As Ramadan approaches, I started to think about ways to engage my children in this wonderful month. For those of you who may not know, Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims around the world, in which they fast during day time hours and engage in extra worship. While coming up with this basket I wanted to: Make this month special for my kids, and Ensure that they were engaged in something fun & beneficial This way, I could have some time to reflect and pray without the guilt of having bored children. A kids Ramadan basket serves as both an exciting gift to mark the commencement of the month, as well as a littleContinue reading
Comic Writing Contest Winner
The winer of the comic contest is 6 year old Hafsa!! Check out her wonderful comic below: Comic by the amazing Yes, I’m Hot in ThisWe’ve partnered with the amazing comic author behind Yes, I’m Hot in This to give your students or children a chance at a fun opportunity. Here are all the details (please read carefully): Check out my post about Comic Writing for Kids Download our Comic Strip Writing Package (at the bottom of this page). Have your kids/students complete the package and submit (only) their completed comic strip to email@example.com Our two teams will choose one lucky winner who will receive a free copy of Nightly News with Safa AND willContinue reading
Free Book Study – Zaid and the Gigantic Cloud
When kids love a story (especially one with a moral, diverse characters and plenty of great language) I like to make it a focus of study. In that spirit, I created a free book study resource of Zaid and the Gigantic Cloud. The book study is meant to reinforce effective reading strategies such as: – Predictions – Mental Images – Inference – Making Connections – Summarizing – Identifying Story Elements The package includes 8 worksheets, with each one reinforcing a different reading strategy. This is a perfect way to get kids to make more meaning out of their texts and engage with stories. Give it a try and leave a comment telling me what youContinue reading
Ramadan Math Package – Freebie!
For all the homeschooling moms out there, I know you’ll probably need a break from everything while fasting. That’s why I creating this free Ramadan themed math package, just for you. It’s perfect for ages 7+ and includes concepts such as data management and number sense. There are 5 fun activities (which means you could do one or two a week during Ramadan). Enjoy, and let me know what you think! Five Math Activities: Tally Chart & Pictograph: Calendar Number Chart & Directional Grid: Venn Diagram for Sorting: Please share and tag @myeverydayclassroom!
FREEBIE: Character Education Coloring Pages
5 adorable coloring pages, each with a different character trait you want your students to have! Your students will love coloring these wonderful pages, while contemplating their meaning. Includes: patience, honestly, kindness, courage and respect.
Book Study Freebie – Nightly News with Safa
For those of you who have read and enjoyed Nightly News with Safa, here is a free book study package for you and your students/kids! This is a cross-curricular book study and includes topics such as media literacy, writing with details, reading skills and character development. The package also includes two rubrics, and a student self-assessment section. Here are some snapshots of just some of the 13 pages in this package: If you like this package, please share it with friends, parents and colleagues. Also, feel free to submit some student sample work for a shout out on our Instagram and Facebook page! Happy Reading!
News Article Graphic Organizer – Freebie
This news article graphic organizer is great for students because it helps them plan the overall flow of their news article before writing. It’s a great way to map their thoughts and plan out their writing, and it’s also useful for teachers to track their students before the final writing process begins. If you liked this graphic organizer and found it useful, don’t forget to rate us down below :).