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Ramadhan Recipes: Algerian Chorba

Ok, a little late, but here is my recipe for Algerian “Ramadhan” Chorba. Chorba (pronounced Shorba) is an Arabic word meaning soup but the recipes vary largely from country to country, region to region. This recipe was taught to me by my mother-in-law (may Allah bless her) when she came to visit this summer. It […]

Ramadhan Recipes: Algerian Borek

Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu … OK … Being married to an Algerian it was only a matter of time before I became obsessed with Algerian food so I’m going to share with you a borek recipe that is cooked pretty much on a daily basis during Ramadhan. It is traditionally eaten with chorba(soup). As a mother of four […]

Phonics Lapbook

I created a series of Phonics Lapbooks with my daughter when she first started learning to read and write. These lapbooks are based on the Progressive Phonics program. All the materials are available online for free. The Progressive Phonics website provides a range of activities  with each series of books including a ‘Read with Me’ […]

Seasons Lapbook

This is a lapbook my eldest daughter has been working on. We are coming back to add to it throughout the year as the seasons change. It has a Winnie the Pooh theme because my daughter loves it and I thought it would make it more fun for her. We decided to start off with Spring and began with a discussion […]

Arabic Alphabet Folders

My husband created these nice little Arabic folders with the kids when he first started teaching them the Arabic alphabet and “tashkeel” (vowels). These worksheets are available for free download from the Calgary Islam website (Women and Kids section). *Arabic and English Alphabet Colouring books *Arabic Alphabet Workbook *Arabic Alphabet Flash Cards They created a single book […]

Owls Project Folder

***NEW UPDATED FILE VERSION*** Click HERE. Last year I was going through a “stubborn” phase with my son and was having trouble getting him enthusiastic about doing his work. So I  decided to give him the choice to do a project on whatever subject he liked and he chose to do a mini project about owls. We used […]

Eid Banner

We had a bit of a panic the day before Eid ul Fitr because we had planned to print out some templates to make a 3D Eid banner this year to decorate the living room wall but the printer ran out of ink –  Qadrullah! So instead I drew out some giant letters on sheets […]