Monday, October 17, 2011

Space and then back to Earth insha'Allaah

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

The unit on transportation took a turn and led to an exploration of space alhamdulillaah. From here, it's back to earth to explore the desert and learn about how the Prophet - salllaallahau alayhi wa salam- traveled from place to place. And this will lead into Hajj insha'Allaah. 


Here are snippets from the transportation unit as it lead into space:

 Math work included number puzzles and patterning
(click on the pictures for larger view insha'Allaah)


Language Arts included Montessori 3-part cards and many storytimes about space.
In this packet there are about 9 cards (cards with words, cards without words and words only) for children to work with. Also inside of this packet is a mini-reader for students about space. You can download the book here insha'Allaah (Arabic only).

Download Space 3-part cards (Arabic only) here insha'Allaah

For a tutorial on how to make the pockets (the pocket is about 14cm x 13cm) to store Montessori 3-part cards visit this website insha'Allaah.


Language Arts also included a workbook about space 
(the workbook is about 26cm x 19.5 cm). 

Children complete the sentence: "This is..." by cutting out and gluing the correct word based on the picture on the page. There are 6 pages of this nature. Also included in the workbook is a page for students to draw a line to match the word to the correct picture, count the number of space objects and trace over the number (not pictured), a space words memory game (stored in the zip-lock bag on the inside cover of the workbook), and glued to the inside back cover of the workbook are ayaat from Surah Ash-Shams. Students listen to the teacher/parent recite the ayaat and when they hear one of the words that have been studied in this unit, they highlight the word using a highlighter.

It was enjoyable to watch the transportation unit move from the ground to the sky. The interest in space was very evident and each activity was either asked for or done with joy alhamdulillaah. But as al-Hajj is upon us alhamdulillaah, it is time to head back to Earth and visit the desert insha'Allaah.

Enjoy insha'Allaah!

5 comments:

  1. Assalaamu Alaikum Ukhtee

    I was wondering what has happened to you. Now I know you have been up to the space and just landed with all those wonderful activities. : ) Now as usual I am gonna put you into trouble by asking for all those lovely stuff to be shared with us too Insha Allaah, if you don't mind!!!

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  2. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullaah,

    Ya ukht Umm Maimoonah...*smile*, alhamdulillaah, just busy is all.

    Aahh...so you wish to put me into trouble! *smile*. Tayyib, as soon as I am able I will add the files.

    How is the school year going for you so far?

    Insha'Allaah, we will talk soon.

    Take care dear sis ((Hug))

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  3. Alhamdulillaah School is really interesting and going well so far by the grace and mercy of Allaah. Just finished the first 6 weeks and looking forward for a break or something like unschooling as some call it Insha Allaah : ) Maimoonah is Missing you around : ) Talk to you soon, take care!

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    1. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullaah,
      Ukhti Ummabdarrahman, I deleted your comment only to protect your email address. I will, insha'Allaah, email you with regard to your request.

      Jazakillaahu khayr!

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