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Iman’s Home-School Quick Links

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Alhamdulillah! For a while now I have been looking through my blog and feeling more and more claustrophobic.

I love sharing our projects and activities and resources but I can’t help thinking that the blog is starting to look cluttered and the links to free downloads are being missed, buried amongst the tales of labours and accomplishments.

As busy as I am with my kids, teaching 4 full-time and juggling a 3 year old and a 5 month old, I couldn’t resist the idea of creating a new site with simply, easy to see, quick download links to free educational resources.

One day, about a month ago, I was playing around with one of my old blogs on Blogger and could no longer resist the urge to get creative.

And so Iman’s Home-School Quick Links was born!

As much as I’ve enjoyed blogging over the years, I don’t have much free time these days and creating a full blog post with all the photos included requires time to prepare and upload … often being typed one-handed while my little one hangs off my shoulder, mashaa’Allah!

With Iman’s Home-School Quick Links I can upload as many as ten links in the time it taken to write this post.

Of course, this isn’t the end of my blog, I will check in from time to time with updates, and inshaa’Allah, as my children grow I’m sure I’ll return to blogging full-time again. But in the meantime please feel free to go over to the new site and subscribe.

I am still uploading to the site over the coming days, weeks and months, activating links and categories as I go, so check back often for more free downloads inshaaAllah.

If you are looking for something specific please leave a request in the comments and I shall endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible, b’idhnillah.

Barak’Allahu feekum for your continued support. Please share the links to my new site, may Allah reward you with good, ameen.

 

 

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Nouns Worksheets

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Here are a few more worksheets on nouns.

This cut and glue worksheet include people, places and things with an Islamic theme.

** Download Nouns Cut & Glue Worksheet **

These worksheets help children to recognise nouns in a sentence and to identify whether they are singular or plural.

** Download Singular and Plural Nouns Worksheet **

For more worksheets please visit the English Language Worksheets section inshaa’Allah.

 

 

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Action Verbs Worksheet

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I’m currently designing Islamic-themed English Language worksheets for my younger two girls: Amina (7) and Basma (6).

This double page activity covers action verbs. You can find more worksheets HERE.

** Download Action Verbs Worksheet **

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Possessive Nouns Worksheet

 

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My six and seven year olds, Basma and Amina are using interactive notebooks to complete their English Language studies. I like to compliment their work with an occasional exercise worksheet to check their understanding.

A lot of the worksheets online are very useful but I find that many of them have American English terms (i.e. pants = trousers; faucet = tap) which my girls are not familiar with. 

Another downside in some of the written examples include sentences that may have a theme (i.e. Halloween, Christmas, listening to music, etc) that doesn’t balance well with our Islamic beliefs. So I have started recreating some worksheets with a more Islamic theme that our Muslim children can relate to.

As we are covering nouns and verbs this week I will share today’s worksheet on Possessive Nouns and I will continue to upload worksheets as I create them inshaa’Allah.

** Download Possessive Nouns Worksheet **

For more English Language activities why not check out our:

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Islamic Studies Interactive Notebook: Aqeedah Unit 1 ~ Knowing Allah

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For the past few days I have been busy putting final touches to our Islamic Studies Interactive Notebook Unit.

*** Download Aqeedah Unit 1: Knowing Allah (Arabic Version)

*** Download Aqeedah Unit 1: Knowing Allah (English Version) ***

We’ve done lapbooks, we’ve done notebooks and now we are doing interactive (lift-the-flap) notebooks, mashaa’Allah. With a houseful of (mostly) girls, we are all about presentation; a simple sheet of paper and a pencil just doesn’t do it for us, so I decided to make our unit studies a bit more colourful and creative.

I am planning out our Islamic studies in units, beginning, of course, with Aqeedah. This will then be followed by units on Ibaadah and Fiqh of Ibaadah.  This first unit covers Belief in Allah. I am currently working on further units including:

  • Unit 2: The Unseen ~ Angels
  • Unit 3: The Unseen ~ Jinn
  • Unit 4: The Prophets and Messengers
  • Unit 5: The Books of Allah
  • Unit 6: The Last Day
  • Unit 7: Allah’s Decree
  • Unit 8: Ibaadah ~ The Purpose of Creation
  • Unit 9: Dhikr and Du’aa
  • Unit 10: The Advice of Luqmaan
  • Unit 11: Adaab and Akhlaaq
  • Unit 12: Fiqh of Purification
  • Unit 13: Fiqh of Salaat
  • Unit 14: Fiqh of Zakaat
  • Unit 15: Fiqh of Siyaam
  • Unit 16: Fiqh of Hajj

Below are some examples of what the notebook would look like. It contains 30+ activities. I recommend using the following books to study in order to complete the unit inshaa’Allah, all of which are available to purchase from Sunnah Bookstore:

This is a page that discusses Tawheed and its Categories

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This page looks at the Arabic terms and their meanings in relation to understanding Allah’s Names and Attributes

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This page looks at the understanding regarding Allah rising above His Throne.

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These pages look at the physical qualities that Allah affirms for Himself and how we should believe in them.

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For more activities related to this unit study, why not check out our:

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Starfish Lapbook

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As part of our unit study on Oceans, the kids worked together to produce this Starfish Lapbook.

  • Starfish Lapbook Templates
  • This lapbook was made by taping together three sheets of A3 size card, side by side and then folding them in on themselves until the lapbook closes to A4 size. Here is how it looks as it opens out.

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My 7 year old daughter, Amina, used a book to research and copy out some interesting facts onto the notebook page.

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In these flaps I wrote definitions to help the younger ones understand the terms bilateral and radial symmetry.

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My 6 year old daughter, Basma, completed this flap about what starfish eat.

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The Homeschool Share templates come with a vocabulary list but they don’t include a template to complete so I designed these mini vocab flaps which my son completed.

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My 2 year old daughter, Zeynab practised writing the number four with a starfish-themed tracer page.

The kids all worked together to complete the worksheet activities.

To finish, we watched a few videos on Youtube about starfish:

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MATHS NOTEBOOKING: Shape and Measure Guide Sheets

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Over the past year I have been designing some Maths Notebooking Pages to help my kids review their core maths skills.

I have already designed pages for:

This next set of sheets covers Telling Time, Shape Properties, Measuring Length, Mass (Weight), Speed, Temperature, Direction and calculating Area, Perimeter and Volume.
You can download the sheets in a zip folder HERE.
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The idea is that these pages head each section of the notebook, acting as a guide sheet that can be completed to show understanding of rules, definitions and formulas  which can also be referred back to when completing maths exercises.
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My children are using worksheets from SuperTeacherWorksheets to review what they have been learning over the past year. I am also printing worksheets for them using this free maths worksheet generator.

You can view some photos of how their Maths Notebooks are assembled HERE.

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For more great maths support, teaching aids and resources, check out: