بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Alhamdulillaah another school year has started. We will be continuing with Cambridge Primary Curriculum Inshaa Allaah and here are the Resources we hope to use for this school year!
We will be continuing with Usooluth Thalaathah Scrapbooking along with Shaykh Fowzan's explanation
Also Important or Essential Lessons for Every Muslim Scrapbooking, The Inheritors of the Prophets and Our Role Models Sahabah. All this will be based upon Scrapbooking and on and off I will be testing her with questions and answers. Also we will continue with Seerah Worksheets using When the Moon Split and the Sealed Nectar.
Additionally we will be continuing our Tarbiyah Classes with the others where we cover Al Waajibaat, Book of Tahaarah from Umdatul Ahkaam, The Great Women of Islaam and Adab al Mufrad Inshaa Allaah.
Reciting and memorising the Qur'aan and Reading the Noble Qur'aan and understanding the meaning of what is recited everyday. We will be reading along the Qur'aan for each other during the day in English as well.
Additionally this year we are hoping start the Juzz Amma workbook that our dear sister has put out here
Once a week we will go through the Positions of Salaah, Recitals, and the Obligations and etc. We will use our Salaah Workshop Documents for this purpose. I think this is very necessary as children who have turned 7 need reminders very often to make their salaah proper and eventually we ask Allaah to bring khushoo in the salaah for them and accept their salaah. Aameen.
Now that Maimoonah is grown and able to read Arabic I thought this is the best time to give her a Duaa or Adhkaar Book where she gets used to reciting every morning and evening. Even though most of the Adhkaar are familiar for her I think as they grow having something to look at and read by themselves makes a big difference. I found this one pretty child friendly. May Allaah reward sister Umm Khadeejah for all her hard work. Aameen
To make the Bedtime rituals stress free I thought of giving this little booklet to her hand and make this a practice before going to sleep. Even though bedtime Adhkaar are memorised as they grow sometimes I notice things are not done as they were younger, hence giving something to the hand is safer Inshaa Allaah!
We are continuing with Madeenah Book 1 and started Gateway to Arabic Book 2.
We will be using these lovely Everyday Arabic Books for reading.
We are using Nelson Developing Non Fiction Skills and Nelson Developing Fiction Skills, Nelson English Workbook 2 and Galore Park Junior English 1. Junior English is mainly used for Comprehension as most of the Nelson Non Fiction Comprehension Passages are not islamically suitable, We will use the Ronald Ridout English Workbooks as well.
For spelling we will use the Spelling Workout Book D
To improve writing we have started the cursive writing book and she does copyrighting everyday. For Copy writing we have chosen the Qur'aan. So she has started writing from the beginning of the Qur'aan.
We are continuing with Nelson International Mathematics Pupils Book 3 and Workbook 3. We may finish it before the year, so we will go on to Book 4 as well Inshaa Allaah. MEP maths we will use Year 2.
Last year we have been using many books and doing science from here and there. Starting this year we are a bit organized and following the Key Stage 2 curriculum. We are using CGP Key Stage 2 Study book and Question Book for learning in order and getting familiar with scientific technical language. Along with these books we will use the wonderful science books collection at the QMuslimag Children's Library and the Galore Park Junior Science Book 1. Every now and then according to interest we will do some lapbooks and projects.
And we are hoping to make a small mini lab at home with some of the interesting science kits we got from Rainbow Resources. This is to make things not that boring and to give a hands on experience Inshaa Allaah!
We are continuing with these Map Skills Work Books and Geography Success Book 1 along with the other Geograpghy books we have for referance. Addionally I also got the country study activity pack from Rainbow Resources with the Passport, Flags and World Map activity sheet.
We will start ICT this year. I have this CGP book with me and for now we will continue with it. Looks very outdated to me and will look for some other latest ICT books later on Inshaa Allaah!
Fun Activities include Arts and Crafts, Sewing, Cooking, Games and little Experiments. We do these things every now and then.
So those are the resources we are planning to use Inshaa Allaah.
With all of the above I see that Maimoonah has come to stage where she needs a bit more challenging activities, Inshaa Allaah, I am thinking of having some out of home activities for her this year getting together with our small homeschooling group in Doha where every month we do something solid outside home. May be an Arts and Crafts Lesson, Lego and Robotics session, a filed trip etc etc,
As for being more organized this year I have started writing down lesson plans for each subject. I do this for every 6 weeks and see how we have done and then write for the next 6 weeks. This is just an example of one subject. This way I hope we can be more organized and helps bring out all resources available.
Additionally this Homeschool Planner is indeed worthwhile trying for those of you who like to be organized Inshaa Allaah. We will be using some of the pages from this too.