all work and some play

exploring magnetism
exploring magnetism

it’s fun hearing a 3 year old say “magnetic”.

examining US money
examining US money

“this coin is older that you, mom!”

the five daily prayers
the five daily prayers

the above exercise is montessori-inspired islamic studies to help with the memorization of the number of rakat for each of the five daily prayers in islam. at the head of each column are cards with the name of each of the five daily salat, or prayers, in english and arabic. the other cards show the different positions that make up each round of the prayer, which are called rakat. she has to match the correct number of raka with the corresponding prayer.

folding cloths
folding cloths

aya’s daily accomplishments often remind me
of the satisfaction a child receives from work that is well done.
and she will do it over and over and over again.

editing sentences
editing sentences

getting more into grammar.

grapefruit bird feeders
grapefruit bird feeders

our biodegradable bird feeders, inspired by our bird-studies during the great backyard bird count.

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