Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Memory Work Board

I love our new Memory Work Board! Masha'Allah. It's wonderful to have everything we want to memorize for the week in one place. We had a few bumps in the road in getting started with Classical Conversations. . . like moving to a new State and a broken labtop. However, all Praises is due to God- better late than never.

Classical Conversations has some great facts that they lay out in their curriculum for a child to memorize. Such as Grammar Facts, Math Facts, & Science Facts.  But they have some subjects that do not interest us such as Latin. So we've just replaced them with subjects that do: 99 Names of Allah, Arabic, Quran, Islamic Studies, Noor Janan's Children of the World, etc.

Azara is working on her six times tables this week.
A laminator and wet erase markers makes it reusable which I love.

Link { Skip Counting Chart }
Link { Skip Counting Maze }

Each week we add a new fact(s) to the sheet protector and since I already have a template, making the new fact sheet is pretty easy!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Meal Planning Success

Balancing cooking and homeschooling has been a challenge for me. Both take up alot of time and they compete for my most energized self. Neither one works out very well when I am tired :)
Therefore, finding a menu plan that works for my family was top priority for our new home. Alhumdulillah, we have had some success with our Taco Tuesday night which we have been very consistent with so far.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

New Home in Michigan ♥

With each new move the most important question to a homeschooler is always "Where will we homeschool?" Of course you can homeschool anywhere: on a beach, in a plane, on a boat. However, to stay organized which is imperative when you homeschool multiple children, you need a place to house your supplies at the very least. We have been homeschooling for over a decade and have collected many items along the way, therefore we need a modest space to keep all of our supplies. So please:

 Welcome! Marhaba! 

Come on in and see how we have organized our new Home to educate our Beloveds in Michigan.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Death of my Student

Just as no parent wants to bury his or her child, the child in the natural course of life will bury their parents. Nor does a teacher want to bury her student, a student in the natural course of life will outlive their teacher. Natural death of old age is not always in Allah's Plan and He Knows what we do not.

Inna Lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Rock me to my Soul . . .

Missing my Love! ♥
This will be the longest we have ever been separated, about 1 month away from Humble Dad... and I am just on the first week. So what do you do when you are missing your love, your honey boo: create a video, of course!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Visiting Michigan. . . & Ohio

Humble Dad was blessed with a job that he really desired and may Allah give him limitless tawfiq in it. The only thing this job is in Michigan, a seven hour road trip from Maryland. Way too far to commute, so we must move. My initial reaction . . I am not going to lie was TEARS!
Move again?

Monday, September 7, 2015

A Walk in the Woods

It's nice having a Monday at home with Humble Dad, something different than our normal routine. We decided to drive an hour to Harper's Ferry, West Virginia where three states meet up including Maryland and Virginia. I am not really a one destination type of gal, enjoying the ride along the way is just as important to me as the end point. We took a longer route that took us to South Mountain Creamery, a delicious place to get ice cream, cream top milk, yoghurt, cheese, and eggs. This farm uses many sustainable initiatives including solar, wind, geothermal, biodiesel, and turning manure into electricity. What's really neat about this place is they still deliver milk to your homes in glass bottles!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Eid al Fitr 2015

The Masjid, Makkah Learning Center (MLC) that we usually go to for everything: homeschool classes, gardening, Foundations in Islamic Studies, etc. has a wonderful Imam, mashaAllah who lead the prayer and did a beneficial talk. After the prayer, they served a Pakistani style breakfast with nana and beans. Many were dressed very beautiful in their very best. Then that is the end . . . no jumpers, bounce house, petting zoo, barbeque like we are used to in other communities.

MLC' s President, bless him, tried to do something for the children who were still at MLC after the prayer was done. He put all the children in his pick up truck and drove them around the property, they had fun which made me happy. Then he gave out, which seem an unlimited amount of candy.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Turkey in America

The grand and beautiful mosque that was recently built has brought a little bit of Turkey to America, well maybe a whole lot bit! The Mosque is exquisite, mashaAllah and for those of us who have never visited the Muslim world, this is the next best thing.

Monday, July 6, 2015

A Visit with Shaykh Tosun

This Ramadan we were able to spend a long July 4th weekend with the Turkish Shaykh: Tosun Bayrak al Jerrahi author of The Name and the Named. This book is the inspiration of my 99 Names of Allah cards {Free Download}, so I was super excited to meet Baba (Shaykh Tosun). Baba's beautiful community in New York is on a couple of acres with a Masjid in the center surrounded by houses that community members own. They had chickens and a beautiful garden with play area for the children to play in. Every night at Iftar the grounds became this beautiful lit magical oasis filled with Thikr (Remembrance of God) and delicious food.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Ramadan Notebook- {updated 2015}

Originally Published July 1, 2014 has now been updated with Ramadan 2015/1436 covers.

I have been color coding my children for a long time before Lil A was even born. My oldest son's color was orange, Big A is still pink, S Man is blue, Z Man is green, and Lil A is purple.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Gardening Time!

We are still here, just busy with our Community gardening over at Makkah Garden Blogspot Dot Com

Our Lord! Do not let our hearts deviate after You have guided us. Grant us Your mercy: You are the Bestower of bounties without measure.
~Quran 3:8

Monday, April 13, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

The Name and the Named- 3rd 12

Jummah Mubarak, Happy Friday!

I am happy to release the 3rd set of the 99 Names Allah. I didn't quite finish the complete set with worksheets, however the cards are finished and I wanted to release them before the Day 25. Are you counting down the days to Ramadan with us? Today is Day 24: al-Muizz, the Bestower of Honors, which means we have about 75 days until the first of Ramadan. Are you ready, have you made up all your days fasting, have you looked through our old Ramadan post for ideas to do with your children?

Monday, March 16, 2015

Counting the Days to Ramadan with the 99 Names of Allah

We are very excited that the month of Ramadan will be here in less than 100 days! So we are counting down the days of Ramadan while learning the 99 Names of Allah. Are you doing this also? It is not too late to join us. We are only on day 6- al-Mumin: The Inspirer of Faith.

I wanted my Beloveds to have a way to track down the days, so I created this little printable with all the 99 Names of Allah.

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