Literacy

  • Book Challenge / Confession

    Book Challenge / Confession

    This post could go two ways. 1 – I could tell you how I had this awesome idea to have a book challenge with my kids. Told them if they reach their goals, they can take a trip to Chapters […]

     
  • Writing Prompt: Interviews

    Writing Prompt: Interviews

    As a writing prompt, I got the boys to interview their grandparents today.  MashaAllah it’s a lot of fun for them and will inshaAllah be a good memory for them to look back on.  I’m really into getting the boys to […]

     
  • Exciting Announcement!

    Exciting Announcement!

    I’m super excited to announce this: I’ve teamed up with the wonderful My Everyday Classroom to bring a fantastic contest opportunity to you and your kids! We’re calling on all kids living in Canada and ranging from ages 9 to 11 […]

     
  • Yousuf’s Everyday Adventures

    Yousuf’s Everyday Adventures

    We recently received this awesome book as a gift.  MashaAllah my kids loved it! Especially my three year old who insists we read it almost every night before bed.  As someone who really lacks story telling skills, I enjoyed reading this […]

     
  • Yasmine’s Belly Button

    Yasmine’s Belly Button

    Yasmine’s Belly Button by Asmaa Hussein and illustrated by Charity Russell is an awesome addition to any child’s library!  It delves into the question that all kids have asked at one point or another… Why do we have belly buttons??? […]

     
  • 5 minutes to a more satisfying homeschool day

    5 minutes to a more satisfying homeschool day

    I read this article on Simple Homeschool and really loved it mashaAllah! It reminded me of our Gratitude Journals that we started a few months ago.  I’ll admit we have not been as regular as I intended but I still […]

     
  • Letter to my Future Self

    Letter to my Future Self

    Yusuf hates writing. I have been trying to find different ways to prompt his writing.  And one thing I thought to do was to get him to write a letter to his future self.  It was interesting.  From his answers, […]

     
  • Oh The Places You’ll Go!

    Oh The Places You’ll Go!

    Dear Ibby, Today you were supposed to do your homework.  You haven’t done your Canadian Curriculum in almost a week.  You need to practice your writing and your math.  Just as you finished your Arabic homework, we were supposed to move […]

     
  • Library Card

    Library Card

    Have I ever mentioned how happy I am to have libraries in our lives again?! Yusuf recently got his own library card, which was very exciting for him. Libraries are usually pretty good with giving kids card out so if […]

     
  • On Hold

    On Hold

    A friend of mine used to always talk about putting books on hold at the library.  I thought to myself that it was a good idea and all, but really, who has the time to do that?! :/ Then I […]