Monday, December 27, 2010

Our mini Lesson on Eclipses


AsSalaamu alaykuuna, 

Hey gurls, its the Home schooling momma just wanted to share with you all a mini lesson we are doing. I know I am like 7 days late, but its still worth it and hey! Its never to late to learn anything.

I selected this site called Science (I am sure you all have heard about it) for a number of reasons, one was because its just darn awesome! Sorry, I am just saying! One reason why this or these types of sites are appealing to me is because when living overseas well we just do not have much resources at hand so the net always comes in pretty handy alhamdulillah for that. Well... It is a Science spin off of the well known Reading site which lol I also love as well. Anywayz...

Kids are learning about Eclipses so here is the lesson....

Lesson Objectives

Reading Strategy Ask and answer questions
Comprehension Main Idea and Details
Grammar and Mechanics Commas
Word Work Conjunctions

Book Summary

Eclipses are amazing events that have caused wonder, fear, and excitement throughout history. This informative text explains the two different types of eclipses and how they occur. The reader will also learn what ancient people thought eclipses meant, the famous scientists who studied them, and how they learned to predict when eclipses will happen. Engaging photographs and diagrams enhance the text, and the book concludes with instructions on how to view eclipses safely.

About the Lesson

Targeted Reading Strategy

  • Ask and answer questions


  • Use the reading strategy of asking and answering questions to understand text
  • Identify main idea and details
  • Identify the various uses of commas
  • Identify and understand conjunctions


  • Content words: accuracy, astronomers, coincidence, cosmic, light filters, obscured, omens, orbited, partial, predict, theory

    *If you go to this site here you can read the Eclipses news letter for different grade levels and make a mini lesson out of it along with this as well. 

    Ill post the links to the pdf for the News letters here mashallah

    grade 2 :

    grade 4:

    grade 6:

    Enjoy them all!~

    until next time~

    Umm Samyrah


Umm Abdul Basir on January 5, 2011 at 4:26 AM said...

As salaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmhatuallahi Wa Barakatuh,

Just came passed your blog and wanted to say Jazakallahu Khair for sharing! Look forward to more posts! Insha Allah *smile*

Umm Umamah on May 2, 2011 at 7:30 AM said...

Assalamo alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu,

Mashallah Ukhti you have a beneficial blog going on here. Eclipse is just another way to learn and wonder about the Power and Majesty of Allah. A few months back Allah enabled us to witness it in real life.... I would like to share our experience with you. Hope you and your son find it beneficial Ameen Hoping to hear from you :)

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