Arabic Progress

Bismillah,

I dont want to make blogging a burden on myself lol. So, inshaAllah whenever I get time and motivation, I will share our updates and progress on each subject. So this is the Arabic progress so far.
Alhamdulillah, Safiyya now recognizes all the letters of the Arabic alphabet.  She has kinaesthetic learning style which means she likes to touch, feel, hold, make and do things in order to learn. My two main tools of teaching the Arabic alphabet has been the Arabic Alphabet wooden puzzle set and Arabic Alphabet blocks- both from emaan.productions.com.

She does the puzzle and we sing along the “alif, baa, taa” nasheed pointing to each letter at a time. Then I ask her to point to letter ‘daal’ etc. Then it is her turn to ask, she pretends to be a teacher and asks me to show letter ‘x’ etc. She loves being a teacher lol.

With building blocks, I ask her to make a train by putting all the letters in the alphabetical order alif-to-ya. Alhamdulillah she has just mastered to put all the arabic letter blocks in the right alphabetical order by using our Arabic Alphabet poster as a reference. Then again I ask her to show me different letters one at a time. Then it will be her turn to ask. At the moment she is trying to write her name in Arabic as she started to attend the Arabic school on Sundays with her sister. She knows ‘sod’ ‘fa’ ‘yaa’ the letters used in her name and she can identify the beginning letter in simple words such as Qaf for Qolam, Mim for Masjid etc.

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Seerah Progress

Bismillah,

Alhamdulillah, this year we have been learning the life of the prophet Muhammad (saw) in more detail. We have two books to use for our seerah studies. I use the following book during our study time. We read one story at a time and do a follow up activity. So far we read the following: The Prophet’s birth; Nursed in the Desert; A visit to Yathrib. I read the story and summarize it to the girls. Thereafter, I ask them to narrate the story back to me whilst doing a follow up activity. They narrated the 1st story like this: The prophet was born in Arabia many many years ago. There were three towns in Arabia at that time: Makkah- a barren valley where people used to come to pilgrimage of Hajj; Madinah- an oasis famous for its palm trees and dates; Taif- mountainous refuge place during hot season famous for its grapes. Muhammad (saw) was born in Makkah. His mother’s name was Aminah, father’s name was Abdullah.  The prophet’s father died when he was a still baby. 

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