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

Monday, 30 November 2009

Timez Attack - free download

Just dropping a quick link, it's for a free game called Timez Attack, which teaches multiplication facts. I remember coming across it before, but don't recall seeing a free version, mine's downloading now :)

Monday, 23 November 2009

Feeling a lil down....

My apologies to anyone who's at all interested in my blog, for my inconsistent posts, as I have said before I am a procrastinator, there's no doubt about that! sometimes my mind is just simply not in blogging mode, or I intend to do it, but I put it off and off, until a whole month or so has gone by, one of my bad points I'm afraid.

Alhamdulillaah though, our homeschooling is going well, We're trying to fit in what we can in the morning, as the girls attend madrasah 2-7, masha'Allaah they're really progressing now, Allaahumma baarak feehim (May Allaah bless them in it, ameen.)I think we need to be starting earlier in the morning in order to get it all in, this I have to work on insha Allaah.

Doing my best to help K(9) to catch up in her Maths, it's becoming a bit overwhelming at times because there's so much I feel she should have memorised or know how to do by now, like with the times tables, skip counting etc.... I'm trying to keep her focused on one thing at a time, and myself!, but I do feel we need to put alot of effort into this area insha Allaah.

We've just re-started using the Reading Reflex, T(6) is on the advanced code section now, Masha'Allaah, before starting back with this, we've mainly being using the synthetic phonics books by Ruth Miskin, I may have mentioned them before, these are great Masha'Allaah.

Well, 'Eid is on Friday insha Allaah, we're looking forward to it, not sure what we're going to do yet, will attend the 'Eid salaah in the morning, I missed the last one subhanAllaah. I bought the girls their dresses today in Asda, they're so lush Masha'Allaah, I wouldn't mind one in my size :) Will just be on the lookout now for the boys insha Allaah.

Right now, I'm feeling a lil bit down, our lovely cat Madinah recently brought home some fleas :( I've used a few products from the Bob Martin range but the problem's still there, and actually seems to have worsened, I've now started using Front line on him, which is supposed to be the best one, and rather expensive too :( the pet industry is booming, subhanAllaah, anyone who has a pet will probably agree that it's not cheap when it comes to veterinary care, food etc... but he's worth it though... well, anyway back to the fleas.... I've now found them in my room, and it's that, that's mainly the cause of me feeling so down, when you retire to your bedroom at night , you want to feel relaxed, and you don't want to be worrying about a flea jumping on you, the other night when I discovered I had some in there, it was about 3 in the morning, and well.... you could say I was flea hunting, I must have picked about 6 or more of the critters off my bed, eventually I slid under the blanket, trying to guard my face from any that may have wanted to attack me, and finally fell asleep, who'd have thought something so tiny could make us big people feel so intimidated.

Insha Allah they'll be gone soon, I hope! the whole house needs treating, room by room, which is going to take time, it needs de-cluttering too! but insha Allaah we'll get there in the end.

Sunday, 22 November 2009