Thursday, December 26, 2013

Toronto, Canada 2013/2014

Our trip this year to Canada was less of sight-seeing trip and more of being in the company of people of Noor (Light).  From our Beloved Hosts to the Scholars to our Special Friends, May the Allah bless and preserve them all. We did not stay in a hotel, we stayed in the humble home of a friend in Mississauga.

The way up to Toronto was smooth sailing. The snow on the ground didn't stop us, it made our yearning to Remember our Lord even stronger. We took a rest break for prayer and play.




We were not going to go to Reviving Islamic Spirit Conference this year as we just went last year. However, we were given an offer we couldn't refuse. And truly some of the best moments in Toronto was spent with our host. The Snow Fight!











Friday, December 20, 2013

The Name and The Named- 1st 12


I have taken another book "The Name and the Named" and made it kid-friendly. I love the applications in this book, and I wanted us to not just learn the beautiful Names of Allah, but to reflect on them. MashaAllah, this Fons Vitae Book gives practical application on how to do just that.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Beach Life- Homeschool Edition

What homeschooling on the Beach in a Hotel looks like for Noor Janan Homeschool...



We bring our laptops, portable printer, and even our laminator. We set up a spot in the hotel room with our books and supplies. The television at the hotel is rarely on, we don't have a television in our home so it is not a big deal to watch it. We have our books and the great outdoors for entertainment and relaxation.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

First Days of Snow...




Our very first day of snow this winter was the day we got snowed in on the Chesapeake Bay. We were in the middle of "wonderful-ville" with the best of people and we didn't want it to be over. So being snowed in was a blessing from the One who knows the prayers of the heart. ♥




Why fill your cooler with ice to take home food, when you have a fresh snow fall?


We did make it home after this big snow fall and my Beloveds and our neighbors, their friends, began their fort building adventures. They started off trying to use a toy brick building tool, waste of money! They quickly learned that our huge tupperware boxes made the fort building process go faster.




And of course LOTS of sledding was on the agenda.









Monday, December 2, 2013

Grateful Tree ♥

I am grateful for so many things in my life. My Beloved family is one of the most important. However, it was funny that most of the things on my list surrounded food and the BEACH... Am I that linear? All I need is my family, good food, and the Ocean to be happy. . . God, of course, is número Uno in my life, but Alhumdulilah He is everywhere and is beyond everything.

What are the things you are grateful for and do those things make happy? Beautiful Free Printable to write it down with two versions: either a verse from the Quran or the Bible. ♥


  
We used these wonderful watercolor pencils to create our art.





 BIGGER HEARTS for Little Hands








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Friday, November 22, 2013

Beach Life- Winter Edition

It was literally freezing at Ocean City Beach with temperatures as low as 29 degrees. But Humble Dad was working, so we joined him. We love the beach and we will go any chance we get. If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you are probably tired of hearing me say this, but it is true! Even in freezing weather, just the sounds of the waves makes me feel wonderful!

Alhumdulilah, our hotel had an indoor pool. So we still had our wet time and fulfilled our physical education credit. This picture of S Man pushing off from the pool is amazing, I don't believe I took it. If I knew of a contest to enter it in, I would, so glad I decided to upgrade my Nikon again.




Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Noor Janan Youtube.

Noor Janan Homeschool wants to make more videos. Well let me make that correction, our Beloved children want to make more videos. I, personally, am not looking forward to all the editing. . . but it will be fun!

Our professor: S Man really wants to do videos on HISTORY!!! and because History is my weak subject, he did not get it from me. That is all Humble Dad's genes. S Man is really good at it, he has taught me so much, so now he is off to teach the world.
What history subjects are you interested in? He will do a video for you, maybe he could mention your child's name in it, almost like video penpal... hmmm I maybe onto something?

Big A wants to share her poems and persuasive speeches. They are so lovely, mashAllah. Z Man just wants to talk and probably do some more plays with his siblings. And our Lil A will be featured in more learning at home.

So we made our youtube page more jazzy! https://www.youtube.com/user/NoorJananHomeschool


Monday, November 18, 2013

Bilal's (ra) Adhan


I taped this for my teacher for her wonderful Companions of the Prophet Class, where we had to listen to the Adhan 5 times in one day. In the class, we were discussing Bilal (ra) and our teacher was in tears as she told us the story of Bilal's coming to visit the Prophet's (saw) grave in Medina.

Bilal's voice was a memory of the Prophet's(saw) time, so Hassan and Hussain begged Bilal to call his last Fajr Adhan. Then the people of Medina all came out of their homes when they heard Bilal's voice because Bilal's voice was a memory of good times with their Blessed Prophet salAllahu wa alaihi waSalaam.

Our Beloved Z Man was the Muezzin in this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvUcec_ODVo


What's That Bird?



Common Grackle   Quiscalus quiscula
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European Starling   Starnus vulgaris
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American Crow   Corvus brachyrhynchos
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Red-winged Blackbird   Agelaius phoeniceus
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American Goldfinch   Spinus tristis
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Yellow Warbler   Setophaga  petechia
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Baltimore Oriole   Icterus galbula
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American Robin   Turdus migratorious
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Northern Cardinal   Cardinalis cardinalis
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Northern Mockingbird   Mimus polyglottos
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Rock Pigeon   Columba livia
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Mourning Dove   Zenaida macroura
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Song Sparrow   Melospiza melodia
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House Wren   Troglodytes aedon
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Purple Finch   Haemorhous purpureus
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Eastern Bluebird   Sialia sialis
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Eastern Phoebe   Sayornis phoebe
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Ruby-throated Hummingbird   Archilochus colubris
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Turkey Vulture   Cathartes aura
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Great Horned Owl   Bubo virginianus
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Red-tailed Hawk   Buteo jamaicensis
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Great Blue Heron   Sssss  ppppp
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Herring Gull   Sssss  ppppp
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Canada Goose   Sssss  ppppp
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Mallard   Sssss  ppppp
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Black-capped Chickadee   Sssss  ppppp
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Tufted Titmouse   Sssss  ppppp
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White-breasted Nuthatch   Sssss  ppppp
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Downy Woodpecker   Sssss  ppppp
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Blue Jay   Sssss  ppppp
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Tree Swallow   Sssss  ppppp
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