Friday, 8 October 2021

Nova Scotia Study





Hi guys, today I wanted to share with you our study of Nova Scotia. I'm currently doing Canadian geography with my 8 and 6 year old. We are having so much fun learning about this beautiful province together. Our main curriculum we are using is The Great Canadian Adventure. 


We learned all about landforms and my son made this landform salt dough model. 

We also learned about Peggy's Cove and all about lighthouses. We made this fun lighthouse craft using a plastic cup, washi tape, and some tealights. 


We learned all about different sharks that are found off the coast of Nova Scotia. We learned all about the Basking shark and made a shark tooth using air dry clay. 

We also learned all lobster fishing, Peggy's Cove, and Terry Fox.





To conclude our study we made some delicious lemon garlic salmon for lunch. 

Along with all the activities my son documented his study scrapbook style. I took pictures of all his activities and at the end of the week we printed and he wrote captions and narrations to go with each picture. 




Monday, 10 August 2020

Maple Syrup Festival




Hi guys, I am finally getting around to posting about our Maple syrup festival trip. We enjoyed learning how maple syrup is made and getting to taste different types. They were very delicious. My boys agreed that the freshly made, natural stuff is way better than the store bought. 
















Sunday, 22 March 2020

Ramadan


Ramadan is fast approaching and we are so excited. Allahumma Ballighna Ramadan (Ameen). I wanted to share with you some activities we've done to make Ramadan special in our house.

Learning all about the Moon






You can grab this fun game from my TPT store. It includes du'a copy work. Just click on the image above.


Using the game board from the game above you can do oreo cookies moon phases. Delicious and fun!


Read lots of books



Decorate and put together a Ramadan basket for the kids


You can keep it simple or go all out it's really up to you. I put chocolates, books, nootebook, some bubbles in the basket for them.

Quran Journal with your older kids


Pick a small surah to focus on learn the meaning and lessons from that surah. Learn some new vocabulary or listen to a lecture online. For younger kids learn about one prophet.


Here we learned about Esa (AS). Keep it simple since you will be fasting. 


Our favorite book to learn about the Prophets is Migo and Ali love for the prophets. It's simple and short for little ones.

Learn the 99 Names of Allah



You can learn one name a day by finding vidoes online or reading books.



I hope that you have gathered some ideas and are excited about Ramadan. What will you guys be doing during this special month.



Saturday, 21 March 2020

Africa




The boys and I have been studying all about Africa. We read books, worked on some notebooking pages, and played a really fun game that I put together. The game helped us learn the different countries in Africa.


We learned about The Empires of Ghana, Mali, and Kushi. We also watched some documentries about ancient Africa, salt minning, and gold minning. We also learned about trade caravans.


Panning for Gold




For my little ones (6 and 4) we read Magic Treehouse books Lions at Lunchtime and Good Morning, Gorillas. We read about different animals in Africa and they also enjoyed playing the map game with their older brothers.


The older boys also practiced drawing Africa using the book Draw Africa. By the end of the unit they were able to draw the continent from memory.


We combined our art and notebooking together. Here the boys drew camels traveling in a trade caravan.


I put this fun game together for the boys and I to play to help us learn all the countries in Africa. You can grab a copy for free just click on the picture above. Instructions on how to play the game are included in the file. I hope you enjoy it just as much as we did.




Sunday, 26 January 2020

Frog Unit Study



Hi guys, today I wanted to share with you our frog unit study. After completing the story of Musa the the older boys had a lot of questions about frogs so I put together a unit study. Here are some of the activities we did.

Notebooking


Compare and contrast frogs and toads. We used the book Frogs by Gail Gibbons and Nature Anatomy to help with our comparison. This was completed by my six year old. I wrote on the white board as he told me the difference and the similarities and he chose to write one of each.


The older boys also did a compare and contrast Reptiles vs. Amphibians. They also wrote a compare and contrast essay using their notes.


Frog Respiratory System

We also completed a narration page on Frog Anatomy, Life Cycle, and the Frogs Organs. 


Crafts


This craft was for my little ones (six and four). We made a frog fly catcher.


After learning about Pond habitat my son painted a pond using the book Under and Over the Pond as inspiration.

Language Arts




We also tied our language arts to this unit study. My four year old worked on the letter F and the letter P. My six year old used spelling words pulled from the book The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher. We loosely followed a the curriculum A Year of Tales.


We also did an alphabetical order activity using frog related words. 



Life Cycle





Along with all the activities we did my older boys did a frog dissection. They were grossed out and loved it all at the same time. We purchased our kit from Homeschool Science.


I'll spare you the rest of the images.


Arabic


The older boys translated and did copy work from a short reader Naseem and a frog. The younger ones learned the vocabulary word for frog and fly.



Islamic Studies


For Islamic studies the boys and learned three names of Allah- Al Khalaq, Al Bari, and Al Muswir. We watched a beautiful lecture from Shaikh Yasir Qaidh.

That's the end of our unit. It was a lot of fun and super informative.
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