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Monday, February 22, 2010

Thrift Store Finds

My daughter had three chapter books left so we visited the local thrift shop last weekend. I found a lot of good books and even managed to find this National Geographic out of a stack of hundreds!



She can finish a chapter book in about two days, mashaALLAH. She reads on her own time and prefers it to video games, so I hope that she rubs off on her brother, lol.




To make it a bit more challenging, I have added book report/review pages to her language arts binder, so that she can fill them in as she reads a book.



They are pretty simple for now, but next year, she will be required to write her own, InshaALLAH.

She is also using Spelling Grade 3 from www.Currclick.com. She had been floating between second and third grade work for a while and her reading skills are more like fifth or sixth grade, so we really need to focus on writing, InshaALLAH, including cursive.


This is from www.donnayoung.org.


I'm starting to incorporate different activities into our regular math program (Singapore) so that my daughter can really grasp the concepts, InshaALLAH. We have a math binder with dividers for each focus of math, (addition, subtraction, etc) and currently, we are focusing on adding money and making change. A book that I found a couple of years ago at the thrift shop is Slugger's Car Wash. This book is perfect for learning to make change and counting money, AlhamduLILLAH.









Next, InshaALLAH, we conquer fractions! (Math resources found here by the way.)



If you want to read about math notebooking, Jimmie talks about it in her squidoo lens.

2 comments:

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

I used to have that National Geographic. I also got it at a thrift store! I think I gave it away last time we moved though :-)

Nakia said...

As salaamu 'alaikum,

lol maybe it's yours ;)

Take care,
wa salaam,
Nakia