Author: Ambreen

Ramadan Preparation Part 2 – Home Education

Ramadan Preparation Part 2 – Home Education

Ramadan Preparation Part 2 – Home Education We do not really decorate for Ramadan per se, but we do set up a corner in Ramadan like any other unit study. The corner consists of visuals, and a basket filled with books, activities and crafts. Ramadan […]

Ramadan Preparation Part 1 – Food

Ramadan Preparation Part 1 – Food

With Ramadan soon approaching, I thought of compiling a post on a list of common appetizers that freeze really well. Some of them are my recipes, while others have been a part of my recipe collection. All of the appetizers below are tried and tested […]

The Good and Beautiful Language Arts Level K and 1 – review from a Muslim Homeschooler

The Good and Beautiful Language Arts Level K and 1 – review from a Muslim Homeschooler

Assalam Alaikum, We have been using The Good and The Beautiful curriculum since B was in Kindergarten, and we love it for a lot of reasons. It is a comprehensive, open-and-go curriculum so there is no preparation required on the parents’ part. It is a […]

Honey Bee Unit

Honey Bee Unit

Timeline of the Unit Week 1: 1) Honeybee in the Quran and Hadith 2)History of Honey Bee 3) Honeybee Anatomy 4) Lifecycle of Honeybee Week 2: Pollination, Pollinating Flowers and Anatomy of the Honeycomb Week 3: Types of Honeybees and their Roles Week 4: Difference […]

Our Grade 1 Curriculum Choices

Our Grade 1 Curriculum Choices

In this blog post, I discuss the curriculum choices for Grade 1. I am writing it after completing the year to document what worked for us and what did not. Although I planned to do Geography this year, it was not possible due to the […]

What’s in our Morning Basket?

What’s in our Morning Basket?

We start our homeschooling with the Morning Basket. It sets the tone of the day as we start with reminding each other of positive feelings such as gratitude and thankfulness to our Creator for all the blessings. Morning basket has been one of those things […]

Free Mini Unit on Islamic History of Masjid Al-Aqsa & Isra wal Miraj

Free Mini Unit on Islamic History of Masjid Al-Aqsa & Isra wal Miraj

This mini unit was part of an instragram collaboration hosted by a dear friend of mine named Aminah. You can check her instragram here, and her website here, where 16 other amazing content creators have made 16 FREE units on P-a-l-e-s-t-i-n-e. In times when media […]

Our Dhul Hijjah Reads

Our Dhul Hijjah Reads

My First Book of Islamic Months by Hajera Memon This interactive beautiful fold-out and lift-a-flap book was much needed in our library. The gorgeous illustrations in this book can never bore a child or adult. The sentences are short and easy to read, and briefly […]

Structured Homeschooling in Senior Kindergarten

Structured Homeschooling in Senior Kindergarten

Before the age of 5, I did not formally “homeschool” B anything. I never invested in any sort of book that would teach her phonics. We would do read-aloud, where I would read a story book out loud to her. There was no structure so […]

The Clear Quran For Kids – A Review

The Clear Quran For Kids – A Review

I had a copy The Clear Quran by Dr. Mustafa Khattab which is a thematic translation of the Quran. It is a wonderful translation that deserves a review of its own. However, when Dr. Khattab announced that he is releasing a translation for children, I was over the moon and could not wait to get my hands on it.