Products We're Using

10/2015
We're using this program right now, level 1. My daughter loves it so far.

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)






Adhaan

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 IslamicFinder.org

Printable Hijri Calendars from Islamic Finder.org
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 Finder.org

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.
(62:9-10)