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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

10 Laundry Detergent Recipes

Hey! This really works. You might prefer to grate your laundry soap differently but I left it as is because the kids said it looked like cheese, lol. I've been wanting to do this for a while now since half of us in the household have eczema. It smelled really fresh too.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Home School Tutoring Tips : Teaching Kids How to Sound Out Words

Working on Reading

I've quickly made up a word wall for my son. There's nothing fancy about it as I'm too lazy. It includes some of the words that he has learned in the past few days and I still need to add a few more, InshaALLAH.

He is four and is doing well but it is a little frustrating for me because his sister was a bit further along. It just goes to show that their issues are unique and that sometimes it is the teacher who must adapt to the child's learning style and not other way around, SubhanALLAH.
I think that I have identified the problem. He's having trouble blending some words. For example, if the word is "pan", he will sound it out but when he puts it all together, he says "an", completely dropping off the first letter. I'm not really sure why he does this; in spite of this, knows a lot of sight words so I am able to make some nice sentences for him.

EDIT****Later that evening
Okay, as of tonight, it seems to have clicked, AlhamduLILLAH. LOL, kids are like that sometimes. He's been having this problem for weeks and suddenly he's gotten past it. I don't question, I just go with it.

Monday, March 29, 2010


What do you use for art? Do you have a specific curriculum? Do you wing it? I need some ideas because we have been neglecting it lately.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Back to Work

Salaam everyone, I'm back! Sort of. Mostly, lol. I took an extended break to prioritize and rest. I tend to overburden myself to the point of exhaustion and it finally caught up with me.

We did nothing extraordinary these past couple of weeks - not that we could have. A couple of Fridays ago, I felt a strange pain in my thigh and back and had difficulty picking up the baby. By the evening, I couldn't walk at all!

My husband took us all to the doctor's office when he came home from work, where they diagnosed me with sciatica. They were nice enough to give me two prescriptions and send me on my way. The pain comes and goes - especially after extensive walking, but AlhamduLILLAH, it's nothing like it was. Ive experienced it before but this time was shocking! Not being able to walk was tough on all of us, SubhanALLAH.

AlhamduLILLAH, the pain has subsided and we were able to venture out in the beautiful weather of last week for a bit.

Our Week

We've been reading a lot,(the boy is getting better!), writing a little and playing all the rest of the time. Hooray for breaks!

By the way, penpals, look in your mail in about a week, InshaALLAH. I just now had the chance to get stamps. Sisters who have emailed me in the last few weeks, the replies are coming, InshaALLAH.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Be Back in about a Week or so, InshaALLAH

I need a break! Make du'a that I can make the most of my time, InshaALLAH. Til' then, InshaALLAH, hugs and kisses and be good.

Oh, and you can still email if you want, I'll be around.