Monday, 7 August 2017

Inuit of the Arctic Book List Suggestions


Hi guys! Today I wanted to share with you a book list I put together for up coming Inuit Unit Study. This year our main focus for history is Canada's Natives and Native Americans. To help me with this unit study I will be heavily relying on living books. So, I wanted to share with you my book list in case you want to do a unit study of your own.

Now keep in mind, what I deem appropriate for my boys you may not, so always check books before giving it to your kids. In this list I've included read aloud, readers, and picture book suggestions. Please don't feel like you have to use the books how I categorized them. You know your kids, it is just a book list do with it what you like :).


https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxXjYZPOL0clSHRUSTlrOU9ROUE
Click on the image to download your free book list. 


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Saturday, 5 August 2017

FREEBIE! Inuit of the Arctic Vocabulary Charts



Hi guys! I've shared with you before that this year we will be studying the different Native American groups in Canada. As we study each group I'll be share some freebies with you guys. The first group we will be focusing on is the Inuit of the Arctic.

Today I wanted to share with you some vocabulary charts and cards. I hope you benefit from them .

Here are all the 12 words that we will focus on; Permafrost, Eskimo, Inuit, Inuk,
Inuktitut, Nunavut, Igloo,Cache, Kayak, Umiak, Komatik, Aumiat. 

I always display our vocabulary words on these clipboards that are mounted on the wall. 

The boys will use these vocabulary cards to record the words.


https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxXjYZPOL0clUTVVajJVWWdDX3c
Click on the image to download your free copy. 



Islamic Studies Curriculum 2017-2018



Hi guys! Today I wanted to share with you what we will be using for our Islamic Studies for the 2017-2018 school year.

This year we will be covering the Seerah of the Prophet (SAW) from birth to Hijra. Here are some of the resources we will use.

These two books will be our main spine. When the moon split and My first Prophet 
Muhammad Storybook. I will be using when the Moon split as my own resource and I'll be reading from the second book to the boys. 

 As a hands on activity the boys will color and add to our timeline these cards. You can grab
a free copy here

once they are done coloring they will add to our timeline wall. 

As a supplement we will use this The Seerah Trail Puzzle from the Learning Roots. 

The boys will be using these binders to keep any notebooking pages, mapping activities, etc.


I am really looking forward to starting our school back up,how about you?


Thursday, 3 August 2017

FREEBIE! Seerah of the Prophet (SAW) Timeline Cards


Hi guys! It's been a while since I blogged, it's been a busy summer. Today I wanted to share with you some fun Seerah timeline cards we will be adding to our Islamic Studies this upcoming school year. The timeline cards are from birth to Hijrah to Madinah. I'll add the rest if we get to it this year.

My plan for these cards is, while I read to them, the boys will color one of the cards that relates to an important event and we will hang it up on our wall. The cards do not have dates on them, I didn't want to overwhelm the boys with dates and times. I just wanted them  to be able to sequence the life of the Prophet (SAW).

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxXjYZPOL0clb0xmakxvb3B6ZWs 
Click on the image to download

I'll share our entire Islamic Studies curriculum once I get it all sorted out. I hope these cards are of benefit to you.




Monday, 17 April 2017

Homeschool Curriculum 2017-2018-Geography and Math


Hi guys! I wanted to share more of our homeschool curriculum for 2017-2018 school year. I recently shared our history and science choices you can read all about that here. Today I am sharing our geography and math picks.

Geography:

For this subject the boys and I will be learning all about Africa. Both my husband and I are from Africa, East Africa to be exact. We wanted to teach the boys all about our homeland. We went with Donna Ward's curriculum which is literature based. We will be making our own notebook, learning how to draw Africa, and reading some great books. Some of the books aren't part of the curriculum I just chose to add them in (Draw Africa, Africa is not a Country, Nelson Mandela, A mosquito buzzing in my ear).



Math:

For math we went with Math U See for both boys. My soon to be second grader will start Gemma and my soon to be fourth grader will start Delta.


For review and extra practice I will be tossing in Moffatt girls math packets. 

Multiplication: The Bundle
This will be for my second grader
Click on the picture for her TPT store

Division: The Bundle
This will be for my 4th grader 
Click on the pic for her TPT store.


Sunday, 16 April 2017

Nature Study: Birds


Hi guys! Today I wanted to share with you our second nature study unit. This time our focus was all things birds. Here are some of the fun activities we worked on.

Some of the books we used during this unit study

Using the Nature Anatomy book the boys drew and labelled the different parts of a bird

We also learned about the 5 basic types of bird feathers. 

Bird nests. I asked the boys to pick 4 of their favorite type of nest. 

We also played this really fun bird bingo game. 

Bird bingo in action

Anatomy of an egg.

To go with what we learned about an egg we did this fun experiment. 

If you look really closely you can see some blue where the food color was absorbed. 
My water wasn't as dark blue as I would have liked it because I ran out of food coloring but the boys were able to see some result. 

We watched Bill Nye birds to help with our unit study
We also watched Magic School Bus cracks a yolk. 


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Bee Nature Study




Hi guys! Today I wanted to share with you one of our recent nature study units. We will be doing several units during the spring/summer months. The first unit we started with was all about bees. Here are some of the fun activities we worked on.

Who lives in a colony?

The boys drew the members in a colony (Queen, worker bee, and drone).

Anatomy of a worker Bee:


we focused on the wings, compound eyes, and stinger of a worker bee. We used 
bubble wrap to represent the compound eyes, parchment paper for the wings, and we learned that a worker bee has a barbed stinger. 

Life Cycle of a bee:
 

this was a fun hands on way to represent the life cycle. We used a grain of rice for the egg, and a cotton ball for the pupa.

We also did several activities from this book. 

This was a short mini unit on bees, since we covered all about bees already. Do you guys enjoy nature studies in your homeschool?



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