The last lesson of term saw my Year 8, 9 and 10 students exchange gifts. Why? Because I introduced a new concept called “Surah Surprise”. I know during Christmas time, students in their schools take part in “Secret Santa” and so I adapted the concept to Juz `Amma. I’ve been debating for a while whether I’m simply “halalifying” something, but I believe for those Muslim students who don’t participate in Secret Santa at school, this might be something they would feel comfortable participating in.
Each student had to get a small gift for another student in the class. They each picked another student’s name and had to make or buy something small that was either related to a keyword of one of their 3 Surahs or a something related to a key theme in the Surah. Alhamdolillah, most of them understood what I was trying to get them to do.
Surah Surprise only works if the students stand up and explain why they got/made what they did. It’s not just about getting gifts for each other. But even if they do just get a gift: explain to them that they have just acted on one beautiful Sunnah: “giving gifts”. For those who know me personally, I love giving gifts and will happily spend all my money on getting just the perfect gift.
Ashkur Rabbi that he has put me in a position where I can encourage others to follow this Sunnah. As a teacher standing looking at 25 faces eagerly waiting to gift and be gifted to and the smile that follows when they get something is beyond glorious.
Here are some example of what the girls came up with. They were very creative Mashallah.
To help review the keyword: حامية
An ayah from Surah al-Bayyinah. My favourite gift because it’s very creative!
Infinity pendant to help review the keyword “forever – khalideena”
“Olives – at-Teen” keyword from Surah at-Teen
to hep review the keyword “star – at-Tariq”. Handmade gift made out of loom bands.
Hope you enjoyed reading this post and that it has given you a new idea for your class insha Allah 🙂
Here is Assessment 2 which will be used for this coming Saturday insha Allah. The first assessment was the keywords crosswords which can be found in the other posts.
This assessment tests: The definite article and detached pronouns.
Here is the free pdf of Assessment 2: definite article detached pronouns.
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I was inspired by 1st Ethical’s commitment to making Islam practical and practised by young Muslims. So in that vain, I added a section in the Arabic studies workbooks where we as a class brainstorm ways in which to use the Surah in our lives to become better believers.
The task is for them to do one activity per surah and present it to the class. It can be a craft activity, reflection, poster, a poem and the list goes on….
Here are the activity sheets I made, selected some students to complete them and present to the class:
More will be added as they are made.
Hope you find these useful insha Allah!
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Juz Amma Dominoes Game series
Here is the pdf for Surah at-Teen Dominoes game
I hope you find this resource beneficial!
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A quick activity to review keywords found in a Surah. I think it’ll be nice for them to play this game in pairs and compete with each other iA. To store them I’m using clear plastic bags which can be bought in bulk of course.
What you need:
- Jumbo craft lolly sticks
- Sticky labels
- Coloured Pen (markers) and normal pen
- Write the keywords you want on the sticky labels first – you get better handwriting that way!
- On the first lollypop stick write START using a marker (can also stick a label with START written on it).
- On the same stick, use your first keyword
- On the next stick stick the meaning of the first keyword and on and on until you get to the FINISH.
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The test set for this week for the students learning Surah al-Bayyinah this term was to memorize the keywords from the surah. So I thought, rather than making a straightforward vocabulary test where they input the correct Arabic/English keyword, why not give them an Arabic-English crossword to solve. I can always test their knowledge of keywords in other ways, such as by using flashcards.
Here is the pdf for the Surah al-Bayyinah crossword quiz. I hope you enjoy using it in your classroom.
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