Year 1 and Preschool

It’s that time of year again…and I love it! Time to plan
next year’s Curriculum for Our Muslim Homeschool!
Like most homeschooling families, I started planning for the next year of home
education at least 6 months ago, and have been slowly collecting different
resources as I find them. 

Below I have listed the curriculum we will be using for M as
he starts Year 1 (Kindergarten) from September. For A, my pre-schooler, we will
not be following a set curriculum, but will draw ideas from few different
books, which I have listed below.
The books listed below are the ‘main’ texts we will be
using, but we will also take from many other resources we have at home, online
and from our library, as well as frequent field trips we take. If you are interested in any of these books, just click on the title for a link to Amazon  or the relevant website (includes some affiliate links).

Please note: This does not include our reading list, i.e books (fiction) that M will read or will have read to him.

I hope this curriculum helps to inspire other Muslim
Homeschooling Families, as so many others have inspired me!

YEAR 1 / Kindergarten

Islamic Studies

It is my opinion that religion should not be taught as an
academic subject, but rather it should be something that children witness as
part of normal life, learning from your example and other good company. However
there are some books that we will use for activities and to stimulate
discussions:  
My First Quran Story Book

by Saniyasnain Khan & Maria S Puri 

I Love Islam Textbook: Level 1 (With CD)


Available to purchase from the HOMESCHOOL SHOP

QURANIC MEMORISATION                         At
Home

ARABIC
                                                 
Dino Lingo 

First Thousand Words in Arabic


Language Arts

READING

PHONICS:

Modern Curriculum Press Phonics, Level A

SPELLING:

Spelling Workout, Level B by Modern Curriculum Press


HANDWRITING:

Copy-work from some books of Hadith into these Handwriting school exercise books



Math:

History/Geography/Social Studies

For this year we will follow an interest-led approach for
the humanities. By this I mean that we will have a relaxed approach to these topics, studying what-ever M wants to learn
about using books from our local library.

Science:

We will be primarily doing the study of nature this year. However when the weather doesn’t allow us to go outdoors, we will use the latter two book for fun science experiments:
Looking at Nature: Bks. 1-4

 by Elsie Proctor

Usborne Spotter’s Guides: 

Trees

Woodland Life

Bugs and Insects

Birds



Mudpies to Magnets: A Preschool Science Curriculum



Everybody Has a Body: Science from Head to Toe


Sport:

Football 
Trampolining with home-ed group 
Bike rides / country walks / trips to the park 
PRESCHOOL:

Where Is Thumbkin?: 500 Activities to Use with Songs You Already Know


Slow and Steady Get Me Ready

 

If you would like more ideas for Curriculum choices,
particularly for older children, I would recommend visiting Noor Janan Homeschool and Iman’s Home-school; both great resources for Muslim Homeschoolers.
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Peace and Love.


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10 Comments on HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM CHOICES 2015-2016

  1. Aisha M. Mai
    30/07/2015 at 9:40 am (2 years ago)

    Assalamu alaykum. I'm finding your blog posts really helpful. Allahumma baarik.
    Thank you For sharing. JazaakAllah khair!

    Reply
    • Gemma
      30/07/2015 at 10:02 pm (2 years ago)

      Walaykum assalaam.
      Jazakillahu khayrun. Thank you sister for your support.
      Please remember my family in your duaas.

      Reply
  2. Zainab Dokrat
    26/10/2015 at 9:28 pm (2 years ago)

    Informative post. Jazakallah for sharing I may not br a mum but I'm sure this will help alot of mums out there.

    Reply
    • Gemma
      26/10/2015 at 11:19 pm (2 years ago)

      Wa iyaki! Thank you for your comment 🙂

      Reply
  3. Jameela Ho
    27/10/2015 at 3:31 am (2 years ago)

    These are great resources. I have some of them that I use.

    Reply
  4. Random Bytes
    27/10/2015 at 4:30 am (2 years ago)

    This is a very good compilation of the resources pack needed at these grade levels, I am glad to see that you have included all the essential books needed to cover compulsory courses.

    Reply
  5. myda tahir
    28/10/2015 at 12:22 pm (2 years ago)

    Asalamalikum Gemma,
    I have been to the Saniasnain Khan Quran Stories AND USborne books and found to be very interesting and colorful.
    JazakAllah

    Reply
  6. Amina Edota
    31/10/2015 at 4:51 pm (2 years ago)

    Masha Allah, looks very comprehensive.

    Well planned out resources make teaching and learning a fun and fulfilling experience.

    Reply
  7. Zeinab Amin
    01/11/2015 at 1:16 am (2 years ago)

    Mashallah!! This is wonderful.

    Reply

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