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Tauheed / Tauheed Ar Ruboobiyyah
Alhamdulillaah we started on SK Islamic Studies Curriculum and completed the first week. I must tell you I really enjoyed teaching this to Maimoonah, masha Allaah! So we learnt what is Tauheed using TJ resources and Shaikh Saleh as Saleh's Tawheed for Children Part 1. We made dua for the shaikh too. Maimoonah was sad to know that he raheemahullaah died in Madeenah! We used sis Umm An Nu'man's activities to learn about Tauheed Ar Ruboobiyyah. Also we used the Darussalaam My Tawheed Book.
We also spoke about the living things and non living things all created by Allaah our Lord manifesting Tawheed Ar Ruboobiyyah and did these worksheet and colouring pages from sis Umm An Nu'man's activities for Tawheed Ar Ruboobiyyah.
We did this mini book with regards to the proof of Ruboobiyyah. But did not discuss the aayaats yet, hoping to do next week Insha Allaah!
We learnt two more names of Allaah!
We learnt the Alphabets in order, discussed about uppercase and lowercase. I asked her to write the alphabets in order on the white board with uppercase letters. Masha Allaah she was saying the alphabets and writing.
We learnt the Parts of the Books with the powerpoint and I showed her many books and she named the parts like the cover, spine, glossary, publisher, title page etc etc.
Then I made these worksheets and asked her to do.
Printing/Writing the Name
She already knows to write her name independently but does not know to write the full name (he full name is pretty long : ) so I asked her to look and type the full name which she did but really dragged her feet, so did not go to push too much. Then I gave her these sheets which sis Umm An Nu'man did some time back for many names. Gave her these and she was pretty happy to trace.
Then to make it a bit interesting I found this on the net and gave her Water Colours Pencils to colour and she was happy. After colouring, with my help she wrote about herself in each petal.
We did the following letters with the sounds. She liked the actions to make with each letter, something she was giggling about! I asked her to write few words that begins with each letter behind the sheets. This was more like a spelling activity too which we will be starting from next week Insha Allaah!
She also did some Brainquest Book activities pertaining to these letters.
We did few chapters on MEP, counting 9 and different additions with number 9
Topics for this week according to the Smart Science book were My Body, Five senses. We have covered them in Pre School but these activities and worksheets helped to refresh the topics. Just a note what I am planning with regard to Science and Social Studies is that I will continue with the Smart Science Books and the topics we already have covered we will just do the activities but new topics and topics which need more explanation I will do extra something like a lapbook or other activities Insha Allaah. So far I like these books as they are short and children do not get bored! We also did some activities from the BrainQuest Book on Five Senses!
Since we were not able to do "Allaah Gave me a Healthy Body" Mini WorkBook last year, we did it this week. As usual Maimoonah enjoyed!
Arabic I started with Madeenah Arabic Reader Book 1. Hadhaa. We learnt to say This is and Is this, with the vocabulary given. I have mentioned that I wanted to use sis Umm Khadeeja's lesson plans for Arabic with Maimoonah. This week Maimoonah was too bored to colour so we only did things orally and she enjoyed.
Now apart from this I am intending to start Gate Way to Arabic Book 1 which could be downloaded here for free. This Website I would only recommend for Arabic books Insha Allaah! I was thinking if I can teach Maimoonah English Grammar then why not I teach Arabic Grammar as well!! Actually that is important than English! So this book has everything from the scratch like how to write each letter correctly and also how to read Arabic and all that. Since Maimoonah is reading three letter words with Fatha its helpful for her to read and understand 3 letter verbs that are found in this book and many more. They use this book here for non Arabic speaking people to teach Arabic to them especially for the working adults. So Insha Allaah we will continue with this book also from next week along with Madeenah Arabic which will be used mostly orally Insha Allaah!
So this looong post ends the first week of Kindergarten masha Allaah! I really enjoyed teaching this level as I sometime felt am teaching an older child lol! I loved the Islaamic Studies more than anything else! And I feel at this level we do lot of teaching and child is able to do more things and understand more. For me the most easiest thing is that Maimoonah can read and this is very much less stress for both of us. And she reads to herself and understands things before I explain sometimes so when I explain she already knows what the issue is lol! But I know she is enjoying so far too. Of course since there is a lot of work involved I give her breaks occasionally to get her refreshed and not to make her bored!
So what do you think about our Kindergarten 1st Week? Do you feel that it is different from PreSchool?