Thameena and Thawri


A few posts back, I mentioned that we were working on a Spring lapbook. We did start it but R didn’t seem as interested. So, I put it aside til another time.

R is really enjoying the warm weather masha’Allah and loves the fact that she doesn’t have to wear her coat. And so, she is forever asking me whether she can wear her ‘jacket’ today because it is Spring. Well, the weather hasn’t been very ‘Springish’ these last few days and one of them she had to wear her coat.

Furious that the weather had changed so drastically, she asked me, “Ummi, why is it sunny one day? And raining and windy another day?” So, I grabbed the opportunity headed down to our local library and took this out:


I then headed over to one of my favourite places on the net!Β And downloaded everything for a weather lapbook. Basically, I see what mini book she will be working on in her lapbook, read about it from the library book and then complete the mini book for her lapbook.

Today, we learnt about how snow forms and she drew 3 pictures to show how it forms (and I filled in the written description):


I don’t know if you can see it, but basically ice crystals form in the highest part of clouds. They then gather together and form snowflakes which then falls to the ground. She really grasped the idea masha’Allah.

We also learnt about hail, fog and dew. We read about it andΒ completed the mini books. R couldn’t understand how fog is basically clouds that are near the ground. So, we headed off to and I searched for fog and we watched a video of some people walking through a cloud! She couldn’t believe it and her face lit up like she understood! πŸ™‚ So, after that we had to search for dew and hail as well. Seeing it made so much sense to her.

The traffic lights, see my old post was a huge success and so we made this to teach the different sounds of ‘th’. I present Thameena and Thawri:


I took a piece of card, jazzed up the sides a little bit (if you can call it that. Drew a girl in hijab and a boy in a kufi. Wrote ‘th’ on the hijab and kufi and then asked R to copy words for one type of ‘th’ on Thameena’s hijab, and the other type of ‘th’ words on Thawri’s thobe. I cannot tell you how much she loved this. She then coloured it as they were just ‘too plain’.


She not only read all the words but played with it all day! When it was put down, she pretended to be thawri (with sword in hand) defending Thameena from those that won’t allow her to wear hijab. It was hilarious. But hey, if she’s happy, I’m happy! πŸ™‚

Finally, I have been spending way too much time on the site. They are allowing free downloads for one day only for the week. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to the sister who told me about this. I spent more than 2 hours downloading non-fiction levelled readers for R and other reading resources and an entire one-year science program based around literacy. Today is the last day for the sciene, but try and catch the writing freebie day tomorrow.

And I would be rude if I didn’t introduce the latest member of our family (well, she’s a member for 2 weeks) – Mineko, the terrapin. Her family have travelled to Algeria for 2 weeks, so we are babysitting. I haven’t formally introduced her to Sulhafat (our tortoise) as Mineko is a meat-eating terrapin, and I’m scared my beloved very slow tortoise will be bitten and eaten up! Anyway, here she is:



6 responses »

  1. As salaam alaikum,

    Is that turtle a red eared slider? Oh my, we had two and had to give them away, masha Allah. You are correct, they will eat everything put in front of them!

    Have fun with it and be happy that you are just pet sitting it.

    • Lol! πŸ™‚ They are nice but I prefer my tortoise. He doesn’t move much or make much noise. The terrapin on the other hand…. πŸ™‚

  2. Salam alikoum sis,

    Aaaaah, that is great! Looks like R is doing so well, masha’Allah. πŸ™‚
    May Allah SWT reward you for your hard work in teaching her. Ameen.

    Miss you lots!
    Take care & hope to see you soon insha’Allah.


  3. Assalamu alaykum
    mash’Allah ukhti looks like R she is really enjoying it! And of course learning on the way. is open all week but of course they have different rooms open each day. Today was the writing. Tomorrow I think is Science. Have a look! I have been saving and saving and saving…:)

    The turtle looks so sweet! I guess Umm S. went away. I had two of them turtles and I gave them away, they were massive and were eating literally anything! Be careful with your fish!!!

    Love and duas

    • Ws wr wb

      Sis, I have downloaded everything from the reading, writing, science and vocab for a whole year!! What a great site masha’Allah. πŸ™‚

      We are keeping the fish and turtle in separate tanks. He would eat them otherwise!


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