"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."
-Charlotte Mason

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Every bit of progress helps

We haven't really done any homeschooling this week, due to celebrating 'Eid, but insha Allaah hope to pick up again next week. I've decided to try out the singapore maths workbooks, we've been working from '150 daily maths lessons' and it's ok, but I'm eager to give the singapore maths books a go after the good reviews I've read about them, obviously it's not for every one, but I've taken a look at some of the sample pages available, and it appeals to me very much, let's hope it does to the kids too insha Allaah.
Sinapore Maths is now available to buy in the UK.

Alhamdulillaah T is now almost writing her name, it's quite long but she's trying her best masha'Allaah, and her reading is also coming along well, I just need to make sure I sit down and read some books with her more often insha Allaah, and have her practice words she's familiar with, and sounds she's working on.

K is really behind with her maths, she was in school for a while, and is now supposed to be in yr 3 but I started her on a Yr 1 maths book to see exactly what she knew, and it's only within the last 5 mths that it clicked with her how to do a sum, I couldn't believe it, so I'm thinking about getting extra maths tuition for her, there is a sister who teaches maths and charges £5 per hour, which is very good, so she might start there insha Allaah, and hopefully it will help her to catch up a bit quicker.

My son U attends school, but I just wanted to add how much I feel he is progressing with his reading and writing masha'Allaah, Allaahumma baarak feehee. In his school I think they put alot of emphasis on having very neat writing, as he tries his best to write it as neat as possible, and tells me that he is beating so and so in his class, bit of healthy competition is fine insha Allaah, and is doing some good. Also he is trying to read more, and spell words out, he now seems more eager to read and interested to learn, whereas before he wasn't that bothered.


ayesha said...

So happy to have found you again! Didn't know what to think when I saw your blog deleted...
We are also using Singapore math, we started about a month ago and are happy with it Alhamdulillah. Belated Eid mubarak!

Naimah Umm Khadijah said...

Wa alaykum assalam, alhamdulillaah nice to have you back masha'Allaah, glad you found me again! Yeh, subhanAllaah I accidentally deleted the other blog, I was gutted, but I was actually at the time thinking whether to start a new blog just for my homeschooling,so alhamdulillaah.
Masha'Allaah it's nice to find someone else who is also using singapore maths, I'm quite excited to start using it insha Allaah.
Hope you had a great 'eid insha Allaah, Taqaballallaahu minna wa minkum (May Allaah accept from us and from you (good deeds) ameen)
p.s sis, do you have a blog?

ayesha said...

Dear Naimah
I don't have a blog... will let you know if/when I do start one!

Naimah Umm Khadijah said...

wa alaykum assalam, ok insha Allaah pls do.