Homeschool Routine 2019/20

Asalamu alaykum ladies, We started our routine for the new school year today.  You may be wondering, ‘huh, you hardly took a break!’. But that’s because we year-round homeschool and tend to take time off when we need.  Sometimes that can be a chunk of time, and other times extended weekends. This is how our […]

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How we use Brave Writer in our Homeschool

Asalamu alaykum ladies, For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you would have seen me sharing a peek into how we use Brave Writer in our homeschool; granted their were a couple of hiccups along the way (we had family stay over unexpectedly, alhamdulillah!). I wanted to write a little more about how […]

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Brave Writer Concept Cards

Asalamu alaykum ladies, This week we had family over so our homeschool routine was a little off balance.  However, we did manage to finally finish our BraveWriter Continent Project; one of the writing projects in the Partnership Writing Level.   We’ve been working on these for some time, and my kids really enjoyed coming up with […]

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Phases of the Moon Game and Lesson Plan

Asalamu alaykum ladies, We recently have been studying the Moon in Science and reviewed the phases of the moon again.  We ended up having a really engaging lesson Allahuma barik so I thought I’d share what we did along with a fun game to help your kiddos memorise and understand the phases of the Moon. […]

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Brave Writer Language Arts; Compelling Cinquains

Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu ladies.  We finished up our latest read aloud, ‘A Journey to Jo’Burg’ by Beverley Naidoo a few weeks ago, because the kiddos were captivated by the story.  However, we only just finished the literary guide, and finished up with the final activity; writing our own cinquains. The Brave Writer […]

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Parts of Speech Color Key (Printable)

Asalamu alaykum ladies. Grammar is one of those subjects that usually gets met with a sigh. But Brave Writer really changed my perception of the need to teach grammar in the only way I thought possible and its been a huge relief! We’ve done a formal grammar program in the past as Julie (the founder […]

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Lesson Plan: Fables and a case of writers block!

Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Homeschooling Mamas, My kids love reading fables, and I love reading fables to them.  They have wonderful morals, lead to great discussion, and can be enjoyed by children of all ages.  There are some that contradict Islamic principles so we avoid these, but overall fables are a great way […]

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