Saturday, September 28, 2013

Back to homeschooling Alhamdulillah!

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

Alhamdulillah Rabbil A'lamin who gave me chance again to start my normal homeshooling!

I'd like to tell a little story of my homeschooling inshaAllah. When A was baby I saw Montessori video activities (from 8 month -3 years old) in Russian. Then I started to interesting for early learning. 
One day I found sister Ummu Sara's blog.That kind of thing was new for me. I was soo happy to finding such as great work in Uzbek-English languages mashaAllah. From her blogs I found other Muslimah homscholing sisters's blogs (sister Umm-an Nu'man's blog,sister Umm Ibrahim's blog, sister Ummu Maimoonah's blog and other wonderful bloggers) subhanaAllah.

I hadn't more info about homschool. Even now I have not so more idea. I'm only following those sisters way who already tested by themselves and sharing their practices. But I know, I'm mom who knows her child better and spend all time together. I think all mothers are first teachers for their kids in the World, even they don't teach them for some reasons wa Allahu A'alam.

A was about 1 year when he showed his interesting to the letters and everythings , especially to animals and their sounds! He asked (by special babies way not with words) every single letters with pointing his finger. I answered without laziness each his questions. First I answered inattention but after some time I saw he remembered every my answers. When he was about 1 and half he had learned all vowels and some English-Arabic letters and numbers not so much. That time I had not more time to spend with him and learn. Then M was born, I was busy with my new baby. One day (when he was near 2) A wrote on magnetic board somithing and said " look mom this is arabic letter ..."(i didn't remember well it looked like JIM or other) subhanaAllah it was similar.
After that I feel sorry and thought it is time to start for him HOMESCOOLING!

Bi'iznillahi wa ta'alaa I started my homeschooling in spring time in 2012 y , when A was 2 years and 2 month old! That time it was hard for me how to start. Alhamdulillah there are (in the internet) a lot resources and wonderfull homeschooling sisters!

I prefered dear sisters UmmMaimoonah's curriculum and  UmmSara's curriculums and tried to use them. Jazahuma Allah khair fee ad dunya wa al akhira wa baarakAllahu fee awladuhhuma!
I made my own "Islam is my life"curriculum which  basically belongs to dear sister Umm Ibraheem TJ's Islamic prescool curriculum outline. Jazaki Allah khair dear sister feed dunya wa al akhira!
My curriculum was simple, weekly arabic english letters and isamic ilm. A was small thats I did not do more. We finished marked weeks only. Then I stoped my weekly curriculum and started to prepare him for Ramadan and teach him about 5 Pillars of Islam. After Ramadan we learned about Hajj and did a lot activities from sister Umm an Nu'man's Hajj theme. And her "All about me" theme pack and Seasons and little bit weathers. And other Weather pack form here.Then from this year(2013) how you know, we started with sister Ummu Karim our weekly Arabic club.

Now time to start again for him normal homeschooling inshaAllah. First time I cann't know from where to start my homeschooling and asked some advice from dear Sister Umm an Numan's . Alhamdulillah after her replying I decided to continue my PRESCHOOL CURRICULUM with some addition inshaAllah, bi'iznillahi wa ta'ala.

A is now 3 years and 8 month old. M is 2 years and 1 month old. My preschool curriculum little bit different for both of them.

This year I'll use UmmMaimoonah's preschool curriculum inshaAllah with some my own way inshaAllah. Barakallahu feehum all they did great job,and this time I really need ready plan, alhamdulillah and thank you to all you sisters again!!!

Kids are different ...I mostly gave my attention to teach A then M. A was calm boy and it was easy explain him things and he understands well. M little bit fast , she was little bit difficult for me. Now Alhamdulillah she is big girl, loves to study, not any more putting thing in her mouth like crayons etc.
When I was teaching my son I feel little sorry for M. But alhamdulillah it was good, if you start from elder others will follow them inshaAllah. M likes to copy  all things from her bro. Now days A helping me with M's study alhamdulillah.

M's islamic prescool curriculum like this inshaAllah.

1.     Aqida ;
Aqida book from Bolajonlarim in Uzbek.

2.     Arabic;
Letters(28),  numbers(0-10),  colors(basic),  shapes(basic)…etc.

     3.  English;
All letters,  numbers(0-10), colors (she knows some), shapes …etc.

3.     Math;
Reception lessons of Mep Maths.
4.     Islamic studies mini books.

5.      ( Qur’an and dayli duas. If she’ll understand then story of Prophets (Adam a.s, Nuh a.s Ibrahim a.s and Siyrah life of Makkah). But I’m not sure she’ll give her attention or not.)

 A’s  Islamic prescool curriculum for this year inshaAllah.

1.     Complete Islamic Studies mini books.
2.     Review Aqida for kids in uzbek .
3.     Tawheed book. And other tawheed for kids inshaAllah.
4.     Stories of Prophets and Siyrah life of Madinah .
5.     Qur’an hifz and little step by step tajweed.
6.     Daily dua and Hadith (as possible inshaAllah).
7.     Arabic language: Writing and Reading letters. New vocabularies.
8.     English language: Wriring and Reading phonics. New vocabularies.
9.     Math Mep year1 with practice book.
10. Finnish language:  numbers, colors …etc.(as much as he can)

Time table- subhanallah it is difficult for me to plan. If my kids want we’ll do our study any time.
This time I have my own studies 2 days in the week. In the weekend my kids mostly spend their time with their dad. So 3 full days left. But I’ll try to do something  in the weekend or other days.

Alhamdulillah we already finished 1-week and started next week.

Soon I’ll update our last weeks job inshaAllah.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Little M and her Bro's progress!

       Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

Alhamdulillah M is now 2 years old. I wished to start homeschooling for her in this age. But she already joined to her bro time by time mashaAllah.

She likes a lot "dars" then A.
 Tracing work sheest are from here.

They are wanting the same things subhanaAllah!

She knows some Arabic and English letters. She can count (1-10 ) well in uzbek and not so well in english.

After Ramadan I litlle bit start teaching phonics to A. We ordered this kind of letters from
For more handy using I made them places insde this normal box.

Only for last 2 letters there aren't enough rooms!(

But alhamdulillah it was easy to use!

This idea from Islomiy oila.

A took picture from his work sheets .

We also used sister Umm-an Nu'man's at Family Word Book.

We are keeping to read from Iqra book every Friday bi'znillahi wa ta'laa.
Alhamdulillah now M is also starting to read!

M is practising to write Arabic letters.

A is writing.

In the begining of september we were in Heureka (science center).

And we read books from Library.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

News and changes!

                           Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

Dear sisters, after Ramadan we have news. I can not say it is good or bad, it is only qadaral Allaha wa Ta'laa.

My dear sister Ummu Karim and my son's friend Z are now faaar away from us! They are moved!!!

 Sister Ummu Karim are my first friend in Finland. She was only one which I can speak in English, I practiced my English only with her! We met each other in Lampopuisto. I still remember that day...).
She was pregnant and I was pregnant. SubhanaAllah, our problems were same, our thought were the same and etc...then we became good friend, alhamdulillah.;

Then baby Z was born after 1 month baby A was born, alhamdulillah. Z and A are friends from that time mashaAllahu wa tabarak.

For their company we planed with sister our weekly Arabic club. Alhamdulillah They are finished 15 Arabic letters with some more and less success.

I don't know can we continue again our Arabic Letters week as before. But I know we'll try to share our ideas here again inshaAllah.

Dear sister Ummu Karim thank you for all! May Allah bless you in your new Home!

 InshaAllah I'm plannig to continue our blog with my other homeschool program. Like that way I'd like to finish Arabic letters and continue to study Arabic bi'iznillahi wa ta'ala.

All about A & M' s Ramadan

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

At last I have time to upload all our works during this Ramadan month alhamdulillah. In the begining and in the end of Ramadan my kids were little sick especially M had temperature. As usually I had planed more thing but with qadaral Allah some of them I could not. However alhamdulillah Allah gave us nice time in Ramadan and Eid al fitr.

InshaAllah, here I add all  our pictures from that time with shortly explanation. 

Our Ramadan banner found place from here).

My daily schedules were like these, they were only for 10 days.

I put one of them for each envelope (for first 10 days).

Here how my kids every day opened one by one.

A was happy when he got insects, and asked me open again)). If he found other things like stikers he said I want again insects(. 
I think maybe next time I'll change my calendar for another idea inshaAllah, maybe for Daily Ramadan games.

So, I planed in this Ramadan ,inshaAllah;
1. Aqida lessons (30 -31)
2. Qur'an (1 surah for 3 days, all 10 suwar)
3.All arabic letters
4.Siyrah life in  Makkah
5.5 pillars of Islam.
7. More crafts

What we have done, alhamdulillah;
1. Aqida lessons (29 only A Learned)
2. Qur'an (3-4 suwar, Fatiha ,Ikhlas, A'sr and Qadr ) ,(M little bit Ikhlas)
3.All Letters (half of them with Writing and Reading and others with out)
4.Siyrah lif in Makkah
5.5 pillars of Islam (A Learned Shahada, Solah, Sawm and litlle bit Zakat dut M only littleabout Solah and Sawm. ) 
6. Dua (A some, M only bed time)

Here M's ramadan coloring book, can be found from here.

M's Ramadan activity book from A Muslim Child is Born!

A did them last year already, but when he saw M is working , he also wanted the same worksheets).

Here he took pictures by him self ,as specially his name)).

M's working from Ramadan activity book.

Ramadan games from Ummu Abdul Basir's blog. 

A's postcard to Z, from here.

And his coloring book from here.

From the Library I could not find such a good books like sister Ummu Karim's book that time. Then I used which I printed before from Islomiy oila and  TalibiddeenJR

A colored them when he was 2 and half.

Qur'an activity set from sister Umm an-Nu'man. Barakallaahu feeki, jazakiAllah khir dear sister!

M's work.

A's work.

I made some game cards for M to keep her busy. This idea comes from here.

She played with several ways!

For A some other games.

Craft prayer rug!

Salah theme! From a Muslim child is born and TalibiddeenJR and others.

This worksheets from here.

DiY Ramadan puzzles.

This can be found from here.

After sister Ummu Karim I also decoret watermelon like moon.

Thank you dear sister Ummu Karim for your link about Algerian food, me too tried Harira 1th time).

With A we cooked Moon cookies after when we read about Splitting of the Moon from Siyrah.
A asked me Mom are we doing experiment? ))).

Books which we read during Ramadan.

For Eid day I could not  decoret and prepare more. But Alhamdulillah I gave nice gifts for M and her dad. In my life I sewed first time and it was one Thawb for our daddy and one hidjab for M for her Eid prayer.

In Eid day we also went to Linnanmaki , for A it was free, alhamdulillah!

Recipe is from here.