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Parenting tips to support your child’s learning

IQRA’ hopes that you and your child had a wonderful summer.  Here are some simple ways to help your kids complete another successful school year.

Make morning time meaningful.

Give yourself enough time to help your kids get ready in the mornings and reduce the tension of being late.  Eat breakfast with your children and encourage them to have a good day at school.  Provide a healthy and filling breakfast to help your kids focus.  Click on the links below for suggestions.

Ready Set Breakfast
10 Healthy Kids Breakfast Recipes
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More Chocolate Crafts

We made this craft with kids after reading J. Samia Mair’s, The Perfect Gift. We found this activity to be fun for kids ages six and up.

HERSHEY’S Pinwheel


  • sharpened pencil
  • scissors
  • white construction paper
  • paper fastener
  • plastic drinking straw
  • crayons
  • colored pencils or markers


1. Cllick here to Print the Pinwheel Pattern. Teachers can reproduce this pattern on white construction paper with a copy machine. Be sure to cut the construction paper to 81/2 in. by 11 in. If you are working at home, print the pinwheel pattern. Cut the solid lines. Lay it on top of the construction paper lightly paste the corners down.

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Chocolate Crafts

We did this craft with kids after reading J. Samia Mair’s, Amira’s Totally Chocolate World. We found this activity to be fun and easy for kids of all ages.



    • Pipe cleaner
    • Jiggly eyes
    • Feathers Butterfly wings (available at craft stores or make your own)
    • Construction paper, felt or foam sheets
    • 2 HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Chocolates per Kritter
    • Glue (low heat gun, non-toxic craft glue, glue stick, confectioner’s glue, or clear tape)



1. Glue 1 pair of butterfly wings to the flat side of one chocolate.

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Fathers in Islam

The Importance of Fathers

It is well known that Islam places a heavy emphasis on the importance of loving and respecting parents.  In fact Allah (swt) has repeatedly mentioned in the Qur’an that parents hold the next highest status after our Lord and beloved Prophet (s).  Allah (swt) is our supreme provider, sustainer, and protector. He uses parents as a means to provide us, as we grow, with food, shelter, clothing, guidance, and protection from harm.  As creations of Allah (swt) we can never return the favors of our Lord except by being obedient and showing gratitude.  The same can be said for parents.  As children we can never repay the countless favors of our parents accept by being obedient and showing gratitude.  Allah (swt) says in Surah 17 Ayah 23:

“Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor.’

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Standardized Testing

It’s that time again where schools across America set aside classroom time to carryout a series of standardized testing.  The purpose of these tests are to compare the performance of a broad range of students based on standard curriculum in order to determine how well each student has mastered material at a certain grade level.

What is Standardized Testing?

A standardized test is one form of assessment used by a school community.  In most cases tests are designed, distributed, and scored by an outside vendor in order to eliminate bias, ensure validity of test questions, and provide expert analysis of data and scores. 

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Earth Day

Make it a Great EARTH DAY!!

Here’s what we are doing at IQRA’ to take care of our Earth


  • We conserve energy at our office by turning off the lights when we leave a room (prayer room, copy room, bathroom)
  • We recycle our office paper and plastics
  • We agreed to no longer use paper products (paper cups and plates) when eating lunch.  Each member brings in his or her own plate, glass and mug in order to reduce waste
  • We Equipped our kitchen with appliances (electric kettle and toaster oven) that use considerably less energy then a conventional oven
  • Many of use laptops instead desktops to conserve energy

Try This?

Here are some things you can do with your family at home

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