I think one year ago we did this theme when Sis Umm An Nu'man produced some lovely activities. So most of it we reviewed and this time Maimoonah could do her own revision as she is able to read now masha Allaah!
I explained to her that human beings need 3 essential things to survive, Food, Clothes and Shelter. And Allaah provides all of this for us. So I asked her why do you think we need clothes, She said to cover our Awrah". So discussion continued from there. We talked about different kind of clothes and whaat Muslims wear and all that. This lead us to the Darul Kitab Book on "Our Clothes" to learn more about what Allaah and His Messenger has said about clothes. We read the book. Maimoonah was reading too and we discussed the contents, like boys not wearing girls clothes, avioding figures on our clothes, Women's clothes when going out and men wearing clothes above the ankle. She was constantly saying her father "Abi men should wear clothes here okay, above the ankle nothing below". Children really wait for an opportunity to boss you : )
We read the encylopedia and learnt about cloth0e0s in different ages and clothes worn by professionals like doctors and etc.
Then we reviewed this what we pasted and learnt one year ago, Girls Clothes and Boys Clothes.
We watched few you tube videos on how they manufacture clothes. Showed her the machines they use to make these clothes, yarn and few factories. Then we got a nice vedio on Arab clothes. We learnt about different styles of thobes Qatari, Omani, Emirati, Saudi etc. Also learnt about how they make Jilbaabs.
Then we watched more videos on what people where all over the world. National costumes of different countries. She was more concerned about whether the clothes she saw were covering the awarah or not : ). She watched different styles of costumes and was pretty happy when we saw a fully covered one like the kimono of Japan. lol
Then we did this seasons and clothes matching activity from Montessori for Everyone. I pasted the seasons on her environmental studies book and asked her to cut the clothes and paste accordingly on each page. She was saying the seasons in Arabic this time to my surprise! (Circle time has done the job: )
We did few worksheets from the British Council Website on clothes.
This is a worksheet with description of clothes worn by people on the sheet and you have to identify the correct picture. She could read the description but wanted me to do it for her as she was more interested in finding out the correct picture.
Then this is another one where you use the pictures to describe your favourite clothes.
This is a worksheet on how we get dressed. She had to follow the steps and identify the pictures and at the end of the worksheet she has to match the opposite words like dress - undress and so on.
We also had another book on opposites and along with the worksheet took this opportunity to make her understand the concept of opposites. She caught it well this time.
We made this little book on "What I wear in Winter". Gave her some pics and she had to read the sentences and paste the Pictures accordingly.
We are revising the old soorahs.
We learnt Al Haqq and Al Mubeen. pasted only Al Haqq as I need to do Al Mubeen.
This week we spoke about the right of Allaah upon His Servants. Explained to her a bit on the topic. I am not sure whether she understood the whole of it but she is able to know that the right is that we do not worship anyone other than Him.
We learnt to count 8 using fingers and some activities in MEP
Made this paper dog and played this game. I do not use the dice in MEP activities as the Messenger of Allaah has forbidden using dice I just right down the numbers randomly and ask her to close her eyes and point one number.
Reading and Writing
She read another Noddy book this week masha Allaah.
We also read this book which we made a year ago on the topic
And Allaahu Baarik Laha she has reached another mile stone in writing, Alhamdulillaah. She has started writing sentences now independently and I have not taught her phonics but she writes
She wrote this on a piece of paper...(I asked her to read it to me, here she goes "Abi is Muslim" (she has not spelt Muslim correctly though), Abi is a boy"..)
She also uses the white board every now and then and writes some funny things like "Abi is Milk" Abi is Ummi and so on and laughs!!!
She traced this
We learnt two more letters.
Also made this book from A Muslim Child is Born to go along with the topic and she did the pasting. I used Google Translator to help me with this.
Maimoonah has learnt to blow bubbles and enjoying every evening doing this.