Monday, April 23, 2007

Card Purses

Assalam alykom:

My grandmother sent my children some money a while back. She wanted them each to buy something that they really liked. I wanted them to send my grandmother a nice thankyou card. I found this purse card on the internet and my three girls made one each. Here are their creations. See what you think!
We used card stock paper to make the purse. The girls used markers, beads and glitter to decorate the purse. The handle was a gold string of beads that was already together. We just cut it to the size of handle that we wanted. Let me know how your purses come out!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

The Color of Hunger

Assalm alykom:
I teach 6th and 7th grade Lanuage Arts at an Islamic school. I have created many writing prompts this year, and I thought I would post them on my blog. All of these prompts are mostly for Middle School aged students.
The Color of Hunger was a prompt that I did during the month of Ramadan. I told the students to think of hunger as if it were a color and not a feeling. If hunger were a color, what color would it be? I made them write me a paragraph describing what color they thought hunger would represent, and why did they pick that particular color.
Many of the responses from the students were black because they felt dark when they were hungry. Some of them said white because it made them feel empty. Try this out with your kids and see what they think. I think this writing prompt works best when the student is fasting. You might try it in Ramadan with your students.