KS2 Presentation at my son's school

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I want to take a quick break from the parenting stuff because today Alhamd, was our Key Stage 2 Assembly and it would be great to share it with you!

The whole school came in to the assembly wearing their Eid Mubarak stickers which we had distributed to their classes earlier on. After a quick intro, the Key Stage Two-ers began their presentation and there was pin drop silence throughout! Alhamd they did great, right to the very end where they all called out ‘Happy Eid everyone!” Cheers accompanied the applause for them, and Alhamd, the participants were all buzzing after and wearing their religion with pride. 🙂

Their classmates were truly appreciative, especially when we went round and dropped off their Eid Mubarak cupcakes off, with calls of “Thank You!” coming from them as we did so. The teachers and head were all given Eid gifts and Eid cards, and Eid cards were given out by the children as well.

As well as the informal thank yous from the staff, we got a very official looking letter from the school to say the same, and that they hope for more such opportunities for us to share our customs with them! Who can refuse such an invitation?! 😉

Alhamd all in all a great morning with Inshallah many seeds planted in minds, young and old 🙂

Eid-ul-Adha Mubarak!

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It’s HERE!! (For some anyway :)) – Eid Mubarak if you’re celebrating today… May your day be full of love, laughter and contentment Inshallah.

For those of you who are marking the Day of Arafah today – please do send a dua or two this way!

Script for Key Stage 2

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Do you remember Idea 11 – letting your children take the lead and sharing their celebration with their school at an assembly? Well here is a script that may help you on your way to doing this…

Don’t worry, it’s not too late! We’re doing ours after half term!

http://www.madressa.net/index.php/presentations/249-eid-ul-adha-key-stage-2-assembly

Kaaba link

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Do you need to or want to make a Kaaba and are not sure how to go about it? Check out this link below for an amazingly creative way to do it! If that’s a wee bit too complicated, don’t worry – there are a few more options on the site too – just go back a step to Zilhajj for more ideas.

Please share photos of your final products!

http://www.madressa.net/arts-and-crafts/islamic-months/zilhajj/1057-3d-kaaba-model-2

Hajj presentation at my daughter's school

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Alhamd, I just came back from the presentation at my daughter’s class and I am buzzing (pun intended)! Here is a photo of the props that we laid out – the kids were curious and excited from the time we started setting up (you should have seen their faces when the cakes came in!) to the time the stickers were handed out and they started colouring in their Kaaba pictures.

But the real reason I am buzzing is because Alhamd, for me at least, the sharing of ideas that have happened through Buzz has helped me no end. Thank you everybody who adds their ideas and posts pictures – they really do go a long way!

Idea 14 - Neighbours

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Idea Number 14:

Again, if you haven’t reached out to your neighbour on Eid-ul-Fitr, why not take this opportunity to do so!

Unfortunately our Neighbour Cardzz are specific for Ramadan and Eid, but you can use one of our Blank range! They are only 75p each, but if you buy a pack of 6 (can be used for community, staff and neighbours!), it is only £4.

Idea 13 - Reach out

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Idea Number 13:

If you didn’t manage to do it on Eid-ul-Fitr, fret not – reach out to those who help in the community this Eid! There’s nothing like a box of chocs and a card (Buzz one of course :)) to spread our appreciation and love to those around us!

In case you haven’t seen that post, on Eid-ul-Fitr we went to the police, the library, the fire station and the docs – and left a little something for the postman too!

Idea 12 - Good Books on Hajj

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Idea Number 12:

Read some good BOOKS on Eid-ul-Adha!

I’m not talking about the common textbook – there are some awesome Eid picture books and stories out there, which can be a perfect accompaniment to a presentation, or just for your bedtime story and cuddle with your little one.

Check out some of the titles below:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Best-Ever-Asma-Mobin-Uddin/dp/1590784316

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eid-Story-Lost-Ring/dp/086037565X

http://kitaabun.com/shopping3/product_info.php?products_id=3223

http://kitaabun.com/shopping3/product_info.php?products_id=1718

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Three-Muslim-Festivals-Ibrahim-Aminah/dp/156316308X

Idea 11 - Key Stage 2 Presentation

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Idea Number 11:

We’ve talked about Nursery and Key Stage 1 presentations, but what of Key Stage 2? Well, someone pretty smart came up with a cool idea!

Why not let your kids and their Muslim friends do the presentation for their class, or during a Key Stage 2 assembly? You can be there to give ideas and information, but they can take the reins and shine on the day!

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