Archive for February, 2008


Snow Day

When I was a kid I lived in Germany so I had a chance to experience the snow.  It was so much fun.  Back then mom would dress me up in my snowgear and give me my sled and peek outside the window from time to time to make sure I was’nt a popsicle.  (now a days you have to glue yourself to your children before they can go anywhere).  Eventually my dad who was in the U.S. Army was transfered back to the States (U.S.) and we stayed in Washington state for about a year so we still had the snow but then we moved to Alabama then California and I never saw real snow again.  We moved to Pennsylvania about 4 years ago and now we have plenty of snow.  We were struggling for the first 3 years so we didn’t have the right snow gear my oldest was out back trying to build a snowman with 3 pairs of socks on each hand LOL!

The other day my Dear husband went and bought everyone the stuff they needed and couple of plastic green discs which I guess are the new sleds of the time.  Everyone got dressed and we went two doors over to a ramp and we were all sliding down it.  What a rush I felt like such a kid again.  After awhile we went up to the park about 2 blocks and they had this steep hill and all of us were sliding down that thing.  Subhana Allah!  I thought for sure my life was over a few times but it was soooo much fun.  Too bad I didn’t have a video camera because even my husband went down and it was so funny.  He actually screamed a couple of times, which coming from a 6ft 3 / 300 lbs man, doesn’t quite add up.  We were all laughing it was so much fun Al Hamdullillah.  I’m just glad my children and my husband finally got to experience what I did as a child.  My husband even built his first snowman ever with the girls.   Even one of the neighboors noticed our little family day.  We get very few because my husband works so much to take care of us may Allah grant him the best  place in Jana.  Amin.

Help your wiggleworms enjoy spelling while moving at the same time.  Get big pieces of paper 26 8by 10 or 13 and cut them in half.  Write the letters of the Alphabet on each of them and either tape them to the floor or a big piece of cardboard or posterboard whatever works for you.  Then call out words and have your child step on each letter in order as they spell example cat they would step on /c/ then /a/ then /t/.  My kids love this one.  In the summer you could probably write with chalk on the drive way and do it.

If your kids aren’t big on writing then maybe you could let them take their spelling test this way.

Arabic letter download complete

Arabic and Vocab.

As salamu alaikum,

Masha Allah I have finally finished this.  If you have a way of improving it or find mistakes and correct them Please send it to me.  So Me and my children can benefit also.  Jazakallah Khair ( May Allah Reward you)

As salamu alaikum

Aminah  ummluqman2000@yahoo.com  or ummjlk@comcast.net

Please don’t forget to check out these sites as they have a lot of Arabic resources.

http://www.yemenlinks.com/

http://www.arabicfirst.co.uk/

http://talibiddeenjr.amanahwebs.com/index.htm