English Number Cards 1 – 20

numbers with starsnumbers with spots

English number cards 1 – 20

with stars:  number 1-20 with stars

with spots:  number 1-20 with spots


Homework Card Game

homework cards

Time to make homework fun!

Help keep your child with Learning Difficulties on track and having fun whilst doing homework.


What you will need:

  • Timer
  • Print our fun cards, here:  study cards
  • Laminate or print on card
  • Cut up cards
  • Place cards into a fishing dish… (bowl)
  • Choose one at a time for the next task.

Each task is to take no more than 8-10 minutes otherwise kids loose interest fast.

Set your timer and Go!

Download your copy here:  study cards

More Grade 3 Science – Environmental Resources مواود البيئة

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Today we are learning about our Natural Environment’s resources.  We need to learn this explanation from our Grade 3 Science textbook about what is natural environment resources.


الهواء والماء والتربة والصخور والمعادن والنفط من موارد البيئة الطبيعية المهمة لحياة الانسانز

which means: Air, water, soil, rocks, minerals and oil from resources of the natural environment are important to human life.


We have made a set of learning cards you can download here: natural resources cards

natural resources card pic

You can print out a set of cards to laminate and cut them up to play matching games – and if like me you (the teacher) needs a little help I have numbered the English explanation card to match the Arabic card so we do not need to get confused.

We also made a spelling game dice. Throw the die read the word and try to write it down. We used the dice from http://www.printableboardgames.net

This one: https://www.printableboardgames.net/preview/Blank_10-Sided_Die

Print on light card to fold and make a die – get it here: Blank_10-Sided_Die (1)

natural resouces die pic

I would love to see pictures of you die and cards and ideas you came up with for using them. Please add to comments. ❤


Arabic Science العلوم Homework: النباتات – Plants

Today’s task in Grade 3 Science:

Talking about plants: First to translate our summary!

النباتات تصنع غذاءها بنفسها بوساطة الأوراق التي تقوم بعملية البناء الضوئي، بوجود ضوء الشمس والهواء والماء.

Plants make their own food through photosynthesis, with sunlight, air and water.

Key Words:

البناء الضوئي – photosynthesis

ضوء الشمس – sun light

هواء – air

ماء – water

A Biliterate Journey… Part 1: Back to school

A quest for stationery begins….


“Mum! I need some new pencils, and a pencil sharpener for school! Baba (Dad) did not buy any!”

Me: “We will get some tomorrow!”

I stopped mid stride – I could buy pencils✏🖍🖌🖊(قلم – qalam) no problem… but we are in the Middle East…. No one knows what a “pencil sharpener” is!

What do you call a pencil sharpener in Arabic? Do you know?

The dictionary only wanted to tell me what a pencil is called. We knew that already. Oh dear! *sigh*

Even my husband looked at me blankly, when he returned from work, when

I said “What is a pencil sharpener called in Arabic?”
Response “What do you need that for?”
Me: “School next week!”
Response “I will get some. Is three enough?”

….and then he was gone to play with the kids…. and I still did not know what a “Pencil Sharpener” was called…

  • or a ruler📏
  • paperclip🖇
  • envelope📩
  • calendar 📇
  • folder/file🗂…
  • stationery names…. that’s it! ☺
  • أدوات مكتبية!

My initial online search for “ruler” brought up “king, emporer”… Google Translate was not in a confidence boosting mood either… 🤔

Then… just when I was ready to concede defeat…. I am so excited to say! I found these sheets! I just had to share this with everyone!! After much searching I finally found, at ArabicWorksheets’s page on Pinterest, an ArabicWorksheet:

  • Word Search (with flashcards to cut out) on school / stationery supplies in Arabic!

Very timely! We also discovered some extra academic language we urgently needed to know too… but for now the correct names for the school/office supplies (أدوات مكتبية) we needed to buy.

The list of words/flashcards:

We printed 3 copies. One each. First we did our word searches.

Then we cut out two card sets, so we could laminate the cards to use for a “Learn the Stationery Word” “Fish” card game.

First we needed to work out the words and their pronunciation.

  • Pencil Sharpener – mubra – مِبْراة
  • Paperclip – mushbik – مِشْبَك
  • Ruler – mustara – مِسْطَرَة
  • Eraser – mumha – مِمْحاة
  • Pencil – qalam rasasun – قَلَم رَصاص
  • Envelope – Dharf – ظَرْف
  • Pen – qalam habar – قَلَم حِبْر ( This is an old ink pen so we changed it to قَلَم جاف – qalam jafun)
  • File – milafun – مِلَف
  • Calendar – taqwimun – تَقويم


🖇 📏📇🗂🖋✒✏📩📚


Let’s Learn “Arabic School Stationery Fish”…. 🐟🐠🐡

Goodness gracious! Not the swimming kind! The card kind!!! 🙄

Obviously I am going to need tea for this! ⛾

We mixed up our cards, each person got 4 to start, the rest went into the middle to the “fish” pile.

Then we checked our cards and the person going first asks:

** Do you have “mubra” (مبراة)?

– follow by the other person’s blank expression (usually mine) they said “Pencil sharpener”


** yes – the other person hands over the card. The person records a pair and takes another turn.

** No! Go Fish! – the person asking for a card picks up a card from the centre to try and make a pair, the next person takes a turn.

Now… to learn the words for this game properly.

How do you say “Go Fish!” In Arabic?