Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Summary - Week 21 - Weather

Weather

Masha Allaah most of the activities we did this week was from the Weather Unit Study which was generously gifted to us by sis Umm Tafari. Masha Allaah she made it very easy for me this week! May Allaah reward you sister Umm Tafari. Also the minibook is on the way Insha Allaah, we will use it when it is ready.

We watched few power point presentations about Weather and Weather definitions.



Then we learnt about the Qur'aan aayahs that were mentioned in the Unit Study and discussed that weather is controlled my Allaah alone. Then we discussed about different seasons and how the weather changes accordingly.

We discussed and learnt about how the messenger of Allaah asked for rain and asked for clear skies. We learnt the Dua pertaining to thunder, and rain.


Also we discussed how fearful and upset the Messenger of Allaah sallaahu alaihiwasallam used to be when he saw dark clouds. And here she knew and told me "like Aad and Thamud Ummi". And we discussed about the punishment that were sent to them by wind, blast and rain, and storm and thunder.

We started a weather journal and recorded the weather for the whole week. Since the weather here was only sunny and hot the whole week so it was easy for her to just draw the sun everyday : )

She also did this bar graph activity from the unit study. Masah Allaah she was very interested in this and identified the correct answers for the questions based on the graph.


She also did the maths worksheets, word matching worksheets.


We did more worksheets on choosing the correct things to take to the beach, identifying what does not belong and matching the right type of clothes to be worn according to the weather.


We did this experiment to see the evaporation. She poured water into two glasses and we kept it in the sun light after marking the levels of water and few days and later checked the glasses out. She was like Ummi sun has taken a lot of water, it has evaporated!! She was observing everyday masha Allaah!


We spoke about the rain and how its so important for the plants to grow. Sis Umm Tafari's Unit study had some nice easy food stuff to make with the kids, unfortunately I did not have all the ingredients so we just settled with dates and she ate some Ajwa dates while I was relating the hadeeth to her.


We studied the Arabic weather words using our weather wheel!


She also did this weather words matching activity. She was able to read and match Independently.



Then we did this finger paints and sprinkling water art. Actually we were supposed to do it with paper plates and we did not have. So we used a thick paper and it did not come out that well, still she had fun.

Finally we made this paper fan and she loved it so much even goes to sleep with it these days.


Qur'aan Memorization
We have started memorizing Soorah Al A'laa, masha Allaah.

Asmaaul Husna
We learnt, Al Haleem and Al Hakeem


Aqeedah
We learnt about the definition of Ibaadah, worship. But we will continue on it next week too till she memorizes the definition Insha Allaah! And will do a bit more explanation on that.

Language, Reading and Writing
We read a few emergent reader books and she loved all of them. This is indeed a great way to motivate children to read. Since its small and nice she liked it very much and read all of them interdependently.


Then we read this book which goes along with the topic. It has more new words and it was a good opportunity to introduce new words. So we read this together and she is waiting for her father to be back to go to the beach and throw stones and "SPLASH", Insha Allaah. She learnt that through this book : )


Masha Allaah her writing skills have increased now. I found her writing sentences like "This is Abi", "My Abi is...." "This is Abi, Ummi and baby" I could not get any pics because she was writing on her white board and erasing them. But masha Allaah she wrote all of this without any spelling errors.

She traced this.


And she was fully occupied with these books by sis Umm An Nu'man. I could leave her with it and do my cooking.


Maths

We did few more chapters on MEP


Arabic

We learnt two more letters. Kaaf and Laam. I am unable to upload these two pics for some reason!



Montessori Activities
Making Patterns
This is a gift Maimoonah received from a dear sister from another part of the world, masha Allaah. It meant a lot for her dear sister and you really made her happy. Jazzakumullaah Khayr. She made this taking her time and she said she is trying to make the continents : )


10 comments:

Umm Suhailah said...

Bismillaah

As Salaamu Alaikum

Mashaa'Allaah!! Maimoonah has been busy!!!! Baraka'Allaahu'Feekum for sharing what you guys have been up to.Did you add some new subjects? I think I saw something different ....I'm not too sure.

UmmSara said...

MashaAllah, you both have been very busy it seems : )

Very impressed about Maimoonah's interest in reading everything by herself mashaAllah.
Keep up the good work sis!

muslimlearninggarden said...

Assalamualaikum.
Masha-Allah work on the weather unit Umm Maimoonah. Still waiting for some books on the subject that I'd like to use with Umm Tafari's weather unit. Insha-Allah will be incorporating some of your ideas too :)

Umm Maimoonah said...

Alaikum salaam warahmathullaah sisters!

Umm Suhailah, I do not think I did anything new. DO you see anything?
Wa feeki barakallaah!

Umm Sara yes masha Allaah we were busy and since her father was also out it was just both of us : ) Jazzakillaah Khayr sis!

muslimlearninggarden, that will be nice to have more books on the topic, awaiting your updates Insha Allaah!

UmmAdam said...

Assalaamu alaikum uhktee,

Masha Allah, great week again, we (me and the kids) really enjoy following you :) The activity with evaporation looks very interesting, insha Allah we will do it to. And how nice Maimoonah makes the continents masha Allah! She truly is a bright girl, tabarak Allah! *Smile*

Umm Maimoonah said...

Alaikum salaam Umm Adam,

Glad to see you having no problems with blogger now Insha Allaah!

We too enjoy following you and all the others masha Allaah. Maimoonah knows who is Adam and Ruqaiya and she knows who is Ibraheem and Sarah and she knows who is Subhana who is Rayyaan and all of them masha Allaah. Her small friends on the net: )

She really enjoyed making them and later I saw her taking all those tiny beads and cooking and feeding her bunny too, then I knew its time to take them and keep as it will end up all over the house: ) Jazzakillaah Khayr Ukhtee!

rivercityhomeschoolers said...

As salaam alaikum,

Maashaa Allah, good to see the weather unit being used and enjoyed by Maimoonah!

Umm Maimoonah said...

Alaikum salaam sis Umm Tafari

Yes indeed you made it so wonderful for us, Barakallaah Feekum!

Nidha Nayeem said...

Assalamu alaykum
We are onto Week 21 of your Preschool Curriculum, Alhamdulillah. And what an excellent curriculum it is, Masha Allah.A perfect combination of Deen and Dunya. The mini books by sister Umm An - Nu'man are so good,words fail me to describe them, Masha'Allah. Much credit to sister Talibidden Jr.,May Allah reward her,as well,who started it all. Between the three of you,I think you have come up a curriculum better then even some Islamic schools use.This curriculum definitely has potential to become a formal textbook for schools, bi ithnillah.
Sister, I wonder if you could email me the weather unit study from sister Umm Tafari, if she agrees, of course, that is, since, her blog is not open to public anymore. I also wonder if there is any way to gain private access to her blog? Would she allow me, if I wrote to her, you think? Jazaki Allahu Khayran Katheera

Umm Maimoonah said...

Alaikum salaam sister Nidha

Aameen to your duaa. And thanks for your kind words, Indeed all praise is to Allaah alone.

As for Umm Tafari's blog, I will try to contact her and get back to you inshaa Allaah soon.

Baarakallaah Feekum

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