We have a plan!

Assalaamu alaikum

 

It feels almost impossible to document our plan for the year term insha Allah as our resources comes from so many places. This is just a rough idea of what we are covering. When it is going to be done will depend on the girls’ interests at the time.We may go deeper into some topics than planned so I am not putting a time frame on this plan.

Circle time: This needs its own post to outline what we will be doing insha Allah. I may be a bit over ambitious with regards to all I would like to include so I will tweek it until it suits us insha Allah.

As it stands I would like to include:

  • Greeting
  • Reciting morning athkar
  • Quraan
  • Duah of the week
  • Name of Allah of the week (Discuss/revise)
  • Question of the day
  • Hadith of the day
  • Writing in calendar file

We will do another circle time after lunch and Thuhr Salaah to regroup before the afternoon slot insha Allah.

Islamic Studies:

We will be using this Islamic studies framework as it is clear and concise masha Allah. Umm An Nu’man over at A Muslim child is born wrote about it here.

  • Tauheed
  • Aqeeda
  • Quraan
  • Seera
  • Akhlaq
  • 5 pillars
  • Wudhu
  • Salaah

I will write a more in-depth post about  each of these as there are so many other links to great works that other sisters made available through their blogs but for now here are some resources I found:

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Arabic

I have been holding out and waiting to find an Arabic teacher for the girls but in the meanwhile I better just try my best with them insha Allah. We will be using these resources and other craft and worksheet based activities

We will use these for Arabic Writing

Lives of Prophets:

We have read all the Prophet’s stories but now we will do further studies to develop their comprehension insha Allah. I have prepared units on three Anbiyaa and insha Allah I will make some more as we go along insha Allah.

Math

Zahra: MEP Reception year

Montessori numeracy activities

Imaan: MEP Year 1 (to go over some basics)

Singapore math 1A

Worksheets, games, hands on activities for practice:

  • Addition and subtraction (practice number bonds)
  • Place value
  • Measurement
  • Graphing
  • Estimation
  • Time
  • Money

English

Zahra: Montessori method, we are currently using the moveable alphabet and doing work with the Pink Series masha Allah. Using handwriting worksheets and A LOT of prereading activities I have found online.

Imaan: Montessori Blue and Green level along with loads of hands on materials I have made to facilitate fluency insha Allah. I forgot to add that we are using the  Progessive Phonics program (free printable phonics program available online) I will post how we are using it when I get a chance insha Allah.

Grammar: First Language Lessons and Scholastics Grammar, along with the sight word activities and many many other resources I will share as we go along insha Allah.

 

She loves reading so I am searching high and low for good reading material for her. I don’t understand why fantasy and witchcraft have to be so prevalent in the children’s reading material! I ended up printing off a few readers for her to use alhamdulillah. According to the this guideline with regards to their Primary English Curriculum Framework Imaan is doing quite well but I don’t want to move through to stage two as I want to encourage fluency as I believe it is more important to have solid foundations than to rush to reach higher levels. She can enjoy having mastered this level a bit longer and if I feel she needs more stimulation we can move on insha Allah.

Geography

I have a post in the works which has more details. Here it is

Nature Studies

We will be using UmmTafari’s 6 week Nature Studies Unit which she has provided on her blog (River City Homeschoolers). I love it because she has made it so hands on and brings in Quraan Ayaat as well!! 🙂 May Allah reward her.

We will also be doing lapbooks on a few topics which tie in with her Nature Studies Unit.

  • Birds
  • Plants
  • Clouds
  • Water Cycle

Science

I have prepared unit studies on:

  • Phases of matter
  • The five senses
  • The body
  • Reuse, reduce and recycle

OK so that a verrry rough idea of what we will be doing I hope to post details of each of the subjects to share my links and resources with you all insha Allah.

Please make duah that Allah grant us success in Dunya and Aakhira and that we please Him in our efforts . We make duah that Allah correct us and keep us on the Siraat Al Mustaqeem and never leave us for even a second. This is hard work but if Allah wills      the rewards is surely greater!

Comments

  1. umm maryaminafifitta says:

    Assalam alaykom sister masha Allah that’s true it’s hard worK but you’ll see the result inshaAllah later, i ask Allah to make it easy for you amine.

  2. homeschoolmomentsadmin says:

    Wa alaikum salaam sister 🙂 jazaakillah for your kind words 🙂
    Ameen to your duah.

    Fee Amaanillah

  3. Assalaamu Alaikum!
    Masha Allaah great! Love your new home : ) your plan looks so interesting and I am eagerly waiting to see how you put into action Insha Allaah as this is going to give me ideas for next year. I came across the Cambridge site too and I am contemplating if I should follow that as it makes easier for an early academic qualification and concentrate more on Islaam and Arabic. What do you think? I would love to hear your views Insha Allaah! Also the books you have chosen for English , does it go along with the frame work of Cambridge? To what extent are you hoping to follow the guidelines? How old is Imaan exactly now? I am sorry for many questions ukhtee, just in the process of thinking aloud for the coming years bi idhnillaah! Barakallaah Feekum!

  4. homeschoolmomentsadmin says:

    Wa alaikum salaam ukhti 🙂 Ahlan wa sahlan! LOL!

    I am so excited too 🙂 this is not m normal way of doing things, usually I see a fun idea and we do it immediately gathering resources along the way! Now I have so many fun things lined up, I have to stop myself!
    With regards to Cambridge Uni…a few muslim homeschoolersI know here are going that route for qualifications, I am not 100% sure so I am not endorsing it, but I am using it as a guideline for keeping on track insha Allah. They have resource lists and curriculum frameworks which I have downloaded and have found useful. As for getting the qualifications I have not thought that far ahead, actually I have thought about it but then realized for now its not going to be my focus. Allahu a’lam. I may start stressing about it next week tho LOL!

    I saw those books and thought it suited our “style” I didn’t see any grammar for stage one in the Cambridge frame work. Here is the link for the resource list if you haven’t downloaded it yet.
    http://www.cie.org.uk/docs/qualifications/cipp/primarycheckpoint/English_Stage_1.pdf
    And here is the link to the page with all the Primary curriculum framework and resource links
    http://www.cie.org.uk/qualifications/academic/primary/cambridgeprimary/resources

    Imaan will be 6 years in march insha Allah. I don’t mind the questions alhamdulillah it nice to be able to help you who have helped me so much 🙂

    • Jazzakillaah Khayr for the links Ukhtee. Yes I have downloaded them all and also the specimen checkpoint exam papers : ) Cambridge is something that I dealt with when I was working at that time. So I was thinking when I go to my country I will have a chat with them and see how well it could be beneficial. I know what you mean, right now the focus is not the exams : ), I just realized how fast this 4 years have passed and the remaining years will pass soon too so like you said I want to be on track so these guidelines are helping me prepare for next year. I have downloaded the stuff may be 3 or 4 months ago lol! Happy home schooling ukhtee I am excited for you too!!!

  5. Bismillaah

    As Salaamu Alaiki!

    Uhhh this makes me want to pull a late nighter just to get myself together lol. Great job Mashaa’Allaah. Looks like I may have to borrow some ideas from you guys 😉

  6. homeschoolmomentsadmin says:

    Wa alaikum salaam Umm Suhaila 🙂 You are together masha Allah! It is here for you when you need it insha Allah.

  7. as salaamu `alaykum 🙂

    I LOVE posts .like this one … inspires me to get organised too 🙂 Ma shaa Allah, how timely for us as we are also starting a new school year (school term begins in January in Singapore and I just follow that out of convenience!). Glad you are back actively blogging!

  8. Umm Imaan says:

    Wa alaikum salaam 🙂 It felt kinda weird having holiday time while everyone else in blogland was in the thick of things with their homeschool 🙂 Yes in Southern Hemisphere it is summer holidays now and then back to school on Wednesday. We are going to the beach 🙂 LOL! I was going to start “school” this week but then thought I am rather going to start next week then we can take advantage of the fact that the beaches will be empty as everyone has gone back to school!

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