Alhamdulillaah we have completed Week - 5 and here is the summary.
Creations of Allaah - Animals and Birds
We did a lot of activities on this topic and I hope I remember all to record it here Insha Allaah. We read about Animal Kingdom, Animal life, Bird life, Animal behaviour and about how animals care for their babies from the Encyclopedia.
This also became a read aloud topic masha Allaah throughout the week. Explained to her that Allaah created all of this and brought in some of the Names and Attributes of Allaah which we have already learnt such as He is Al Baari - The Originator, Al Mussawwir - The Bestower of forms etc,etc.
We completed the Mini Work book which could be downloaded here Insha Allaah. Jazzakillaah Khayr sis Umm An Nu'man. She enjoyed the riddles masha Allaah. She did the coulouring and pasting too.
Then we learnt about Animals and their Babies. We did a small book which I got from here. She has learnt the names of the baby animals.
We read in the Encyclopedia how the animals care for their babies just like human beings and Allaah has created them to be merciful to their baby animals. I also gave her worksheet to match the animals and their babies.
We also learnt about Animal sounds. We used this online story book and she had fun masha Allaah with Animal sounds. I asked her to tell me the sounds each animal makes and she tried to imitate and it was funny alright!
We learnt about Animal Habitat and she did the Animal Habitat workbook from Arabic First. You can download this work book here Insha Allaah!
Explained to her what a habitat is and gave some examples. We also learnt about farm animals and wild animals.
She did this worksheet on habitat.
When I read about animal behavior explained to her that Allaah is the one who is teaching the animals how to do things for example the spider makes the web on its own and only Allaah is able to teach that to the spider.
We had a book on Birds and some facts about them masha Allaah we read the book and noted some facts.
When she looks at the book she could talk about the facts masha Allaah. She learnt that flamingo gets its pink colour from eating shrimps, Macaws may blush when they feel excited : ) etc,etc.
We spoke about being kind to the animals and birds and Insha Allaah hoping to do something more on this soon.
Loads of activities to do on farm animals could be found here Insha Allaah!
Masha Allaah she memorized soorah Maa'oon and started on Soorah Al Inshirah. I also read the Tafsir of soorah Maaoon to her and explained to her about small kindness.
We did three Names of Allaah "Al Adheem - The and Al Qaadir, Al Muqdadir - All Capable".
Taught her to read some animals. Made some sentences and asked her to read and she did well masha Allaah. We read about Sulaiman alaihissalaam as our topic for the week was Animals and Birds.
I read to her about some Animals from the Encylopedia throughout the week.
We could do more Arabic this week on the topic masha Allaah as we had good resources. She already knows the names of the animals in Arabic but it was a good revision. We read the Book of Animals from arabic first.
We watched this power point from Arabic first, she enjoys this since she was 1 year old masha Allaah.
We did the workbook on animal habitat.
We practiced letters "O,G,g" and Arabic letters "ha, za". I noticed she enjoys writing words than just letters. So I gave her to practice letters by tracing words.
Continuing with MEP, we learnt to spot differences and about hot and cold. She learnt to mark as per the instructions. example mark on the left side with red if its hot and mark on the right side with blue if its cold. Masha Allaah she did well. We did a bit of counting too.
Insha Allaah next week will be the 6th week and hoping to take a break after that and concentrate on Hajj Insha Allaah! Look out for the next 6 weeks of the Curriculum soon Insha Allaah!