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Friday, March 4, 2011

Revisiting Nutrition

It has been a while since we've talked about healthy eating habits around here and since everyone is older, now is the time. I've noticed that they eat all the time. I mean, all the time. There is not a moment that goes by that I don't have a child asking me for something to eat. The older ones have learned how to use the toaster to make sandwiches and the younger ones couldn't be happier. Now if only I could get them to clean their rooms.

I loathe getting the bi-weekly fliers in the mail, (if you didn't get enough sale papers on Wednesday, you can read the same papers again on Friday). I never look at them. They usually end up in a pile on the table by the front door until someone takes them out to the recycling bin but this time I had an idea (I do get them from time to time, AlhamduLILLAH). Keep in mind, I looked up several food pyramids and I chose the one that I agreed with the most.




The younger kids did a little copywork from Enchanted Learning to complement the lesson. My four year old is not reading or writing yet but my five year old is.





My eldest is still working her way through Egypt. We're using the next section of our History Pockets and she finished reading Mystery of the Whispering Mummy in the Three Investigators Series. She really likes detective series. 



6 comments:

Sketched Soul said...

As-salaamu'alaykum dearest Nakia!

LOL@I get them ideas once in a while..haha.. I'm glad.. me too!

This is SOOO cool! You know me and food go together.. so I'm really digging this lesson. I love how you put the papers (junk mail) to good use!

I wonder what a kids food pyramid would look like. You know.. if you don't tell them that junk food should be the little box..lol..

Thanks for sharing.
Love Farhana

Nakia said...

Wa 'alaikum as salaam my Dearest Farhana,

LOL you're so funny. Before I gave them a little direction, they were cutting out ice cream, cookies and CHICKEN FEET. Yes, chicken feet. Maybe I should experiment and see exactly what they would put on the whole thing!

Take care,
wa salaam,
Nakia

Sketched Soul said...

As-salaamu'alaykum dearest Nakia!

LOL@chicken feet.. hahaha.. well that's interesting.. don't ever send them to New Orleans.. cuz let me tell YOU.. they are all kinda' pickled feet *nightmares*.. (Thank God we don't have to see no pigs feet during our grocery stroll). *eww*...

... If you ever do the experiment PLEASE show ME.. really, I'd be interested in seeing it. In fact, msg me when it's posted on your blog, so I don't miss it :) please and thank you.

Take care
Love Farh

Nakia said...

Wa 'alaikum as salaam, Farhana!

InshaALLAH, I'll let you know.
I was born in Texas about 45 minutes outside of Shreveport, Louisiana, so I know the kinds of things that can be found in the grocery store o_0

LOL. We get those chicken feet in the papers every week. They just can't pass them by.

Take care,
wa salaam,
Nakia

Umm Umamah said...

Assalamo alaikum Sr Nakia,
I as wondering where you got the three investigators books... I have a a few from my childhood that I my eldest is reading now. Can't find them in our local library. My eldest would love to read more.

Nakia said...

Wa alaikum as salaam
My husband actually still has some of the books. He kept his books from childhood and the rest were given to us in Ebook format from someone else.