We had a busy weekend. Spent Saturday with a lovely sister and her son. Her own sister then invited us and my kids enjoyed being kids with her 5 children masahAllah. I really felt very welcomed by her family. Sometimes, I feel that not having muslim family is a real vital ingredient to my life and my kids life that is missing. Sometimes it feels a little lonely and visits like this make a huge difference.
Yesterday was quite a busy day. In the morning, we took Z to the local Muslim playgroup. He had fun, threw a few tantrums (am so not used to these!) and we came home. Had lunch, put him down for a nap and R and I began our schedule.
Started off with Quran. Alhamdulillah, she is improving mashaAllah. I leave her with this site for her to revisit the surahs she has already memorised. Seems to be working very well for her, alhamdulillah.
We then began a new Islamic Studies Project. We are making the fantastic Duaa Bulletin Board that the sisters at this site designed, mashAllah. We have started it and whilst R coloured and decorated the different parts, we discussed the importance of dua, the best times to make dua etc. I like having conversations with R like this.
Here is our bulletin board so far (hubby even let us stick it up in the corridor. Alhamdulillah!):
After that, we started on our new Science Project from Science A-Z. The project is about animals. What I like about this curriculum is that it is based around reading and literacy skills. So, basically the child learns about science topics whilst improving in all skills related to literacy.
This is what we did yesterday:
This science curriculum is from grades Kindergarten to Grade 6 which is age 6 to 12 (I think). You can find more information here:
I shared the cost for the year’s subscription with another sister which made it worth it. Alhamdulillah. So far, I like what we are doing. We have a few experiments, more oral work and some written work to come up. Will post some more on this as we carry on with the project inshaAllah.