Products We're Using

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

The Letter S

Letter S Poster


Letter S Cards

Letter S Mini Book (cover + 8 pages)



Some of our letter S activities:


This cute download from the Measured Mom:



We were eating skittles and I had her point out all the S's on the packaging.


And that led to this activity:


The Letter W

Letter W Printables Pack:



Letter W Poster


Letter W Picture Cards


Letter W Mini Book (cover + 8 pages)

(Student traces the letter w, the doted lines didn't show up well on this pic



We made this watermelon from half a paper plate, green tissue paper, red paint and for the seeds, we painted orzo pasta black and glued it on (the craft idea that we got this from used dry black beans for the seeds and I didn't have those on hand, but I think the orzo shape looks more like watermelon seeds.

The Letter M

These are some printables I made for my 4 year old. We are starting a more formal study of the letters of the alphabet.  I am hoping to create similar packs for other letters as well as we study them, inshaa Allah.

M Poster - use to introduce the letter M and for daily review.


Picture Cards - use for games and activities


Letter M Mini book




There are 8 picture pages in total like the ones above.



I found a perfect sized box to hold our mini books so my daughter can have a little library, in shaa Allah


Download Letter M Pack


We did a letter M craft.


I got the idea for this craft from the Our Crafts N Things blog.


Related:


Preschool

Preschool Curriculum Helps


Creating a Preschool Curriculum with Developmental Checklists

When my older kids were younger, I was always researching preschool activities that I could do with them. The ideas also used to flow easier. As my kids got older, it seemed as if I was always focusing on the older kids and not being as creative or playful with the younger kids.

The other day, my two year old expressed an interest in "school" as I was working with her older sister and I realized that I needed to pick up the pace with her and do more meaningful activities. At first I thought of finding some workbooks and worksheets but I remember when my older kids were younger, we did more hands on activities.

One thing I remember that I used to do was find age checklists and do the different activities on them. Not so much to assess my kids, but it was just an easy way to come up with skill building activities that were fun.

You can browse through the checklists and put together a more formal curriculum with plans, if that's your thing, or you can just choose skills from the list and come up fun activities, such as games, to use those skills in.  The important thing, at this age, is to have fun.

Here are a few places you can find developmental checklists:

Two Year Olds

Three Year Olds

Science



12th Grade Resources

Grade 12 Homeschool Resources

Typical Course of Study


Language: English 12 (American literature, grammar...)

Math: Precalculus, or Calculus, or Statistics (but based upon student's level)

Science: Physics

Social Studies: American Government (1 semester) / Economics (1 semester)

For samples of topics covered in these subjects, try The HomeschoolTree.com's 12th Grade Typical Course of Study

Grammar

Workbooks

Spelling

Workbooks

Vocabulary

11th Grade Resources

Grade 11 Homeschool Resources

Typical Course of Study

Language: English 11 (American literature, grammar...)

Math: typically Algebra II or higher (but based upon student's level)

Science: Chemistry

Social Studies: US History

For samples of topics covered in these subjects, try The HomeschoolTree.com's 11th Grade Typical Course of Study

Grammar

Workbooks

Spelling

Workbooks

Vocabulary

10th Grade Resources


Grade 10 Homeschool Resources

Typical Course of Study

Language: English 10 (American literature, grammar...)

Math: typically geometry, but also algebra 1, Algebra II or higher depending upon student's level

Science: Biology

Social Studies: World History

For samples of topics covered in these subjects, try The HomeschoolTree.com's 10th Grade Typical Course of Study

Grammar

Workbooks

Spelling

Workbooks

Vocabulary

Math

Textbooks


7th Grade Resources



Grammar

Workbooks

Spelling

Workbooks

Lessons/Activities

Literature

Glencoe Literature, Course2

Vocabulary

Math

Workbooks

Summer Math Review Packets (great for helping to prevent summer slide!)

Miscellaneous

Social Studies

Lessons

MrDowling.com - I discovered this site eons ago and it was such a blessing for social studies resources for grades 6 and 7. It has lessons and worksheets for the various topics and is nice when you just want a light curriculum for this subject. The lessons come with a short reading selection about the topic, PDF (or DOC) worksheets and I see now that there is audio of the reading of the material. It used to be arranged by grade and topic, but it seems to be moreso just arranged by topic now. I highly recommend it if you need some structure but want to keep things light.

6th Grade Resources

Grade 6 Science

Grammar

Reading/Literature

Glencoe Literature, Course 1

Spelling

Vocabulary

Math

Textbooks

Workbooks

Summer Math Review Packets

    Miscellaneous

    Social Studies

    Lessons

    MrDowling.com - 6th and 7th grade downloadable lessons

    Workbooks

    MacMillanMH Social Studies - Grade 6 (these are made to accompany their textbooks, but you might still be able to use them on their own along with other resources on the internet.

    Sites

    MrDonn.org -I used this site years ago with my oldest daughter. It has loads of kid friendly reading material, powerpoints and activities/projects. Suitable for multiple elementary grades.

    Science

    Textbooks

    Workbooks

    *These go together

    5th Grade Resources

    4th Grade Resources

    Fourth Grade Science

    Grammar

    Workbooks

    Spelling

    Workbooks

    Lessons/Activities

    • 4th Grade Spelling.com - 40 weekly word lists with loads of spelling practice here in the form of games and other online activities.

    Reading

    Math

    Textbooks

    Workbooks

    Science

    Textbooks

    Workbooks

    *These go together

    3rd Grade Resources

    3rd Grade Science

    Grammar

    Spelling

    Workbooks

    Lessons/Activities

    Reading

    Math

    Textbooks

    Workbooks

    Summer Math Review Packets

    Standardized Test Practice

    Miscellaneous

      I often use these for general review or during the summer review

      Science

      Textbooks

      Workbooks

      *These go together

      TJ Updates! - Reorganizing Grade Specific Resources

      As salaamu alaykum!

      In an effort to kind of organize a little better, I'm compiling grade specific resources for each grade into one post per grade. That way, you don't have to go  around to the math page to find second grade resources then head over to science to find second grade resources, etc. You will be able to find these posts in the top navigation menu under "Homeschool Subjects >>By the Grade-All Subjects>>" I'm hoping to have that completed in the next day or two, insha Allah. As the pages are updated, the links in the menu will be updated, in shaa Allah.

      1st Grade Resources

      Grade 1 Science

      Grammar

      Workbooks

      Reading

      Spelling

      Workbooks

      Lessons/Activities

      Math

      Textbooks

      Workbooks

        Summer Review Packets (great to prevent summer slide or for review anytime of the year)

        Miscellaneous

        Science

        Textbooks

        Workbooks

        *These go together


        Beginning Arabic Grammar



        Below is a sample outline I put together for beginning Arabic grammar. I have linked to lessons and other materials I have made. Occasionally I will link to outside resources, in shaa Allah.


        Parts of Speech

        Types of Sentences

        • Jumlatul Ismiyyah
        • Jumlatul Fi’liyyah
        • Review

        Numbers (recognition, if  not already taught, or up it to using the numbers in context)

        Negation

        • Negation recording sheet - a single sheet I made up to record negation words and when they are used and the rules for using them.

        Sneezing


        When the time drew near to breathe the spirit into Adam, as Allah decreed, He commanded the angels: "When I breathe My spirit into him prostrate before him." Allah breathed His spirit into Adam and when it reached his head Adam sneezed. The angels said: "Say all praise belongs to Allah." Adam repeated: "All praise belongs to Allah." Allah said to him: "Your Lord has granted you mercy." (Stories of the Prophets, Ibn Kathir)





        Sneezing Unit Study Ideas

        • Why Do We Sneeze?
        • Islamic Etiquette for Sneezing:
          • The Command to Respond to a Sneeze
          • When Someone Sneezes Repeatedly
          • Covering Your Mouth When Sneezing
          • What to Do When a Non-Muslim Sneezes
        • Printable - Duaas for Sneezing (see below)
        Why Do We Sneeze?
        Find out what causes us to sneeze from these sites:
        •  “Sneezing” – Kids’ Health – (written for younger kids) - what causes sneezing, what happens when you sneeze, interesting facts about sneezing, sneezing in different cultures
        • What Makes Me Sneeze?” – Kidshealth.org

        Duaa for Sneezing

        Duaas for Sneezing

        Sneezing in Prayer

         Fatwa no. 16903
        Q: If a person sneezes while offering salah (Prayer), should they say “Alhamdu lillah [All praise is due to Allah]“? Also, if a person yawns while offering Salah, do they have to say Isti`adhah (saying: “A`udhu-Billahi mina Al-Shaytan -ir-Rajim [I seek refuge with Allah from the accursed Satan]“)?
        A: If a person offering Salah sneezes, they should say, “Alhamdulillah” in a low voice; because there are authentically reported Hadith from the Prophet (peace be upon him) that indicate the permissibility of saying so. As for Isti`adhah after yawning, there is no origin for it in the Shari`ah (Islamic law). However, the person who yawns should hold themselves from yawning as much as they can, but there is no problem if they say Isti`adhah while yawning in or outside Salah.Source: alifta.com

        Source: Salaf us Saalih.com (originally from Alifta.net)
        Question:
        One of the people being led in prayer next to me sneezed and then said, “all praise is for Allah (al-Hamdullilah)” while in prayer. Is this permissible to do in prayer, and how should one respond?
        Answer:
        When one being led in prayer sneezes, then it is prescribed for that person to praise Allah. This is based on the narration of Mu’aadh bin Rifaa’ah bin Raafi’ from his father, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said,
        “I prayed behind the Prophet, peace be upon him, when I sneezed and said al-Hamdullilah, Hamdan Katheeran, Tayeeban Mubaarakan feeh, Mubaarkan ‘alayhi Kamaa Yuhibu Rabbanaa wa Yardhaa (All praise is for Allah, many pure blessings, blessings upon him as our Lord loves and is pleased with).” So when the Prophet finished praying, peace be upon him, he asked who had spoken during prayer but no one answered. Then he asked a second time who had spoken so Rifaa’ah said, “I did Messenger of Allah.” Then he asked him what he had said and Rifaa’ah told him. The Prophet, peace be upon him said: (By the One who my soul is in His hand, I saw thirty or so angels scrambling to see which one would take it up to heaven.)
        This narration is related by at-Tirmidhee who said it was a good narration as well as an-Nisaa’ee. Therefore this companion praised Allah after sneezing while he was in prayer and the Prophet, peace be upon him, approved this action, so this proves its permissibility.
        From the Legal Rulings of His Eminence ash-Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez bin ‘Abdullah Aali ash-Shaykh from the magazine Majallat-ul-Buhooth al-Islaamiyyah pages 42-43.
        Translated by Aboo ‘Imraan al-Mekseekee – may Allah guide him

        Istiadhah


        To ask Allah for refuge from Shaytan is the "Istiadhah."

        Reference:

        What Does Istiadhah Mean? - AbdurRahman.org