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

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Time to write a blog post.

I have finally made myself sit down and actually write something on my blog, yes....I know it's been a while since I posted last, and I apologise. Since moving alot of things have changed around here, my two girls who you could say I was homeschooling part-time, as they used to go to school in the afternoon back in Birmingham, are now in school full time!

At the time we felt it was best for them to go to school, as our homeschooling routine was taking time to get started again, and we didn't want them falling any more behind. So the two girls and my son who was in school in Birmingham all attend the same school, and I just have my youngest son at home now who is almost 3 insha Allaah (God Willing).

Recently my daughter Tay. who is 7 said she wanted to stay at home and be homeschooled again, she has asked this a few times, and I'm in two minds whether to actually bring her out or not, I do worry that after a few weeks or months when the appeal maybe wears off, that she will start missing school again, I just want them all to be settled for now, we've done alot of moving over the years, the kids have changed schools a few times, and now they're a bit older it's more important that they feel settled.

I feel very passionate about homeschooling, and in my ideal world, I would be homeschooling all my children and be doing a very good job at it, insha Allaah, but things aren't always red and rosy. I do intend to bring my eldest daughter out of school when she reaches high school age insha Allaah, she's just turned 10, I think that will be a challenge, as she loves school, and having the chance to see all her friends, down here in Cardiff, there are a couple of sisters who homeschool but their children are alot younger than her.

Actually one of the main things which pushed me to put my eldest daughter into school, was one morning she was actually crying as she could hear all the school children going to school, that made me feel really sad for her. Back in Birmingham, my friends who were homeschooling had daughters around the same age as her, so she didn't feel she was the only one at home, and she would enjoy seeing them, it is different here.

For now I want to concentrate on my youngest son insha Allaah, and possibly my daughter Tay. if I do decide to take her out of school. Masha'Allaah he can count up to 10 and a bit higher, and we do some informal learning together, for example matching things together, pointing out colours, reading etc.... Insha Allaah will keep you updated.

Now that I'm not homeschooling the girls, I have wondered what I can do with my blog, Insha Allaah I will still post up things I may have done with my youngest son, although like I said that's mainly informal learning right now, but also I wanted this to be a place, to record our daily happenings, somewhat like a family journal, the other day, myself and the kids were looking through the blog at old posts and pictures, and it was so nice reading about things we had done, but had forgotten about, and I also came across a photo of my youngest son, which was probably taken when he was about 1, so I thought that would be nice for them insha Allaah. But I'll try not to bore anyone who may be reading......I am still very passionate about homeschooling, I miss it alot, but we'll see what happens.

Ok.....well that's it from me for now, sorry for babbling too much, I will try to write more regularly from now on.


Oum Anas said...

Assalamu aleikum.

Alhamdu lillah, that you are all well. Good to hear from you again.

I've read the comments further down as well and I'll send an e-mail, in shaa Allah.

Fee amaanillah.

Naimah said...

Wa alaykum assalam sis, and nice to hear from you masha'Allaah. Thanks for dropping by, hope you and your family are well, insha Allaah will keep in touch now :)