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Parenting Articles from IQRA’

 

Back to School

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Edu News, Parents/Kids Archive | 0 comments

Subhanallah School is Back!!! 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...

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More Chocolate Crafts

Posted by on Jul 14, 2010 in Parents/Kids Archive | 0 comments

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 Materials: sharpened pencil scissors white construction paper paper fastener plastic drinking straw crayons colored pencils or markers Instructions: 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...

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Chocolate Crafts

Posted by on Jul 14, 2010 in Parents/Kids Archive | 0 comments

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. HERSHEY’S KISSES Kritters Materials: 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) Instructions: Butterfly 1. Glue 1 pair of butterfly wings to the flat...

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Fathers in Islam

Posted by on Jun 2, 2010 in Parents/Kids Archive | 5 comments

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...

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Standardized Testing

Posted by on Apr 26, 2010 in Parents/Kids Archive | 0 comments

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...

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Earth Day

Posted by on Apr 23, 2010 in Parents/Kids Archive | 0 comments

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...

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