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Friday, January 8, 2010

A Productive Week

I've been pondering what to do about our Islamic Studies because I definitely need to get it under control, InshaALLAH. We have the proper materials but I think we're lacking structure.

So I spoke with my husband about it last night and we came up with a more suitable plan, InshaALLAH.

I am slowly going through the The Story of Muhammad (salallahu alayhi wa salaam) in Makkah, by Abu Zahir, Stories of the World, by Safia Iqbal and we're finishing up book 2 in the Islamic School Book series by Susan Douglass.

You see? Those are a lot of different books at the same time. I also try to fit in activities for each so that we can do a bit of notebooking and make it meaningful - and fun (I hope).

It's working well but I find that we run out of time if we try to fit it all in.

Instead, what I would like to do for the next bit, InshaALLAH is:

-continue with the seerah and one of the other books
-next, cover the wives of the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa salaam) maybe in a lapbook (haven't done those in a while) and one of the other books, probably book three of the Susan Douglass series
-the four noblest women
-next, cover the 10 people guaranteed Jannah
-a unit study on prophets and messengers

In addition, there are our every day subjects - language arts and math, Qur'an and Arabic.

I also noticed that science has taken a back seat so I need to step it up with that too.

2 comments:

Muslim Family said...

Asallamu alaikum sister,

I know you said you have all the books you need but I just wanted to recommend the I Love Islam Series of Islamic textbooks from noorart.com if you change your mind. We were doing we you are now with various books and activites going but these books are amazing mashaAllah! If you just go to the website you can see the sample pages. I highly recommend you get all three books for the level, the workbook, textbook and teachers book. I didn't get the teachers book at first but after I got the order I realized how many activities and book recommendations and things that was in the teachers book to supplement the lessons with and had to get it! You can check my blog to see my post about it if you want inshaAllah.

Nakia said...

As salaamu 'alaikum Sister,

May ALLAH make things easy for you and your family AMEEN.

I looked at the series and all I can say is don't tempt me! LOL I'm on a budget and those books look so nice and organized! They really are nice, mashaALLAH.

I will keep them in mind, InshaALLAH if things don't work out. JazakILLAH Khairin for mentioning them.

Take care,
wa salaam,
Nakia