Monday, 20 September 2010

Home Schooling...I'm Loving it

Just want to say that home schooling is going great so far alhamdulillaah! I feel that a whole new world of exploring and learning has just opened up for me as well as my children. It's been a few weeks now and I think what works really good for us is that we keep a list of the subjects or lessons on our whiteboard that we have to do each day and when each lesson is completed, A and J tick it off, this really helps us to be organized.

What I love most about home education is that we can all learn and have more time for the things that really matter to us as Muslims like: reading the Qur'aan every day (this is our number one priority), studying Arabic (we are using Rosetta Stone, and again do this every day), Arabic writing practise, Islamic studies (we can do this so much more than before) and really everything seems a lot calmer and so much more nourishing. Alhamdulillaah! I teach the other subjects too like Engish, Maths, Science, ICT and I am planning to do some Geography and History too inshaa'Allaah with an Islamic theme.

I have enrolled my children on The Maths Factor for them to study their timetables, at a one off price of £19.99 each and they can work at their own pace (there's no time limit) they have been doing it daily for a few weeks now and I see them gaining a love for maths now alhamdulillaah.

At the moment we have a free trial for a website that's really nice and is what they use in my children's (ex) school it's called 'Education City' so check it out, it teaches, English, Math, Science, French, Spanish, German and ICT. The free trial is for 10 days and after that you can choose whether to subscribe. However, if any of you do subscribe can you please type this (tell a friend) code: D8483G4E as I may get some extra free subscription with them and you can also pass it on to others to do the same inshaa'Allaah.

We have a very exciting topic in our Science lessons that I will be posting about soon inshaa'Allaah, so stay tuned.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Ramadaan 1431 Lapbooks

I'm a little late in posting these but I think they are very nice indeed mashaa'Allaah, well done my kids for this lovely work. A lot of the printouts was taken from Sister Umm Abdul Basir's site and Sister Umm Hassan's site and also from Sister Umm Ibrahim's site Barak Allaahu feekum Dear Sisters for all the valuable work you do for not just for your own familes but for many many other sisters and their children.

This is A's front cover.

And inside his lapbook.

This is J's front cover.

And inside her lapbook.