I could not post the summary because we actually took 2 weeks to complete the topic due to some maintenance work at home. We skipped many days in between.
This was a very interesting topic since we live away from family. And a good opportunity to talk about the relations back at home. Masha Allaah Maimoonah remembers most of the extended family members and this brought out memories for all of us. We discussed what a family is and who are family members. I just drew this diagram on the board and explained to her the connections.
We spoke about her Grand mothers and uncles, aunts and cousins. And I explained to her the importance of having family ties and how much Allaah and His Messenger has taught us to honor and to maintain family ties.
Then we did this Family Tree from here. We printed and Maimoonah interviewed her Ummi and Abi and I interviewd her. She looked professional while she did the interview with her father!! She asked him (of course I read out the questions to her and she repeated) "So tell me an interesting story". He said " Once a upon time Allaah gave us a beautiful good girl. We named her Maimoonah and Insha Allaah she will be a good girl". She was so thrilled with this story! So we recorded all and made this small Family tree.
Also we made this "My Family and Me" book from here. We used glitter glue and glitter and decorated. Pasted pictures and Maimoonah learnt to read. Maimoonah was very happy to use some art and craft materials after a long time.
Then we also did this craft from here. Traced the hands of the family members and we wrote on that each one special because....... Maimoonah said her Abi is special because he always loves her and her Ummi is special because she always teaches her: )
We made it like a chain and hung.
She has memorized more than half of Soorah At Taariq. Little more to go. Masha Allaah as I mentioned in my last summary we are taking it easy on this due to the phase she is going through. Listening to the audio recitation everyday is doing good so far and she is getting back to her old habit of reciting even though she still does not like me correcting !!
We learnt 2 more names of Allaah!
Writing, Reading and Language
She was busy writing on the whiteboard with markers these days. She wrote Ummi, Abi, Maimoonah, sister family on it every now and then.
She read the book we made "My Family and Me". I was reading some of her favourite read aloud books we have.
We did these tracing and worksheet on the topic.
She also did this actions puzzle, this time many actions verb she could read independantly.
We did the next few chapters of MEP.
We learnt about parts of the day and things that are done during the day, night, noon after noon etc.
Also did the activity on days of the week
She learnt about some food and some animals that give us those food. Did lot of counting and matching. She matched the food that some animals eat.
She did these activities on the Maths Work Book.
We read the arabic first books based on Family "My Family, Our Grandfather, Our Race, Our Shop".
We included 4 more words from the word flow.
We learnt these two letters.
And now she could read this from the Iqra book
Using the Tweezer
She really enjoyed this activity throughout the week. We have done this before with regiform and a big tweezer. small pom pom balls and Abi's Tweezer was something very much interesting for her this time.
We also visited the Museum and went for a Kite Festival. Insha Allaah will post the pictures soon.
PS: The Darul Kitab Give Away Winner will be announced today Insha Allaah. Please do check back in a while!