My daughter is not yet of school age, so when we read Nightly News with Safa, she can’t really relate to the good news Safa shares. So, we created our own little TV craft, filled with the things my daughter thinks of as good news. We just brainstormed all of the things that made her happy, and modified this adorable craft from hello, Wonderful. Check it out & try it with your little ones! What You’ll Need: An empty cardboard box, with a window. Two paper towel rolls Paint OR construction paper Rubber bands A long roll of paper (even parchment paper could work) The usuals: coloring tools, scissors & tape Step #1 – PrepareContinue reading
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!
There have been so many times when I’ve been struck by a profound idea; the kind of idea I felt would make a difference in my life, my family life or my community. Then, as always (and almost as if on cue) I would convince myself that it was too far-fetched, I wasn’t capable or I was just too busy to take on a project. But, something changed in me last year when I decided to finally take up a dream of mine and write a children’s book called Nightly News with Safa. Since the age of 16 I knew I wanted to be a teacher, and I spent a lot of my time preparing for that choice. IContinue reading
Another day, another guest post! Take a look at my post for the wonderful blog: Love. Laugh. Live. which is dedicated to sharing the everyday stories of Muslims around the globe. This is a short piece about what prompted me to write Nightly News with Safa. Give it a read, share & let me know your thoughts!