Tuesday, 30 December 2014

الحشرات (Insects)











Lately we've been incorporating unit studies in our homeschool. Its been a lot of fun and it holds the boys interested. I let them pick a topic or base my unit study on a question one of the boys has asked. "O" has been into animals lately so that's what our main focus has been on.

So far we've done a unit study on skunks (weird I know but boys will be boys ), owls, and next will work on bees. All of the unit studies were in English so I decided to make whatever we study next in Arabic. 

The boys requested to do a unit study on Insects so that's what this post is about. 

Vocabulary:
1. الحشر : The Insect
2. الحشرات : The Insects
3. النمل: The ant
4.  The spider العنكبوت
5. The butterfly الفراشة
6. The grasshopper الجندب
7.The fly  الدبابة
8  The bee النحلة
9 The mosquito البعوضة


These are some of the books we used in our study

I used card stack paper and bonded them together using craft rope.


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Ancient Egypt








This unit study was a lot of fine for me and the boys. We explored both modern day Egypt along with Ancient Egypt.

Here are some of the books we enjoyed and used during our studies:
  • Ms. Frizzle's Adventures Ancient Egypt
  • Who Built the Pyramids
  • The Story of Musa 
  • Passport to the past Ancient Egypt
  • Explore Ancient Egypt
  • Pyramids 50 Hands on Activities to Experience Ancient Egypt ( this was my favorite book its filled with tons of hands on activities)
 We started by learning all about the geography of Egypt:
  • We located Egypt on the map and Cairo along with the Nile River
  • Learned how to say hello and goodbye along with other phrases in Arabic
  • Colored the Egyptian flag and learned about its meaning

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Letter P Craft




I wanted to share more letter of the week craft ideas. A enjoyed making all the crafts for the letter P and I hope your little ones enjoy it to :)

Russia Unit Study









During our study of Russia we;
  • Read fiction/non fiction books about Russia
  • Found Russia on the map 
  • Colored the flag of Russia
  • Talked about what continent Russia is in and reviewed all the other countries we studied that are on the continent of Europe
  • Made a Russia Lapbook
  • Learned how to say Hello in Russian
  • Made matryoshka nesting dolls
  • Learned about the Tundra and the animals that live there
  • Finally we stamped our passport to conclude our study of Russia

Sunday, 30 March 2014

DIY Moon Clock




O and I made this moon (Idea came from here) clock together after discovering his love for all things space. I purchased a wooden clock face from Micheals and we painted the back and sides all black.

Beginning sound word wall/Alphabet Tree






When A started his letter of the week activities I knew I wanted to make him a word wall and an alphabet tree. I decided to make him a picture word wall because he isn't reading yet.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Letter M Craft






Craft time is always a big hit are our house espacially when it ties into our letter of the week. Here are some crafts A did for the letter M.