Hajj Unit Study Part 3: Mina & Mt Arafat

Assalamu’alaikum & Marhaba,

Here is the third and final part of our hajj unit study.  For parts one and two, refer to the bottom of the post.

Mina

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Hajj Study Unit Part 2: Tawaaf & Sa’i

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Here are the directions for the Mecca-Haram section of the diorama and the continuation of the Hajj Study Unit.  For Part 1, click here.

The Kaabah

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DIY Calendar

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We made this super easy diy magnetic calendar to review our days of the week and weather.  Everything is from Bugaboo City except for the days of the week and months. I can’t remember where I had printed those from, but I had already laminated them so I used them (Bugaboo City’s are much cuter).  There are a bunch of adorable add-ons that I did not include in our calendar. 

This will be the first introduction to a calendar with dates, months, etc. for the kids. I really like that the thermometer is simplified for younger children.  What a great way to incorporate the idea of temperature! Layaan loves to count to 100 and this will be great practice to review her number skills.  We made pockets out of construction paper taped to the back of our board to store all the other pieces. 

The kids already love it and I am so pleased with how it looks and adds a pop of color to our homeschooling room. 

Hajj Unit Study: Introduction

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Eid Mubarak to all of my Muslim readers!

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It has been far too long since I posted.  A quick explanation – I wanted to focus all of my attention on preparing and setting up a strong homeschooling routine.  I was all over the place before I started the KHT Online Montessori course.  I took time to organize myself and prepare.  I will be posting more about it all soon! Continue reading

Cooking with Infants to Pre-Schoolers

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I find cooking dinner the most stressful part of the day.  I am usually rushing so that I can feed the kids, bathe them, and have them in bed early.  And most of the time, my kids tend to be the least cooperative at this point.  I always aim for it to be their “free play” time with their blocks or legos, but it never seems to go quite as I imagine.  Lately, I have been finding ways to get them both involved with special tasks to help.  Here are some tips for moms who need to get a meal on the table.

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Layaan helping me pan fry a fish fillet.

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