 
very large or very small numbers.

  • Introduction to Scientific Notation - nice, clean tutorial on scientific notation, what it is, how to convert back and forth between scientific notation and standard numerals.


Reciprocals - Study Notes and Practice

What are reciprocals?

A: a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2 (if you multiply 2/3 and 3/2 together, you get a product of 1)

Reciprocal Learning Resources

Reciprocal Math Notes with Mastery Goals for Assessment/Review
A note page I made for my kids. It is in Q/A form and at the end contains a set of mastery goals questions to assess mastery, but also helpful for review at a later date. Great to put in binders for study/reference.

Reciprocals Notes

Reciprocal notes and worksheet - algebra

Simple worksheet I made for the kids with study information.  Can be used as a notebooking page, just have student solve the problems/put answers on a piece of scratch paper to make it reusable.

Categories of Actions (Rulings of Fiqh)

Actions in the study of fiqh are divided into 5 categories.....

  • Waajib (obligatory)
  • Mustahabb (recommendable)
  • Mubaah (permissible)
  • Makrooh (detested)
  • Haraam (forbidden)

We have studied the categories (on the introductory level of course) in our homeschool and here are some resources that I made:

Related Links