(20:114) ربِّ زِدْنِي عِلْماً

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Curriculum Planning

I'm planning next year's curriculum and need to figure out what materials I have and what must be purchased, which is probably not a lot, InshaALLAH. My daughter is about 40 pages shy of finishing her grade 2 math (we finally got through multiplication and she breezed through fractions like she learned it years ago). I think the biggest need will be math and possibly something for science and geography.

I like Singapore Math a lot, AlhamduLILLAH. It's not for everyone but it is a good fit for us. I'd like to once and for all figure out what I'm trying to teach in science, lol. We are pretty eclectic for now.

I'm thinking about using Singapore's Science and Art books but I will have to think about it, InshaALLAH.

The younger kids are easy because I have built the foundation of curriculum with the oldest, AlhamduLILLAH.

For Islamic studies, InshaALLAH, we will cover the 10 people promised Jannah next, InshaALLAH.

I would also like to focus on reading Arabic a little more. We still have to get through the Arabic books from Scholastic that my husband purchased and we are working steadily on Rosetta Stone as well, so we definitely don't need anything for Arabic.

6 comments:

Umm Raiyaan said...

Salaam sis

Tell M to expect something in the post inshaAllah.

What do you make of the Arabic program from Rosetta Stone?

Wsm
Umm Raiyaan x

Nakia said...

Wa 'alaikum as salaam Sis,

M is excited now, lol.

I like Rosetta Stone because it teaches conversational Arabic and it gradually builds on the grammar rules, so I like it.

We purchased the homeschool version so the cost was split into five even payments to make it affordable.

Take care
wa salaam,
Nakia

ummrashid said...

Assalamualaykum,
Yes, I find that getting the planning right with the oldest makes things easy with the younger ones, maashAllah. It is worth the time taken to choose wisely.

Nakia said...

Wa 'alaikum as salaam,

yes it's worth it to take the time to get it right and not end up with extra , unnecessary materials.

Take care,
wa salaam,
Nakia

Ameera said...

Assalamualeikum sister

I hope you will find these links useful:

physics:
http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/wop.htm

science:
http://www.scifun.org/HomeExpts/HOMEEXPTS.HTML

wa aleikum salam

Nakia said...

As salaamu 'alaikum Sister Ameera,

JazakILLAH Khairin for the links, InshaALLAH I will take a look at those.

Take care,
wa salaam,
Nakia