Umm Assad Home School

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Computer Safety for Children — August 1, 2017

Computer Safety for Children

About the file:

We often hear too many stories from friends, family or even the news about children getting in contact from ill-minded people on the internet which later leads to extreme consequences. May Allaah protect our children.

Just as in the ‘real’ world, the internet and computers also have a good and bad side to it. It’s all about training our children to have the correct knowledge, understanding and to behave responsibly before exposing them to their choices.

Some of us may have children who are too young to be using the computer or probably don’t intend to let them go near it for a long while, but even then I thought this may benefit us all as a reminder (parents including) so please share this file with other parents/teachers whose children use the computer/internet. Let’s keep our children safe in shaa Allaah.

Below is a download of a poster along with lots of serious questions that can be discussed together with your children before exposing them to the internet.

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How to use the file:

  1. Download the file
  2. Print it (one-sided)
  3. Laminate the first page (poster) and stick it on the wall near your computer
  4. Discuss all the questions with your children and answer them together

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Number Puzzles 1-20 — July 17, 2017
Over 200 Sight Words: Pre-K + — July 11, 2017

Over 200 Sight Words: Pre-K +

About the file:

Sight Words are the most frequently repeated words that children come accross in their reading such as ‘you’, ‘it’, ‘be’, ‘he’ etc…

Sight Words are critical to reading not only because they are used so frequently, but also because many of them cannot easily be sounded out or illustrated. Learning them helps children become more confident readers. This list of prescool/kindergarten sight words includes the most commonly used words every kid should know, also called high frequency words.

Young children are encouraged to memorise sight words as a whole by sight, so that they can automatically recognise these words in print without having to use any strategies to decode.

Sight Word Cards:

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Sight Word Reward Charts:

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What you need:

This resource, like most of our resources, can be used online or download to your own computer without the need to print. If you do decide to print please make sure you have enough A4 paper and to print on one-sided.

I also recommend the following book:

‘Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons’.


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1 – 12 Times Table Wheel Pack — July 6, 2017

1 – 12 Times Table Wheel Pack

About the file:

Let your children and students enjoy learning and revising the 1 – 12 times table with these wheel cut outs in your lessons individually or in groups. An excellent maths resource for children of all ages. Simply download, print (one-sided) and cut out the pdf file in the link below and laminate them for long-term use.

At the end of the file, you will also find a 1 – 12 Times Table Colourful display Poster in shaa Allaah.

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What you need:

  • A4 Plain Paper/Card and colour printer
  • Scissors
  • Laminator and sheets (optional)

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‘Allah Is My Lord’ Children’s Book – Out Now! — April 27, 2017

‘Allah Is My Lord’ Children’s Book – Out Now!

So, it’s official! An authentic picture book for young children based on Tawheed has finally arrived. Alhamdolillah. To find out more, please click the image below.

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You can also download our most popular free resource ‘My First Islamic Activity Pack‘ to use alongside this book.

Baarik Allaahu feekom!

 

 

Over 150 Free ‘Islamic’ Stickers! — April 12, 2017

Over 150 Free ‘Islamic’ Stickers!

About the file:

An A4 ‘Islamic’ themed sticker collection ready for high quality printing. Each sticker comes with a remembrance of Allah Ta’ala (dhikr) and in various colours and 4 different sizes; small, medium large and extra-large. An excellent resource as a reward for children or just covering an educational picture-making book that you just can’t throw away. These stickers are great for use at home or at school.

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What you need:

*For best results, set your printer to ‘one-sided’ and print on A4 Sticker paper insha’Allah. Enjoy!


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New Website Launch: Umm Assad Publications — March 13, 2017
Arabic Colouring Book — February 9, 2017

Arabic Colouring Book

About the Book:

This ‘Arabic Colouring Book’ introduces the Arabic alphabet in a fun and engaging way. It will help with letter recognition and encourages children to pronounce the correct sound of each letter by using most suitable illustrations and large letters, both of which can be coloured in. Alternatively, you can use this pack as floor mats, floor puzzles and large flashcards or whatever activities you and your child enjoy inshaAllah.

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*Remember, for best results, set your printer to ‘borderless’ and ‘two sided’ for binding or ‘one sided’ for flashcards insha’Allah.


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Health and Fitness for Children — December 8, 2016

Health and Fitness for Children

Amongst many of the subjects we introduce and teach in homeschool, ‘Health and Fitness’ is an important subject which provides opportunity to build both physical confidence as well as healthy eating habits. This also enables children to build good character; children can learn discipline, respect, leadership and fairness to name a few.

Health can be understood in many ways, from the health or the body, heart and soul. The purpose of this post is to dicuss about the health and fitness of the body.

When introducing the health of the body, it is important to consider teaching healthy eating habits as well as what different foods can do to the body (short-term and long-term) etc. Learning about it is essential and implementing it ourselves is proven to be the most effective and quickest way to teach children generally. Children learn by example and they eat what we eat. So, whether you’re eating healthy or not, chances are that they are already following in your footsteps.

When introducing physcial activity, it’s also important that we allow our children to engage in a variety of activities daily for a sufficient amount of time. This can be done individually, in pairs or in groups.

Below are a few reading books that I personally recommend adding to your homeschool collection if you are able. Please share with us your collection in the comments below and check back as we may add to this collection over time inshaAllah. Also be warned of picture making within the books. Jazaakom Allahu khair wa Allahu aalem!


303 Preschoolers-approved Exercises + Active Games
303 Kid-approved Exercises + Active Games
303 Tween-approved Exercises + Active Games
By Kimberly Wechsler

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Good Enough to Eat – By Lizzy Rockwell

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I Love to Eat Fruits and Vegetables By Shelley Admont

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Topsy and Time (Go to the Dentist)
Topsy and Time (Go to the Doctor)
Topsy and Time (Go to the Hospital)
By Gareth Adamson

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Oh, The Things You Can Do That Are Good For You
By Trish Rabe

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The Busy Body Book – By Lizzy Rockwell

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Keeping HealthyBy Sally Hewitt

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‘Allah Gave Me…’ (5 Senses Series)

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A few reminders to myself first and foremost:

The Prophet said:

“Mention Allah’s Name (say ‘Bismillah’ before starting eating), eat with your right hand, and eat from what is near you.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

“Do not eat with your left (hand), Shaytan eats with his left (hand). (Bukhari)

“Do not drink in one gulp like a camel, but in two or three (gulps). Mention the Name of Allah (say Bismillah) when you start drinking and praise Him (say Al- hamdu lillah) after you have finished (drinking).” (At-Tirmidhi)

“The son of Adam does not fill any vessel worse than his stomach. It is sufficient for the son of Adam to eat a few mouthfuls, to keep him going. If he must do that (fill his stomach), then let him fill one third with food, one third with drink and one third with air.” (At-Tirmidhi)

“Everything besides remembrance of Allah is wasteful play except four: a man playing with his wife, a man training his horse, a man walking between targets (to learn archery) and a man learning to swim.” [Reported by Imaam Nasaa’ee and declared authentic by Imaam Albaanee. Saheeh Al-Jaami 4534]


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‘Now I Know My A,B,C’ – Book — October 9, 2016

‘Now I Know My A,B,C’ – Book

About the Book:

‘Now I know my A, B, C’ is an English Alphabet Book made to introduce the Alphabet in a fun and easy way. It encourages children to pronounce the sound of each letter (phonics) by using large letters (both capital and small) along with colourful illustrations. This book also helps with letter recognition. Alternatively, you can use this pack as floor mats or floor puzzles and various other activities as you like.

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*Remember to set your printer to ‘borderless’ and ‘two sided’ for best results inshaAllah.


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‘No’ to Picture Making – Reading Book — October 4, 2016

‘No’ to Picture Making – Reading Book

About the Book:

Once again the need arises for a book like this. Children have a love for books from young and so how can we not want to take advantage of that by delivering valuable lessons and necessary messages from an Islamic point of view? The content of the book was taken from a short article (Q&A session with Sheikh Al-Albani) that you can check out here. You can try making books yourselves by reading a beneficial article that you wish your children could understand then convert it into a child friendly book but try not to lose the message by dramatically changing things to please anybody. Personally I’d avoid trying to convert any tafsir or words of Allah as well as the prophet (peace be upon him). Also, images included are not made by me but were compiled by me except the faceless girl in hijab; this was illustrated by me.

And Allah knows best.

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*Remember to set your printer to ‘borderless’ and ‘two sided’ for best results inshaAllah.


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‘The Time’ – Reading Book — September 30, 2016

‘The Time’ – Reading Book

About the Book:

For all those who are familiar with ‘My First Curriculum‘ Activity Pack, you will love this short book to go with it inshaAllah. It introduces the different times of day with colourful illustrations and no image making (images included are not made by me but were compiled by me).

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*Remember to set your printer to ‘borderless’ and ‘two sided’ for best results inshaAllah.


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Mama and Abdullah – English Reading Book — September 28, 2016

Mama and Abdullah – English Reading Book

About the Book:

Inspired by the style of the english reading books I own, I felt like there was a need for muslim mothers out there (including myself) to be reading stories like this one to our children. The book is aimed at anybody who is beginning to read as it gradually introduces new and repetitive words. Books like this will keep our children educationally satisfied as well as raising them to be more familiar with Islamic names and surroundings within our English teachings inshaAllah. This book is not intended to be a replacement for actual islamic books but rather a resources for english teachings. Also the images included are not made by me but were compiled by me.

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*Remember to set your printer to ‘borderless’ and ‘two sided’ for best results inshaAllah.

Note: Please read the following links about image making:


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The Colours of My World – Reading Book that Introduces Colours — September 27, 2016

The Colours of My World – Reading Book that Introduces Colours

About the Book:

I don’t know about you but I find it almost impossible to find suitable books for my children that wont use words such as ‘luck’, ‘magic’ and all that sort. I also find the stories in many of these english reading books rather strange and non-beneficial. So I took it upon myself to write my own books on certain topics for my children wa lillaahil-Hamd. Alhamdolillah for homeschooling. This book introduces all the main colours in a fun and poetic way and keeps children engaged and excited. Also, images included are not made by me but were compiled by me. Enjoy!

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*Remember to set your printer to ‘borderless’ and ‘two sided’ for best results inshaAllah.


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A Complete ‘Preschool Curriculum’ for ‘Letter of the WEEK’ — September 9, 2016

A Complete ‘Preschool Curriculum’ for ‘Letter of the WEEK’

About the Folder:

Over the past few months, a group of homeschooling mothers and I have come together to organise a weekly meet up where our children get together and simply free play. Originally, the purpose of our meet ups were nothing more than just ‘playdates’ for our homeschooled children to allow them to socialise, do basic activities as a group and just support one another on our homeschool journey. What started out as ‘playdates’ has recently turned into something way more productive and beneficial for both mothers and children Alhamdolillah.

By Allah Ta’ala permission, we have created a ‘home-nursery’ and our very own personalised ‘Preschool Curriculum’ that we hope will last for at least 6-8 months inshaAllah. This is now available for all to download FREE now:

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You can use this curriculum as a group or simply on your own. So far both children and mothers have been very pleased with it. So we wanted to share the success with other mothers like yourself. Most of what takes place in our home-nursery are taken from the ‘Letter of the Week Activity Book’ and the ‘Preschool Maths Activity Book’ where you can download on this website for free. We use the preschool maths book mainly as a guideline as we prefer to do more hands on activities and there are just so many out there walhamdolillah.

The learning objectives within our activities include; basic practical life skills, phonics learning, maths (counting colour/shape/size sorting), sensorial, fine/gross motor skills, exploring, creativity, social, fitness etc. Each mother encourages and supports their children (socially and educationally) and while the children learn at their own paste and mothers observe their unique ‘learning style’. The children’s work are also taken home to build their own Homeschool portfolios. We also have have regular group meetings over the phone where we offer one another extra support, recommend new ideas and voice other concerns.


What’s Inside?

  1. A Complete (English) Alphabet Planner/Timetable
  2. Lessons that cover 5 areas; Languages, Maths, Food Fun, Outdoor Fun and Arts/Crafts
  3. Word Bank for each Letter of the Alphabet
  4. Ideas for each lesson
  5. Spare Sheet (at the end of the folder) for your own ideas
  6. Holiday Planning

The following sums up what takes place within our playdates:

Circle Time – We begin (and end) every lesson with ‘circle time’; this starts with the remembrance of Allah where we teach the children to begin the gathering by calling upon Allah and sending peace upon the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi w sallam), we then spread the greetings of ‘Salaamu alaykom’ and encourage each person to shake hands with everybody in the room. Next, we remind the children that Allah made everything, mention what letter of the week it is and how many things they can mention that Allah made beginning with that letter. An introduction to what will take place that day will be given just after we all say the alphabet (with no music) and count to 20 or as much as the children are able. Upon completion of our day, every child is rewarded with a sticker to place on their reward chart which they stick on themselves.

‘Letter of the Week’ Theme – Each week, we introduce a new letter of the alphabet in alphabetical order. There are two meetings in a week; First meeting consists of Languages and Maths Activities, Second meeting has 3 options to choose from of various activities related to that letter; food, outdoor or arts. If, for whatever reason, work is not complete during playdate hours then children take their work home to complete there.

*There are 4 pages for each letter from the ‘Letter of the Week Book’ and we spend no more than 10 or 15 minutes per page then up to an hour doing various maths activities, the rest of the day the children are left to free play. For our second meeting (which consists of 3 different topics; Food fun, Outdoor Fun and Arts) we have the option to pick 1, 2 or all 3 of them that day depending on our time, for example if we want to do all 3 topics then we would start the day with Art then plan Food fun for a lunch then go out for the rest of that remaining day. Some days may require a trip to the Aquarium which will take up the whole day so we would find time at home to complete arts or just move on from it which is absolutely fine.

Meetings – At the end of each week or when necessary, a group meeting is held to discuss any concerns as well as planning.

This program is a really simple approach, it’s all a matter of reading through this planner and spotting the pattern of how things are done, the only change is literally the change of letter that week.


How to use the Folder:

  1. Print everything out on white A4 paper; adjust your printer to ‘borderless’ and one sided (one sided allows you to take notes and make checklists at the back of each page)
  2. Bind it at your local office supply
  3. Follow each page as it suits you and your family; (you can as a group or on your own)
  4. For more ideas, read the above ‘About’ section

What you need:

  • The ‘Playdates Planner’ Folder (please have a look at the planner before you begin, this will give you a good idea of what to prepare for, remember it’s really simple and has a pattern to it throughout so don’t stress. If you have any questions then you can email your concerns inshAllah)
  • Letter of the Week Activity Book, Preschool Maths Activity Book
  • Preschooler(s)/Parent or Guardian
  • Lesson supplies such as pencils, colours, scissors, glue, playdough, arts and crafts materials etc
  • Lots of dua to Allah!

Other Resources used:

  • Check ummassadhomeschool.com: ‘My Printables’ page and ‘Resources’ page: preschool section
  • Online resources e.g. Twinkl for worksheets
  • Outdoor fun collectables e.g. leaves
  • Reading Books e.g. Jolly Phonics
  • Whatever’s available at home

We hope you enjoy this curriculum and please do let us know how you and your children get on inshAllah. May Allah make it easy for us all, increase us in His remembrance and tawwakul and make our children the COOLNESS of our eyes, Ameen!


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Preschool Maths Activity Book (Number Counting) — August 29, 2016

Preschool Maths Activity Book (Number Counting)

About the Pack:

The ‘Preschool Maths’ Activity Book is designed for preschoolers in order to introduce them to numbers. This is a very straight forward and fun way of learning how to count and encourages preschoolers to develop their fine motor skills and creativity. A great resource to begin learning how to count in order.

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How To Use This Book:

  1. Print everything out on white A4 paper (adjust your printer to ‘borderless’ and one sided OR two sided [recommended])
  2. Bind it at your local office supply

What you need:

  • This Book
  • Preschooler and Parent/Guardian
  • Pencil, rubber, pencil colours
  • Extras: blocks, legos, counters, playdough or something similar

Games and ‘Hands On’ Activities to play with your child:

  1. Cut out the numbers and shapes on sand paper and let your child trace them with their finger
  2. Cut out letters, numbers and shapes on sand paper or colourful card (twice) to make matching pairs, then let your child try to match them to the correct pair
  3. Get counters (preferably the same type and colourful) and lay them out on the table/floor. Print out numbers 1-20 labelled flashcards and let your child place the correct amount of counters on each card, making sure they count as they go. You can demonstrate examples for them and show them a pattern in counting e.g triangle has 3 sides, square has 4 sides etc. Get your child to look closely at how the counters appear when placed down together
  4. Cut out shapes in pairs (one big and one small) and get them to place the big ones on one pile and the small ones on the other. This will introduce them to the concept of more and less
  5. Use legos and blocks to build towers and get them to count how many they can
  6. Play counting games e.g ‘Duck goose’, place flashcards around them room and let your child run/skip/hop to them when you shout it out
  7. Get some number/shape magnets and allow them to ‘free play’ with them with/without you
  8. Make a number, letter and shape wheel each on a piece of card and on a separate piece of paper make your numbers, letters and shapes then stick them to a peg and ask your child to match it to the correct image

Tips:

  • Always take every opportunity to count, for example counting fingers, counting when taking steps up and down stairs, counting vehicles when outside and so on
  • Use mathematical language, e.g “Look, you have 2 blocks and I have 1, can I have another 1 please?”
  • When counting objects, encourage the child to move the object (they count) to one side as children at this stage are very visual
  • Introduce the number zero ‘0’ and do not overlook this. A good example is by first teaching them how to count 1,2 and 3. Put 1 or 2 objects in their hands and tell them that they have such and such amount of objects, then remove them from the hand and then tell them “Now you have zero objects in your hand”
  • Remember that counting numbers is more important than writing the numbers

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‘Letter of the Week’ Preschool Activity Book + Dot-to-dot Worksheets — August 27, 2016

‘Letter of the Week’ Preschool Activity Book + Dot-to-dot Worksheets

About the Pack:

The ‘Letter of the Week’ Activity Book is designed for preschoolers in order to introduce them to the alphabet. This is a very straight forward and fun way of learning the alphabet that helps encourage preschoolers to develop their fine motor skills and creativity. A great resources to use along with other activities inshAllah.

*If you feel that your toddler is not ready for the Activity Book, don’t worry, we haven’t left you out. Please help yourself to the FREE pre-writing ‘Dot-to-dot’ activity Worksheets where they can practice all they like. Allow your child to use colourful marker pens or scissors and for extra fun for your child, put images at the start and end of each line or zig zag e.g start = toothbrush, end = tooth. (Be sure to laminate worksheets for multiple usage).

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How To Use This Book:

  1. Print everything out on white A4 paper (adjust your printer to ‘borderless’ and one sided OR two sided [recommended])
  2. Bind it at your local office supply
  3. Feel free to use our FREE Complete Preschool Curriculum with this Activity Book

*A copy of the alphabet letters are at the back of the book to use to cut and stick onto all the ‘sorting’ pages

What you need:

  • This Book
  • Preschooler and Parent/Guardian
  • Pencil, rubber, pencil colours, scissors, glue
  • Extras: playdough or something similar

Games and ‘Hands On’ Activities to play with your child:

  1. Cut out letters on sand paper and let your child trace them with their finger
  2. Cut and stick letters, numbers and shapes on sand paper or colourful card (twice) to make matching pairs, then let your child try to match them to the correct pair
  3. Get an alphabet flashcards (preferably pairs) and lay them out on the table/floor and let your child match them together. You can demonstrate examples for them such as showing them what is capital A and what is small a
  4. Get some alphabet blocks or use legos and blocks and cut and stick out letters on them allowing them to explore the letters at free play
  5. Play flashcard games e.g place flashcards around them room and let your child run/skip/hop to them when you shout a letter out, also take the opportunity to practice phonic sounds
  6. Get some letter magnets and allow them to ‘free play’ with them with or without you
  7. Make a number, letter and shape wheel each on a piece of card and on a separate piece of paper make your numbers, letters and shapes then stick them to a peg and ask your child to match it to the correct image

Tips:

  • Always take every opportunity to practice the alphabet even when your busy, make their toys educational i.e letter blocks and magnets
  • Make up an easy to remember rhythm of when pronouncing the letters, e.g “A is for apple ah-ah apple, B is for ball b-b ball.”

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Student Planner — July 6, 2016

Student Planner

STUDENT PLANNER!!!


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About the Pack:

A FREE Planner made especially for students. Just as our ‘Homeschool Planner’, we have taken a similar approach for the Students and made this planner flexible and personal. We understand the importance of being organised and planning ahead so having a planner/diary for both parents as well as the children available is very useful especially when it’s flexible and can be used anytime of the year and every year. This means no more waiting for new planners to become available last minute. We only hope that Allah brings us ease by this and great benefit.


WHAT’s inside the planner:

  • Contents Page
  • About Me Section (Includes: Personal info, Emergency info, Hobbies/Interest, Goal Planning)
  • Contacts
  • Islamic Calendars
  • Important Islamic Dates/Events
  • Year at a Glance
  • Month at a Glance x12
  • Timetables
  • Schedule/Routine Planning
  • Book Logging
  • Homework Tracking
  • Grades and Tests Logging
  • Diary (Weekly)
  • Notes Pages
  • To Do Lists
  • Beautiful Islamic Reminders throughout
    and much more!

What you need:

  • A4 white paper, printer (At least 100 Sheets)
  • Colour Printer
  • Local Office Supply to Bind the folder (costs up to £5)
  • Pens, Highlighters

How to use this Pack:

  • Download and Print it – Please adjust your printer settings to: A4 and ‘Borderless’, colour, two sides (back to back). For extra sheets, print according to your needs.
  • Bind it at your local office supply shop, this should cost you around £5
  • Index Tabs (Optional) – Print the tabs on card, cut out each tab, sellotape each tab to the correct section (following the content as your guideline) upon its ‘Reminder Page’.

*Please feel free to share or suggest any ideas in the comments below!


Useful websites to help with Planning:


DOWNLOAD NOW!

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  2. Index TabsOptional


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Homeschool Planner 300+ Pages — June 6, 2016

Homeschool Planner 300+ Pages

The Homeschool Planner 300+ Pages is here and
it’s time to start planning!


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ABOUT THE PACK:

So you’ve heard it all before, successful homeschooling starts with being organised and planning ahead and if you fail to plan then you plan to fail.

This Homeschool Planner has all you need and more. With 300+ pages plus 20 front covers to choose from, this planner may be the LAST you’ll ever need inshaAllah and here are the reasons why:

1. It’s FREE – If you’re like me then you’ve probably browsed high and low trying to find the most cost effective Homeschool Planner out there, only to find that they are too high in price or just don’t suit your homeschooling anyway. With this planner, you no longer need to worry about spending a penny at all. Plus forget about waiting last minute to purchase a new one for the coming year. Who wants to wait last minute to plan ahead. Which brings me to my next point!

2. It’s Flexible – You don’t need to wait for the next years planner to become available weeks or even days before. That’s right! Say goodbye to last minute planning because this planner not only allows you to log in all your homeschool essentials, but it also gives you the option to input the date you choose with the provided spaces inside. All you need is a calendar which you will find inside for the past and future years to come both Gregorian AND Islamic inshaAllah.

3. It’s For You – Because we care so much for our homeschool parents and know the importance of being organised, we especially designed this planner to suit most homeschoolers needs. There’s space to write your thoughts and to do/wish lists just for you and reminders to keep you going! And not everybody has the same taste in colours and style so as a bonus, you will find a selection of ‘Front Covers’ to choose from for your planner to suit your personality. You are not just a homeschooler, you are an amazing parent too and so much more so embrace that.


What’s Inside the Planner:

  • About Me Section: Your personal info, life goals, notepad, routine/schedule sheets
  • Calendar for both Gregorian and Islamic for 2016, 2017 and 2018 (Dates are an estimate and need to be double checked e.g, Eid)
  • Important Dates in the Islamic Calendar
  • Contacts
  • About My Homeschooling
  • About My Students
  • Attendance/Absence Forms
  • Homeschool/General Rules and Discipline Section
  • Curriculum/Resources List
  • Subjects and its Contents of Study: English, Maths and Science years 1-6
  • Lesson Duration Logging
  • Supplies List
  • Year at a Glance
  • Month at a Glance x12 (with inspiring Islamic reminders)
  • Weekly Lesson Timetables x40
  • Field Trip Planning
  • One-to-One Time Forms
  • Homework Tracker
  • Tests Tracker
  • Book Logging
  • Meal-time Planning
  • Check Lists/Log/Track Sheets
  • Notes
  • To Do Lists
  • Beautiful Islamic Reminders Throughout
    and much more!

What you need:

  • A4 white paper, printer (At least 155 Sheets)
  • Colour Printer
  • Local Office Supply (to Bind the folder)
  • Pens, Highlighters

How to Use the Pack:

  1. Print the full Homeschool Planner Adjust your printer settings to: A4 and ‘Borderless’, colour, two sides (back to back). The planner is set for 1 or 2 students (for more than one student, print more sheets on the following; About my students, Attendance Form, Lesson Duration, Test Tracker and Book Log. For extra sheets elsewhere, print according to your needs.
  2. Choose a front cover from the ’20 Front Covers’ making sure you adjust your printing settings on the selected page only (use card or laminate it for best results)
  3. Index tabs (optional), Use the content page at the beginning of your planner for guidance.
    Option 1: Change the content to suit your needs, name the coloured tabs on the content page according to your needs (Make sure you adjust the folder according to your content list too. Bear in mind; Every section begins with a ‘Reminder’ page and ends with a ‘Notes’ page)
    Option 2: Keep the content of the planner and use it as it is.
    Now, Print the tabs on card, cut out each tab, sellotape each tab to the correct section (according to your chosen content) upon its ‘Reminder Page’.
  4. Bind it at your local office supply shop, this should cost you around £5.
  5. Extras: Reminder Cards. These are mini size poster cards with all the reminders included in the planner. Simply print these on card and use as reminders for yourself or others.

Below are a few examples of How to use the Timetables (click the image to enlarge):

Single Students (Horizontal/Vertical):

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Multiple Students (Horizontal/Vertical):

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Useful websites to help with Planning:


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  1. The Homeschool Planner:Screen Shot 2016-05-24 at 20.46.49
  2. Index Tabs – Optional
  3. 20 Front Covers
  4. Reminder Cards – Optional

*If you are having any difficulty deciding how you would like to print your planner, please don’t hesitate to contact us with the following information and we will try our best to personalise a planner according to your needs:

  1. Name of the Planner design you would like (i.e, Floral, Zigzags or Colourful Diamonds)
  2. How many children you intend to homeschool
  3. Include any extra sheets you require and how many
  4. One Front Cover of your choice
  5. Optional – If you would like to keep or change the content order

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Ramadan Rewards, Activities and Preparation — June 2, 2016

Ramadan Rewards, Activities and Preparation

With Ramadhan around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning out how you will be spending your days in acts of worship as well as planning homeschool activities for the children inshaAllah. So with the help and inspiration of other homeschooling mothers themselves, we have gathered the following beneficial links. We hope you find them useful inshAllah:

Reward Charts for Fasting, Praying, Giving Charity +more:

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(by Umm Assad Homeschool)


21 RAMADhAN Activities for children:

(Islamic background need to be double checked)

  1. Preschool Ramdhan Activity Book
  2. 49 Ways to get Children Involved in Ramadhan
  3. 30 Days of Good Deeds for a Ramadhan Jar
  4. Ramadhan Colouring Page
  5. 30 Day Ramadhan Activity. An Activity a Day. A Word from the Qur’an
  6. 30 Days of Kindness Free Printable
  7. Daily Salaah Chart
  8. Masjid Collages
  9. Ramadhan Calendar Ideas
  10. Mosque Silhouettes (Cutting and Sticking Activity)
  11. How to make Date Pops (Healthy Treat for the Kids)
  12. Dubai Cards – Printable
  13. Printable Ramadhan Board Game
  14. Juzz ‘Amma Workbook (Printable)
  15. Du’aa Posters
  16. Ramadhaan Sight Word Work (There are many others on the site)
  17. Ramadhan Games
  18. 5 Pillars of Islam Workbook (Preschool)
  19. Ramadhan Matching Bunting, Cards and Cake Toppers
  20. Ramadhan Good Deed Tree
  21. Ramadhan Date Gift Idea

Compiled by RaisingRayyaan

More:


35 References Regarding Preparation for Ramadhan:

(All the following links below are trustworthy inshaAllah)

  1. Quran Planner
  2. Abu Khadijah al Jazaairee: Rulings & Manners Related to Ramadhaan
  3. “How do you know this won’t wont be your last Ramadhaan?” Abu Uwais (Rahimahullaah)
  4. Abu Hakeem Bilal Davies: Rulings of Ramadhaan
  5. Mustafa George – Practical Way to Benefit in Ramadhaan (article)
  6. What is Befitting that the Time Be Occupied with during the Blessed Month of Ramadan- Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan
  7. Abu Uwais: The Virtues of Ramadhaan
  8. Shaykh Saalih al Fawzaan: How the Salaf were in Ramadhaan Part 1Shaykh Saalih al Fawzaan: How the Salaf were in Ramadhaan Part 2
  9. A Concise Study Guide to Fasting During the Month of Ramadhan
  10. How the Companions greeted the Month of Ramadan – Explained by Shaykh bin Baz
  11. Hasan as-Somai: O Seeker of Good, Come Close in the Blessed Month of Ramadhaan
  12. Shaykh Uthaymeen: Exalt the Month of Ramadhaan
  13. Concerning Fasting – Advice for Ramadhaan 
  14. Imam as-Sa’dee’s Tafseer of Allaah’s Statement: “Oh you who believe! Siyaam has been prescribed for you…”
  15. Important means to assist the woman during Ramadan by Sheikh Fawzan 
  16. Preparing for Ramadhaan by Shaykh: Haani Ibn Braik Translated by: Abbbas Abu Yahya
  17. Daily Program for the Muslim Woman in Ramadan – Sheikh Sulaymaan ar-Ruhayli
  18. Abdulilaah Lahmami: Ramadhaan, the Month of Purification
  19. Mustafa George: Ramadhaan – Racing Towards Good Deeds
  20. Shaykh Albani (Rahimahullaahu ta’aalaa) – Neglected Sunnan in Ramadhaan
  21. Abul Hasan Maalik: Remaining Steadfast During the Month of Ramadhaan
  22. Mustafa George: Ramadhaan – The Month of the Qur’aan
  23. The Mannerisms of Suhoor and The One Eating The Sahoo – Shaykh Ahmad ibn Ahmad Shamlaan (may Allaah preserve him) 
  24. The Condition of the Salaf in Ramadhaan by Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan
  25. O Sisters Maximize The Benefit Of Ramadhaan – Shaykh Abdullah an-Najmi
  26. The Obligation of The Muslim Towards The Month of Fasting – Shaykh Fu’ad al-’Amri
  27. Ramadhaan Is Upon Us – Shaykh Arafat al-Muhammady
  28. A Special Ramadhaan Advice for The Sisters – Shaykh ‘Uthmaan as-Saalimee
  29. The Fiqh of Ramadhaan – Abu Muadh Taqweem Aslam
  30. Preparing Ourselves For Ramadhaan – Sh Abdur-Razzaaq al-Badr – Abu Muhammad Al-Maghribee
  31. Preparing Ourselves For Ramadhaan – Sh Abdur-Razzaaq al-Badr – Abu Muhammad Al-Maghribee (Listen to part 2 inshaa’Allaah)
  32. Preparing Ourselves For Ramadhaan – Sh Abdur-Razzaaq al-Badr – Abu Muhammad Al-Maghribee (Listen to part 3 inshaa’Allaah)
  33. The Sunan and Bidaa of Ramadhaan – Shaykh Muhammad al-Imaam
  34. Does it Break the Fast (Image) and Important Q&As about Fasting (Image), The Rulings of Ramadhan Q&A (Article)
  35. Rewards for Dhikr CHART

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