• 3y,  5y,  9y,  Aqeel,  Elementary,  Hana,  Haris,  Mathematics,  Montessori

    Weekly Update

    Minggu sebelum tu cuti je. Tak buat apa-apa aktiviti. They’re allowed 2 hours of screentime.

    Minggu ni pun sebenarnya tak plan apa-apa. My plan was to store all of the materials on shelves and tukar dengan new materials. Bukan ‘baru’ tapi kira ikut perkembangan terkini, interest, and what needs to be worked on.

    Sebelum masuk storage, bagi dulu diorang buat. Contoh brown stair ni.

  • 5y,  Haris,  Home Learning

    The start of a new schedule…

    Dah banyak bulan kelam kabut, sebab mak mereka sekalian ini tengah mengandung. Jadi mula dari first trimester memang tak larat nak buat semua. Jadi, bila Haris dah biasa, hari-hari ikut suka dia je, struggle juga a few weeks ni nak minta dia datang duduk dan do/learn something. ^^;

    So, I had to come up with schedule. Mula bulan lepas, hantar Haris belajar agama dari pukul 9.00 pagi hingga 12.00 tengahari. Jadi, takpelah, mula-mula ni masa untuk sit down dan belajar kita buat sikit dulu. Mak dia pun terkontang kanting lagi masih testing what works best for him. Tambah pula, Hana tengah banyak rebellious sekarang *mak nanges*.

    So, officially, the new schedule starts today. I’m going to try to fit in 4 different subjects, with 15 minutes each. If any topic of the day yang dia enjoy it’s fine to expand it a bit. It just a guide and plan and Allah knows best.

    DAILY SCHEDULE FOR HARIS

    The 4 subjects are:

    • Math
    • Bahasa
    • English
    • Science/Geo (alternate)

    While Hafazan dan Islamic Studies, setiap kali selepas solat, inshaAllah.

    Untuk Hana pula, will start with practical life, slow-slow. ^^

  • 5y,  Haris,  Islamic Studies,  Quran

    Surah al-Fil

    Hafazan Haris belum lagi sampai pada Surah al-Fil, tapi masa balik kampung the other day, one night Haris minta bacakan cerita sebelum tidur. I was thinking of short stories from Quran, and remembered al-Feel and did a quick search on internet and jumpa website ni; Teaching kids the Holy Quran. He immediately became SO interested, sebab LEGO. I guess to teach meanings of each surah next time, had to include these, and I’m very thankful for the effort put in this project.

    And so, he can’t wait to come home and build Kaa’bah with his Legos. Bila dah sampai rumah, the first thing he did the next morning? Yes, he remembered his goal. Lol. Cepat-cepat dia buat, but since (*rolls eyes), he’s such a perfectionist, marah-marah dia sebab Lego pieces dia tak sama dengan gambar. I encouraged him to just use what he has, to try and to think, he hesitated. I left him alone and eventually he came to me and finished it!

    Just like Surah al-Masad, I’m trying to think to incorporate whatever lesson related to the Surah. And I think I’ll do Elephant and Bird unit study next. ^^

  • 5y,  Haris,  Islamic Studies,  Quran

    Surah al-Masad

    Mom listens to this:

    Mom reads:
    NAK’s transcript on the Surah.

    When talked about flame/fire, Haris tanya kenapa api padam bila ditiup? Sebab biasa kalau lilin menyala, contohnya, scented candle / birthday candle, dia akan blow untuk padamkan. And so, mom had to find experiment untuk fahamkan dia. Hehe.

    First we need to know, what is fire?

    And then, discuss about fire safety. Fire safety booklet at Teaching Mama.

    Experiments Fun:
    Flying Tea Bag Ghosts 
    What puts out fire?
    What makes fire?

  • 5y,  Haris,  Mathematics

    Ordinal Numbers

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    Introduce Haris pada Ordinal Numbers. Had to use what interests him to gain his interest. Lol. Jadi minta dia susun superheroes-superherosnya pada ranking yang dia rasa siapa paling kuat hingga lemah.

    *Bring me the third ball and bring me three balls*

    Update: 2 Mar 2015
    After three days (reviewing), he still can’t grasp the difference between ordinal and cardinal. Will try again somewhere in the future.

    Resource: Math is Fun!
    Singapore Math
    Math Mammoth

  • 1y,  5y,  Hana,  Haris

    Quick update!

    Haris 5 year 2 months.
    Hafal al-Fatihah 3 Qul. Dah kenal huruf hijaiyah dan satu baris atas, bawah, dan hadapan. Tgh mengenal dua baris.

    Hana 20months.
    Picks things up fast. Know certain words and developing fast, mashaAllah! Also, aktif mengacau whenever me and Haris doing something. ^^;;

  • 5y,  Haris,  Mathematics

    Telling Time 1

    Haris: 5 Years

    Haris dah boleh baca jam by hour dan half an hour. Masih belum tahu minit dan saat.  Pukul 3. Pukul 3.30. But I never really properly introduced him about time. So, we discussed about seconds this morning. Macamana jarum saat tu pusing, cukupkan satu pusingan sebanyak 60 kali dan jarum panjang akan bergerak and told him that was minute and when the minute cukupkan satu pusingan pula, jadi jam.

    Penguin from Making Learning.

    Source:

    Activity:
    Put students in pairs. Use the timer. One student counts how many times their partner can clap in ten seconds. Then reverse the roles and do it again.
    Jog in place for one minute. Is a minute longer or shorter than a second? The minute hand goes around one time each minute.
    Now show your students that you are setting a timer for one hour. That means that the minute hand will go around sixty times. Ask them to predict what they will be doing when the timer goes off. Write down some predictions.

  • 5y,  Haris,  Home Learning

    Haris

    Haris doesn’t like coloring. He likes to do it together. Once leave him alone, dia pun tinggalkan juga, tak siapkan. :/
    Enjoys cutting and pasting.
    Only do 1 type of things thing once.
    Loves LEGO very much.
    Hates reading especially long and full of sentences
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  • 5y,  Arabic/Jawi,  Haris,  Islamic Studies

    Learning Arabic Alphabet

    This week, am going to focus on him recognising Hijaiyah letters. One of the activities is Bingo game taken from YemenLinks. Movable Arabic Letters untuk draw for Bingo dari Noorjanan.

    I’ve been reading her blog for this past week, and MashaAllah so many advices and tips from her. I feel enlighten reading her posts and makes me motivated more. Her blog is inactive now, and I’m going to miss her writings when I’m done with reading all of her posts. Lol.

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    That Haris there, frustrated look, sebab asyik kalah. Hee.

    It’s fun, sebab round pertama main tak ada apa-apa reward. Haris won. Kedua, me won and set the rule siapa menang dapat makan Oreo. Lol. The look on his face! Tak puas hati. Haaa. Asyik mengerling dekat bekas Oreo. Ketiga, Haris menang and he said,

    “Neeq menang berapa kali tadi?”
    “Err, dua.”
    “So Haris dapat makan dualah!”

    Lol.