Wednesday 28 March 2012

Kindergarten Curriculum Summary - Week 21

Islaamic Studies

  • Seerah - Quraish trying to kill the Messenger of Allaah
  • The Conversion of Hamza and Umar radhiyallaahu anhuma - We spoke about these events and she did this worksheet.

  • Jolly Phonics - Went through the Tricky Words. she could read all. Need to check spellings next week Insha Allaah!
  • Grammar - We learnt about People



  • MEP - Activities on MEP Books. The topic is still evovled around > , <


Tuesday 27 March 2012

Darul Kitab iPad App

Assalaamu Alaikum warahmathullaahi

I am sure all of you who participated in the last Darul Kitab Give away would remember that I promised here to gift all the participants the PDF version of the book you requested when Darul Kitab makes it available.

But I regret to inform you all that Darul Kitab will not be making the pdf version available in the near future and I have no option right now but to inform all of you this.

But there is also good news Maashaa Allaah! Now you can download some of the  Darul Kitab Learn About Series Books if you use ipad or iphone. All details are here Insha Allaah.

They also have a Face Book Page and you can like them and it will keep you updated with their new releases.

Also they say the New Edition of the Series are on the way Insha Allaah, those pictures of the New Edition look so tempting and beautiful Maashaa Allaah so look out for them too.

So enjoy Insha Allaah!

Sunday 25 March 2012

All about Plants!

Since we had exposure to the agriculture exhibition last week we decided to learn about plants this week which  is also a topic in the Kindergarten Curriculum.

The facts we learnt about are:
  • Seeds
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Trees
  • Parts of the Plants
  • Life Cycle of a Plant
  • What does each part do
  • Where do Plants Grow
  • What do plants need
  • Uses of Plants

The Resources we used for this are as follows:
We started with the Encyclopedia reading and looking at all the pictures. We read about Plants and Trees.


Since we have already studied about the Life Cycle of the Plant and parts of the plants this was a good revision. Maimoonah did the activities of Smart Start Science book and the Super Teacher Worksheets. 


Next we learnt What Do Each part of the plant do? We used the Super Teacher Fact sheet for this.


Then we examined the indoor plant we had at home. She looked for the roots, stem and the leaves and described what each part would do like storing food, making food and supporting the plant.


Then we studied about the seed. And I used this Montessori Cards and Maimoonah matched the seeds and the plants.


 We learnt about Fruits and Vegetables and how some vegetables we eat are sometimes roots of the plant and sometimes leaves and sometimes flowers. These activities were done using Smart Start Science books.


Then we learnt what would plants need to grow well.


We talked about the uses of plants and how Merciful Allaah is. We also watched a you tube video on how rubber is made.


Reminded Maimoonah about the Aayah "Do you not see what you sow.Is it you that make it grow, or are We the Grower?" We discussed how great Allaah is and this is indeed a sign of His existence, no matter what even if you have water, air and sunlight, if Allaah does not will then the plant will not grow. We also discussed the story of the two gardens mentioned soorah Kahf. 

We have planted Ajwa Dates sometime back. Maimoonah and her Abi were engaged in doing this project and they took care of it well. They germinated the seeds and planted them. Here are some of the pics that we took that time.


After few weeks this is how it was grown.

Now it looks something like this, its time to plant it outdoors but we have no place, I am not sure what Abu Maimoonah would do.

Finally we read these two cute books (Maimoonah loves them) all about plants and gardens. Maimoonah is waiting to go and see her Grandma's Garden back at home and she wants to help her with gardening Insha Allaah! My mum has a nice garden and she loves gardening and keeps it beautiful too.


Saturday 24 March 2012

Kindergarten Curriculum Lesson Plan - 2011/2012 - Week 22

Islaamic Studies
·         Seerah  - The General Boycott
·         The Year of Grief or sorrow  – Death of Abu Taalib and Khadaeejah
·         At Taif

·         Jolly Phonics  - Tricky Words
·         Grammar – Conjunctions
·         Comprehension and Writing  -

Science/ Social Studies

·         MEP – Year 1


Friday 23 March 2012

Islam is My Life! Islamic Studies Yearly Plan & Resource Kit

Sister Umm Ibrahim from TJ has done another great favour for all of us by compiling and Islaamic Studies Curriculum which could be followed for 3 to 4 years starting from Year 1 with resources, links and guidelines. What makes it so wonderful is that all contents are taken from authentic sources, Alhamdulillaah! Please do hop on to her blog and download it

May Allaah reward the sister and her family for all these wonderful resources that she shares with us! Aameen!

Monday 19 March 2012

Kindergarten Curriculum Summary - Week 20

Islaamic Studies
  • Seerah - The First Migration to Abyssinia. We learnt the reasons for Migration, the permission for Migration, the King Najjashi, about how well Ja'fer bin Abee Taalib radhiyallaahu anhu spoke about Islaam to the king, the prostration of the Quraish after hearing soorah Najm, the rumors of the Quraish becoming Muslims, the return of some to Makkah from Abyssinia and then the Muslims Migration to Abyssinia again. All this could be found in this worksheet (Maimoonah's Exam Papers : ) She really enjoyed these Exam Papers and did most of it without me sitting next to her. She loved the fact that she had to refer her world fact book and answer the questions about Abyssinia and did pretty well with confidence. 


  • Fiqh - We finsihed the unit study on Manners of Eating. We read it and after that I asked Maimoonah to tell some of the manners she has learnt and wrote on the board. Then asked her to copy on her book and gave her some stickers to decorate. Here is the finished work.


English Langauge
  • Jolly Phonics - We went through the High Frequency Words list on Jolly Phonics and I just checked her out if she could read all without any problems and write many as well with the correct spellings.
  • Grammar  - Question Words and Answers. Additionally we also learnt the Arabic terms for the question words.




  • Writing - Manners of Eating

Science /Social Studies
  • Pollution - We learnt all about Pollution. We used this link to learn about it and after which we used some of the information and made a summary and pasted on the book. She also did the online quiz at the end of the lesson. This was altogether a new topic and she learnt for the first time things like "cigarette" and "Ozone". I did not go into details but just explained as it is. We learnt what is pollution? What do we see, hear and smell?, How is the world polluted? And as a Muslim what should you do to prevent Pollution? She also did some activities on the Smart Science Book.



  • MEP- Year 1 - We did the next activity page still about > , < , = and in different methods and ways making the student think.


  • We are concentration more on learning to read as per this post.
  • Qur'aan Centre Activities  - We started Soorah An Naas

  • Colours - We have almost finished with the Colours Unit. And it was a nice way of learning to write. I have kept one activity to do in between as she was now getting a bit bored writing. 

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